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THE JUTE PACKAGING MATERIALS (COMPULSORY USED

AND PACKING COMMODITIES) ACT, 1987

No. 10 OF 1987

[9th May, 1987]

An Act to provide  for   the  compulsory  use of jute   packaging   material in supply  and  distribution  of   certain commodities in the interests of production of raw jute and jute  packaging material,  and  of  persons   engaged  in

the production thereof and for matters connected therewith.

 

Be it enacted by Parliament in the Thirty-eighth Year of the Republic of India as follows. 

(1)                        

            (1)    This Act may be called the Jute Packaging Materials  (Compulsory Use  in  Packing  Commodities)

                     Act,1987.

            (2)    It extends to the whole of India.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

            (3)    It shall  come into  force on  such date as   the Central   Government  may,  by  notification    in  the 

                     Official Gazetted   appoint.

 

(2)        In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires :-

            (a)    "commodity" means -

 

            (i)     any essential commodity ;

 

            (ii)    any article manufactured or produced by any scheduled) "essential  commodity"  sed  industry ;   as 

                     in the Essential  Commodity

            (b)    shall have the same meaning ties Act, 1955 ;

            (c)    "Jute packaging material"  means  jute,  jute   yarn,  jute twine,  jute sacking  cloth,   hessian    cloth, 

                     jute bags or any  other  packaging  material  containing  not  less  than  seventy-five  per   cent,   by 

                     weight, of jute;

            (d)    "scheduled industry"  shall  have  the  same  meaning   as  in   the   Industries    (Development   and

                     Regulation) Act, 1951                     

            (e)    "Standing  Advisory  Committee"  means  the   Standing  Advisory  committee    constituted   under 

                     section 4.

 

3.

            (1)    Notwithstanding anything contained in any  other  law  for  the   time   being  in  force,  the   Central

                     Government may,  if it   is satisfied, after commodities considering the  recommendations made  to it

                     by the Standing Advisory  which are  required Committee,  that  it  is  necessary  so   to  do   in  the

                     interests of production  of raw jute and jute packaging  material,  and  of  persons   engaged   in  the

                     production thereof, by order published in the Official Gazette, direct, from time to  time,    that  such

                     commodity or class of commodities or such percentage thereof, as  may be  specified  in  the  order,

                     shall, on and from such date,  as  may  be  specified  in   the  order,  be  packed  for  the  purposes 

                    of its supply  or  distribution  in  such  jute  packaging  material  as  may  be  specified  in  the  order 

                    Provided that until such time as the Standing Advisory Committee  is  constituted   under  section  4,

                    the Central Government   shall,  before  making  any  order  under  this   sub-section,  consider   the

                    matters specified in sub-section (2) of section 4, and any order so made shall cease to . operate   at

                    the expiration of three months from the date on which the Standing Advisory Committee makes    its

                    recommendations.

 

 

            (2)    Every order made under sub-section (1) shall be laid, as soon as may be  after  it is  made,  before

                     each House of Parliament, while it is in session, for a  total  period  of  thirty  days  which  may  be

                      comprised in one session or in two or more successive sessions, and if,  before  the  expiry  of  the

                      session immediately following the session or the successive sessions aforesaid, both Houses  agree

                      in making any modification in the order or both Houses agree that the order  should  not  be  made,

                      the order shall thereafter have effect only in such modified form  or  be  of  no  effect,  as  the  case,

                      prejudice  to the validity of anything previously done under that order.

4            

             (1)    The Central Government shall with a view to determining the commodity or  class  Of  commodities

                     or percentages thereof in respect Of which jute packaging material shall be  used  in  their  packing,

                      constitute a Standing Advisory Committee consisting of such persons  as  have,  in  the  opinion  of

                      that Government the necessary expertise to give advice in the matter.

              

            (2)     The  Standing  Advisory  Committee  shall,  after  considering  the  following  matters,  indicate  its

                     recommendations to the Central Government, namely :-

                     (a)        the existing level Of usage of jute material ;

                     (b)        the quantity of raw jute available ;

                     (c)        the quantity of jute material available ;

                     (d)        the protection of interests of persons engaged in the jute industry and in  the  production  of

                                  raw jute ;

                     (e)        the need for continued maintenance of jute industry ;

                     (f)         the quantity Of commodities which, in its opinion  is  likely  to  be  required  for  packing  in

                                  jute material ;

                     (g)        such other matters as the Standing Advisory Committee may think fit.

 

 

5.         Where an order has been made under section 3 requiring any commodity,  Provided  that  nothing  in  this

            section shall apply to the supply or distribution of any  commodity,  class  of  commodities  or  percentage

             thereof for a  period  of  three  months  from  the  aforesaid  date  if  immediately  before  that  date  such

             commodity, class of commodities or percentage, thereof were being packed  in  any  material  other  than

             jute packaging material.

 

6.         The Central Government may, by order,  require  any  person,  who  is  required  to  use  jute  packaging

             material for packing under section 5, to furnish for the purposes of this Act,-                                                     

                     (a)        such information in his possession, with respect to any commodity or class of commodities

                                 or percentage thereof which requires such pack4ng, to any officer specified by it, in such

                                 form and within such period as ma be specified by that Government in the order

                     (b)        such samples of jute packaging material for inspection by such officer at such places and

                                 within such period as may be specified by it in the order.

 

7.         Any officer authorized by the Central Government (hereinafter referred to as the authorized officer) may

             enter, at all reasonable times, any place, enter and     premises or vehicle where any commodity packed

             in jute packaging material  inspect is stored or kept for supply or distribution, and may require its

             production for inspection and ask for any information relating thereto.

 

8.   

            (1)    The authorized officer may, if he has reason to believe that any commodity has been packed in

                      contravention of   section 5 and is secreted in any place, premises or vehicle, enter into search

                      such place, premises    or vehicle for such commodity.

 

 

            (2)    Where, as a result of any search made under sub-section (1), any commodity packed in

                      convention of section 5 has    been found the authorized officer may seized such commodity and

                      any other thing which in his opinion , will be useful for ,or relevant to any processing under this

                      Act :

 

  (3)     The provision of the code of criminal procedure 1973, relating to search and seizures

           shall, so far as may be apply to every search or seizure made under this

           section                                                                                                    

 

9 .

             Whoever packs any commodity ,class of commodities or any percentage thereof any material in

             contravention of section 5 shall be punishable with fine any which may extend to an amount equal to

             double the cost of the jute packaging material which should have been use in accordance with the

             order made under section 3.

 

 

10.       If any person when required by any order made under section 6 to furnish Penalty any information or

             sample, fails to furnish such information or sample, or makes any statement or furnishes any

            information which is false in any material particular and which he knows, or has reasonable, or makes

            any statement or sample, fails to furnish such information or sample, or makes any statement or

            furnishes any information which is false in any material particular and which he knows, or has

             reasonable statement, or makes any statement or sample, fails to furnish such information or etc cause

            to believe, to be false or does not believe it to be true, he shall be punishable with fine which may

            extend to five thousand rupees.

 

 

1 1.

            (1)     Where an offence under this Act has been committed by a company, Of fences every person

                     who, at the time the offence was committed, was in charge of, and was responsible to, the

                     company for the conduct of the business of the company, as well as the company, shall be

                      deemed to be guilty of the offence and shall be liable to be proceeded against and punished

                     accordingly.Provided that nothing contained in this sub-section shall render any such person

                      liable to any punishment provided in this Act, if he proves that the offence was committed

                      without his knowledge or that he had exercised all due diligence to prevent the commission of

                     such offence.

 

            (2)     Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1), where an offence under this Act has been

                     committed with the consent or connivance of, or is attributable to any neglect on the part of, any

                      director, manager, secretary or other officer of the company, such director, manager, secretary

                     or other officer shall also be deemed to be guilty of that offence and shall be liable to be

                     proceeded against and punished accordingly.

 

            Explanation-For the purposes of this section,-

                

                     (a)        "company" means any body corporate and includes a firm or other association of individuals ;

                                  and

                     (b)        "director", in relation to a firm, means a partner in the firm.

 

12.

            Notwithstanding anything contained in the code of Criminal Procedure,1973, every offence punishable

            under this Act shall be cognizable.                                                                                                                          

13. 

             The Central Government may, be order published in the Official Gazette, direct that the powers

            exercisable by it under any provision of this Act, other than the power to make orders under section 3

             or under section 16 or to make rules under section 17, shall, in relation to such matters and subject to

            such conditions, if any, as may be specified in the order, be exercisable also by 

             (a) such officer or authority subordinate to the Central government; or

            (b) such State Government or such officer or authority subordinate to a St Government, as may be

             specified in the order.

 

14. 

             The Central Government may give such directions as it may consider necessary to a State Government

             as to the carrying into execution of the provision of this act.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            

15. 

             No suit, prosecution or other legal proceeding shall lie against the Central Government, State

            Government or any officer or employee of the Central Govt of any state govt or any authorised officer

             for anything which is in  good faith done or intended to be done under this Act or any rule or order

            made there under.

 16.

            (1)     If the Central Government is of the opinion that it is necessary  or expedient so to do in the

                      public interest, it may, by order published  in the Official Gazette, exempt any person or class of

                     persons, supplying or distributing any commodity or class of commodities, from the operation of

                     an order made under section 3.

 

            (2)     while it is in session , for a total period of thirty days which may be comprised in one session or

                     in two or     more successive sessions, and if, before the expiry of the session immediately

                     following the session or the successive sessions aforesaid, both Houses agree in making any

                      modification in the order or both Houses agree that the    order should not be made, the order

                     shall thereafter have effect only in such modified form or be of no effect, as the case may be ; so,

                      however, that any such modification or annulment shall be without prejudice to the   validity of   

                     anything previously done under that order.

 

 

17.

            (1)    The Central Govt may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules for  carrying out the

                      purposes of the act.

            (2)    Every rule made by the Central Government under this Act shall be laid, as soon as may be after

                     it is made,   before each House of Parliament, while it is in session, for a total period of thirty

                     days which may be comprised in one session or in two or more successive sessions, and if,

                     before the expiry of the session immediately following the session or the successive sessions

                     aforesaid, both houses agree in making any modification in the rule or both Houses agree that the

                     rule should not be made, the rule shall thereafter hace effect only in such modified form or be of

                     no effect, as the case may be; so, however, that any such modification or annulment shall be

                     without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under that rule.

 

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