Karnataka Prohibition of Beggary (Amendment) Act, 2020

Oct 27, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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The State Government of Karnataka on October 19, 2020 has issued the Karnataka Prohibition of Beggary (Amendment) Act, 2020 to further amend the Karnataka Prohibition of Beggary Act, 1975. 

The following amendments have been made: 

• Section 14, which specifies the medical examination and the detention of the beggars under certain circumstances, has been substituted, namely: 

“Where it appears to the Government that any beggar detained in an institution under any order of a magistrate is suffering from mental illness or any contagious disease, the Government may, by an order setting forth the grounds for the belief that the beggar is suffering from mental illness or any contagious disease, order his removal to a mental health establishment or a government or private hospital or medical institution or other place of safe custody, there to be kept and treated as the Government direct during the term for which he has been ordered to be detained, or if on the expiration of that term, it is certified by a Government Medical  Officer that it is necessary for the safety of the beggar or of others that he  should be further detained under medical care or treatment, then until he is discharged according to law.”

[Notification No. Act 43 of 2020]

 


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