Section 25 in The Coastal Aquaculture Authority Act, 2005

Title: Power of Authority to make regulations

Description: (1) The Authority may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make regulations not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act and the rules made thereunder to carry out the purposes of this Act. (2) In particular, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing powers, such regulations may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely:-- (a) the times and places of the meetings of the Authority and the rules of procedure to be observed in regard to the transaction of business at its meetings (including quorum thereat) under sub-section (1) of section 7; (b) the terms and conditions of appointment of the officers and other employees under sub-section (1) section 9; (c) the terms and conditions of appointment of adviser or consultant under sub-section (2) of section 9; (d) for the construction and operation of coastal aquaculture farms within the coastal areas under clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 11; (e) the form and conditions of registration under clause (c) of sub-section (3) of section 13; (f) generally for better regulation of the coastal aquaculture.

Title: Rules and regulations to be laid before Parliament

Description: Every rule and every regulation made under this Act 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 Houses agree in making any modification in the rule or regulation or both Houses agree that the rule or regulation should not be made, the rule or regulation 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 regulation.

Title: Validation

Description: (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in clause (v) of sub-section (2) of section 3 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (29 of 1986) or clause (d) of sub-rule (3) of rule 5 of the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986, in the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Environment and Forests (Department of Environment, Forests and Wildlife) No. S.O.114(E), dated the 19th February, 1991 (hereafter referred to in this section as the said notification), in paragraph 2, after sub-paragraph (xiii), the following sub-paragraph shall be inserted and shall always be deemed to have been inserted with effect from the 19th day of February, 1991, namely:-- "(xiv) nothing contained in this paragraph shall apply to coastal aquaculture". (2) The said notification shall have and shall be deemed always to have effect for all purposes as if the foregoing provisions of this section had been in force at all material times and accordingly notwithstanding anything contained in any judgment, decree or order of any court, tribunal or other authority, no coastal aquaculture carried on or undertaken or purporting to have been carried on or undertaken shall deemed to be in contravention of the said notification and shall be deemed to be and to have always been for all purposes in accordance with law, as if the foregoing provisions of this section had been in force at all material times and notwithstanding anything as aforesaid and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provisions, no suit or other proceeding shall be maintained or continued in any court for the enforcement of any direction given by any court of any decree or order directing the removal or closure of any coastal aquaculture farm's activity or demolition of any structure connected thereunder which would not have been so required to be removed, closed or demolished if the foregoing provisions of this section had been in force at all material times.

Title: Short title, extent and commencement

Description: (1) This Act may be called the National Tax Tribunal Act, 2005. (2) It extends to the whole of India. (3) It shall come into force on such date1 as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint: Provided that different dates may be appointed for different provisions of this Act and any reference in any such provision to the commencement of this Act shall be construed as a reference to the coming into force of that provision. 1. 28th December, 2005, vide notification No. S.O. 1826(E), dated 28 December, 2005, see Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, sec. 3(ii).

Title: Definitions

Description: In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,— (a) "Bench" means a Bench of the National Tax Tribunal; (b) "Board of Direct Taxes" means the Central Board of Direct Taxes constituted under the Central Boards of Revenue Act, 1963 (54 of 1963); (c) "Board of Excise and Customs" means the Central Board of Excise and Customs constituted under the Central Boards of Revenue Act, 1963 (54 of 1963); (d) "Central Excise Act" means the Central Excise Act, 1944 (1 of 1944); (e) "Central Excise Tariff Act" means the Central Excise Tariff Act, 1985 (5 of 1986); (f) "Chairperson" means the Chairperson of the National Tax Tribunal; (g) "Companies (Profits) Surtax Act" means the Companies (Profits) Surtax Act, 1964 (7 of 1964); (h) "Customs Act" means the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962); (i) "Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal" means the Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal constituted under section 129 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962); (j) "Customs Tariff Act" means the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975); (k) "Expenditure-tax Act" means the Expenditure-tax Act, 1987 (35 of 1987); (l) "Gift-tax Act" means the Gift-tax Act, 1958 (18 of 1958); (m) "Income-tax Act" means the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961); (n) "Income-tax Appellate Tribunal" means the Income-tax Appellate Tribunal constituted under section 252 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961); (o) "Interest-tax Act" means the Interest-tax Act, 1974 (45 of 1974); (p) "law officer" means the Attorney-General for India, the Solicitor General of India or the Additional Solicitor General of India; (q) "Member" means a Member of the National Tax Tribunal and includes the Chairperson; (r) "National Tax Tribunal" means the National Tax Tribunal established under section 3; (s) "notification" means a notification published in the Official Gazette; (t) "prescribed" means prescribed by rules made under this Act; (u) "Supreme Court" means the Supreme Court of India; (v) "Wealth-tax Act" means the Wealth-tax Act, 1957 (27 of 1957); (w) words and expressions used in this Act but not defined herein and defined in the Central Excise Act, the Central Excise Tariff Act, the Customs Act, the Customs Tariff Act (hereinafter referred to as the indirect taxes) or the rules made thereunder or in Chapter V of the Finance Act, 1994 (32 of 1994) shall have the meanings, respectively, assigned to them in the said Acts or the rules made thereunder; (x) words and expressions used in this Act but not defined herein and defined in the Income-tax Act, the Wealth-tax Act, the Gift-tax Act, the Expenditure-tax Act, the Interest-tax Act or the Companies (Profits) Surtax Act (hereinafter referred to as the direct taxes) or the rules made thereunder shall have the meanings, respectively, assigned to them in the said Acts or the rules made thereunder.