Section 8 in The State Emblem of India (Prohibition of Improper Use) Act, 2005

Title: Previous sanction for prosecution

Description: No prosecution for any offence punishable under this Act shall be instituted, except with the previous sanction of the Central Government or of any officer authorised in this behalf by general or special order of the Central Government.

Title: Savings

Description: Nothing in this Act shall exempt any person from any suit or other proceedings which might be brought against him under any other law for the time being in force.

Title: Act to have overriding effect

Description: The provisions of this Act or any rule made thereunder shall have effect notwithstanding anything inconsistent therewith contained in any other enactment or instrument having effect by virtue of such enactment.

Title: Power to make rules

Description: (1) The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules to carry out the purposes of this Act. (2) In particular, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing powers, such rules may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely:— (a) cases and conditions regulating the use of emblem under section 4; (b) making rules to regulate the use of the emblem in official seal of the Government and specifying restrictions and conditions relating thereto under sub-section (1) of section 6; (c) the use of emblem on stationery, design of official seal consisting of emblem and other matters under sub-section (2) of section 6; (d) authorising officer by general or special order for giving previous sanction for instituting prosecution under section 8; and (e) any other matter which is required to be, or may be, prescribed. (3) Every rule made under this section shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is made, 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 House agree in making any modification in the rule or both Houses agree that the rule should not be made, the rule 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.

Title: Short title and commencement.

Description: (1) This Act may be called the Weapons of Mass Destruction and their Delivery Systems (Prohibition of Unlawful Activities) Act, 2005. (2) It shall come into force on such date1 as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint. 1 17th November, 2006, vide notification No. S.O. 1990(E), dated 17th November, 2006, see Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, sec. 3(ii).