48. Power to make rules. –
(1) The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules to carry out the purposes of this Act.
(2) In particular, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such rules may provide for all or any of the following mattes, namely:-
(a) the term of office and the conditions of service of members;
(b) the manner in which the moneys and other assets belonging to any such fund as id referred to in Section 8 shall be apportioned between the trustees of the fund and the Corporation;
(c) the services which the chief agent should have rendered for the purpose of the proviso to Section 12 ;
(cc) the terms and conditions of service of the employees and agents of the Corporation, including those who became employees and agents of the Corporation on the appointed day under this Act;
(d) the jurisdiction of the Tribunals constituted under Section 17;
(e) the manner in which, and the persons to whom, any compensation under this Act may be paid;
(f) the time within which any matter which may be referred to a Tribunal for decision under this Act may be so referred;
(g) the manner in which and the conditions subject to which investments may be made by the Corporation;
(h) the manner in which an Employee and Agents Relations Committee may be constituted for each zonal office;
(i) the form in which the report giving an account of the activities of the Corporation shall be prepared;
(j) the conditions subject to which the Corporation may appoint employees;
(k) the fees payable under this Act and the manner in which they are to be collected;
(l) any other mater which has to be or may prescribed.
(2-A) The regulations and other provisions as in force immediately before the commencement of the Life Insurance Corporation (Amendment) Act, 1981, with respect to the terms and conditions of service of employees and agents of the Corporation including those who became employee and agents of the Corporation on the appointed day under this Act, shall be deemed to be rules made under clause (cc) of sub-section (2) and shall, subject to the other provisions of this section, have effect accordingly.
(2-B) The power to make rules conferred by clause (cc) of sub-section (2) shall include-
(i) the power to give retrospective effect to such rules; and
(ii) the power to amend by way of addition, variation or repeal, the regulations and other provisions referred to in sub-section (2-A), with retrospective effect, from a date not earlier than the twentieth day of June, 1979.
(2-C) The provisions of clause (cc) of sub-section (2) and sub-section (2-B) and any rules made under the said clause (cc) shall have effect, and any such rule made with retrospective effect from any date shall also be deemed to have ad effect from that date, notwithstanding any judgment, decree or order of any court, tribunal or other authority and notwithstanding anything contained in the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 (14 of 1947) or any other law or any agreement, settlement, award or other instrument for the time being in force.
(3) Every rule made by the Central Government under this Act shall be laid, as soon as 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 in making any modification in the rule or both Houses agree that the rule should not be made, the rule shall thereafter have effect only in such modified form or to 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 the rule should not be made, the rule shall thereafter have effect only in such modified form or to 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.