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Section 16 – The General Clauses Act, 1897

The General Clauses Act, 1897



16. Power to appoint to include power to suspend or dismiss.-


Where, by any 1[Central Act] or Regulation, a power to make any appointment is conferred, then, unless a different intention appears, the authority having 2[for the time being] power to make the appointment shall also have power to suspend or dismiss any person appointed 3[whether by itself or any other authority] in exercise of that power.



1. Subs. by the A.O. 1937, for “Act of the Governor General in Council”.


2. Ins. by Act 18 of 1928, sec. 2 and Sch. I.


3. Subs. by Act 18 of 1928, sec. 2 and Sch. I, for “by it”.



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