Section 16 in The Unorganised Workers Social Security Act, 2008

Title: Saving of certain laws

Description: Nothing contained in this Act shall affect the operation of any corresponding law in a State providing welfare schemes which are more beneficial to the unorganised workers than those provided for them by or under this Act.

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 it to be necessary for removing the difficulty: Provided that no such order shall be made under this section after the expiry of a period of two years from the 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: Short title, extent and application.

Description: (1) This Act may be called the National Investigation Agency Act, 2008. (2) It extends to the whole of India and it applies also— (a) to citizens of India outside India; (b) to persons in the service of the Government wherever they may be; 1*** (c) to persons on ships and aircrafts registered in India wherever they may be 2[and]. 2[(d) to persons who commit a Scheduled Offence beyond India against the Indian citizens or affecting the interest of India.] 1. The word "and" omitted by Act 16 of 2019, s. 2 (w.e.f. 2-8-2019). 2. Ins. by s. 2, ibid. (w.e.f. 2-8-2019).

Title: Definitions

Description: (1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-- (a) "Agency" means the National Investigation Agency constituted under section 3; (b) "Code" means the Code of Criminal Procedure 1973 (2 of 1974); (c) "High Court" means the High Court within whose jurisdiction the Special Court is situated; (d) "prescribed" means prescribed by rules; (e) "Public Prosecutor" means a Public Prosecutor or an Additional Public Prosecutor or a Special Public Prosecutor appointed under section 15; (f) "Schedule" means the Schedule to this Act; (g) "Scheduled Offence" means an offence specified in the Schedule; (h) "Special Court" means 1[a Court of Session designated as Special Court] under section 11 or, as the case may be, under section 22; (i) words and expressions used but not defined in this Act and defined in the Code shall have the meanings respectively assigned to them in the Code. (2) Any reference in this Act to any enactment or any provision thereof shall, in relation to an area in which such enactment or such provision is not in force, be construed as a reference to the corresponding law or the relevant provision of the corresponding law, if any, in force in that area. 1. Subs. by s. 3, ibid., for "a Special Court Constituted" (w.e.f. 2-8-2019).

Title: Constitution of National Investigation Agency

Description: (1) Notwithstanding anything in the Police Act, 1861 (5 of 1861), the Central Government may constitute a special agency to be called the National Investigation Agency for investigation and prosecution of offences under the Acts specified in the Schedule. (2) Subject to any orders which the Central Government may make in this behalf, officers of the Agency shall have throughout India 1[and, subject to any international treaty or domestic law of the concerned country, outside India] in relation to the investigation of Scheduled Offences and arrest of persons concerned in such offences, all the powers, duties, privileges and liabilities which police officers have in connection with the investigation of offences committed therein. (3) Any officer of the Agency of, or above, the rank of Sub-Inspector may, subject to any orders which the Central Government may make in this behalf, exercise throughout India, any of the powers of the officer-in-charge of a police station in the area in which he is present for the time being and when so exercising such powers shall, subject to any such orders as aforesaid, be deemed to be an officer-incharge of a police station discharging the functions of such an officer within the limits of his station. 1. Ins. by Act 16 of 2019, s. 4 (w.e.f. 2-8-2019).