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  • Manual of Goa Laws (Vol. III) – 263 – Municipality Act

    Goa Municipalities Act, 1968

  • Manual of Goa Laws (Vol. III) – 264 – Municipality Act

  • Manual of Goa Laws (Vol. III) – 265 – Municipality Act

    Goa Municipalities Act, 1968

    1. The Goa, Daman and Diu Municipality Act, 1968 (Act No.16 of 1968) [2-4-1969] published in the Official Gazette, Series I No. 7 (Supplement) dated 16-5-1969 and came into force at once.

    2. The Goa, Daman and Diu Municipality (Amendment) Act, 1974 (Act No. 14 of 1974) [27-12-1974] published in the Official Gazette, Series I No. 41 dated 9-1-1975 and came into force at once.

    3. The Goa, Daman and Diu Municipality (Amendment) Act, 1976 (Act No.13 of 1976) [9-6-1976] published in the Official Gazette, Series I No. 12 dated 17-6-1976 and came into force at once.

    4. The Goa, Daman and Diu Municipality (Amendment) Act, 1978 (Act No. 12 of 1978) [3-6-1978] published in the Official Gazette, Series I No. 11 dated 15-6-1978 and came into force at once.

    5. The Goa, Daman and Diu Municipality (Amendment) Act, 1978 (Act No.17 of 1978) [19-10-1978] published in the Official Gazette, Series I No. 30 dated 26-10-1978 and came into force at once.

    6. The Goa, Daman and Diu Municipality (Amendment) Act, 1980 (Act No. 9 of 1980) [24-5-1980] published in the Official Gazette, Series I No. 10 dated 5-6-1980 and came into force at once.

    7. The Goa, Daman and Diu Municipality (Amendment) Act, 1980 (Act No.14 of 1980) published in the Official Gazette, Series I No. 39 dated 1980 and came into force at once.

    8. The Goa, Daman and Diu Municipality (Amendment) Act, 1987 (Act No. 6 of 1987) [4-11-1987] published in the Official Gazette, Series I No. 36 dated 4-12-1987 and came into force at once.

    9. The Goa Municipalities (Amendment) Act, 1993 (Act No. 13 of 1994) [30-5-1994] published in the Official Gazette, Series I No. 8 dated 31-5-1994 and came into force at once.

    10. The Goa Municipalities (Amendment) Act, 1996 (Act No. 15 of 1996) [22-11- 1996] published in the Official Gazette, Series I No. 39 dated 26-12-1996 and came into force at once.

    11. The Goa Municipalities (Amendment) Act, 1997 (Act No. 18 of 1997) [5-5-1997] published in the Official Gazette, Series I No. 8 dated 22-5-1997 and came into force at once.

    12. The Goa Municipalities (Amendment) Act, 1997 (Act No. 7 of 1998) [22-7-1998] published in the Official Gazette, Series I No. 45 dated 5-2-1998 and came into force on such date as the Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.

    13. The Goa Municipalities (Amendment) Act, 1998 (Act No. 17 of 1998) [23-4-1998] published in the Official Gazette, Series I No. 6 dated 7-5-1998 and came into force at once.

  • Manual of Goa Laws (Vol. III) – 266 – Municipality Act

    14. The Goa Municipalities (Amendment) Act, 1999 (Act No. 7 of 1999) [20-9-1999] published in the Official Gazette, Series I No. 26 dated 27-9-1999 and came into force at once.

    15. The Goa Municipalities (Amendment) Act, 2001 (Act No. 1 of 2001) [23-1-2001] published in the Official Gazette, Series I No. 42 dated 24-1-2001 and section 2 and 4 shall come into force from 6-12-2000 and section 3 came into force at once.

    16. The Goa Municipalities (Amendment) Act, 2001 (Act No. 28 of 2001) [24-4-2001] published in the Official Gazette, Series I No. 4 dated 27-4-2001 and came into force at once.

    17. The Goa Municipalities (Amendment) Act, 2002 (Act No. 27 of 2002) [8-10-2002] published in the Official Gazette, Series I No. 28 dated 14-10-2002 and came into force at once.

    18. The Goa Municipalities (Amendment) Act, 2006 (Act No. 14 of 2006) [4-8-2006] published in the Official Gazette, Series I No. 18 dated 7-8-2006 and section 2 shall be deemed to come into force on 28-4-2006 and Section 3 came into force at once.

    19. The Goa Municipalities (Amendment) Act, 2007 (Act No. 7 of 2007) [20-4-2007] published in the Official Gazette, Series I No. 3 dated 25-4-2007 and came into force at once.

    20. The Goa Municipalities (Amendment) Act, 2008 (Act No. 14 of 2008) [12-6-2008] published in the Official Gazette, Series I No.12 dated 25-6-2008 and came into force on 14-12-2007.

    21. The Goa Municipalities (Amendment) Act, 2010 (Act No. 8 of 2010) [26-4-2010] published in the Official Gazette, Series I No. 5 dated 29-4-2010 and came into force at once.

    Arrangement of Sections

    1 Short title, extent and commencement 2 Definitions. 3 Areas to be declared as municipal

    areas. 4 Classification of Municipal areas. 5 Effect of reclassification of a municipal

    area. 6 Alteration of the limits of a municipal

    area. 7 Municipal authorities charged with

    execution of the Act. 8 Establishment and incorporation of

    Councils. 9 Composition of Councils.

    10 Division of Municipal area into wards and reservation of wards for women, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Class.

    11 List of voters. 12 Right to vote. 13 Manner of voting.

    13-A Use of electronic voting machine 14 Other restrictions on voting, 15 Qualifications for candidates. 16 Disqualifications for becoming a

    Councillor. 17 Director to decide the question of

    disqualification. 18 Power to make rules, regarding

    elections. 19 Failure to elect. 20 Declaration of results of election. 21 Publication of names of co-opted and

    nominated Councillors in the Official Gazette.

    22 Disputes in respect of election, co- option or nomination of Councillors.

    23 Corrupt practices. 24 Prohibition of public meetings on the

    election day. 25 Disturbances at the election meeting.

  • Manual of Goa Laws (Vol. III) – 267 – Municipality Act

    26 Prohibition of canvassing in or near the polling stations.

    27 Penalty for disorderly conduct in or near the polling stations.

    28 Penalty for misconduct at polling stations.

    29 Penalty for illegal hiring or procuring of conveyance at election.

    30 Maintenance of secrecy of voting. 31 Officers, etc., at election not to act for

    candidates or to influence voting. 32 Breaches of official duty in connection

    with election. 33 Removal of ballot papers from polling

    station to be an offence. 34 Other electoral offences and penalties

    therefor. 35 Prosecution regarding certain offences. 36 Requisitioning of premises, vehicles

    etc., for election. 37 Payment of compensation. 38 Power to obtain information. 39 Eviction from requisitioned premises. 40 No Civil Court to have jurisdiction. 41 Release of premises for requisition. 42 Term of office of Councillors. 43 Resignation of Councillors. 44 Liability of Councillors to removal

    from office. 45 Resignation not to affect subsequent

    disqualification of a Councillor. 46 Disqualification of Councillor during

    hiss term of office. 47 Special provisions regarding

    disqualification for failure to pay taxes due to the Council.

    48 Section 47 not to affect Council’s other powers for recovery of taxes.

    49 Councillor to vacate all offices if he ceases to be a Councillor.

    50 Casual vacancies how to be filled up. 51 Duties and functions of the Council. 52 Election of Chairperson and

    Vice-Chairperson. 53 Term of office of Chairperson and

    Vice-Chairperson. 54 Resignation of Chairperson. 55 Resignation of Vice-Chairperson. 56 Removal of Chairperson and

    Vice-Chairperson. 57 Consequences of absence of

    Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson without leave.

    58 Chairperson or Vice-Chairperson to hand over charge.

    59 Functions of the Chairperson.

    60 Functions of Vice-Chairperson. 61 Simultaneous vacancy in the office of

    Chairperson 62 Honorarium or allowances to the

    Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson members of Council.

    63 Standing and Subjects Committees for all Classes of Councils.

    64 Constitution of Standing Committee of ‘C’ Class Councils.

    65 Special Committees. 66 Term of office of Chairman and

    members of Standing and Subjects Committees.

    67 Casual vacancies do Committees of the Council.

    68 Functions and powers of Standing Committee and Subjects Committees.

    69 Limits of powers of Committees in respect of financial sanction.

    70 Subordination of Committees to Councils.

    71 Appointment of Director of Municipal Administration and his powers and the powers of the Collector.

    72 Appointment of Chief Officer, Engineer, water works Engineer, Health Officer, Education Officer and Auditor and certain other officers.

    73 Appointment of other officers and servants.

    74 Powers and duties of Chief Officer. 75 Powers and duties of other officers and

    servants. 76 Punishment of officers and servants. 77 Bye-laws to be made regulating certain

    conditions of service. 78 Provision in regard to meetings of

    Council. 79 Meetings of Committees. 80 Chief Officer to be present at every

    meeting of the Council and if required at a meeting of a Committee, but not to vote or make any proposition.

    81 Power of Council or Committee to require information, document, etc. from the Chief Officer.

    82 Joint Committees of local Bodies. 83 Acts and proceedings of Council and

    Committees not vitiated by disquali- fication, etc. of members thereof.

    84 P