An Act to amend the Stage
Carriages Act, 1861, in its application to the Punjab.
WHEREAS it is expedient to amend the Stage Carriages Act, 1861, in its
application to the Punjab, in the manner hereinafter
It is hereby enacted as follows:-
1. Short title, extent and commencement.—
(1) This Act may be called the Stage Carriages (Punjab Amendment) Act, 1924.
(2) It extends to the Punjab.
(3) It shall come into force on
such date as the [Provincial
Government] may by notification appoint in this behalf.
2. Amendment of section 4 of the Stage
Carriages Act, 1861.— For section 4 of the Stage Carriages Act, 1861,
the following section shall be deemed to be substituted, namely:-
“4. Charge for and duration
of License.— (1) The [Provincial
Government] may make rules prescribing the fee to be paid for every such
license and the period for which the license shall be issued; provided that
the amount to be paid for a license for a period of twelve months or less
shall not exceed ten rupees and the rate of the fee shall not exceed one
rupee for every month of the period of the license; provided further that a
fraction of a month shall be deemed to be a full month for the purpose of
calculating the amount of the fee.
(2) When a licensed stage
carriage is transferred to a new proprietor within the period of the
license, the name of such new proprietor shall, on application to that
effect, be substituted in the license for the name of the former proprietor
without any further payment for the remaining period of that license; and
every person who appears by the license to be the proprietor, shall be
deemed to be such proprietor for all the purposes of this Act”.
the assent of the Governor on the 26th November, 1924;
that of the Viceroy and Governor-General on the 29th December, 1924;
and, was first published in the Gazette of the 9th January, 1925.
by the Government of India
(Adaptation of Indian Laws) Order, 1937, as amended by the Government of
(Adaptation of Indian Laws) Supplementary Order, 1937, for “Local