Section 3 in The Destructive Insects and Pests (Amendment and Validation) Act, 1992

Title: Validation

Description: (1) Notwithstanding any judgment, decree or order of any court, tribunal or other authority,-- (i) the notification No.S.O.867(E), dated the 27th October, 1989 issued under sub-section (1) of the section 3 of the principal Act, and (ii) any fees levied or collected or purported to have been levied or collected for making an application for a permit to import, or for making inspection, fumigation, disinfection, disinfestation or supervision of, any article or class of articles or any insect or class of insects under the principal Act or the said notification, shall, for all purposes, be deemed to be and to have always been validly issued or, as the case may be, levied or collected in accordance with the provisions of section 3 of the principal Act as amended by this Act, and accordingly— (a) no suit or other proceeding shall be maintained or continued in any court for the refund of any fees so collected; (b) no court or other authority shall enforce any decree or order directing the refund of any fees so collected; (c) any fees levied or purported to have been levied but not collected, may be recovered under the principal Act as amended by this Act; and (d) anything done or any action taken or purported to have been done or taken under or for the purposes of the principal Act shall be deemed to have been validly done or taken in accordance with law as if the provisions of section 3 of the principal Act, as amended by this Act, had been in force at all material times. (2) For the removal of doubts, it is hereby declared that nothing in sub-section (1) shall be construed as preventing any person— (a) from questioning in accordance with the provisions of the principal Act, as amended by this Act, or the notification issued under section 3 of the principal Act, the levy or collection of such fees; or (b) from claiming refund of any fees paid by him in excess of the amount due from him under the principal Act, as amended by this Act, or the said notification.

Title: Repeal and saving

Description: 1) The Destructive Insects and Pests (Amendment and Validation) Ordinance, 1992 (Ord. 4 of 1992) is hereby repealed. (2) Notwithstanding such repeal, anything done or any action taken under the principal Act, as amended by the said Ordinance, shall be deemed to have been done or taken under the principal Act, as amended by this Act.

Title: Short title, extent and commencement

Description: (1) This Act may be called the National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992. (2) It extends to the whole of India 1***. (3) It shall come into force on such date2 as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint. 1. The words "except the State of Jammu and Kashmir" omitted by Act 34 of 2019, s. 95 and the Fifth Schedule (w.e.f. 31-10- 2019). 2. 17th May, 1993, vide notification No. S.O. 317(E), dated 17th May, 1993, see Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, sec. 3(ii)

Title: Definitions

Description: In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-- (a) "Commission" means the National Commission for Minorities constituted under section 3; (b) "Member" means a Member of the Commission 1[and includes the Vice-Chairperson]; (c) "minority", for the purposes of this Act, means a community notified as such by the Central Government; (d) "prescribed" means prescribed by rules made under this Act. 1. Added by Act 41 of 1995, s.2 (w.e.f. 18-9-1995).

Title: Constitution of the National Commission for Minorities

Description: (1) The Central Government shall constitute a body to be known as the National Commission for Minorities to exercise the powers conferred on, and to perform the functions assigned to, it under this Act. (2) The Commission shall consist of a 1[Chairperson, a Vice-Chairperson and five Members] to be nominated by the Central Government from amongst persons of eminence, ability and integrity: Provided that five Members including the Chairperson shall be from amongst the minority communities. 1. Subs. by s. 3, ibid., for "Chairperson and six Members" (w.e.f. 18-9-1995).