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The Tea Act,1953

The Tea Act,1953




1 Short title, extent, and commencement
2 Declaration as to expediency of control by the Union
3 Definitions
4 Establishment and constitution of the Tea Board
5 Vacancies, etc., not to invalidate acts and proceedings
6 Salary and allowances of Chairman
7 Vice-Chairman
8 Executive and other Committees
9 Secretary and staff
10 Functions of the Board
11 Dissolution of the Board
12 Method of control of extension of tea cultivation
13 Limitations to the extension of tea cultivation
14 Grant of permission to plant tea
15 Grant of permission to plant tea in special circumstances
16 Tea nurseries
17 Control of export of tea and tea seed
18 Tea or tea seed for export to be covered by licence or permit
19 Export allotment
20 Export quotas and licenses
21 Right to export licenses
22 Special export licenses
23 Board to maintain accounts of quotas
24 Limitation of application of Chapter
25 Imposition of a duty of customs on export of tea
26 Payment of proceeds of cess to the Board
27 Constitution of Fund
28 Borrowing powers of Board
29 Accounts and audit
30 Power to control price and distribution of tea or tea waste
31 General control over acts and proceedings of the Board
32 Appeal to Central Government
33 Licensing of brokers, tea manufacturers, etc
34 Power of inspection
35 Power of Board to call for returns
36 Penalty for illicit export
37 Penalty for making false return
38 Penalty for obstructing an officer or member of the Board in the discharge of his duties and for failure to produce books and records
39 Penalty for illicit cultivation
40 Removal of tea planted without permission
41 Penalty for contravention of order relating to control of price and distribution
42 Other penalties
43 Offences by companies
44 Jurisdiction of courts
45 Previous sanction of Central Government for prosecution
46 Protection of action taken in good faith
47 Power to delegate
48 Suspension of operation of Act
49 Power of Central Government to make rules
50 Power of Board to make by-laws
51 Repeals and savings

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