Section 16 in The Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act, 1992

Title: Review

Description: 1[16. Review.--The Central Government, in the case of any decision or order made by the Director General, or the Director General in the case of any decision or order made by any officer subordinate to him, may on its or his own motion or otherwise, call for and examine the records of any proceeding, for the purpose of satisfying itself or himself, as the case may be, as to the correctness, legality or propriety of such decision or order and make such orders thereon as may be deemed fit: Provided that no decision or order shall be varied under this section so as to prejudicially affect any person unless such person— (a) has, within a period of two years from the date of such decision or order, received a notice to showcause why such decision or order shall not be varied; and (b) has been given a reasonable opportunity of making representation and, if he so desires, of being heard in his defence.] 1 Subs. by s. 18, ibid., for section 16 (w.e.f.27-8-2010).

Title: Powers of Adjudicating and other Authorities

Description: (1) Every authority making any adjudication or hearing any appeal or exercising any powers of 1[review] under this Act shall have all the powers of a civil court under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (5 of 1908), while trying a suit, in respect of the following matters, namely:-- (a) summoning and enforcing the attendance of witnesses; (b) requiring the discovery and production of any document; (c) requisitioning any public record or copy thereof from any court or office; (d) receiving evidence on affidavits; and (e) issuing commissions for the examination of witnesses or documents. (2) Every authority making any adjudication or hearing any appeal or exercising any powers of 1[review] under this Act shall be deemed to be a civil court for the purposes of sections 345 and 346 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974). (3) Every authority making any adjudication or hearing any appeal or exercising any powers of 1[review] under this Act shall have the power to make such orders of an interim nature as it may think fit and may also, for sufficient cause, order the stay of operation of any decision or order. (4) Clerical or arithmetical mistakes in any decision or order or errors arising therein from any accidental slip or omission may at any time be corrected by the authority by which the decision or order was made, either on its own motion or on the application of any of the parties: Provided that where any correction proposed to be made under this sub-section will have the effect of prejudicially affecting any person, no such correction shall be made except after giving to that person a reasonable opportunity of making a representation in the matter and no such correction shall be made after the expiry of two years from the date on which such decision or order was made. 1 . Subs. by Act 25 of 2010, s. 19, for "Revision" (w.e.f.27-8-2010).

Title: Protection of action taken in good faith

Description: No order made or deemed to have been made under this Act shall be called in question in any court, and no suit, prosecution or other legal proceeding shall lie against any person for anything in good faith done or intended to be done under this Act or any order made or deemed to have been made thereunder.

Title: Application of other laws not barred

Description: 1[18A. Application of other laws not barred.--The provisions of this Act shall be in addition to, and not in derogation of, the provisions of any other law for the time being in force.] 1 Ins. by s. 20, ibid. (w.e.f.27-8-2010).

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) In particular, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such rules may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely:-- (a) the manner in which and the conditions subject to which a special licence may be issued under sub-section (2) of section 8; (b) the exceptions subject to which and the person or class of persons in respect of whom fees may belevied and the manner in which a 1[licence, certificate, scrip or any instrument bestowing financial or fiscal benefits] may be granted or renewed under sub-section (1) of section 9; 2[(c) the class or classes of goods (including the goods connected with service or technology) for which a licence, certificate, scrip or any instrument bestowing financial or fiscal benefits may be granted under sub-section (2) of section 9;] (d) the form in which and the terms, conditions and restrictions subject to which 1[licence, certificate, scrip or any instrument bestowing financial or fiscal benefits] may be granted under sub-section (3) of section 9; (e) the conditions subject to which a 1[licence, certificate, scrip or any instrument bestowing financial or fiscal benefits] may be suspended or cancelled under sub-section (4) of section 9; 3[(ea) the matter in which goods the import of which shall be subject to quantitative restrictions, may be identified and the manner in which the causes of serious injury or causes of threat of serious injury in relation to such goods may be determined under sub-section (3) of section 9A;] (f) the premises, 4[goods (including the goods connected with the service or technology)], documents, things and conveyances in respect of which and the requirements and conditions subject to which power of entry, search, inspection and seizure may be exercised under sub-section (1) of section10; (g) the class or classes of cases for which and the manner in which an amount, by way of settlement, may be determined under 5[sub-section (4) of section 11]; 6[(h) the requirements and conditions subject to which goods (including the goods connected with the service or technology) and conveyances shall be liable to confiscation under sub-section (8) of section 11;] 7[(i) the manner in which and the conditions subject to which goods (including the goods connected with the service or technology) and conveyances may be released on payment of redemption charges under sub-section (9) of section 11]; (j) any other matter which is to be, or may be, prescribed, or in respect of which provision is to be, or may be, made by rules. (3) Every rule and every Order 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 the Order or both Houses agree that the rule or the Order should not be made, the rule or the Order, as the case may be, 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 or the Order. 1 Subs. by Act 25 of 2010, s. 21, for "licence" (w.e.f.27-8-2010). 2 Subs. by s. 21, ibid., for clause (c) (w.e.f.27-8-2010). 3 Ins. by s.21, ibid. (w.e.f.27-8-2010). 4 Subs. by s. 21, ibid., for "goods" (w.e.f.27-8-2010). 5 Subs. by s. 21, ibid., for "sub-section (3) of section 11" (w.e.f.27-8-2010). 6 Subs. by s. 21, ibid., for clause (h) (w.e.f.27-8-2010). 7 Subs. by s. 21, ibid., for clause (i) (w.e.f.27-8-2010).