The Explosives Act,1884
5. Power to make rules as to licensing of the manufacture, possession, use, sale, transport, import and export of explosives.
(1) The Central Government may for any part of India make rules consistent with this Act to regulate or prohibit, except under and in accordance with the conditions of a licence granted as provided by those rules, the manufacture, possession, sale, transport, import and export of explosives, or ally specified class of explosives,
(2) Rules under this section may provide for all or any of the following among other matters, that is to say, –
(a) The authority by which licences may be granted;
(b) The fees to be charged for licences, and the other sums (if any) to be paid for expenses by applicants for licences; (c) The manner in which applications for licences must be made, and the matters to be specified in such applications;
(d) The form in which, and the conditions on and subject to which, licences must be granted;
(e) The period for which licences are to remain in force;
(ee) The authority to which appeals may be preferred under Section 6-F, the procedure to be followed by such authority and the period within which appeals shall be preferred, the fees to be paid in respect of such appeals and the circumstances under which such fees may be refunded;
(ee-a) The total quantity of explosives that a licensee can purchase in a given period of time;
(ee-b) The fees to be charged by the Chief Controller of Explosives or any officer authorised by him in this behalf, for services rendered in connection with the manufacture, transport, import or export of explosives;
(f) The exemption absolutely or subject to conditions of any explosives or ally person or class of persons from the operation of the rules.