The Cencus Act,1948
12. Sancttion required for prosecutions.
1[Without prejudice to the provisions of section 197 of the Code of Criminal Procedure,1973, no prosecution under this act shall be institued except with the previous sanction,- (2 of 1974)
(a) in the case of a person who is employed or was at the time of commission of the alleged offence employed-
(i) in a company, as defined in section 3 of the Companies Act,1956, in which not less than fifty-one percent of the paid-up capital is held by the Central Government or any company which is a subsidiary thereof within the meaning of the Act, (1 of 1956)
(ii) by a corporation or a local authority establishment by or under a Central Act which is owned or controlled by the Central Government, of the Central Government or of an authority authorised in this behalf by that Government; and
(b) in the case of a person other than referred to in clause (a) of the State Govrnment.]
1. Subs. by S.9, ibid.