Section 3   [ View Judgements ]


In this Act, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context:-

(a) "the Board" means the [1] [ [2] [***] Coffee Board] constituted under section 4;

[3] [(aa) "Chairman" means the Chairman of the Board;]

(b) "coffee" means the commodity derived from the fruit of the rubiaceous plant known by that name, and includes raw coffee, cured coffee, uncured coffee, roasted coffee and prepared coffee;

[4] [(c) "Commissioner" means a Commissioner of Customs as specified in clause (b) of section 3 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962);]

(d) "curing" means the application to raw coffee of mechanical processes other than pulping for the purpose of preparing it for marketing;

(e) "curing establishment" means any place to which raw coffee is sent by a registered owner for curing, and includes any estate which the Board may declare to be a curing establishment for the purposes of this Act;

[5] [(ee) "dealer" means a person carrying on the business of selling coffee, whether wholesale or by retail;]

(f) "estate" means an area administered as one unit which contains land planted with coffee plants;

[6] [(ff) "India" means the territory of India excluding the State of Jammu and Kashmir;]

(g) "Indian Coffee Cess Committee" means the Indian Coffee Cess Committee constituted under the Indian Coffee Cess Act, 1935 (14 of 1935);

[7] [(h) "free sale quota" means that portion, stated in terms of bulk or weight, of the whole of the coffee produced by the estate in the year, which a registered estate is permitted under this Act to sell;]

[8] [(i) "owner" in relation to any land planted with coffee plants, includes:-

(1) any agent of the owner, and

(2) a mortgage, lessee or other person in actual possession of the land;]

(j) "prescribed" means prescribed by rules made under this Act;

(k) "registered estate" means an estate in respect of which an owner is registered under sub-section (1) of section 14, and includes also any estate in respect of which an owner is required to be registered under the provisions of that sub-section;

(l) "registered owner" means an owner of a registered estate who has been or is required to be registered under sub-section (1) of section 14;

[9] [***]

(m) "surplus pool" means the stock of coffee accumulated by the Board out of the amounts delivered to the Board under section 25;

[10] [(n) "year" means the period of twelve months beginning with the first day of July and ending with the thirtieth day of June next following.]


1. Substituted by Act 7 of 1943 , Section 2, for "Indian Coffee Market Expansion Board" (w.e.f. 26-3-1943).

2. The word "Indian" omitted by Act 50 of 1954 , Section 5 (w.e.f. 1-8-1955).

3. Inserted by Act 50 of 1954 , Section 5 (w.e.f. 1-8-1955).

4. Substituted by Act 22 of 1995 , Section 85, for clause (c) (w.e.f. 26-5-1995).

5. Inserted by Act 2 of 1944 , Section 2 (w.e.f. 27-2-1944).

6. Inserted by Act 3 of 1951 , Section 3 and Schedule (w.e.f. 1-4-1951).

7. Substituted by Act 23 of 1994 , Section 2, for clause (h) (w.e.f. 14-1-1994).

8. Substituted by Act 48 of 1961 , Section 2, for clause (i) (w.e.f. 19-4-1962).

9. Clause (ll) omitted by Act 3 of 1951 , Section 3 and Schedule (w.e.f. 1-4-1951). Earlier clause (ll) was inserted by the Adaptation of Laws Order, 1950

10. Substituted by 48 of 1961, Section 2, for clause (n) (w.e.f. 19-4-1962).

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