Prevention of Black Marketing and Maintenance of Supplies of Essential Commodities Act,1980
[Act No. 7 of 1980]
An Act to provide for Retention in certain cases for the purpose of prevention of’ black-marketing and maintenance of supplies of commodities essential to the community, and for matters connected therewith.
Be it enacted by parliament in the Thirty-first Year of the Republic of India as follows:
Section 1. Short title, extent and commencement
(1) This Act may be called the Prevention of Blackmarketing and Maintenance of Supplies of Essential Commodities Act,1980.
(2) It extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir.
(3) It shall be deemed to have come into force on the 5th day of October 1979.