Section 36 in The National Food Security Act, 2013

Title: Act to have overriding effect.

Description: The provisions of this Act or the schemes made thereunder shall have effect notwithstanding anything inconsistent therewith contained in any other law for the time being in force or in any instrument having effect by virtue of such law.

Title: Power to amend Schedules.

Description: (1) If the Central Government is satisfied that it is necessary or expedient so to do, it may, by notification, amend Schedule I or Schedule II or Schedule III or Schedule IV and thereupon Schedule I or Schedule II or Schedule III or Schedule IV, as the case may be, shall be deemed to have been amended accordingly. (2) A copy of every notification issued under sub-section (1), shall be laid before each House of Parliament as soon as may be after it is issued.

Title: Power of Central Government to give directions.

Description: The Central Government may, from time to time, give such directions, as it may consider necessary, to the State Governments for the effective implementation of the provisions of this Act and the State Governments shall comply with such directions.

Title: Power of Central Government to make rules.

Description: (1) The Central Government may, in consultation with the State Governments and by notification, make rules to carry 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) scheme including cost sharing for providing maternity benefit to pregnant women and lactating mothers under clause (b) of section 4; (b) schemes covering entitlements under sections 4, 5 and section 6 including cost sharing under section 7; (c) amount, time and manner of payment of food security allowance to entitled individuals under section 8; (d) introducing schemes of cash transfer, food coupons or other schemes to the targeted beneficiaries in order to ensure their foodgrains entitlements in such areas and manner under clause (h) of sub-section (2) of section 12; (e) the norms and manner of providing assistance to the State Governments in meeting expenditure under clause (d) of sub-section (4) of section 22; (f) manner in which funds shall be provided by the Central Government to the State Governments in case of short supply of foodgrains, under section 23; (g) any other matter which is to be, or may be, prescribed or in respect of which provision is to be made by the Central Government by rules. (3) 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: Power of State Government to make rules.

Description: (1) The State Government may, by notification, and subject to the condition of previous publication, and consistent with this Act and the rules made by the Central Government, make rules to carry 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) guidelines for identification of priority households under sub-section (1) of section 10; (b) internal grievance redressal mechanism under section 14; (c) qualifications for appointment as District Grievance Redressal Officer and its powers under sub-section (2) of section 15; (d) method and terms and conditions of appointment of the District Grievance Redressal Officer under sub-section (3) of section 15; (e) manner and time limit for hearing complaints by the District Grievance Redressal Officer and the filing of appeals under sub-sections (5) and (7) of section 15; (f) method of appointment and the terms and conditions of appointment of Chairperson, other Members and Member-Secretary of the State Commission, procedure for meetings of the Commission and its powers, under sub-section (5) of section 16; (g) method of appointment of staff of the State Commission, their salaries, allowances and conditions of service under sub-section (8) of section 16; (h) manner in which the Targeted Public Distribution System related records shall be placed in the public domain and kept open for inspection to public under section 27; (i) manner in which the social audit on the functioning of fair price shops, Targeted Public Distribution System and other welfare schemes shall be conducted under section 28; (j) composition of Vigilance Committees under sub-section (1) of section 29; (k) schemes or programmes of the Central Government or the State Governments for utilisation of institutional mechanism under section 43; (l) any other matter which is to be, or may be, prescribed or in respect of which provision is to be made by the State Government by rules. (3) Every rule, notification and guidelines made or issued by the State Government under this Act shall, as soon as may be after it is made or issued, be laid before each House of the State Legislature where there are two Houses, and where there is one House of the State Legislature, before that House.