Section 14 in The Special Court (Trial of Offences Relating to Transactions in Securities) Act, 1992

Title: Power to make rules

Description: (1) The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules for carrying out the provisions of this 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 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 rule.

Title: Repeal and savings

Description: (1) The Special Court (Trial of Offences Relating to Transactions in Securities) Ordinance, 1992 (Ord. 10 of 1992) is hereby repealed. (2) Notwithstanding such repeal, anything done or any action taken under the said Ordinance, shall be deemed to have been done or taken under the corresponding provisions of this Act.

Title: Short title, extent and commencement

Description: (1) This Act may be called the Infant Milk Substitutes, Feeding Bottles and Infant Foods (Regulation of Production, Supply and Distribution) Act, 1992. (2) It extends to the whole of India. (3) It shall come into force on such date1 as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint. 1. 1st August 1993, vide notification No. G.S.R. 527(E), dated 31st July, 1993, see Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, sec. 3(i).

Title: Definitions

Description: In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-- 1[(a) "advertisement" includes any notice, circular, label, wrapper or any other document or visible representation or announcement made by means of any light, sound, smoke or gas or by means of electronic transmission or by audio or visual transmission;] (b) "container" means a box, bottle, casket, tin, can, barrel, case, tube, receptacle, sack, wrapper or other thing in which any infant milk substitute, feeding bottle or infant food is placed or packed for sale or distribution; (c) "feeding bottle" means any bottle or receptacle used for the purpose of feeding infant milk substitutes, and includes a teat and a valve attached or capable of being attached to such bottle or receptacle; (d) "health care system" means an institution or organisation engaged, either directly or indirectly, in health care for mothers, infants or pregnant women, and includes a health worker in private practice, 2[a pharmacy, drug store and any association of health workers]; (e) "health worker" means a person engaged in health care for mothers, infants or pregnant women; (f) "infant food" means any food (by whatever name called) being marketed or otherwise represented as a complement to mothers milk to meet the growing nutritional needs of the infant 3[after the age of six months and up to the age of two years]; (g) "infant milk substitute" means any food being marketed or otherwise represented as a partial or total replacement for mothers milk 4[for infant up to the age of two years]; (h) "label" means a display of written, marked, stamped, printed or graphic matter affixed to, or appearing upon, any container; (i) "prescribed" means prescribed by rules made under this Act; 5[(j) "promotion" means to employ directly or indirectly any method of encouraging any person to purchase or use infant milk substitute, feeding bottle or infant food.] (2) Any reference in this Act to any other enactment or any provision thereof, shall, in relation to an area in which such enactment or such provision is not in force, be construed as a reference to the corresponding law or the relevant provision of the corresponding law, if any, in force in that area. 1. Subs. by Act 38 of 2003, s. 2, for clause (a) (w.e.f. 1-11-2003). 2. Subs. by s. 2, ibid., for "but does not include a pharmacy or drug store" (w.e.f. 1-11-2003). 3. Subs. by s. 2, ibid., for "after the age of four months" (w.e.f. 1-11-2003). 4. Subs. by s. 2, ibid., for ", whether or not it is suitable for such replacement" (w.e.f. 1-11-2003). 5. Ins. by s. 2, ibid. (w.e.f. 1-11-2003).

Title: Certain prohibitions in relation to infant milk substitutes, feeding bottles and infant foods

Description: No person shall— (a) advertise, or take part in the publication of any advertisement, for the distribution, sale or supply of infant milk substitutes 1[, feeding bottles or infant foods]; or (b) give an impression or create a belief in any manner that feeding of 2[infant milk substitutes and infant foods are] equivalent to, or better than, mother's milk; or 3[(c) take part in the promotion of infant milk substitutes, feeding bottles or infant foods.] 1. Subs. by Act 38 of 2003, s. 3, for "or feeding bottles" (w.e.f. 1-11-2003). 2. Subs. by s. 3, ibid., for "infant milk substitutes is" (w.e.f. 1-11-2003). 3. Subs. by s. 3, ibid., for clause (c) (w.e.f. 1-11-2003).

The Special Court (Trial of Offences Relating to Transactions in Securities) Act, 1992