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Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981

(Act no. 14 of 1981)

Sections Particulars
1 Short Title, Extent and commencement
2 Definitions
3 Central Pollution Control Board
4 State Pollution control board constituted under section 4 of Act 6 of 1974 to be State Board under this Act
5 Constitution of State Board
6 Central board to exercise the powers and perform the functions of a State Board in the Union Territories
7 Terms and conditions of service of members
8 Disqualifications
9 Vacation of seats by members
10 Meetings of board
11 Constitution of committees
12 Temporary association of persons with board for particular purposes
13 Vacancy in board not to invalidate acts or proceeding
14 Member-Secretary and officers and others employees of state boards
15 Delegation of powers
16 Functions of central board
17 Functions of state board
18 Power to give directions
19 Power to declare air pollution control areas
20 Power to give instructions for ensuring standards for emission from automobiles
21 Restrictions on use of certain industrial plants
22 Persons carrying on industry, etc., not to allow emission of air pollutants in excess of the standards laid down by State Board
22A Power of board to make application to court for restraining persons
23 Furnishing of information to state board and other agencies in certain cases
24 Power of entry and inspection
25 Power to obtain information
26 Power to take samples of air or emission and procedure to be followed
27 Reports of the result of analysis on samples taken under section 26
28 State air laboratory
29 Analysts
30 Report of analysts
31 Appeals
31A Power to give directions
32 Contributions by Central Government
33 Fund of board
33A Borrowing powers of boards
34 Budget
35 Annual report
36 Accounts and audit
37 Failure to comply with the provisions of section 21 or section 22 or with the directions issued under section 31A
38 Penalties for certain acts
39 Penalty for contravention of certain provisions of the act
40 Offences by companies
41 Offences by government departments
42 Protection of action taken in good faith
43 Cognizance of offences
44 Members, Officers and Employees of board to be pubic servants
45 Reports and returns
46 Bar of jurisdiction
47 Power to state government to supersede state board
48 Special provision in the case of supersession of the central board or the state board constituted under the Water (Prevention and control of Pollution) Act, 1974
49 Dissolution of state boards constituted under the act
50 Omitted by the act 47 of 1987
51 Maintenance of register
52 Effect of other laws
53 Power of central government to make rule
54 Power of state government to make rules

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