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Section 19 – The General Clauses Act, 1897

The General Clauses Act, 1897



19. Official chiefs and subordinates.-


(1) In any 1(Central Act) or Regulation made after the commencement of this Act, it shall be sufficient, for the purpose of expressing that a law relative to the chief or superior of an officer shall apply to the deputies or subordinates lawfully performing the duties of that office in the place of their superior, to prescribe the duty of the superior.


This section applies also to all (Central Act) made after the third day of January, 186, and to all Regulations made on or after the fourteenth day of January, 1887


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



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