Indian Ports Act, 1908
33. Levy of port-dues
(1) 37[Subject to the provisions of sub-section (2)], in each of the ports mentioned in the first schedule 14[other than a major port] such port-due, not exceeding the amount specified for the part in the third column of the schedule as the 2[Government] directs, shall be levied on vessels entering the port and described in the second column of the schedule, but riot oftener than the time fixed for the port in the fourth column of the schedule.
37[(2) The 2[Government] may, by notification in the Official Gazette, alter or add to any entry in the first schedule relating to ports 38[in 39[any State] or, as the case may be, in the State], and this power shall include the power to regroup any such ports.:
41[(3)] Whenever the 2[Government] 42[***] declares any other port 14[other than a major port] to be subject to this Act it may, 42[***] by the same or any subsequent declaration further declare,-
(a) in the terms of any of the entries in the second column of the first schedule, the vessels which are to be chargeable with port-dues on entering the port.
(b) the highest rates at which such dues may be levied in respect of vessels chargeable there with, and
(c) the times at which such vessels are to be so chargeable.
41[(4)] All port-dues now leviable in any port shall continue to be so leviable until it is otherwise declared in exercise of the powers conferred by this section.
41[(5)] An order increasing or imposing port-dues under this section shall not take effect till the expiration of sixty days from the day on which the order was published in the Official Gazette.