27. Power to make rules.-
(1) The Chief Commissioner may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules for 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 form in which and the period within which a return under section 4 may be submitted;
(b) the agency through which information under section 5 may be collected;
(c) the manner of holding inquiries under this Act;
(d) the matters which may be determined by the compelent authority under sub-section (1) of section 6 and the manner of determination of excess land under the Act;
(e) the form in which a list under sub-section (3) of section 6 or sub-section (3) of section 9 may be prepared and the manner of publication of such list;
(f) the period within which an application for restoration of excess land of an Asami may be made by the Bhumidhar;
(g) the manner of apportionment of 1[amount] between the Bhumidhar and the Asami in respect of any excess land in the possession of the Asami;
(h) the manner of determination of the net annual income of any excess land for the purposes of payment of 1[amount];
(i) the manner of assessment of market value of structures and buildings and the value of trees for the purpose of payment of 1[amount];
(j) the number of instalments in which 1[any amount] under this Act may be paid or recovered; and the period within which bonds may be redeemed;
(k) the manner of demarcation of excess land;
(l) the purposes for which land may be reserved under section 15;
(m) the categories of persons to whom excess land may be allotted and the terms and conditions on which such allotment may be made;
(n) the powers of a civil court which may be vested in any officer or authority holding an inquiry;
(o) the conditions and restrictions subject to which an officer may enter upon any land for the purpose of survey and taking measurement;
(p) the levy of fees in respect of any matter under this Act;
(q) any other matter which has to be, or may be prescribed.
(3) Every rule made 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 2[which may be comprised in one session or in two or more successive sessions, and if, 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 15 of 1976, s. 11, for "shall be punishable with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees" (w.e.f. 8-12-1975).