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Religious Endowments Act, 1863 Preamble 1

Title : Religious Endowments Act, 1863

State : Central

Year : 1863

THE RELIGIOUS ENDOWMENTS ACT, 1863 [Act, No. 20 of 1863] [10th March, 1863] PREAMBLE An Act to enable the Government to divest itself of the management of Religious Endowments. whereas it is expedient to relieve the Boards of Revenue, and the Local Agents, in the Presidency of Fort William in Bengal, and the Presidency of Fort Saint George, from the duties imposed on them by Regulation XIX, 1810, of the Bengal Code (for the due appropriation of the rents and produce of lands granted for the support of Mosques, Hindu Temples, Colleges, and other purposes; for the maintenance and repair of Bridges, Sarais, Kattras, and other public buildings; and for the custody and disposal of Nazul Property or Escheats), and Regulation VII, 1817, of the Madras Code (for the due appropriation of..... View Complete Act      List Judgments citing this section

Religious Endowments Act, 1863 Section 1

Title : Repeal of Parts of Bengal Regulation Xix of 1810 and Madras Regulation Vii of 1817

State : Central

Year : 1863

[Rep. by the Repealing Act, 1870 (14 of 1870), sec. 1 and Sch.] View Complete Act      List Judgments citing this section

Religious Endowments Act, 1863 Section 2

Title : Interpretation Clause

State : Central

Year : 1863

In this Act "Civil Court" and "Court".The words "Civil Court" and "Court" shall save as provided in section 10 mean the principal Court of original civil jurisdiction in the District in which or any other Court empowered in that behalf by the State Government within the local limits of the jurisdiction of which, the mosque, temple or religious establishment is situate, relating to which, or to the endowment whereof, any suit shall be instituted or application made under the provisions of this Act. View Complete Act      List Judgments citing this section

Religious Endowments Act, 1863 Section 3

Title : Government to Make Special Provision Respecting Mosques, Etc.

State : Central

Year : 1863

In the case of every mosque, temple or other religious establishment to which the provisions of either of the Regulations specified in the preamble to this Act are applicable, and nomination of the trustee, manager or superintendent thereof, at the time of the passing of this Act, is vested in, or may be exercised by, the Government, or any public officer, or in which the nomination of such trustee, manager or superintendent shall be subject to the confirmation of the Government or any public officer, the State Government shall, as soon as possible after the passing of this Act, make special provision as hereinafter provided. View Complete Act      List Judgments citing this section

Religious Endowments Act, 1863 Section 4

Title : Transfer to Trustees, Etc., of Trust-property in Charge of Revenue Board

State : Central

Year : 1863

In the case of every such mosque, temple or other religious establishment which, at the time of the passing of this Act, shall be under the management of any trustee, manager or superintendent, whose nomination shall not vest in, nor be exercised by, nor be subject to the confirmation of, the Government, or any public officer, the State Government shall, as soon as possible after the passing of this Act, transfer to such trustee, manager or superintendent, all the landed or other property which, a! the time of the passing of this Act, shall be under the superintendence or in the possession of the Board of Revenue, or any local agent, and belonging to such mosque, temple of other religious establishment, except such property as is hereinafter provided: Cessation of Board's powers as to..... View Complete Act      List Judgments citing this section

Religious Endowments Act, 1863 Section 5

Title : Procedure in Case of Dispute as to Right of Succession to Vacated Trusteeship

State : Central

Year : 1863

Whenever from any cause a vacancy shall occur in the office of any trustee, manager, or superintendent, to whom any property shall have been transferred under the last preceding section, and any dispute shall arise respecting the right of succession to such office, it shall be lawful for any person interested in the mosque, temple or re­ligious establishment, to which such property shall belong, or in the performance of the worship or of the service thereof, or the trusts relating thereto, to apply to the Civil Court to appoint a manager of such mosque, temple or other religious establishment, and thereupon such Court may appoint such manager, to act until some other person shall by suit have established his right of succession to such office. Powers of managers appointed by..... View Complete Act      List Judgments citing this section

Religious Endowments Act, 1863 Section 6

Title : Rights, Etc., of Trustees to Whom Property is Transferred Under Section 4

State : Central

Year : 1863

The rights, powers, and responsibilities of every trustee, manager or superintendent, to whom the land and other property of any mosque, temple or other religious establishment is transferred in the manner prescribed in section 4 of this Act, as well as the conditions of their appointment, election and removal, shall be the same as if this Act had not been passed, except in respect of the liability to be sued under this Act, and except in respect of the authority of the Board of Revenue, and local agents, given by the Regulations hereby repealed, over such mosque, temple or religious establishment, and over such trustee, manager, or superintendent, which authority is hereby determined and repealed. All the powers which might be exercised by any Board or local agent, for the recovery..... View Complete Act      List Judgments citing this section

Religious Endowments Act, 1863 Section 7

Title : Appointment of Committees

State : Central

Year : 1863

In all cases described in section 3 of this Act, the State Government shall once for all appoint one or more committees in every di­vision or district, to take the place, and to exercise the powers, of the Board of Revenue and the local agents under the Regulations hereby repealed. Constitution and duties of committees. Such committee shall consist of three or more persons, and shall perform all the duties imposed on such Board and local agents, except in respect of any property which is specially provided for under section 21 of this Act. View Complete Act      List Judgments citing this section

Religious Endowments Act, 1863 Section 8

Title : Qualifications of Member of Committee

State : Central

Year : 1863

The members of the said committee shall be appointed from among persons professing the religion for the purposes of which the mosque, temple or other religious establishment, was founded, or is now maintained, and in accordance, so far as can be ascertained, with the general wishes of those who are interested in the maintenance of such mosque, temple or other religious establish­ment. The appointment of the committee shall be notified in the Official Gazette. Ascertaining whishes of persons interested.- In order to ascertain the general wishes of such persons in respect of such appointment, the State Government may cause an election to be held, under such rules1[by notification in the Official Gazette] not incon­sistent with the provisions of this Act, as shall be framed..... View Complete Act      List Judgments citing this section

Religious Endowments Act, 1863 Section 9

Title : Tenure of Office

State : Central

Year : 1863

Every member of a committee appointed as above shall hold his office for life, unless removed for misconduct or unfitness; Removal. and no such member shall be removed except by an order of the Civil Court as hereinafter provided. View Complete Act      List Judgments citing this section


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