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The Court of Wards Act was originally intended to protect
the interest of old families having large estates. The superintendence of estates thereafter was assumed only for the benefit
of minors, lunatics, aged and infirm widows and members of
scheduled tribes, who were declared by the State Government to
be incapable of managing their property.
In order to bring it in conformity with the provisions of the constitution, the Court of Wards Act, 1899 was amended in August, 1952.
The limit of landed property in respect of which the Court of Wards may assume superintendence has been proposed to be land assessed to land revenue of not less than Rs. 1,000 in the aggregate and the gross income from which land is not less than Rs. 25,000 per annum.
In Chandrapur district, the Collector of Chandrapur as the Court of Wards, manages the estate taken over under the Court of Wards Act. A Deputy Collector acts as Officer-in-Charge, Court of Wards, in addition to his own duties and supervises the work in that connection. There is no estate under the Chandrapur Court of Wards.