12. Power to make rules.-
(1) The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules for carrying out the purposes of this Chapter.
(2) In particular, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing powers, such rules may-
(a) prescribe the duties of members of Civil Defence Services and regulate the manner in which they may be called out for service;
(b) regulate the organisation, appointment, conditions of service, discipline, accoutrement, and clothing of members of any or all of the Civil Defence Services;
(c) prescribe the form of certificates of membership of any or all of the Civil Defence Services;
(d) provide that a contravention of, or an attempt to contravene, and any abetment of or attempt to abet the contravention of, any of the provisions of the rules or of any order issued under any such provision shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years, or with fine, or with both;
(e) provide for the arrest and trial of persons contravening, or reasonably suspected of contravening, any of the provisions of the rules or of any order issued under any such provision;
(f) provide for the seizure, detention and forfeiture of any property in respect of which such contravention, attempt or abetment as is referred to in clause (d) has been committed;
(g) prescribe the duties and powers of public servants and other persons as regards preventing the contravention of, or securing the observance of, the rules or of any order issued thereunder;
(h) provide for preventing the obstruction and deception of, and disobedience to, any person acting, and interference with any notice issued, in pursuance of the rules or of any order issued thereunder;
(i) prohibit attempts to screen from punishment any person contravening any of the rules.