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THE INTEREST ON DELAYED PAYMENTS TO SMALL SCALE AND ANCILLARY INDUSTRIAL UNDERTAKINGS ACT, 1993

Title : THE INTEREST ON DELAYED PAYMENTS TO SMALL SCALE AND ANCILLARY INDUSTRIAL UNDERTAKINGS ACT, 1993

Year : 1993

[ACT NO. 32 OF 1993.]
[2nd April, 1993.]

An Act to provide for and regulate the payment of interest on delayed payments to small scale and ancillary industrial undertakings and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

BE it enacted by Parliament in the Forty-fourth Year of the Republic of India as follows: -



(1) This Act may be called the Interest on Delayed Payments to Small Scale and Ancillary Industrial Undertakings Act, 1993.

(2) It extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and
Kashmir.

(3) It shall be deemed to have come into force on the 23rd day of
September, 1992.


In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-

(a) "Ancillary industrial undertaking" has the meaning assigned to it by clause(aa) of section 3 of the Industries (Development and Regulation) Act, 1951 (65 of 1951)

(b) "Appointed day" means the day following immediately after the expiry of the period of thirty days from the day of acceptance or the day of deemed acceptance of any goods or any services by a buyer from a supplier.

Explanation.- For the purposes of this clause,-

(i) "The day of acceptance" means,-

(a) The day of the actual delivery of goods or the rendering of services; or

(b) Where any objection is made in writing by the buyer regarding acceptance of goods or services within thirty days from the day of the delivery of goods or the rendering of services, the day on which such objection is removed by the supplier;

(ii) "The day of deemed acceptance" means, where no objection is made in writing by the buyer regarding acceptance of goods or services within thirty days from the day of the delivery of goods or the rendering of services, the day of the actual delivery of goods or the rendering of services;

(c) "Buyer" means whoever buys any goods or receives any services from a supplier for consideration;

(d) "Goods" means every kind of movable property other than actionable claims and money;

(e) "Small scale industrial undertaking" has the meaning assigned to it by clause (j) of section 3 of the Industries (Development and Regulation) Act, 1951 (65 of 1951)

(f) "Supplier" means an ancillary industrial undertaking or a small scale industrial undertaking holding a permanent registration certificate issued by the Directorate of Industries of a State 1*or Union territory and includes,

(i) The National Small Industries Corporation, being a company, registered under the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956)

(ii) The Small Industries Development Corporation of a State or a
Union territory, by whatever name called, being a company registered under the Companies Act, 1956(1 of 1956).

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1. Subs by Act 23 of 1998, s 2 for certain words.

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