A.THE BIHAR LOKAYUKTA ACT, 1973
(As amended up to date)
- Short title and commencement.—
- This Act may be called the Bihar Lokayukta Act, 1973.
- It extends to the whole of the State of Bihar.
- It shall come into force at once.
- Definitions.— In this Act unless the context otherwise requires—
- "action" means action taken by way of decision, recommendation or finding or in any other manner and includes failure to act and all other expressions connoting action shall be construed accordingly;
- allegation" in relation to a public servant means any affirmation that such public servant—
- has abused his position as such to obtain any gain or favor to himself or to any other person or to cause undue harm or hardship to any other person.
- was actuated in the discharge of the function as such public servant by personal interest or improper, corrupt motives, or
- is guilty or corruption or lack of integrity in his capacity as such public servant;
- Competent authority" in relation to a public servant means--
- In the case of Ministers or a Secretary.— The Chief Minister or during the period of operation of any proclamation issued under Article 356 of the Constitution, the Government;
- In the case of any other public servant.- Such a authority as may be prescribed;
- "grievance" means a claim by a person that the sustained injustice or undue hardship in consequence of maladministration;
- "Lokayukta" means a person appointed as the Lokayukta of Bihar under section 3;
- "maladministration" means action taken or purporting to have been taken in the exercise of administrative functions in any case—
- Where such action or the administrative procedure or practice governing such action in unreason, unjust, oppressive or improperly discriminatory, or
- where there has been negligence or undue delay in taking such action or the administrative procedure or practice governing such action involves undue delay;
- "Minister" means a member (other than the Chief Minister) of the Council of Ministers by whatever name called for the State and includes a State Minister, a Deputy Minister and Parliamentary Secretary;
- "Officers" a person appointed to a public service or post in connection with the affairs of the State;
- "prescribed" means prescribed by rules made under this Act;
- "Public Servant" denotes a person falling under any of the descriptions here in after following namely:--
- every Minister referred to in clause (g);
- every Officer referred to in clause (h);
- every Officer referred to in clause (h) who on deputation or on transfer to foreign service is in the service or pay of--
- any local authority in the State which is notified in the Official Gazette;
- any Corporation (not being the local authority) established by or under the State Act and owned or controlled by the State Government;
- any Government Company within the meaning of section 617 of the Companies Act, 1956(Act I of 1956) in which not less than fifty one percent of the paid up share capital is held by the State Government or any company which is subsidiary of a company in which not less than fifty-one percent of the paid up share capital is held by the State Government;
- any society registered under the Societies Registration under the Societies Registration Act, 1960 (Act 21 of 1860) which is subject to the control of the State Government and which is notified by the State Government in this behalf in the Official Gazette;
- every head of his deputy by whatever designation he may be known, of the local authority, the Corporation, the Government company in this behalf in the Official Gazette;
- "Secretary" means--
- The Chief Minister, a Principal Secretary, a Secretary a Special Secretary or an Addition Secretary to the State Government in any Department or an officer of the rank of Divisional Commissioner posted in the Secretariat of the State Government or in any office attached to the Secretary,
- A Secretary, a Special Secretary or an Additional Secretary in the Chief Minister's Secretariat and includes a Joint Secretary in independent charge of any Department.
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(1) "State" means the State of Bihar.
- Appointment of Lokayukta—
- For the purpose of conduction investigations in accordance with the provisions of this Act the Governor shall by warrant under his hand and shall appoint a person to be known as the Lokayukta of Bihar;
* Inserted by Bihar Act 41, 1988. Notification N.L.G 1015/81 leg. 236 dated the 25th January 1982.
Provided that the Lokayukta shall be appointed after consultation with the Chief Justice of the Patna High Court and the Opposition in the State Legislative Assembly or if there be no such leader a person elected in this behalf by the Opposition in the State Legislative Assembly in such manner as the Speaker may direct.
- The person appointed as the Lokayukta shall, before entering upon his office, make and subscribe, before the Governor,
or some person appointed in that behalf by the Governor, an oath or affirmation
in the form set out for the purposes in the First Schedule.
- Lokayukta to hold no other office.— The Lokayukta shall not be a member of parliament or a member of
the Legislature of any State and shall not hold any office of trust profit (other than his office as the
Lokayukta) or be connected with any political party or carry on any business or practice any profession or hold any post of Chairman or
Secretary of the Managing Committee of a School or College or hold any post in any Notified Area Committee, Municipality, Municipal
Corporation or District Board, and accordingly before he enters upon his office a person appointed as the Lokayukta, shall—
Term of office and other conditions of service of Lokayukta—
- if he is a member of Parliament or of the Legislature of any State, resign such membership; or
- of he hold any office of trust or profit resign from such office, or
- if he is connected with any political party, sever his connection with it, or
- if he is carrying on any business, sever his connection (short of divesting himself of ownership) with the conduct the management of such business, or
- if he is practicing any profession, cease to practice such profession; or
- if he is chairman or Secretary or member of the Managing Committee of any school or college, resign from such office, or
- if he is Chairman, Secretary or Treasurer or a Member of any Co-operative Society, resign from such office, or
- if he holds any post in any Notified Area Committee, Municipality, Municipal Corporation or District Board, resign from such post.
- A person appointed as the Lokayukta shall hold office for a term of five years from the date on which he enters upon his office;Provided that—
- The Lokayukta may by writing under his hand addressed to the Governor resign his office;
- The Lokayukta may be removed from office in the manner specified in section 6.
- On ceasing to hold office, the Lokayukta shall be ineligible from further employment (whether
as the Lokayukta or in any other capacity)
under the State Government or for any employment under an office in any such
local authority Corporation, Government Company
or Society as is referred to in sub-clause (iii) of clause (i) of section 2.
- There shall be paid to the Lokayukta such salary as is specified in the Second Schedule.
- The Lokayukta shall be entitled without payment of rent to the use of an official furnished
residence and the State Government shall be liable for payment of the charges on account of rates and taxes in
respect thereof due to State Government or
any local authority or Corporation.
- The allowance and pension payable to, and other conditions of service of the Lokayukta shall
be such as may be prescribed;
Provided that in prescribing the allowances and pension payable to, and their
condition of service of the Lokayukta regard shall
be had to the allowances and
pension payable to and other conditions of service of the Chief pension payable
to, the other conditions of service of the Chief Justice of the Patna High Court:
Provided further that the allowance and pension payable to, and other conditions
of service of the Lokayukta shall not be varied to this disadvantage after his appointment.
*Vide Bihar Act of 1988 No. leg 380; dated 12th August, 1988.
- Removal of Lokayukta.—
- Subject to the provision of Article 311 of the Constitution, the
Lokayukta may be removed from his office by the Governor on
the ground of misbehavior or incapacity and on no other ground:
Provided that inquiry required to be held under clause (2) of the said Article
before such removal shall be held by a person appointed
by the Governor, being a person who
is or has been the Chief Justice of a High Court or a Judge of the Supreme Court of India.
- A person appointed under the proviso to sub-section (1) shall submit the
report of his inquiry to the Governor who shall, as soon as
may be, cause it to be laid before each House of the
- Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section(1) the Governor shall not
remove the Lokayukta unless an address by each
House of the State Legislature. Supported by a majority of the total membership
of that House and majority of not less than
two-thirds of the members of that House present and voting has been presented to
the Governor in the same session for such removal.
- Matters which may be investigated by Lokayukta.—Subject to the provisions of this Act the Lokayukta may investigate any
action which is taken by, or with the general or specific approval of—
- a Minister or a Secretary, or
- any other public servant
in any case where a complaint involving a grievance or any allegation is made in respect of such action or
such action can be or could have been, in the opinion of the Lokayukta, the subject of a grievance or an allegation.
- Matters not subject to investigation.—
- Except as herein after provided , the Lokayukta shall not conduct any
investigation under this Act in the case of complaint
involving a grievance in respect of any action—
- if such action relate to any matter specified in the Third Schedule; or
- if the complaint has or had any remedy by way of proceedings before any
tribunal or court of law:
Provide that the Lokayukta may conduct an investigation notwithstanding that the
complainant had or has such a remedy if
he is satisfied that such person could not or cannot for sufficient cause have recourse to such remedy.
- The Lokayukta shall not investigate any action—
- in respect of which a formal and public inquiry has been ordered under the
Public Servant Inquiries Act, 1850 (Act 37 of 185); or
- in respect of a matter which has been referred for enquiry under the
Commissions of Inquiry Act, 1952 (Act 60 of 1952).
- The Lokayukta shall not investigate any complaint which is excluded from his jurisdiction by virtue of a
notification issued under section 18.
- The Lokayukta shall not investigation any complaint—
- Involving a grievance, if the complaint is made after the expiry of twelve months from the date on which the action complained
against becomes known to the complainant;
- Involving an allegation, if the complaint is made after the expiry of five
years from the date on which the action complained against is alleged to have taken place:
Provide that the Lokayukta may entertain a complaint referred to in clause (a)
the complainant satisfies him that he had sufficient cause for not making the complaint
within the period specified in that clause.
- In the case of any complaint involving a grievance nothing in this Act shall
be construed as empowering the Lokayukta to
question any administrative section involving the exercise of a discretion, are
absent to such an extent that the discretion cannot be
regarded as having been properly exercised.
- Provision relating to complaints.—
- Subject to the provisions of this Act a complaint may be made under this Act to the Lokayukta—
- in the case of grievance, by the person aggrieved;
- in the case of an allegation by any person other than a public servant;
Provided that, where the person aggrieved is dead or is for any reason unable to
Act for himself, the complaint may be made by any person who in law represents his
Estate or, as the case may be, by any person who is authorized by his in this
- Every complaint shall be made in such form and shall be accompanied by such affidavits as may be prescribed.
- Notwithstanding anything contained in any other enactment, any letter written to the Lokayukta by a person, in Police custody or in
a goal or in any asylum or other place for insane person, shall be forwarded to
the addresses un-opened and without delay by the
Police Officer or other person in charge of such goal, asylum or other place and
the Lokayukta may, if satisfied that it is necessary so to do treat such letter as a
complaint made in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (2)
- Procedure in respect of investigation.—
- Where the Lokayukta proposes (after making such preliminary inquiry, as he deems fit) to conduct any
investigation under this Act he—
- shall forward a copy of the complaint or, in the case of any investigation
which he proposes to conduct on his own motion,
a statement setting out the grounds therefore, to the public servant concerned
and the competent authority concerned;
- shall afford to the public servant concerned an opportunity to offer his
comments on such complaint or statement; and
- may make such orders as to the safe custody of documents relevant to the
investigation, as he deems, fit.
- Every such investigation shall be conducted in private and in particular,
the identity of the complaint and of the public servant
affected by the investigation shall not be disclosed to the public or the press
whether before, during or after the investigation;
Provided that the Lokayukta may conduct any investigation relating to a matter
of definite public importance in public if he, for
reasons to be recorded in writing, thinks fit to do so.
- Save as aforesaid the procedure for conduction any such investigation shall
be such as the Lokayukta considers appropriate in the circumstances of the case.
- The Lokayukta may, in his discretion, refuse to investigate or cease to
investigate any complaint involving a grievance or an allegation is in his opinion--
- The complaint is frivolous or vexatious or is not made in good faith; or
- there are no sufficient grounds for investigation or, as the case may be for
continuing the investigation; or
- other remedies are available to the complainant and in the circumstances of the case it would be more proper for the
complaint to avail of such remedies.
(iv-A) The Lokayukta shall not proceed with any investigation under this Act
where the Supreme Court or the High Court issues any director, order or writ under Article 32 of Article 226 of the Constitution
of India in respect of the matter mentioned in the
complaint under investigation.
- In any case whether the Lokayukta decides not to entertain a complaint or to discontinue any investigation in respect of a complaint,
he shall record his reasons there for and communicate the same to the complaint
and the public servant concerned.
- The conduct of an investigation under this Act in respect of any action shall not affect such action, or any
power or duty of any public servant to take further action with respect to any matter subject to the
- Subject to the provisions of this action for the purpose of any investigation (including the preliminary inquiry,
if any, before such investigation) under this Act, the Lokayukta may require any public servant or any other person who in his
opinion is able to furnish information or produce documents relevant to the
investigation, to furnish any such information,
or produce any such documents.
- For the purpose of any such investigation (including the preliminary inquiry), the Lokayukta shall have all
the powers of a civil court while trying a suit under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (Act 5
of 1908), in respect of the following matters namely:-
- summoning and enforcing the attendance of any person and examination him on oath;
- requiring the discovery and production of any document;
- receiving evidence on affidavits;
- requisitioning any public record or copy thereof from any court or office:
- issuing commissions for the examination of witnesses or documents;
- such other matters as may be prescribed.
- Any proceeding before the Lokayukta shall be deemed to be judicial proceeding before the Lokayukta shall
be deemed to be judicial proceeding within the meaning of section 193 of the Indian Penal Code (Act no. 45 of 1863).
- subject to the provisions of sub-section (5) no obligation to maintain secrecy or other restriction upon the
disclosure of information obtained by or furnished to Government or any public servant, whether imposed by
any enactment or by any rule of law, shall
apply to the disclosure of information for the purposes of any investigation
under this Act and the Government or any public
servant shall not be entitled in relation to any such investigation to any such
privilege in respect of the production of documents
or the giving of evidence as is allowed by any enactment or be any rule of law
in legal of proceedings.
- No person shall be required or authorized by virtue of the Act to furnish any such information or answer any
such question or produce so much of any documents --
- as might prejudice the security of the State or the investigation or direction of crime; or
- as might involve the disclosure of proceedings of the Cabinet of the State
Government, and for the purposes of this sub-section, a certificate issued by a Secretary certifying that any
information, answer or portion of a document is of the
nature specified in clause (a) or clause (b) shall be binding and conclusive.
- Subject to the provisions of sub-section (4), no person shall be compelled
for the purpose of investigation under this Act to give any evidence or produce any document which he could not be compelled
to give or produce in produce in proceeding before a Court.
- Reports of Lokayukta—
- If, after investigation of any action in respect of which a complaint involving a grievance has been or can be or could have
been made, the Lokayukta is satisfied that such action has resulted in injustice
or undue hardship to the complainant or any
other person, the Lokayukta a shall by a report in writing, recommend to the
public servant and the competent authority
concerned that such injustice or undue hardship shall be remedied or redressed
in such manner and within such time as
may be specified in the report.
- The competent authority to whom a report is sent upon sub-section (1) shall,
within one month of the expiry of the term specified in the report, intimate or cause to be intimated to the Lokayukta, the action taken
for compliance with the report.
- If after investigation of any action in respect of which a complaint involving and allegation has been or can
be or could have been made, the Lokayukta is satisfied that such allegation can be substantiated either
wholly or partly, he shall by a report in writing
communicate his findings and recommendations alongwith the relevant documents,
materials and other evidence to the competent authority.
- The competent authority shall examine the report forwarded to it under sub-section (3) and intimate within
three months of the date of receipt of the report, the Lokayukta, the action taken or proposed to be
taken on the basis of the report.
- If the Lokayukta is satisfied with the action taken or proposed to be taken
on his recommendations or findings referred to in sub-sections (1) and (3), he shall close the case under information to the
complainant, the public servant and the competent authority concerned; but where he is not so satisfied and if he considers that
the case so deserves, he may make a special report upon the case to the Governor and also information the complainant
*(5A) Where in a report forwarded by
the Lokayukta any recommendation imposing the penalty of removal from the office of
a public servant, falling within sub-clause (iv) of clause (j) of section 2 of
the Act, had been fade, it shall be lawful for the
Government without any further enquiry to take action on the basis of the said
recommendation for the removal of such
public servant from his office and for making his ineligible for being elected
to any office, specified by the Government in this behalf not withstanding anything contained in any law for time being in force
- The Lokayukta shall present annually a consolidated report on the performance of his functions under this Act to the Governor.
- On receipt of a special report under sub-section (5), or the annual report under sub-section (6), the Governor shall cause
a copy thereof together with an explanatory memorandum to be laid before each House of the State Legislature.
- Subject to the provisions of sub-section (2) of section 10, the Lokayukta may, at his discretion, make
available from time to time, the substance of cases closed I or otherwise disposed of by him which may appear
to him to be of general public, academic or professional interest in such manner and to such persons as he may deem appropriate.
*11A. Imposition of cost by Lokayukta to be recoverable as an arrear of
revenue.— In case the complaint is found malicious, vexatious or false, the Lokayukta may impose suitable cost against the complainant and the same shall be
recoverable as an arrear or revenues.
*Inserted vide Bihar Act 13 of 1988 no. leg 380, dated 12th August, 1988,
- Staff of Lokayukta.—
- The Lokayukta may appoint or authorize any officer subordinate to him to appoint officers and other employee
to assist him in discharge of his function under this Act.
- The categories and number of officers and employees who may be appointed under sub-section(1), their
salaries, allowances and other conditions of service and the administrative powers of the Lokayukta
shall be such as may be prescribed after consultation with the Lokayukta.
- Without prejudice to the provisions of sub-section (1), the lokayukta may, for the purpose of conduction
investigation under this Act, utilize the services of (i) any officer or investigation agency of the
State Government with the concurrence of the state Government, or (ii) any other person or agency.
- Secrecy of information.—
- Any information, obtained by the Lokayukta or members of his staff in the course of, or for the purposes of any
investigation under this Act, and any evidence recorded or collected in connection with such
information, shall subject to the provisions of the proviso to sub-section(2) of section 10, be treated as confidential and notwithstanding
anything contained in the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 (Act no.1 of 1872), no court shall be entitled to compel the Lokayukta or any
pubic servant to give evidence relating to such information or produce the evidence so recorded or collected.
- Nothing in sub-section (1) shall apply to the disclosure of any information or particulars.—
- for purpose of the investigation or any report to be made thereon or for any action or proceedings to be taken on such report; or
- for purposes of any proceedings for an offence under the Indian Official Secrets Act, 1923 (Act no.19 of 1923) or an offence of
perjury or for purposes of any proceedings under section 15; or
- for such other purposes as may be prescribed.
- An officer or other authority prescribed in this behalf may give notice in writing to the Lokayukta with
respect to any document on information specified in the notice or any class of documents so specified that
in the pinion of the state Government of disclosure of the
documents or information of documents or information of that class would be
contrary to public interest and where such a notice is given,
nothing in this Act shall be constructed as authorizing or requiring the
Lokayukta or any member of his staff to communicate to any person
any document or information specified in the notice or any document or
information of a class so specified.
- International insult or interruption to, or bringing into dispute, Lokayukta.—
- Whoever intentionally offers any insult or causes any interruption to the Lokayukta, while the Lokayukta is conducting any investigation
under this Act, shall be Punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend which may. extend to six months or with fine
or with both.
- Whoever, by words spoken or intended to be read, makes or publishes any statement or does any other Act,
which is calculated to bring the Lokayukta into dispute, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for
a term which may. extend to six months or with fine or with both.
- The provisions of section 198B of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 (Act no 5 of 1898) shall apply in relation
to an offence under sub-section (1) or sub-section (2) as they apply in relation to an offence
referred to in sub-section (1) of the 198B, subject to the
modification that no complaint in respect of such offence shall be made by the
public prosecutor except with the previous sanction
of the Lokayukta.
- No suit, prosecutor, or other legal proceeding shall lie against the Lokayukta or against any officer,
employee, agency or persons referred to in section 13 in respect of anything which is in good faith done or
intended to be done under this Act.
- No proceedings of the Lokayukta shall be held bad for want of form and except on the ground of jurisdiction, to
be proceedings or decision of the Lokayukta shall be liable to be challenged, reviewed, quashed
or called in question in any court.
- Conferment of additional functions on Lokayukta.—
- The Governor may, by notification published in the official Gazette and after consultation with the
Lokayukta confer on the Lokayukta such additional functions in relation to the redress of grievances and
radication of corruption as may be specified in the notification.
- The Governor may, by order in writing and after consultation with the Lokayukta, confer on the Lokayukta such
powers of a supervisory nature over agencies authorities or officers set up, constituted or appointed by the State Government for the redress
of grievances and eradication of corruption.
- The Governor may be order in writing in subject to such conditions and limitations as may be specified in the
order require the Lokayukta to investigate any action (being action in respect of which a complaint may be
made under this Act to the Lokayukta). and
notwithstanding anything contained in this Act the Lokayukta shall comply with
- When any additional functions are conferred on a Lokayukta under sub-section (1), or when a Lokayukta is to
investigate any action under sub-section (3), the Lokayukta shall exercise the same powers
discharge the same functions as he would in the case of any investigation made on a complaint involving a grievance or an
allegation, as the case may be, and the provisions of this Act shall apply accordingly.
- Power to exclude complaints against certain classes of public servants.—
The State Government may, on the recommendation of the Lokayukta and on being satisfied that it is necessary or expedient in the public interest
so to do, exclude, by notification in the Official Gazette, complaints involving grievances or allegations of both against persons belonging
to any class of public servants holding non-Gazetted posts* specified in the notification, from the jurisdiction of the Lokayukta.
- Every notification issued under sub-section (1) shall be laid as soon as may be after it is issued, before each House of the State
Legislature while it is in session for a total period of thirty days which may be comprised in one session or in two successive sessions,
and if before the expiry of the session in which it is so laid or the session immediately following both Houses agree in making any
modification in the notification or both Houses agree that the notification should not be made the notification shall thereafter have
effect only in such modified form or be of no effect, as the case may be, so, however, that any such modification or annual ment shall be
without prejudice to the validity of any things previously done by virtue of that notification.
Issued vide Personnel Department (C.&M.) notification, dated 5th August, 1974 which reads as follows:-
Governor of Bihar has received recommendation from the Lokayukta of Bihar for excluding complaints involving
grievances or allegations or both against public servants holding non-gazetted post from his jurisdiction; And whereas, the Governor is
satisfied that it is expedient in the public interest so to do;
Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section(1) of section 18 of the Bihar Lokayukta Act, 1973
(Bihar Act VI of 1974), the Governor of Bihar is pleased to declare that complaints involving grievances or allegation or both against
persons be belonging to all classes of public servants holding non-gazetted posts are also involved in complaints of grievances or
allegation or both along with gazetted and higher personnel of administration."
- Power of delegate.— The Lokayukta may, by a general or special order in writing, direct that any powers conferred or duties imposed him
by or under this Act (except the power to make reports to the Governor under section 12) may also be exercised or discharged by such of the
officers, employees or agencies referred to in section 13 as may be specified in the order.
- Power to make rules.—
- The Governor may by notification in the Official Gazette, make rule for the purpose of carrying into effect the
provisions of this Act.
- In particular, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provision, such rules may provide for—
- the authorities for the purpose required to be prescribed under –sub clause (ii) of clause (c) of section 2;
- the allowances and pension payable to and other conditions of service of the Lokayukta;
- the form in which complaints may be made and the fees, if any, which may be charged in respect thereof;
- the powers of a Civil Court which may be exercised by the Lokayukta;
- any other matter which is to be or may be prescribed or in respect of which this Act makes no provision or makes insufficient
provision and provision is in the opinion of the Governor necessary for the proper implementation of this Act.
- Every rule made under this Act shall be laid as soon as may be after it is made, before each House of State Legislature while it is in
session for a total period of thirty days which makes be comprised in one session or in two successive sessions, and if, before
the expiry of the session in which it is laid or the session immediately
following both Houses agree in making any modification
in the rule or both Houses agree that the rule should not be made, the rule
shall thereafter have effect only in such modified form
or be of no effect, as the case may be, so, however, that any such modification
or annulment shall be without prejudice to the
validity of anything previously done under that rule.
- Removal of doubts,--For the removal of doubts it is hereby declared that nothing in this Act shall be construed to authorize the Lokayukta to
investigate any action which is taken by or with the approval of-
- any Judge as defined in section 19 of the Indian Penal Code (Act n0. 45 of 1860);
- any officer or servant of any court in the State;
- the Accountant-General, Bihar;
- the Chairman or a Member of the State Public Service Commission;
- the Chief Electoral Officer, Bihar;
- the Chairman or a Member of the University Service Commission, Patna;
- *Chairman of Member of Bihar State Subordinate Service Selection Board.
- Saving.— The provisions of this Act shall be in addition to the provisions of any other enactment or any rule of law under which any
remedy be way of appeal, revision, review or in any other manner is available to a person making a complaint under this Act in
respect of any action, and nothing in this Act shall limit or affect the right of such person to avail of such remedy.
- Repeal and saving.—
- The Bihar Lokayukta Third Ordinance, 1973 (Bihar Ordinance no- 123 of 1973) is hereby repealed.
* Inserted vide Bihar Act 13 of 1988 no. Leg 880, dated 19th August, 1988.
- Notwithstanding such repeal anything done or any action taken in exercise of the powers conferred by or under the said Ordinance,
shall be deemed to have been done or taken in the exercise of powers conferred
by or under this Act as if this Act were in force on the day on which such thing was done or action taken.
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