Disabilities of Registrar and other officers
—(1) The Registrar, the Deputy Registrar or an Assistant Registrar shall not be capable of accepting or taking any other office of emolument, nor of carrying on any business either directly or indirectly, nor shall he accept any fees of office, perquisites, emoluments or advantages, other than and except his salary and allowances.
(2) The Registrar, the Deputy Registrar or an Assistant Registrar may, with the approval of the Chief Justice, be appointed to any commission of inquiry or other quasi-judicial or administrative tribunal, or hold any office in any institution or society for charitable purposes or for the advancement or encouragement of art, science, education, or other knowledge and may receive an allowance or other honorarium.
76. The Registrar, the Deputy Registrar or an Assistant Registrar shall not, except with the approval of the Chief Justice, or with the consent of the parties, investigate or hear and determine any proceedings to or in which he is a party or personally interested.
77. No officer of the Supreme Court having any duty to perform in connection with the sale of any property under any written law shall, directly or indirectly, purchase or bid for the property.
—(1) Without prejudice to any written law and rules governing the conduct and discipline of public officers, if any officer of the Supreme Court is charged —
with extortion or misconduct while acting under colour of the process of the Supreme Court; or
with not duly paying or accounting for any money levied by him under the authority of this Act or Rules of Court,
it shall be lawful for the Registrar to inquire into the matter in a summary way.
(2) For the purpose of any such inquiry, the Registrar may summon and enforce the attendance of all necessary parties in the like manner as the attendance of witnesses in any case may be enforced.
(3) On any such inquiry, the Registrar may make such order as he thinks just for the repayment of the money extorted or the due payment of the money levied, and for the payment of damages and costs, and also, if he thinks fit, may impose such fine upon the officer, not exceeding $100 for each offence, as appears to him to be adequate.
(4) If it is found by the Registrar that any officer, while employed in putting in execution this Act or Rules of Court or any of the powers thereof, has wilfully and corruptly exacted or accepted any fee or reward whatsoever, other than such fees as are for the time being allowed under this Act or Rules of Court, that officer shall, in addition to being liable for damages under subsection (3), be incapable of being an officer of the Supreme Court.
(5) An appeal shall lie to the Chief Justice from an order made by the Registrar under this section.
(6) The decision of the Chief Justice shall be final.