Section 2 – Collection of Statistics Act,1953

Collection of Statistics Act,1953

2. Definitions.

In this Act unless the context otherwise requires, –

(a) “Appropriate Government” means-

(i) The Central Government, in relation to the collection of statistics under a direction issued by it under Sec. 3, and

(ii) The State Government, in relation to the collection of statistics under a, direction issued by it under that section;

(b) “Commercial concern” means a public limited company or a co-operative society or firm or any other person or body of persons engaged in trade or commerce, and includes, –

(i) A concern engaged in banking or insurance

(ii) A financial corporation

(iii) A concern engaged in shipping and navigation;

(iv) A concern engaged in the business or brokers dealing in shares, stocks and securities and commodities:

(v) A concern engaged in the business of advertising consultants;

(vi) A light railway;

(vii) A concern engaged in road transport service;

(viii) A concern engaged in air transport service;]

(ix) A rubber, tea, coffee or cinchona plantation;

(x) A concern engaged in the business of forwarding and clearing agents,

(xi) Any other concern which, in the opinion of the Central Government, is a commercial concern and is declared to be such by that Government by notification in the official Gazette, but does not include an industrial concern;

(c) “Factory” means a factory as defined in Cl. (m) of Sec. 2 of the Factories Act,1948 (63 of 1948);

(d) “Industrial concern” means a public limited company or a co-operative society or a firm or any other person or body of persons engaged in the manufacture, assembling, packing, preservation or processing of goods or in mining or in generation or distribution of electricity or any other form of power;

(e) “Owner in relation to a commercial or an industrial concern” means the person who, or the authority which has the ultimate control over the affairs of the concern, and where the said affairs are entrusted to a manager, managing director or managing agent, such manager, managing director or managing agent shall be deemed to be the owner of the concern;

(f) “Prescribed” means prescribed by rules made under this, Act or in any form laid down by such rules.

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