Section 56 in The Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board Act, 2006

Title: Civil courts not to have jurisdiction

Description: No civil court shall have jurisdiction to entertain any suit or proceeding in respect of any matter which the Board or the Appellate Tribunal is empowered by or under this Act to determine, and no injunction shall be granted by any court or other authority in respect of any action taken or to be taken in pursuance of any power conferred by or under this Act.

Title: Cognizance of certain offences.

Description: (1) No court shall take cognizance of any offence punishable under Chapter IX save on a complaint made by the Board or by any investigating agency directed by the Central Government. (2) No court inferior to that of a Chief Metropolitan Magistrate or of a Chief Judicial Magistrate shall try any offence punishable under Chapter IX. (3) Every offence punishable under sections 44, 45, 46 and 47 shall be cognizable.

Title: Delegation

Description: The Board may, by general or special order in writing, delegate to any member or officer of the Board subject to such conditions, if any, as may be specified in the order, such of its powers and functions under this Act (except the power to settle a dispute under Chapter VI and to make regulations under section 61), as it may deem necessary.

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 it may deem necessary for removing the difficulty: Provided that no 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 this section shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is made, before each House of Parliament.

Title: Power of Central Government to make rules

Description: (1) The Central Government may, by notification, 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 salaries and allowances payable to and the other conditions of service of the Chairperson and the other members under sub-section (4) of section 5; (b) the procedure for appointment of any person or constitution of any authority and conducting inquiry under section 7; (c) the salaries and allowances payable to and the other terms and conditions of service of the Secretary, officers and other employees of the Board, under sub-section (3) of section 10; (d) any other matter in respect of which the Board may exercise the powers of a civil court under clause (i) of sub-section (1) of section 13; (e) the eligibility conditions which an entity shall fulfill for registration under sub-section (1) of section 15; (f) the form of appeal and the manner of verifying such form, and the fee which shall accompany such form, under sub-section (2) of section 33; (g) the manner in which the accounts of the Board shall be maintained under sub-section (1) of section 40; (h) the time and manner in which the annual report of the Board shall be prepared under sub-section (1) of section 41; (i) the form and manner in which applications for claiming compensation shall be made, the procedure for determining the compensation and the time within which such compensation shall be payable, under sub-section (3) of section 43; (j) the time and manner in which returns and statements are to be furnished by the Board to the Central Government under section 53; (k) any other matter which is to be, or may be, prescribed, or in respect of which provision is to be made, by rules.

CHAPTER 10 MISCELLANEOUS