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The Emigration Act, 1983

The Emigration Act, 1983





Chapter I Preliminary
1 Short, extent, application and commencement.
2 Definitions.
Chapter II Emigration Authorities
3 Protectors of Emigrants.
4 General duties of Protectors of Emigrants.
5 Power to authorise persons to exercise functions of a Protector.
6 Emigration check posts.
7 Other emigration officers and staff.
8 Emigration officers to be public servants.
Chapter III Registering authority
9 Registering authority.
10 No person to functions as recruiting agent without a valid certificate.
11 Application for registration.
12 Terms and conditions of registration.
13 Renewal of registration.
14 Cancellation, Suspension, etc., of a certificate.
Chapter IV Permits for Recruitment by Employers
15 Competent authority.
16 Recruitment by employers to be through recruiting agent or permit.
17 Procedure for obtaining permits.
18 Period of validity of permit.
19 Registration of certain permits.
20 Cancellation or suspension of a permit.
21 Power to exempt.
22 Requirement, etc., as to emigration clearance.
Chapter V Appeals
23 Appeals.
   Chapter VI Offences and Penalties
24 Offences and Penalties.
25 Offences by companies.
26 Offences to be cognizable.
27 Previous sanction of Central Government necessary.
28 Punishment to be without prejudice to any other action.
Chapter VII Miscellaneous
29 Determination of question as to whether a person is an emigrant.
30 Power to prohibit emigration to any country in interest of the general public, etc.
31 Power to prohibit emigration due to outbreak of epidemics, civil disturbances, etc., in a country.
32 Power to prohibit emigration of any class or category or persons.
33 Provisions as to security.
34 Refund of security.
35 Power to search, seize and detain persons, conveyance etc.
36 Returns and registers.
37 Authorities and officers to have certain powers to civil court.
38 Power to give directions.
39 Effect of other laws.
40 Delegation.
41 Power to exempt.
42 Act not to apply to certain emigrants.
43 Power to make rules.
44 Notifications and rules to be laid before Parliament.
45 Repeal of Act 7 of 1922.
1 Short title and commencement.
2 Definitions.
3 Amount of security.
4 Validity of certificate.
5 Renewal of Certificate.
6 Terms and conditions of the certificate.
7 Permits for recruitment by employers.
8 Conditions of permit.
9 Issue of permit.
10 Application for emigration clearance.
11 Direct recruitment by foreign employer.
12 Form of appeal.
13 Procedure before the appellant authority.
14 Contents of the order in appeal.
15 Representation of party.
16 Procedure for deciding emigrant status.
17 Forfeiture of security deposit.
18 Authorities and officers to have certain power of civil courts.
19 Service charges.
20 Service of notice and orders.
20A Withdrawal of the Certificate of Registration of Recruiting Agent during Suspension.


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