REHABILITATION OF PERSONS, PROPERTIES AND INDUSTRIES AUTHORITY ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Establishment of the Rehabilitation of Persons, Properties and Industries Authority.

3. Board of Directors of REPPIA.

4. Functions of REPPIA.

5. Powers of REPPIA.

6. Appointment of officers and servants.

7. REPPIA Fund.

8. Audit of Accounts of REPPIA.

9. Taking over affected property.

10. Unauthorised entry into affected property.

11. Provisions relating to rights of tenants in or over affected property.

12. Proceedings relating to the sale of affected property after the relevant date.

13. Powers of Chairman to call for information.

14. Demolition of affected building.

15. Occupation and repair of affected property.

16. Application of Inland Revenue Act, No. 28 of 1979 to REPPIA.

17. Direction and officers deemed to be public servants.

18. REPPIA deemed to be a scheduled institution within the meaning of the Bribery Act.

19. Protection for action.

20. Offences.

21. Offences by bodies of persons.

22. Divesting of affected property, business or industry vested in the State by virtue of the Emergency Regulations.

23. Re-vesting of divested property.

24. Delegation of powers.

25. Regulations.

26. Interpretation.

SCHEDULE

29 of 1987.

AN ACT to establish an authority to assist in the Rehabilitation of certain Persons and the repair, restoration and Rehabilitation of certain Properties, Industries and Businesses, and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 2nd June, 1987]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Rehabilitation of Persons, Properties and Industries Authority Act.

2. Establishment of the Rehabilitation of Persons, Properties and Industries Authority.

(1) There shall be established a body called the Rehabilitation of Persons, Properties and Industries Authority (hereinafter referred as "REPPIA”).

(2) REPPIA shall by the name assigned to it by this Act, be a body corporate and shall have perpetual succession and a common seal and may sue and be sued in such name.

3. Board of Directors of REPPIA.

(1) REPPIA shall consist of a Board of five Directors Board of appointed by the Minister, Directors of REPPIA.

(2) The Board of Directors shall exercise, perform or discharge the powers, duties or functions of REPPIA subject to such special or General Directions as the Minister may issue from time to time. It shall be the duty of the Board of Directors to comply with every such direction.

(3) The Minister shall appoint one of the Directors as Chairman of REPPIA.

(4) The provisions of the Schedule to this Act shall have effect in relation to the terms of office of the Directors of REPPIA, and the remuneration payable to Directors of REPPIA, meetings and the seal of REPPIA.

4. Functions of REPPIA.

Subject to the other provisions of the Act, the functions of REPPIA shall be—

(a) to assist in the rehabilitation of affected persons by way of an outright grant or any such other means as REPPIA may deem necessary;

(b) to assist the owner of any affected property to repair and restore such property either by way of an outright grant or subject to such reasonable conditions as may be agreed upon by REPPIA and such owner for securing the repayment of any expenditure incurred out of the Fund for the purpose of such repair and restoration;

(c) to assist the tenant of any affected property being damaged property to repair and restore such property if the owner of such property is unable or unwilling to repair and restore such property and REPPIA is satisfied that, having regard to all the circumstances of the case, it is just and equitable to authorise such tenant to carry out the necessary repairs and restoration;

(d) to order the demolition and removal of any affected property which consists of a building or structure; and

(e) to assist the proprietors of any affected industry, or business, to rehabilitate such industry or business, subject to such reasonable conditions as may be agreed upon by REPPIA and such proprietor for securing the repayment of any expenditure incurred out of the Fund for such rehabilitation.

5. Powers of REPPIA.

For the purpose of discharging its functions, REPPIA may exercise all or any of the following powers—

(a) to acquire in any manner, and hold, take or give on lease or hire, mortgage, pledge, sell or otherwise dispose of any movable or immovable property;

(b) to clear and re-develop affected property vested in the State by virtue of a determination under section 22, or re-vested in the State under section 23;

(c) to enter into and perform all such contracts, as ii may consider necessary for the discharge of its functions;

(d) to accept gifts, grants, donations or subsidies whether in cash or otherwise, and to apply them in the discharge of its functions;

(e) to do all such acts or things as are incidental to or consequential to the discharge of its functions.

6. Appointment of officers and servants.

(1) The Chairman shall be the Chief Executive Officer of REPPIA.

(2) REPPIA may appoint such number of officers, agents and servants as it considers necessary for the discharge of its functions and for the administration and implementation of this Act.

(3) The officers, servants and agents shall be remunerated in such manner and at such rates and shall be subject to such conditions of service, as may be determined by REPPIA.

(4) At the request of REPPIA, any officer in the public service may, with the consent of that officer and the Secretary to the Ministry of the Minister in charge of the subject of Public Administration, be temporarily appointed to the staff of REPPIA for such period as may be determined by REPPIA with like consent or be permanently appointed to such staff with like consent.

(5) Where any officer in the public service is temporarily appointed to the staff of REPPIA, the provisions of subsection (2) of section 13 of the Transport Board Law, No. 19 of 1978, shall, mutatis mutandis, apply to and in relation to him.

(6) Where any officer in the public service is permanently appointed to the staff of REPPIA, the provisions of subsection (3) of section 13 of the Transport Board Law, No. 19 of 1978, shall, mutatis mutandis, apply to and in relation to him.

(7) Where REPPIA employees any person who has agreed to serve the Government for a specified period, any period of service with REPPIA by that person shall be regarded as service to the Government for the purpose of discharging the obligations of such agreement.

(8) At the request of the REPPIA, any member of the Local Government Service or any other officer or servant of a local authority or a Development Council, as the case may be, may with the consent of such member, officer or servant and the Local Government Service Commission, or the Local Authority or a Development Council, as the case may be, temporarily appointed to the staff of REPPIA, for such period as may be determined by REPPIA, with like consent or be permanently appointed to such staff on such terms and conditions including those relating to pension or provident fund rights as may be agreed upon by REPPIA and the Local Government Service Commission, or that Local Authority or Development Council, as the case may be.

7. REPPIA Fund.

(1) There shall be a Fund for the rehabilitation of affected persons and for the repair, restoration and rehabilitation of affected property (hereinafter referred to as the "Fund”).

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