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Section 18 – The Cencus Act,1948

The Cencus Act,1948

18 .Power to make rules.

(1) The Central Government may make rules by notification in the Official Gazzete for carrying out the purposes of this Act.

(2) In particular, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, the Central Government may makes rules providing for the appointment of cencus-officers and of persons to perform any of the duties of cencus-officers or to give assistance towards the making of a cencus, and for the general instructions to be issued to such officers and persons 1[and providing for the manner of service of orders regarding requisitioning of premises, or vehicle; vessel or animal and the time within which the application may be made to it by any interested person aggrieved by the amount of compensation determined under section 7 B for referring the matter to an arbitrator.]

(3) 2[Every rule made under this Section shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is made, before each House of Parliament, white it is in session, for a total period of 30 days, which may be comprised in one session or in two or more successive sessions, and if, before teh expiry of the session immediately following the session or the successive sessions aforesaid, both House agree that the rule should not be made, teh rules 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. Added by S.15, ibid.

2. Ins. by Act 4 of 1986, S.2 & Sch. (w.e.f. 15-3.1986).

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