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Section 18 – The Vaccination Act, 1880

The Vaccination Act, 1880


Section 18. Order by Magistrate when notice complied with


If such notice is not complied with the Superintendent of vaccination shall report the matter the 1Magistrate of the District or such Magistrate as the State Government or the Magistrate of the District may from time to time appoint in this behalf; and the Magistrate receiving such report shall summon the parent or guardian of the child and demand his explanation and shall if such explanation is not satisfactory, make an order in writing directing such parent or guardian to comply with the notice before a date specified in the order.


Procedure when order not obeyed.


If on such date the order has not been obeyed, the Magistrate shall summon the parent or guardian before him and unless just cause or excuse is shown, shall deal with the disobedience as an offences punishable under section twenty-two.


Magistrates to be non- officials


The Magistrates appointed under this section shall, as far as is conveniently practicable, 2[not be paid servants of Government].




1. Read District Magistrate, see the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 (Act 5 of 1898), s.3, (2).


2. the A.O.1950, for ”be Natives of India, and not paid servants of the Crown”. The last word subs. by the A.O.1937, for ”Govt



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