Office of the Jute Commissioner : Kolkata
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New Delhi, the 28th October, 2005

S.O. 1547(E) – In exercise of the powers conferred by section 3 of the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 (10 of 1955), the Central Government hereby makes the following Order to amend the Jute and Jute Textiles Control Order 2000, namely :-  

1.  (1) This Order many be called the Jute and Jute Textiles Control (Amendment) Order, 2005.  

(2) It shall come into force on the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.

2.  In the Jute and Jute Textiles Control Order, 2000 (hereinafter referred to as the principal
     Order), after sub-clause (3), he following sub-clauses shall be inserted, namely :-

    “(4) The Jute Commissioner may be notification in the Official Gazete fix the reasonable price at
      which any variety of raw jute or any grade of such variety may by purchased or sold, and
      different prices may by fixed for different areas or for different varieties of raw jute or grades

(5)    While fixing the reasonable price under sub-clause (4), the Jute Commissioner shall have regard to the quality of raw jute and the railway freight and other expenses necessary for the transport of raw jute from the producing centre to the area or areas in relation to which such price or prices is or are fixed and any other relevant factor(s).  

(6)    No person shall sell or offer to sell or purchase or offer to purchase any raw jute at a price exceeding the reasonable price fixed therefore under sub-clause (4)”.  

3.      In the principal Order, after clause 5, the following clause shall be inserted, namely :-  

     “5(A) (1) With a view to ensure easy availability of raw jute, the Jute Commissioner, may be
      order, require any person or dealer or trader or agency holding stock of raw jute,  

(i)       to apply for registration to he Jute Commissioner or any Officer duly authorized by him in his behalf ;  

(ii)      not to sell or deliver his stock beyond a specified limit without the permission in writing of the Jute Commissioner or Deputy Jute Commissioner, or  

(iii)     to keep the maximum or minimum quantity of raw jute or any specified variety of jute which the person or the trader or the dealer may have in his possession or purchase or sell from or to any specified period.  

(2)    In issuing an order under sub-clause (1), the Jute Commissioner shall have regard to ;  

(i)      the quantity of raw jute in his possession ;  

(ii)      the quality, condition and grade composition of such stocks ;  

(iii)      genuine and firm commitment to sell and to deliver ;  

(iv)      period and the purpose for which such stocks of raw jute are being held by various stockists or manufacturers with particular reference to making raw jute easily available and to prevent holding of stocks or speculation in raw jute through Exchange or Exchanges or otherwise, and,  

(v)      any other factor, which in the opinion of the Jute Commissioner may be relevant for the purpose”.  

[F. No. 5/13/2003 jute]
J. K. SHARMA, Jt. Secy.

[To be published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary, Part II,
Section 3, Sub-section (ii)]
Government of India , Minisry of Textiles

New Delhi , the 09 November, 2005

S.O.   (E)   .  In the Notification of Government of India in the Ministry of Textiles, No. S.O. 1547(E) dated the 28th October, 2005 published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3,  Sub-section (ii), in para 2, the word “of clause 3” be inserted after sub-clause (3).

                                                                              [File No. 5/13/2003 jute]
                                                                                (J. K. Sharma)
                                                                  Joint Secretary to the Government of India

Note :- The principal Order was published in the Gazette of India in Part II, Section I Sub. Section (ii) vide S,O 396(E) dated the 19th April, 2000.


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Jute Manufacturers Cess Act 1983

National Jute Board ACT 2008


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Jute & Jute Textile Control ( Amendment ) ORDER 2002 

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