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The Cinematograph Act – Section 17

The Cinematograph Act, 1952



17. Power to exempt –


The Central Government may by order in writing exempt,1 subject to such conditions and restrictions as it may impose, any cinematograph exhibition or class or cinematograph exhibitions from any of the provisions of this part or of any rules made there under.




As the expression Central Government in relation to anything done before the constitution means the Governor-General or Governor-General in Council, it is obvious that the Notification of 1942 issued by the Chief Commissioner of Delhi under Section 9 of Cinematograph Act, 1918 must be deemed to have been issued by the Central Government. It cannot be said to be inconsistent with the Act of 1952.


1. For such general exemptions, see Gazette of India, 1954, Pt. II, Sec. 3, p. 240, Gazette of India, 1955, Pt. II, Sec. 3, p. 310.



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