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THE JUTE MANUFACTURES DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL ACT, 1983

Title : THE JUTE MANUFACTURES DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL ACT, 1983

Year : 1983



No court inferior to that of a Metropolitan Magistrate or a Judicial Magistrate of the first class shall try any offence punishable under this Act.



Notwithstanding anything contained in the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 , (2 of 1974 .) no court shall take cognizance of any offence punishable under this Act except with the previous sanction of the Central Government.



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



All the members and all officers and other employees of the Council when acting or purporting to act in pursuance of the provisions of this Act or the rules made there under shall be deemed to be public servants within the meaning of section 21 of the Indian Penal Code. (45 of 1860 .)



(1) If the Central Government is satisfied that circumstances have arisen rendering it necessary that certain of the restrictions imposed by this Act should cease to be imposed and if it considers it necessary or expedient so to do in the public interest, the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, suspend or relax to a specified extent and for such period as may be specified in the notification, the operation of all or any of the provisions of this Act, in all or any of the territories to which this Act extends.

(2) Where the operation of any provision of this Act has, under sub- section (1), been suspended or relaxed, such suspension or relaxation may, at any time while this Act remains in force, be removed by the Central Government by notification in the Official Gazette.

(3) Every notification issued under this section shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is issued, 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 notification or both Houses agree that the notification should not be issued, the notification 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 notification.



The provisions of this Act shall be in addition to, and not in derogation of, the provisions of any other law for the time being in force.



(1) The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules for carrying out the purposes 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 and functions of the Vice- Chairman of the Council under sub- section (5) of section 3;

(b) The term of office and other conditions of service of members, the manner of filling vacancies among, and the procedure to be followed in the discharge of their functions by, members, under sub- section (6) of section 3;

(c) The manner in which, the conditions subject to which and the purposes for which persons may be associated by the Council under sub- section (8) of section 3;

(d) The times and places at which the Council shall meet, the rules of procedure to be observed in regard to the transaction of business at its meetings and the number of members which shall form a quorum at a meeting under sub- section (10) of section 3;

(e) The conditions and limitations subject to which the Council may appoint officers and other employees under sub- section (4) of section 6;

(f) The conditions of service and the remuneration of officers and other employees appointed by the Council under sub- section (5) of section 6;

(g) The matters in respect of which the Council may undertake measures in the discharge of its functions under clause (k) of sub- section (2) of section 7;

(h) The remuneration payable to the person or persons referred to in clause (b) of sub- section (2) of section 8;

(i) The conditions subject to which the Council shall borrow on the security of the Jute Fund or any other asset under section 11;

(j) The form and manner in which the accounts of the Council shall be maintained under sub- section (1) of section 12;

(k) The time at which and the form and manner in which the Council shall furnish returns, statements and other particulars under sub- section (1) of section 14;

(l) The form in which and the date before which the Council shall furnish to the Central Government the report of its activities, policy and programmes under sub- section (3) of section 14;

(m) Any other matter which is to be or may be prescribed or provided for by rules under this Act.

(3) Every rule 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 both Houses agree that the rule should not be made, the rule 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.
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