CHAPTER 270
PROFESSIONAL SURVEYORS (REGISTRATION) ACT

[PRINCIPAL LEGISLATION]

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   Section

Title

PART I
PRELIMINARY

   1.   Short title.

   2.   Interpretation.

PART II
ESTABLISHMENT OF COUNCIL AND REGISTRATION OF PROFESSIONAL SURVEYORS

   3.   Establishment of Council.

   4.   Composition of Council, tenure of office of members, etc.

   5.   Functions of Council.

   6.   Power of Council to cancel or suspend registration.

   7.   Appointment and functions of Secretary.

   8.   Register of professional surveyors.

   9.   Qualifications for registration.

   10.   Provisional registration.

   11.   Temporary registration.

   12.   Designation upon registration.

   13.   Publication of registered particulars and lists of professional surveyors.

   14.   Publication prima facie evidence of registration.

   15.   Secretary may call for information.

PART III
APPEALS

   16.   Appeals Authority.

   17.   Appeals against decisions of Council.

PART IV
RESTRICTION ON ACTIVITIES OF SURVEYORS

   18.   Restriction on use of title and claim to qualification.

   19.   Bodies of persons operating as professional surveyors.

   20.   Definition of "carrying on business" or "practising" as a registered professional surveyor.

   21.   Offences relating to registration.

   22.   Consent of D.P.P.

PART V
GENERAL PROVISIONS

   23.   Limitation of liability of members of Council, the Secretary, etc.

   24.   Annual report.

   25.   Exemption.

   26.   By-laws by Council.

   27.   Regulations.

   28.   Policy guidelines for the practice of the profession of land surveying and land economy.

CHAPTER 270
THE PROFESSIONAL SURVEYORS (REGISTRATION) ACT

An Act to provide for the registration of professional surveyors, the establishment of a National Council to regulate the standards of conduct and activities of professional surveyors and for matters connected with the practice of the profession of land surveying and land economy.

[1st August, 1978]
[G.N. No. 11 of 1978]

Act No. 2 of 1977

PART I
PRELIMINARY (ss 1-2)

1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Professional Surveyors (Registration) Act.

2.   Interpretation

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires–

   "Council" means the National Council of Professional Surveyors established by section 3;

   "diploma" means any certificate, testimonial, licence, authority to practise or other document known by any other name or description granted by any university, college, corporation or other body, or by any department of, or person acting under the authority of the Government of any country as evidence–

   (a)   of the membership or fellowship of the holder of any body of persons engaged in or entitled to practise the profession of land surveying and land economy; or

   (b)   that the holder has knowledge of, and skill in, the practice of the profession of land surveying and land economy; or

   (c)   of the attainment by the holder of professional academic qualifications relating to the profession of land surveying and land economy;

   "Minister" means the Minister responsible for land development;

   "professional surveyor" means a person trained, qualified or possessing adequate skill and experience to enable him to practise the art of–

   (a)   examining the accounts, condition, situation, durability, tenure or other interest in, or properties of, an estate, a building, or other structure, or real property, and estimating, appraising or determining the value thereof for the purposes of the management, sale, purchase, investment, mortgage, insurance or planning or forecasting its future use or development; or

   (b)   studying in detail, and applying precise measurements and other data, to a portion of the surface of the earth and determining, by linear measurements, its form, extent, contour surface and situation for the purposes of–

      (i)   delineating property boundaries and compiling data for the registration of title to land;

      (ii)   providing control systems for mapping;

      (iii)   portraying on a map the physical features of the earth or a part thereof;

      (iv)   producing data for plans required for construction activities; or

      (v)   portraying statistical and other data on specialist maps,

and includes an appraiser, an assessor and a land economist;

   "register" means the register of professional surveyors maintained by the Council for the purposes of this Act;

   "Secretary" means the Secretary to the Council appointed under section 7.

PART II
ESTABLISHMENT OF COUNCIL AND REGISTRATION OF PROFESSIONAL SURVEYORS (ss 3-15)

3.   Establishment of Council

   There is established a Council to be known as the National Council of Professional Surveyors which shall be responsible for regulating the standards of conduct and activities of professional surveyors in accordance with the functions and powers conferred upon it by this Act.

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