NORTHERN PROVINCE MARKETS ordinance

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Interpretation.

3. Public markets to be vested in the District Committee.

4. Spaces in public markets to be set apart for certain class of vendors free of rent, fee or charge.

5. Private markets to be licensed.

6. Power to make by-laws.

7. Courts to take cognizance of by-laws.

8. Breach of by-laws made an offence.

9. Particulars of offences and by-laws to be posted up.

10. Committee may close and open markets.

11. Penalty on using closed market.

12. Licences.

13. Sale of explosives, as drugs, liquor forbidden.

14. Committee may lease public market.

15. Markets Fund.

16. The committee may borrow money.

17. Chairman to sue and be sued.

18. By-laws to be laid before the Senate and House of Representatives.

19. Transfer of public markets to Town Councils.

20. Ordinance not to apply within the limits of an Urban Council.

21. —

SCHEDULE

19 of 1891,

7 of 1896,

6 of 1908,

16 of 1910,

17 of 1930,

20 of 1935,

61 of 1939,

3 of 1946.

AN ORDINANCE to provide for the regulation and control of all land and buildings used or to be used as markets in the Northern Province.

[Date of Commencement: 1st July, 1892]

1. Short title.

This Ordinance may be cited as the Northern Province Markets Ordinance.

2. Interpretation.

For the purposes of this Ordinance—

"market” means any place where people usually assemble for the purpose of selling provisions, wares, or cattle;

"public market” means any market held in any public place;

"private market” means any market held on private property.

3. Public markets to be vested in the District Committee.

All public markets in the Northern Province shall, from and after the coming into force of this Ordinance, be and the same are hereby vested in the District Committee1 formed and constituted under the Thoroughfares Ordinance, of the district in which such market may be situated.

4. Spaces in public markets to be set apart for certain class of vendors free of rent, fee or charge.

(1) In every public market there shall be set apart from time to time, so much uncovered space or spaces, as shall be determined by the committee for the accommodation of the poorer classes of vendors of fish, fruit, vegetables, or other perishable articles of food for human consumption, and no rent, fee, or charge whatever, whether in kind or money, shall be levied for or in respect of the use of such space or spaces, so set apart as aforesaid.

(2) In such space or spaces, no vendor shall be allowed as of right to occupy the same place on two or more successive market days, nor shall he erect any building, hut, or shed of a greater value than one rupee. Every vendor erecting any such building, hut, or shed shall remove the same before the hour of nine in the evening of the day, during which the same was erected; and should default be made in the removal of such building, hut, or shed, the market-keeper or any person authorised in writing by the committee may cause such building, hut, or shed to be removed.

5. Private markets to be licensed.

(1) No private market shall, except with the licence of the committee, be held in the Northern Province after the coming into operation of this Ordinance.

(2) It shall be in the discretion of the committee to grant under such conditions, as it shall think fit, or to refuse, such licence, and the committee shall refuse it if the market is by position, construction, or arrangement unfit in its opinion for the purposes of a market, and calculated to be a nuisance to the neighbourhood.

(3) Where the committee refuses such licence, it shall forthwith furnish in writing the ground of such refusal to the person interested, and report such refusal, and the grounds thereof, to the Minister. It shall be open to the person to whom a licence has been refused to appeal to the Minister against such refusal, within seven days from the date of the committee's order of refusal being communicated to him, and the decision of the Minister shall be final and conclusive.

6. Power to make by-laws.

The committee shall have power to make by-laws for the following purposes—

(a) for the proper maintenance and for the improvement of all public markets;

(b) for the imposition and recovery of rents for the use of stalls or spaces in any building used as a public market, and for the issuing of permits with or without conditions to occupy the same;

(c) for the imposition and recovery of fees for the use of spaces in any portion of land used as a public market which is outside any building, and not set apart in manner provided in section 4, and for the issuing of permits with or without conditions to occupy the same:

Provided that, such fees in the aggregate shall not exceed the sum required for keeping such portion of land in a cleanly and wholesome state;

(d) for the imposition and recovery of an annual fee not exceeding one rupee for every licence issued by the committee to hold a private market;

(e) for the inspection of private markets;

(f) for the proper regulation of the sale of fish and meat in all public markets, and for the due assigning of spaces therein within which fish, meat, vegetables, or other articles may be sold;

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