17. Special registration.
(1) No dealer shall, while being liable to pay tax under sub-section (5) of section 3, carry on business as a dealer unless he has obtained a special certificate of registration.
(2) Every dealer required to be registered under sub-section (1) shall make an application for registration within such time, in such manner and to such authority, as may be prescribed.
(3) If the said authority is satisfied that the application is in order, it shall, in accordance with such rules as may be prescribed, grant a special certificate of registration to the applicant in the prescribed form:
Provided that the said authority shall not specify in any such certificate the goods or class of goods for the purposes of sub-clause (v) of clause (a) of sub-section (2) of section 4.