1. When a person dies intestate i.e. without leaving a Will or any testamentary document, in such cases, through the issuance of Letters of Administration (LOA), an administrator is appointed by the Court to administer the estate of the deceased person.
The administrator or the executor may not delegate his powers to a power of attorney agent for any reason.
2. Section 234 (2) (d) of the Succession Act, permits courts to revoke letters of administration that have become “inoperative.” A grant may have been properly made but for a reason that has occurred as a result of subsequent events, it may become necessary for the Court to revoke the grant for practical reasons.
Section 263 Revocation or annulment for just cause
The grant of probate or letters of administration may be revoked or annulled for just cause.
Explanation.-Just cause shall be deemed to exist where-
(a) the proceedings to obtain the grant were defective in substance; or
(b) the grant was obtained fraudulently by making a false suggestion, or suggestion, or by concealing from the Court something material to the case; or
(c) the grant was obtained by means of an untrue allegation of a fact essential in point of law to justify the grant, though such allegation was made in ignorance or inadvertently; or
(d) the grant has become useless and inoperative through circumstances; or
(e) the person to whom the grant was made has willfully and without reasonable cause omitted to exhibit an inventory or account in accordance with the provisions of Chapter VII of this Part, or has exhibited under that Chapter an inventory or account which is untrue in a material respect.
Thus as per the provisions of law as enumerated above, it can be noted that the letters of administration can be revoked as the grant has become useless and inoperative through circumstances, hence there is no question of the administrator giving a POA deed to carry out the task granted to him by court.