Section 63 in The Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board Act, 2006

Title: Transitional arrangements.

Description: (1) Where, before the commencement of this Act, an agreement or agreements have been entered into between one oil company and another for the purpose of sharing of petroleum products or sharing of infrastructure facilities among the oil companies and such agreements have been approved by the Central Government, the Board may monitor the implementation of such agreements for the transition period. (2) The Board shall monitor setting up of dealerships and distributorships of motor spirit, high speed diesel, superior kerosene oil, liquefied petroleum gas and CNG stations for natural gas during transition period by the entities without encroaching on the retail network of the existing entities. Explanation I.--For the purposes of this section, the expression "transition period" shall mean a period of three years from the date of commencement of this Act. Explanation II.--For the purposes of this section, "infrastructure facilities" shall mean facilities at ports, refineries, terminals, depots and aviation fuelling stations including hydrant lines and shall include loading and unloading facilities. Explanation III.--For the purposes of this section "encroaching" includes taking over of retail outlet of one entity by another.

Title: Short title, extent, application and commencement

Description: (1) This Act may be called the State Emblem of India (Prohibition of Improper Use) Act, 2005. (2) It extends to the whole of India, and also applies to citizens of India outside India. (3) It shall come into force on such date1 as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint. 1. 12th September, 2007, vide notification No. S.O. 1526(E) dated 12th September, 2007, see Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II sec.3(ii).

Title: Definitions

Description: In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-- (a) "competent authority" means any authority competent under any law for the time being in force to register any company, firm, other body of persons or any trade mark or design or to grant a patent; (b) "emblem" means the State Emblem of India as described and specified in the Schedule to be used as an official seal of the Government.

Title: Prohibition of improper use of emblem

Description: Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force, no person shall use the emblem or any colourable imitation thereof in any manner which tends to create an impression that it relates to the Government or that it is an official document of the Central Government, or as the case may be, the State Government, without the previous permission of the Central Government or of such officer of that Government as may be authorised by it in this behalf. Explanation.—For the purposes of this section, "person" includes a former functionary of the Central Government or the State Governments.

Title: Prohibition of use of emblem for wrongful gain

Description: No person shall use the emblem for the purpose of any trade, business, calling or profession or in the title of any patent, or in any trade mark or design, except in such cases and under such conditions as may be prescribed.

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