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Paddy Marketing Board Act (No. 14 of 1971)


           Long Title

   1.	   Short title  
   2.	   Establishment of the Paddy Marketing Board  
   3.	   General objects of the Board  
   4.	   Exclusive right to purchase, sell, supply or transport or to carry on the business of hulling, milling or processing of paddy and rice vested in the Board  
   5.	   The Board may fix guaranteed price for a variety of paddy or different grades of such variety  
   6.	   Termination of licences for bulling or milling paddy issued under Act, No. 33 of 1961  
   7.	   Authorized purchaser to pay the guaranteed price for purchase of paddy  
   8.	   From whom the Board or authorized purchaser may purchase paddy  
   9.	   Recovery of moneys due to Government or to co-operative societies  
   10.	   Control of hulling, milling or processing of paddy and rice  
   11.	   Control of the disposal of equipment and facilities intended to be used for the sale, supply, distribution, transport, storage, hulling, milling or processing of paddy and rice  
   12.	   Control of the establishment and maintenance of equipment and facilities for sale, supply, transport or distribution, hulling, milling, or processing of paddy and rice  
   13.	   Powers of the Board  
   14.	   Constitution of the Board  
   15.	   General control of the Board  
   16.	   Seal of the Board  
   17.	   Powers of the Minister in relation to the Board  
   18.	   Officers and servants of Board deemed to be public officers. Cap. 19  
   19.	   Board deemed to be a scheduled institution within the meaning of the Bribery Act. Cap. 26  
   20.	   Regional Consultative Committees  
   21.	   Appointment of staff of the Board  
   22.	   Powers of the Board in regard to the staff of the Board  
   23.	   Capital of the Board  
   24.	   The Fund of the Board  
   25.	   Borrowing powers of the Board  
   26.	   Investment of funds of the Board  
   27.	   Application of the revenue of the Board  
   28.	   Reserves  
   29.	   Accounts and audit of accounts  
   30.	   Powers of the Auditor-General and the auditor appointed by the Minister  
   31.	   Report of the Board and copies of the auditor's report, the Auditor-General's comments and supplement and statement of accounts and statistics to be sent to the Minister and laid before the Senate and the House Representatives  
   32.	   Financial year  
   33.	   Notice of claim or disclaimer in respect of property required for the purposes of the Board  
   34.	   Compulsory transfer to the Board of certain property  
   35.	   Requisition of notified property and compulsory acquisition of requisitioned property  
   36.	   Revocation of vesting Order  
   37.	   Taking possession of property vested in, or requisitioned for, the Board  
   38.	   Prevention of or obstruction to taking possession of property for and on behalf of the Board  
   39.	   Acquisition of immovable property under the Land Acquisition Act for the Board  
   40.	   Crown property both immovable and movable, to be made available to the Board  
   41.	   Power to require information and to inspect  
   42.	   Power of Board to make use of equipment and facilities of other persons  
   43.	   Compensation for loss incurred by reason of vesting or requisition for the Board of any mill, huller, plant, machinery, &c.,  
   44.	   Notices to persons entitled to make claims to the compensation payable under this Act in respect of any property vested in or requisitioned for the Board  
   45.	   Power of the Chairman of the Board or officer authorized by him to determine compensation payable to claimants  
   46.	   Power to hold inquiries into claims for compensation  
   47.	   Assessment and payment of compensation under this Act in respect of property as is immovable vested in the Board  
   48.	   Compensation in respect of property as is immovable requisitioned for the Board  
   49.	   Assessment of compensation payable for property as is movable  
   50.	   Proportionate payment of compensation, and interest on compensation, until date of payment  
   51.	   When compensation in respect of vested property accrues due  
   52.	   Doty of Chairman of the Board or other officer to make an award of the compensation and to give notice of such award  
   53.	   Person dissatisfied with the amount of compensation awarded may appeal there from to the Board of Review constituted under the Land Acquisition Act  
   54.	   Application of certain sections of the Land Acquisition Act in relation to appeals to the Board of Review under this Act  
   55.	   Finality of an award made under this Act  
   56.	   Tender and payment of compensation  
   57.	   Power of the Chairman of the Hoard to pay advances on account of compensation  
   58.	   Mode of payment of compensation  
   59.	   Provision for cases where compensation is not accepted, &c.,  
   60.	   Power of Minister to modify the effect of certain written laws  
   61.	   Power of Minister to make Orders  
   62.	   Regulations  
   63.	   Protection for action taken under this Act or on the direction of the Board,  
   64.	   No writ to issue against person or property of a member of the Board  
   65.	   Offences  
   66.	   Liability of directors and certain officers of a body corporate for offences committed by that body  
   67.	   Power of the Board to enter into contracts, &c.,  
   68.	   Power of Companies, to enter into contracts with the Board,  
   69.	   This Act to prevail over other written law  
   70.	   Interpretation  
   71.	   Section - 71  

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