Section 31 in The Land Ports Authority of India Act, 2010

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.

Title: Power of Central Government to supersede Authority

Description: (1) If, at any time, the Central Government is of opinion— (a) that on account of a grave emergency, the Authority is unable to discharge the functions and duties imposed on it by or under the provisions of this Act; or (b) that the Authority has persistently defaulted in complying with any direction issued by the Central Government under this Act or in the discharge of the functions and duties imposed on it by or under the provisions of this Act and as a result of default the financial position of the Authority or the administration of an integrated check post has deteriorated; or (c) that circumstances exist which render it necessary in the public interest so to do, the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, supersede the Authority for such period, not exceeding six months, as may be specified in the notification: Provided that before issuing a notification under this sub-section for the reasons mentioned in clause (b), the Central Government shall give a reasonable opportunity to the Authority to show cause why it should not be superseded and shall consider the explanations and objections, if any, of the Authority (2) Upon the publication of a notification under sub - section (1) superseding the Authority,— (a) all the members shall, as from the date of supersession, vacate their offices as such; (b) all the powers, functions and duties which may, by or under the provisions of this Act, be exercised or discharged by or on behalf of the Authority, shall until the Authority is reconstituted under sub-section (3), be exercised and discharged by such person or persons as the Central Government may direct; and ; (c) all property owned or controlled by the Authority shall, until the Authority is reconstituted under sub-section (3), vest in the Central Government. (3) On the expiration of the period of supersession specified in the notification issued under sub-section (1), the Central Government may,— (a) extend the period of supersession for such further term not exceeding six months, as it may consider necessary, or (b) reconstitute the Authority by fresh appointment and in such case the members who vacated their offices under clause (a) of sub-section (2) shall not be deemed disqualified for appointment: Provided that the Central Government may, at any time before the expiration of the period of supersession, whether as originally specified under sub-section (1) or as extended under this sub-section, take action under clause (b) of this sub-section. (4) The Central Government shall cause a notification issued under sub-section (1) and a full report of any action taken under this section and the circumstances leading to such action to be laid before both Houses of Parliament in the immediate subsequent session of Parliament.

Title: Power of Central Government to issue directions

Description: (1) Without prejudice to the foregoing provisions of this Act, the Author ity shall, in the discharge of its functions and duties under this Act, be bound by such directions on questions of policy as the Central Government may give in writing to it from time to time: Provided that the Authority shall, as far as practicable, be given opportunity to express its views before any direction is given under this sub - section. (2) The decision of the Central Government whether a question is one of policy or not shall be final. (3) The Central Government may, from time to time, issue directions to the Authority regarding the discharge of any functions by it under the clauses of sub-section (2) of section 11 and the Authority shall be bound to comply with such directions.

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 — (a) the other conditions of service of members of the Authority under sub - section (2) of section 5; (b) the period of notice as may be given by any member to resign his office under sub - section (3) of section 5; (c) the manner in which the Authority may invest the funds under clause (b) of sub - section (3) o f section 21; (d) the form in which the annual statement of accounts shall be prepared by the Authority under sub - section (1) of section 25; (e) the form in which a report giving an account of its activities shall be prepared and submitted by the Authority to the Central Government under sub - section (1) of section 26; and (f) any other matter which is to be, or may be, prescribed.

Title: Power to make regulations.

Description: (1) The Authority may, with the previous approval of the Central Government, make regulations not inconsistent with this Act and the rules made thereunder for the purpose of giving effect to the provisions of this Act. (2) Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such regulations may provide for (a) the time and places of meetings of the Authority and the procedure to be followed for transaction of business including the quorum at such meetings under sub-section (1) of section 8; (b) the conditions of service and the remuneration of officers and other employees to be appointed by the Authority under sub-section (2) of section 10; (c) the contracts which are to be sealed with the common seal of the Authority under sub-section (1), and the form and manner in which a contract may be made by the Authority under sub-section (2) of section 18; (d) the fees and rent to be charged by the Authority under sub-section (1) of section 19; (e) the custody and restoration of lost property and the terms and conditions under which lost property may be restored to the persons entitled thereto under section 31.