Section 38 in The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Act, 1997

Title: Application of certain laws

Description: The provisions of this Act shall be in addition to the provisions of the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885 (13 of 1885) and the Indian Wireless Telegraphy Act, 1933 (17 of 1933) and, in particular, nothing in this Act shall affect any jurisdiction, powers and functions required to be exercised or performed by the Telegraph Authority in relation to any area falling within the jurisdiction of such Authority.

Title: Power to remove difficulties

Description: (1) If any difficulty arises in giving effect to the provisions of this Act, the Central Government may, by order, published in the Official Gazette, make such provisions not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act as may appear to be necessary for removing the difficulty: Provided that no order shall be made under this section after the expiry of two years from the date of commencement of this Act. (2) Every order made under this section shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is made, before each House of Parliament.

Title: Repeal and saving

Description: (1) The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Ordinance 1997 (Ord. 11 of 1997) is hereby repealed.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 Lotteries (Regulation) Act, 1998. (2) It extends to the whole of India. (3) It shall be deemed to have come into force on the 2nd day of October, 1997.

Title: Definitions

Description: In this Act, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,— (a) "bumper draw of a lottery" means a special draw of lottery conducted on or during any festival or other special occasion wherein the prize money offered is greater than the prize money offered in the case of other ordinary draw of lotteries; (b) "lottery" means a scheme, in whatever form and by whatever name called, for distribution of prizes by lot or chance to those persons participating in the chances of a prize by purchasing tickets; (c) "prescribed" means prescribed by rules made under this Act.