The Press and Registration of Books Act,1867
Section 4. Keeper of printing press to make declaration
1[(1)] No person shall within 2[India], keep in his possession any press for the printing of books or papers, who shall not have made and subscribed the following declaration before 3[the District, Presidency or Sub divisional Magistrate] within whose local jurisdiction such press may be:
“I, A.B., declare that I have a press for printing at. –
And this last blank shall be filled up with a true and precise description of the place where such press may be situate.
4[(2)] As often as the place where a press is kept is changed, a new declaration shall be necessary:
Provided that where the change is for a period not exceeding sixty days and the place where the press is kept after the change is within the local jurisdiction of the Magistrate referred to in sub-section (1), no new declaration shall be necessary if-
(a) A statement relating to the change is furnished to the said Magistrate within twenty four hours thereof, and
(b) The keeper of the press continues to be the same.]
1. Section 4 re-numbered as sub-section (1) of that section by Act 55 of 1955, sec.5 (w.e.f. 1-7-1956).
2. Subs. by Act 3 of 1951, sec.3 and Sch., for “the States” .
3. Subs. by Act 56 of 195 1, sec.36, for “the Magistrate” (w.e.f. 1-2-1952).
4. Ins. by Act 55 of 1955, sec.5 (w.e.f. 1-7-1956).