Section 20 in The Carriage by Road Act, 2007

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 all or any of the following matters, namely:-- (a) the form and manner of making an application for grant or renewal of a certificate of registration for main office or branch office and the fee thereof under sub-sections (2) and (3) of section 4; (b) the other conditions of eligibility which are required to be fulfilled by an applicant under clause (d) of sub-section (4) of section 4; (c) the form in which and the conditions subject to which certificate of registration or renewal may be granted under sub-section (5) of section 4; (d) the form and manner of maintaining a register under clause (a) of sub-section (7) of section 4; (e) the information and return which may be furnished to the registering authority and the transport research wing under clause (c) of sub-section (7) of section 4; (f) fee for submitting the memorandum of appeal under sub-section (2) of section 6; (g) the form and manner in which a goods forwarding note shall be executed by the consignor under sub-section (1) of section 8; (h) the form and manner in which a common carrier shall issue goods receipt under sub-section (1) of section 9; (i) liability of the common carrier for loss of, or damage to any consignment under sub-section (1) of section 10; (j) the procedure and safeguards to be complied with for carrying goods of dangerous or hazardous nature under sub-section (1) of section 13; (k) the specification of the goods of dangerous or hazardous nature to human life and the label or class of labels to be carried or displayed in or on the motor vehicle or on such goods in the course of their transportation under sub-section (2) of section 13; and (l) any other matter which is required to be, or may be, prescribed. (3) Every rule made under this section and every notification issued under section 14 shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is made or issued, 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 the notification, or both Houses agree that the rule or the notification should not be made or issued, the rule or the notification 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 or notification.

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 general or special order published in the Official Gazette, make such provisions, not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act as appear to it to be necessary or expedient for removing the difficulty: Provided that no such 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 sub-section (1) shall be laid, as soon as may be, after it is made, before each House of Parliament.

Title: Repeal and saving

Description: (1) The Carriers Act, 1865(3 of 1865) is hereby repealed. (2) Notwithstanding the repeal of the Carriers Act, 1865 (3 of 1865) anything done or any action taken under the said Act shall, in so far as such thing or action is not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act, be deemed to have been done or taken under the provisions of this Act and shall continue in force accordingly until superseded by anything done or any action taken under this Act. (3) The mention of particular matters in this section shall not be held to prejudice or affect the general application of section 6 of the General Clauses Act, 1897 (10 of 1897) with regard to the effect of repeals.

Title: Short title, extent, application and commencement

Description: (1) This Act may be called the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007. (2) It extends to the whole of India 1*** and it applies also it citizens of India outside India. (3) It shall come into force in a State on such date as the State Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint. 1. The words "except the State of Jammu and Kashmir" omitted by Act 34 of 2019, s. 95 and the Fifth Schedule (w.e.f. 31-10- 2019).

Title: Definitions

Description: In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-- (a) "children" includes son, daughter, grandson and grand-daughter but does not include a minor; (b) "maintenance" includes provisions for food, clothing, residence and medical attendance and treatment; (c) "minor" means a person who, under the provisions of the Majority Act, 1875 (9 of 1875) is deemed not to have attained the age of majority; (d) "parent" means father or mother whether biological, adoptive or step father or step mother, as the case may be, whether or not the father or the mother is a senior citizen; (e) "prescribed" means prescribed by rules made by the State Government under this Act; (f) "property" means property of any kind, whether movable or immovable, ancestral or self acquired, tangible or intangible and includes rights or interests in such property; (g) "relative" means any legal heir of the childless senior citizen who is not a minor and is in possession of or would inherit his property after his death; (h) "senior citizen" means any person being a citizen of India, who has attained the age of sixty years or above; (i) "State Government", relation to a Union territory, means the administrator thereof appointed under article 239 of the Constitution; (j) "Tribunal' means the Maintenance Tribunal constituted under section 7; (k) "welfare" means provision for food, health care, recreation centres and other amenities necessary for the senior citizens.

The Carriage by Road Act, 2007