The Public Premises(Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Act,1971
Section 3. Appointment of Estate Officer.-
The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, –
(a) Appoint such persons, being Gazetted Officers of Government 4[or of the Government of any Union Territory] or officers of equivalent rank of the 1[Statutory Authority], as it thinks fit, to be Estate Officers for the purposes of this Act; 2[* * *]
3[Provided that no officer of the Secretariat of the Rajya Sabha shall be so appointed except after consultation with the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha and no officer of the Secretariat of the Lok Sabha shall be so appointed except after consultation with Speaker of the Lok Sabha:
Provided further that an officer of a Statutory Authority shall only be appointed as an Estate Officer in respect of the public premises controlled by that authority; and]
(b) Define the local limits within which, or the categories of public premises in respect of which, the Estate Officers shall exercise the powers conferred, and perform the duties imposed, on Estate Officers by or under this Act.
1. Substituted by Act 61 of 1980, Sec. 2. For “corporate authority”
2. The word “and” omitted by Sec. 3, by Act 61 of 1980
3. Added by Sec. 3 by Act 61 of 1980
4. Ins. by Act 7 of 1994, Sec. 4.