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The Dam Safety Act, 2021

[Act No. 41 of 2021]

[13th December, 2021.]

Contents
Title Dam Safety Act, 2021
Sections Particulars
Chapter I Preliminary
1. Short title, extent and commencement
2. Declaration as to expediency of Union control
3. Application
4. Definitions
Chapter II National Committee on Dam Safety
5. Constitution of National Committee
6. Functions of National Committee
7. Meetings of National Committee
Chapter III National Dam Safety Authority
8. Establishment of National Dam Safety Authority
9. Functions of Authority
10. Officers and Employees of Authority
Chapter IV State Committee on Dam Safety
11. Constitution of State Committee on Dam Safety
12. Functions of State Committee
13. Meetings of State Committee
Chapter V State Dam Safety Organisation
14. Establishment of State Dam Safety Organisation
15. Officers and employees of State Dam Safety Organisation
Chapter VI Duties and Functioning in Relation to Dam Safety
16. Surveillance and inspection
17. Vulnerability and hazard classification of dams
18. Maintenance of log books
19. Records of dam failures and dam incidents
20. Instructions on safety of specified dams
21. Funds for maintenance and repairs
22. Technical documentation
23. Qualifications and experience of individuals responsible for safety of specified dams
24. Jurisdiction of State Dam Safety Organisation and Authority
25. Cost of investigation
26. Construction or alteration of dams
27. Initial filling of reservoirs
28. Operation and maintenance
29. Responsibility of owner of specified dam
Chapter VII Safety, Inspection and Data Collection
30. Dam safety unit
31. Inspection
32. Instrumentations to be installed in every specified dam
33. Establishment of hydro-meteorological station
34. Installations of seismological station
Chapter VIII Emegency Action Plan and Disaster Management
35. Obligation of owner of specified dam
36. Emergency action plan
37. Assistance to other disaster management authorities
Chapter IX Comprehensive Dam Safety Evalution
38. Comprehensive dam safety evaluation
39. Compulsory evaluation in certain cases
40. Reports of comprehensive evaluation
Chapter X Offences and Penalties
41. Punishment for obstruction, etc
42. Offences by Departments of Government
43. Offence by companies
44. Cognizance of offences
Chapter XI Miscellaneous
45. Annual report of safety status of specified dam
46. Safety measures in respect of dams other than specified dams
47. Safety measures in respect of dams located outside territory of India
48. Act to have overriding effect
49. Power to amend Schedules
50. Power of Central Government to give directions
51. Vacancies, etc., not to invalidate proceedings of National Committee on Dam Safety Authority and State Committee on Dam Safety
52. Power of Central Government to make rules
53. Power of State Government to make rules
54. Power to make regulations by Authority
55. Rules and regulations to be laid before Parliament
56. Power to remove difficulties
The First Schedule See Section 6(1)
The Second Schedule See Section 9(1)
The Third Schedule See Section 12(1)


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