Section 33 in The Airports Authority of India Act, 1994

Title: Protection of action taken in good faith

Description: No suit, prosecution or other legal proceeding shall lie against the Authority or any member or any officer or other employee of the Authority 1*** for anything which is in good faith done or intended to be done in pursuance of this Act or of any rule or regulation made thereunder or for any damage sustained by any aircraft or vehicle in consequence of any defect in any of the airports, civil enclaves, heliports, airstrips, aeronautical communication stations or other things belonging to or under the control of the Authority. 1. The words “or the Chairperson of the Tribunal” omitted by Act 33 of 2021, s. 19 (w.e.f. 4-4-2021).

Title: Custody and disposal of lost property

Description: Subject to such regulations as the Authority may make in this behalf, the authority shall provide for securing the safe custody and restoration of any property which, while not in proper custody, is found on any premises belonging to the Authority or under its overall control or in any aircraft on any such premises.

Title: Provisions relating to income-tax

Description: For the purposes of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961) or any other enactment for the time being in force relating to income-tax or any other tax on income, profits or gains, the Authority shall be deemed to be a company within the meaning of the Income-tax Act, 1961 and shall be liable to tax accordingly on its income, profits and gains.

Title: Power of the Authority to undertake certain works

Description: The Authority may undertake to carry out on behalf of any person any works or services or any class of works or services on such terms and conditions as may be agreed upon between the Authority and the person concerned.

Title: Power to issue directions.

Description: (1) The Authority or any officer specially authorised by it in this behalf may, from time to time, by order, issue directions, consistent with the provisions of the Aircraft Act, 1934 (22 of 1934) and the rules made thereunder, with respect to any of the matters specified in clauses (f), (h), (i), (j), (k), (m), (p), (qq) and (r) of sub-section (2) of section 5 of that Act, to any person or persons engaged in aircraft operations or using any airports, heliport, airstrip or civil enclave, in any case where the Authority or the officer is satisfied that in the interests of the security of India or for securing the security of the aircraft it is necessary to do so. (2) Every direction issued under sub-section (1) shall be complied with by the person or persons to whom such direction is issued. (3) If any person wilfully fails to comply with any direction issued under this section, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months or with fine which may extend to five thousand rupees, or with both.

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