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.
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).
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,
order, require any person or dealer or trader or agency
holding stock of raw jute,
to apply for registration to he Jute Commissioner or any Officer duly authorized by him in
his behalf ;
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
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 ;
quantity of raw jute in his possession ;
quality, condition and grade composition of such stocks ;
and firm commitment to sell and to deliver ;
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,
other factor, which in the opinion of the Jute Commissioner may be relevant for the
J. K. SHARMA, Jt. Secy.