Section 18 in The Public Liability Insurance Act, 1991

Title: Cognizance of offences

Description: No court shall take cognizance of any offence under this Act except on a complaint made by— (a) the Central Government or any authority or officer authorised in this behalf by that Government; or (b) any person who has given notice of not less than sixty days in the manner prescribed, of the alleged offence and of his intention to make a complaint, to the Central Government or the authority or officer authorised as aforesaid.

Title: Power to delegate

Description: The Central Government may, by notification, delegate, subject to such conditions and limitations as may be specified in the notification, such of its powers and functions under this Act (except the power under section 23) as it may deem necessary or expedient to any person (including any officer, authority or other agency).

Title: Protection of action taken in good faith

Description: No suit, prosecution or other legal proceeding shall lie against the Government or the person, officer, authority or other agency in respect of anything which is done or intended to be done in good faith in pursuance of this Act or the rules made or orders or directions issued thereunder.

Title: Advisory Committee

Description: (1) The Central Government may, from time to time, constitute an Advisory Committee on the matters relating to the insurance policy under this Act. (2) The Advisory Committee shall consist of (a) three officers representing the Central Government; (b) two persons representing the insurers; (c) two persons representing the owners; and (d) two persons from amongst the experts of insurance or hazardous substances. to be appointed by the Central Government. (3) The Chairman of the Advisory Committee shall be one of the members representing the Central Government, nominated in this behalf by that Government.

Title: Effect of other laws

Description: The provisions of this Act and any rules made thereunder shall have effect notwithstanding anything inconsistent therewith contained in any other law.

The Public Liability Insurance Act, 1991