Begging (Prohibition) Act, 2018 (1962)


Published: 1962

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Beggary _brohibition_ Act, 2018
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Begging (Prohibition) Act, 2018 (1962)
Date of Authentication and Publication
2018.12.29 (11 April 1962)
Amendments
1. Some Nepal Acts Amendment, Repeal and Continuance
Through Re-arrangement Act, 2019 (1963)
2019.12.30
(12 April 1963)
2. Summary Procedure Act, 2028 (1972) 2028.12.20
(4 April 1972)
3. Republic Strengthening and Some Nepal Laws
Amendment Act, 2066 (2010)1
2066.10.7
(21 Jan. 2010)

Act Number 48 of the Year 2018 (1962)
An Act made in order to prohibit beggary
Preamble: Whereas, it is expedient to prohibit the tradition of beggary 2in order
to maintain good conduct and morality of general public.
Now, therefore, be it enacted by His Majesty the King Mahendra Bir
Bikram Shah Dev pursuant to Article 93 of the Constitution of Nepal, 20193.
1. Short title, extension and commencement: (1) This Act may be called
“Begging (prohibition) Act, 2018 (1962).
1 This Act came into force on 15 Jeshta 2065 (2008), Prasasti and the word "kingdom" has been
deleted. 2. Amended by Some Nepal Acts Amendment, Repeal and Continuance Through Re- arrangement
Act, 2019 3. Amended by Some Nepal Acts Amendment, Repeal and Co tinuance Through Re- arrangement
Act, 2019

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(2) This Act shall come in to force on such date and in such place as
prescribed by the Government of Nepal by publishing a notification in
Nepal Gazette4.
2. Definition: Unless the subject or context otherwise requires, n this Act;
(a) “Child” means a person who has not attained sixteen years of age.
(b) “Child related guardian” means any person who looks after the child
or takes a child in his/her custody and this expression also includes
the person keeping control over the child.
(c) “Adult” means a person who has attained sixteen years of age.
3. Ban on beggary: (1) In case a guardian of a child causes to beg him/her or
causes to accept alms or abets to beg or accept alms or inspires to provide
alms by pretending in the name of singing a song, dancing, playing or
selling any goods or without pretending on any road, street, building or in
any other place, district judge shall impose a fineup to Seventy five Rupees
or an imprisonment not exceeding There months or the both to such
guardian…….5.
(2) If any person other than guardian causes any child to beg or to
accept alms or abets to beg or accept alms, district court judge shall impose
a fine up to Seventy five rupees or an imprisonment not exceeding Three
months or the both to such person……6.
(3) If an adult begs or accept alms or abets to any one to give
him/her alms on a road, street, and building or in any place, district Court
4. This Act came into force through out Nepal from 2019-6- 1 as per notification published in
Nepal gazette in 2019-5-11 5. Repealed by Summery procedure Act, 2028 6 . Repealed by Summery procedure Act, 2028

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judge shall impose a fine up to Seventy five rupees or an imprisonment not
exceeding Three months or the both to such adult ........ .7
4. Power to arrest and detain in custody: (1) In case a person commits
an offence pursuant to this Act or police employee has a suspicion that a
person has committed such offence and the police employee has no
information about the name and address of such person or he/she fails to
identify the name and address of such person may arrest such person
without warrant and the person so arrested shall be produced before the
court within a period of Twenty-four hours after such arrest excluding the
time of journey.
(2) If a person finds that someone is committing an offence pursuant
to this Act, such person may arrest the offender without warrant and may
hand over the offender to a nearby police station, if any, or to a police post
and the chief of the concerned police station or post, as the case may be,
shall immediately hold an inquiry and take into thepolice custody and the
offender shall be produced before the Court pursuant to Sub-section (4) for
legal proceeding.
5. Offender may be released on or without bail: The officer in-charge
of the concerned police station or post or a superior police officer may
release any person arrested pursuant to Sub-section (1) of Section 4 or
handed over pursuant to Sub-section (2) of the same Section on or without
bail by executing a document in which the offender signs that he/she shall
attend on such date and at venue as prescribed.
6. Government of Nepal to be plaintiff: The Government of Nepal shall
be plaintiff in a case pursuant to this Act.
7. Repealed by Summery procedure Act, 2028

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7. Limitation to file case: In a charge of an offence pursuant to this Act, no
court shall hear any case which is not filled within a period of One month
from the date when the offence was committed.
8. Penalty for complainant in charge of calumny: In a charge of an
offence pursuant to this Act, if any one makes calumny complaint and fails
to prove the complaint in the court such complainant shall be liable to a
fine up to Forty Rupees or an imprisonment not exceding One and half
month or the both.
9. Power to frame Rules: The Government of Nepal may frame Rules to
carry out the objectives of this Act.
10. This Act not to be applied: Notwithstanding anything contained in
aforesaid sections, if it requires begging alms as per the religious rites and
rituals or custom in any festival, or religious ceremony or festivity, no
provision of this Act shall be applied.
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8. Omitted by Some Nepal Acts Amendment, Repeal and Continuance Through Re- arrangement
Act, 2019