23. Power to make rules.
(1) The Central Government may make rules for carrying out the purposes of this Act.
(2) Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such rules may provide for
(a) the returns that may be called for by the Custodian under sub-section (1) of section 15 and the period within which such returns shall be submitted under sub-section (2) of that section;
(b) the registers in which the returns relating to enemy property shall be recorded under section 16;
(c) the fees for the inspection of registers and for obtaining copies of the relevant portions from the registers under sub-section (2) of section 16;
(e) any other matter which has to be or may be prescribed.
(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 4[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
1 . Ins. by Act 3 of 2017, s. 16 (w.e.f. 10-7-1968).
2. Ins. by s. 17, ibid. (w.e.f. 2-7-2010).
3. Clause (d) omitted by s.18, ibid. (w.e.f. 7-1-2016).
4. Subs. by Act 40 of 1977, s. 9, for certain words (w.e.f. 27-9-1977). may be; so, however, that any such modification or annulment shall be without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under that rule.