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Essential Commodities Act, 1955

 

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Essential Commodities Act, 1955

 

Preamble

   
1.

Short title and extent

2.

Definitions

3.

Powers to control production, supply, distribution etc. of essential commodities

4.

Imposition of duties on State Government, etc.

5.

Delegation of powers

6.

Effect of orders inconsistent with other enactments

6A.

Confiscation of essential commodity

6B.

Issue of show-cause notice before confiscation of essential commodity

6C.

Appeal

6D.

Award of confiscation not to interfere with other punishments

6E.

Bar of jurisdiction in certain cases

7.

Penalties

7A.

Power of Central Government to recover certain amounts as arrears of land revenue

8.

Attempts and abetment

9.

False statement

10.

Offences by companies

10A.

Offences to be cognizable and bailable

10AA.

Power to arrest

10B.

Power of court to publish name, place of business, etc. of companies convicted under the Act

10C.

Presumption of culpable mental state

11.

Cognizance of offences

12A.

Constitution of Special Courts

12AA.

Offences triable by Special Courts

12AB.

Appeal and revision

12AC.

Application of Code of proceedings before a Special CourtApplication of Code of proceedings before a Special Court

12B.

Grant of injunction, etc. by civil courts

13.

Presumption as to order

14.

Burden of proof in certain cases

15.

Protection of action taken under Act

15A.

Prosecution of public servants

16.

Repeal and saving

 

Essential Commodities Act, 1955

 

 

 

 

 

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