(1) Where goods of any description have been insured by a seller or supplier of goods for any period, and before that period has elapsed the goods of that description have ceased, by virtue of a notification under sub-section (2) of section 3-to be goods insurable under this Act, the person who has insured such goods shall be entitled to a proportionate refund of the premium.
(2) Where a policy of insurance has been taken out in relation to goods which are not insurable under this Act and premium has been paid in relation to such policy, or where any premium has been paid in respect of goods which have ceased to be insurable under this Act, or where, in relation to goods insurable under this Act, premium has been made in excess of the amount due under the police the person making such payment or excess payment, as the case may be, shall be entitled to a refund of the whole of the amount so paid or paid in excess as the case may be.
(3) If it is established to the satisfaction of the Central Government that a policy of insurance under the Scheme has been taken out separately by two or more persons in respect of the same goods the policy taken out by any one such person may, on an application made by him and after such inquiry as the Central] Government may think fit, be cancelled and thereupon the premium paid on such policy shall be refunded to the person by whom it was paid unless such person has recovered the premium from any other person, in which case, the refund shall be made to that other person:
Provided that no refund shall be made under this section unless the application for the refund is made before the expiry of six months from the date when the premium was paid.
(4) No suit shall be maintainable in any civil court against the Central Government or any
person acting as the agent of the Central Government under section 6-for the refund of money paid or purporting to have been paid as premium in respect of any policy issued or purporting to have been issued under this Act.
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