Pannai Cultivation of Lands of Religious Institutions Rules
Published vide Notification No. G. O. Ms. NO. 4055, dated 23rd September 1961 - SRO / No. A-1042 of 1961
Original rules published in Part V, Page 108 of the Fort St. George Gazette, dated 15th October 1961.
G. O. Ms. NO. 4055, dated 23rd September 1961 - SRO / No. A-1042 of 1961. - In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 116 of the Tamil Nadu Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Act, 1959 (Tamil Nadu Act 22 of 1959), the Governor of Tamil Nadu hereby makes the following rules, namely:-
1. Short title. - These rules may be called the Pannai Cultivation of Lands of Religious Institution Rules.
2. Institutions shall not resort to Pannai Cultivation. - The executive authorities of religious institutions shall not resort to pannai cultivation of lands belonging to religious institutions, that is, cultivation by the executive authorities of lands of religious institutions incurring the cultivation expenditure themselves and engaging their own labour without obtaining the previous approval of the [Joint Commissioner or Deputy Commissioner] of the division where the religious institution is situated.
Explanation. - "Executive Authority" means and includes the trustee or trustees, or the Chairman, Board of Trustees, if he is elected or nominated under the provisions of the Act or the scheme settled or deemed to have been settled under the Act in cases where there is no Executive Officer appointed under the Act or the Executive Officer, provided he is declared to be the Executive Authority in charge of the administration of the religious institution.