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THE COCONUT DEVELOPMENT BOARD ACT, 1979

Title : THE COCONUT DEVELOPMENT BOARD ACT, 1979

Year : 1979



No suit, prosecution or other legal proceeding shall lie against the Central Government, or the Board or any committee appointed by it, or any member of the Board or such committee, or any officer or other employee of the Central Government or of the Board or any other person authorised by the Central Government or the Board, for anything which is in good faith done or intended to be done under this Act or the rules made there under.



(1) The Central Government may, by notification in the Official gazette, make rules to carry out the provisions of this Act.

(2) In particular and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such rules may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely:-

(a) The powers which may be exercised and functions which may be performed by the Vice-Chairman of the Board under sub-section (5) of section 4;

(b) The term of office of the members, the manner of filling vacancies among, and the procedure to be followed in the discharge of their functions by, the members, under sub-section (6) of section 4;

(c) The manner in which and the purposes for which any person may be associated by the Board under sub-section(8) of section 4;

(d) The powers which may be exercised and the duties which may be performed by the Chairman as the chief executive of the Board under sub-section (1) of section 7;

(e) The powers which may be exercised and the duties which may be performed by the Chief Coconut Development Officer of the Board under sub-section (2) of section7;

(f) The powers which may be exercised and the duties which may be performed by the Secretary of the Board under sub-section (4) of section 7;

(g) The control and restrictions subject to which officers and other employees may be appointed by the Board under sub-section (6) of section 7;

(h) The form in which option may be given by the officers and other employees of the Directorate of Coconut Development under sub-section (2) of section 8;

(i) The collection of statistics in respect of any matter relating to coconut industry under clause (g) of sub-section (2) of section 10;

(j) The matters in respect of which the Board may undertake measures in the discharge of its functions under clause (m) of sub-section (2) of section 10;

(k) The remuneration and other allowances payable to the person or persons referred to in clause (b) of sub-
section (2) of section 11;

(l) The form in which the accounts of the Board shall be maintained under sub-section (1) of section 15;

(m) The form and manner in which and the time at which the Board may furnish returns and reports to the Central Government under sub-section (1) of section 17;

(n) The form in which and the date before which the Board shall furnish to the Central Government the report of its activities and programmes under sub-section (3) of section 17;

(o) Any other matter which has to be, or may be, prescribed by rules under this Act.



(1) The Board may, with the previous sanction of the Central Government, by notification in the Official Gazette, make regulations not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act and the rules made there under, to provide for all matters for which provision is necessary or expedient for the purposes of giving effect to the provisions of this Act.

(2) In particular, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing powers, such regulations may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely:-

(a) The times and places at which meetings of the Board or any committee thereof, shall be held and the procedure to be followed thereat, and the number of members which shall form a quorum at a meeting under sub-section (10)of section 4;

(b) The method of appointment, the conditions of service and the scales of pay and allowances of any of the officers and other employees of the Board under sub-section (6)of section 7;

(c) Generally, for the efficient conduct of the affairs of the Board.

(3) The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, modify or rescind any regulation sanctioned by it and the regulation so modified or rescinded shall have effect only in such modified form or be of no effect, as the case may be; so however, that any such modification or rescission shall be without prejudice to the validity of anything done under the regulation before its modification or rescission.



Every rule and every regulation made under this Act shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is made, before each House of Parliament, while it is in session, for a total period of thirty days which may be comprised in one session or in two or more successive sessions, and if, before the expiry of the session immediately following the session or the successive sessions aforesaid, both Houses agree in making any modification in the rule or regulation, as the case may be, or both Houses agree that the rule or regulation, as the case may be, should not be made, the rule or regulation shall thereafter have effect only in such modified form or be of no effect, as the case may be; so, however, that any such modification or annulment shall be without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under that rule or regulation.

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