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The Cinematograph Act – Section 16

The Cinematograph Act, 1952



16. Power to make rules – –


1(1)] The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules-


(a) Prescribing the terms, conditions and restrictions, if any, subject to which licences may be grated under this part.


(b) Providing for the regulation of cinematograph exhibitions for securing the public safety.


(c) Prescribing the time within which and the conditions subject to which an appeal under sub section (3) of Section 12 may be preferred.


2(2) Every rule made by the Central Government under this Part shall be laid, as soon s 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, and if, before the expiry of the session immediately following the session or the successive session aforesaid, both Houses agree that the rule should be me made, the rule shall thereafter have effect only in such modified form or be of no effect, the case maybe, so, however, that any such modification or annulment shall be without prejudice the validity of anything previously done under that rule.



1. Section 11 renumbered as sub-section (1) thereof by Act 49 of 1981, sec. 19 (w.e.f. 1-6-1983).


2. Ins. by Act 49 of 1981, sec. 19 (w.e.f. 1-6-1983).


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