Section 36 in The Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board Act, 2006

Title: Orders passed by Appellate Tribunal to be executable as a decree.

Description: (1) Every order made by the Appellate Tribunal under this Act shall be executable by the Appellate Tribunal as a decree of a civil court, and for this purpose, the Appellate Tribunal shall have all the powers of a civil court. (2) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1), the Appellate Tribunal may transmit any order made by it to a civil court having jurisdiction and such civil court shall execute the order as if it were a decree made by that court.

Title: Appeal to Supreme Court

Description: (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (5 of 1908) or in any other law, an appeal shall lie against any order, not being an interlocutory order, of the Appellate Tribunal to the Supreme Court on one or more of the grounds specified in section 100 of that Code. (2) No appeal shall lie against any decision or order made by the Appellate Tribunal with the consent of the parties. (3) Every appeal under this section shall be preferred within a period of ninety days from the date of the decision or order appealed against: Provided that the Supreme Court may entertain the appeal after the expiry of the said period of ninety days, if it is satisfied that the appellant was prevented by sufficient cause from preferring the appeal in time.

Title: Grants by Central Government

Description: The Central Government may, after due appropriation made by Parliament by law in this behalf, make to the Board grants of such sums of money as are required to pay salaries and allowances payable to the Chairperson and the other members and the administrative expenses including the salaries, allowances and pensions payable to the officers and employees of the Board.

Title: Fund

Description: (1) There shall be constituted a Fund to be called the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board Fund and there shall be credited thereto— (i) all grants, fees, penalties and charges received by the Board under this Act; (ii) all sums received by the Board from such other sources as may be approved by the Central Government. (2) The Fund shall be applied for making payments towards— (i) the salaries and allowances payable to the Chairperson and other members and the administrative expenses including the salaries, allowances and pensions payable to the officers and employees of the Board; (ii) the expenses incurred or to be incurred in carrying out the provisions of this Act. (3) The Central Government shall— (i) constitute a committee consisting of such persons as it thinks fit to recommend to that Government the budgetary requirements of the Board for salaries, allowances and all other expenses; and (ii) fix the budgetary ceiling of the Board on the basis of the recommendations of the committee.

Title: Accounts and audit

Description: (1) The Board shall maintain proper accounts and other relevant records and prepare an annual statement of accounts in such form as may be prescribed by the Central Government in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India. (2) The accounts of the Board shall be audited by the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India at such intervals as may be specified by him and any expenditure incurred in connection with such audit shall be payable by the Board to the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India. Explanation.--For the removal of doubts, it is hereby declared that the decisions of the Board taken in the discharge of its functions under this Act, being matters appealable to the Appellate Tribunal, shall not be subject to audit under this section. (3) The Comptroller and Auditor-General of India or any other person appointed by him in connection with the audit of the accounts of the Board shall have the same rights and privileges and authority in connection with the audit of the Government accounts and, in particular, shall have the right to demand the production of books, accounts, connected vouchers and other documents and papers and inspection of offices of the Board. (4) The accounts of the Board as certified by the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India or any other person appointed by him in this behalf together with the audit report thereon shall be forwarded annually to the Central Government and that Government shall cause the same to be laid before each House of Parliament.