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Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 1976

30. Power to make rules

(1) The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules for carrying out the provisions 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 time within which, and the manner in which, intimation is to be given by an association referred to in section 6, with regard to the foreign contributions received by it;

(b) the limits up to which receipt of scholarship, stipends or payments of a like nature need not be intimated to the Central Government;

(c) the time within which, and the manner in which, intimation is to be given by persons receiving any scholarship, stipend or any payment of a like nature from a foreign source;

(d) the time within which, and the manner in which a candidate for election should give intimation as to the amount of foreign contribution received by him at any time within one hundred and eighty days from the date when he became such candidate;

(e) the form and manner in which an application shall be made for obtaining prior permission of the Central Government to receive foreign contribution or foreign hospitality;

(f) the manner of service of the prohibitory order made under section 12;

(g) the form and manner in which account or record referred to in section 13 shall be maintained;

(h) the limits up to which an officer, not below the rank of an Assistant Sessions Judge, may make adjudication of confiscation;

(i) any other matter which is required to be, or may be, prescribed.

(3) Every rule made by the Central Government under this Act 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 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.

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