1[16A. Power of the Central Government to delegate.
The Central Government may, by order, direct that any power or duty, which by this Act or any rule made thereunder is conferred or imposed upon the Central Government shall, in such circumstances and under such conditions, if any, as may be specified in the direction, be exercised or discharged also by any officer or authority subordinate to the Central Government.
1. Ins. by Act 42 of 1971, s. 6 (during emergency and six months thereafter) (w.e.f. 3-12-1971).
2. Subs. by Act 20 of 1983, s. 2 and the Schedule, for certain words (w.e.f. 15-3-1984).