Prevention of Black Marketing and Maintenance of Supplies of Essential Commodities Act,1980
Section 2. Definitions
In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,
(a) “Appropriate Government” means, as respects a detention order made by the Central Government or by an officer of the Central Government or a person detained under such order, the Central Government, and as respects a detention order made by a State Government or by an officer of a State Government or as respects a person detained under such order, the state Government (b) “Detention order” means an order made under Section 3;
(c) “State Government” in relation to a Union Territory, means the administrator thereof.