Section 38 – The Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940

The Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940



38. Rules to be laid before Parliament. –


Every rule made this Act 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, 2[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.



1.   Ins. by Act 13 of 1964, sec. 30 (w.e.f. 15-9-1964).


2.   Subs. by Act 68 of 1982, sec. 40, for certain words (w.e.f. 1-2-1983).


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