Pounds (Provision and Maintenance) Act, 1935

Remedy by mandamus against defaulting local authority.

10.—(1) Whenever a local authority fails or neglects to perform a duty imposed on such local authority by this Act, proceedings for relief by way of mandamus to enforce the performance of such duty by such local authority shall lie at the suit of the Minister.

(2) Proceedings under the foregoing sub-section shall lie notwithstanding the existence of an alternative remedy and shall be without prejudice to such alternative remedy, and the existence of such alternative remedy shall not be a ground for the refusal of the relief sought in such proceedings.