Section 12   [ View Judgements ]

Power to make rules

(1) The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette and subject to the condition of previous publication, make rules for carrying the provisions of this Act.

(2)In particular and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such rules may provide for-

(a)the manner in which the Fund may be applied for the measures specified in section 4;

(b)the conditions governing the grant of loan or subsidy under clause (b) of section 4;

(c)the standard of welfare measures to be provided by owners of iron ore mines or manganese ore mines for the purposes of clause (c) of section 4;

(d)the determination of the amount referred to in sub-clause (ii) of clause (c) of section 4 and in the proviso to that clause;

(e) the composition of the Advisory Committees and the Central Advisory Committee constituted under section 5 and section 6 respectively, the manner in which the members thereof shall be chosen, the term of office of such members, the allowances, if any, payable to them including co-opted members and invites, and the manner in which the Advisory Committees and the Central Advisory Committee shall conduct their business;

(f)the recruitment, conditions of service and the duties of all persons appointed under section 8;

(g)the powers that may be exercised by a Welfare Commissioner, Welfare Administrator or an Inspector under section 8;

(h) the furnishing to the Central Government by the occupiers of metallurgical factories and the owners, agents or managers of iron ore mines or of manganese ore mines, of such statistical and other information as may be required to be furnished, from time to time, by that Government under section 11;

(i) the form in which and the period within which statistical and other information are to be furnished under clause (h);

(j)any other matter which has to be or may be prescribed, or provided for, by rules under this Act.

(3) In making any rule under clause (h) or clause (i) of sub-section (2), the Central Government may direct that a breach thereof shall be punishable with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees.

(4)Every rule made under this section 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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