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Preamble
Preamble.An Act to provide for reservation of certain articles for exclusive production by handlooms and for matters connected therewith.BE it enacted by Par...
1Short title, extent and commencement
1.     This Act may be called the Handlooms (Reservation of Articles for Production) Act, 1985.2.     It extends to the whole of India.3.     It shall co...
2Definitions
2. Definitions. –In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-a.     "Advisory Committee" means the Advisory Committee constituted under section 4;b. ...
3Power to specify articles for exclusive production by handlooms
1.     Notwithstanding anything contained in the Industries (Development and Regulation) Act, 1951 (65 of 1951), the Central Government may, if it is satisfi...
4Constitution of Advisory Committee
4. Constitution of Advisory Committee. –1.     The Central Government shall, with a view to determining the nature of any article or class of articles that ...
5Prohibition of production of articles exclusively reserved for handlooms
5. Prohibition of production of articles exclusively reserved for handlooms. -Where an order has been made under section 3 reserving any article or class of a...
6Power to call for information or to furnish samples
1.     The Central Government may, by order, require any manufacturer to furnish, for the purposes of this Act, -a.     such information in his possession w...
7Power to enter and inspect
Any officer authorised by the Central Government (hereinafter referred to as the authorised officer) may enter, at all reasonable times, any place or premises...
8Power to search and seize
8. Power to search and seize. –1.     If the authorised officer has any reason to believe that,-a.     any article or class of articles specified in any ord...
9Search and seizure to be made in accordance with the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
The provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974) relating to searches and seizures shall, so far as may be, apply to every search or seizure...
10Penalty for contravention of orders made under section 3
10. Penalty for contravention of orders made under section 3. –Whoever produces any article or class of articles in contravention of an order made under secti...
11Power to call for information or to furnish samples
11. Power to call for information or to furnish samples: If any person, - a.     when required by any order made under section 6 to furnish any information o...
12Attempts and abetment
12. Attempts and abetment. –Any person who attempts to contravene or abets the contravention of any order made under section 3 shall be deemed to have contra...
13Offences by companies
13. Offences by companies. –1.     Where an offence under this Act has been committed by a company, every person who at the time the offence was committed w...
14Offences to be cognizable
14. Offences to be cognizable: Notwithstanding anything contained in the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, every offence punishable under this Act shall be c...
15Attempt and Abetment
The Central Government may, by order, direct that the powers exercisable by it under any provision of this Act, other than the power to make orders under sect...
16Power of Central Government to give directions
The Central Government may give such directions as it may consider necessary to a State Government as to the carrying into execution of the provisions of this...
17Protection of action taken in good faith
17. Protection of action taken in good faith. –No suit, prosecution or other legal proceeding shall lie against the Central Government, State Government or a...
18Power to exempt
18. Power to exempt. –1.     If the Central Government is satisfied that the demand for any article or class of articles reserved by an order under section 3...
19Power to make rules
1.     The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules for carrying out the purposes of this Act.2.     Every rule made und...
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