26. Power of Central Government to make rules.-
(1) The Central Government may, subject to the condition of previous publication, make rules or carrying out the purposes of this Act.
(2) In particular, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such rules may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely:-
(a) the constitution of the Board, the number of persons to be appointed as members from each of the categories specified in sub-section (3) of section 4, the term of office and the other conditions of service of, the procedure to be followed by, and the manner of filling vacancies among, the members of the Board;
(b) the circumstances in which, and the authority by which, members may be removed;
(c) the holding of a minimum number of meetings every year;
(d) the pay and allowances and other conditions of service of the secretary;
(e) the maintenance of records of all business transacted at meetings of the Board and the submission of copies of such records to the Central Government;
(f) the preparation of budget estimate of the receipts and expenditure of the Board and the authority by which such estimates should be sanctioned;
(g) the conditions subject to which, and the mode in which, contracts may be made by or on behalf of the Board;
(h) the powers of the Board and the Executive Committee and the Chairman, in regard to the incurring of expenditure; and the re-appropriation of estimated savings in any budget heard to another such head;
(i) the conditions subject to which the Board may borrow;
(j) the form and the manner in which accounts should be kept by the Board;
(k) the registration of coir spindles and looms for the manufacture of coir products as also the registration of manufacturers of coir products and the conditions for such registration; the grant or issue of licences under this Act; the fees to be levied in respect of such registration and licences; and the suspension and cancellation of such registration and licences;
(l) the form of applications for registration and licences under this Act and the fee, if any, to be paid in respect of any such applications;
(m) the collection of any information or statistics in respect of the coir industry;
(n) any other matter which is to be or may be prescribed.
1[(3) Every rule made by the Central Government 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 2[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 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.]
1. Subs. by Act 25 of 1964, s. 7, for sub-section (3) (w.e.f. 16-6-1964).
2. Subs. by Act 4 of 1986, s. 2 and the Schedule, for the words "before the expiry of the session in which it is so laid or the successive sessions aforesaid" (w.e.f. 15-5-1986).