Section 8 in The Oil and Natural Gas Commission (Transfer of Undertaking and Repeal) Act, 1993

Title: Provisions in respect of officers and other employees of Commission

Description: (1) Every officer or other employee of the Commission (except a member or the chairman) serving in its employment immediately before the appointed day shall, in so far as such officer or other employee is employed in connection with the undertaking which has vested in the Corporation by virtue of this Act, become, as from the appointed day, an officer or, as the case may be, other employee of the Corporation and shall hold his office or service therein by the same tenure, at the same remuneration, upon the same terms and conditions with the same obligations and with the same rights and privileges as to leave, passage, insurance, superannuation scheme, provident fund, other funds, retirement, pension, gratuity and other benefits as he would have held under the Commission if its undertaking had not vested in the Corporation and shall continue to do so as an officer or other employee of the Corporation or until the expiry of a period of one year from the appointed day if such officer or other employee opts not to be the officer or other employee of the Corporation within such period. (2) Where an officer or other employee of the Commission opts under sub-section (1) not to be in the employment or service of the Corporation such officer or other employee shall be deemed to have resigned. (3) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 (14 of 1947) or in any other law for the time being in force, the transfer of the service of any officer or other employee of the Commission to the Corporation shall not entitle such officer or other employee to any compensation under this Act or under any other law for the time being in force and no such claim shall be entertained by any court, tribunal or other authority. (4) The officers and other employees who have retired before the appointed day from the service of the Commission and are entitled to any benefits, rights or privileges shall be entitled to receive the same benefits, rights or privileges from the Corporation. (5) The trusts of the provident fund, gratuity fund or the superannuation scheme of the Commission and any other bodies created for the welfare of officers or other employees shall continue to discharge their functions in the Corporation as was being done hitherto in the Commission and any tax exemption granted to the provident fund, gratuity fund and the superannuation scheme or any other bodies created for the welfare of officers or other employees shall continue to be applied to the Corporation. (6) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act or in the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956) or in any other law for the time being in force or in the regulations of the Commission, no member or chairman of the Commission shall be entitled to any compensation against the Commission or the Corporation for the loss of office or for the premature termination of any contract of management entered into by him with the Commission.

Title: Power of entry

Description: (1) For the purposes of ascertaining the availability of any oil or natural gas, the Central Government may, on the request being made by the Corporation, authorise any officer or employee of the Corporation, by general or special order,-- (a) to enter and inspect any land; (b) to survey and take measurements of such land; (c) to dig holes or perform any other functions for the purposes of measuring or prospecting for the availability of oil and natural gas; and (d) to examine any document, book, register or record in the possession or power of any person having the control of or connected with any such land and place marks of identification thereon and take extracts from and make copies of any such document, book, register or record. (2) Every person authorised by the Central Government under sub-section (1) shall be deemed to be a public servant within the meaning of section 21 of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860). (3) The Corporation shall be liable to pay compensation for any loss or damage caused to the land caused by its officers or employees in performing the functions under sub-section (1) in such manner as may be prescribed to the occupier of the land. (4) The amount of compensation payable under sub-section (3) shall be determined by the competent authority appointed by the Central Government in the manner prescribed.

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 the amount and the manner of paying compensation for any loss or damage caused to the land by the officers and employees of the Corporation under sub-sections (3) and (4) of section 9. (3) Every rule made 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 of Act 48 of 1959

Description: (1) On the appointed day, the Oil and Natural Gas Commission Act, 1959 shall stand repealed. (2) Notwithstanding such repeal, the Corporation shall, so far as may be, comply with the provisions of sections 22 and 23 of the said Act so repealed for any of the purposes related to the annual accounts of the Commission

Title: Repeal and saving

Description: (1) The Oil and Natural Gas Commission (Transfer of Undertaking and Repeal) Ordinance, 1993 (Ord. 28 of 1993) is hereby repealed. (2) Notwithstanding the repeal of the Oil and Natural Gas Commission (Transfer of Undertaking and Repeal) Ordinance, 1993 (Ord. 28 of 1993), anything done or any action taken under the said Ordinance, shall be deemed to have been done or taken under the corresponding provision of this Act.

The Oil and Natural Gas Commission (Transfer of Undertaking and Repeal) Act, 1993