Industries (Development and Regulation) Act, 1951
10. Registration of existing industrial undertakings
(1) The owner of every existing industrial undertaking, not being the Central Government, shall, within such period as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, fix in this behalf with respect to industrial undertakings generally or with respect to any class of them, register the undertaking in the prescribed manner.
(2) The Central Government shall also cause to be registered in the same manner every existing industrial undertaking of which it is the owner.
(3) Where an industrial undertaking is registered under this section, there shall be issued to the owner of the undertaking or the Central Government, as the case may be, a certificate of registration containing the productive capacity of the industrial undertaking and such other particulars as may be prescribed.
(4) The owner of every industrial undertaking to whom a certificate of registration has been issued under this section before the commencement of the Industries (Development and Regulation) Amendment Act, 1973, shall, if the undertaking falls within such class of undertaking as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify in this behalf, produce, within such period as may be specified in such notification the certificate of registration for entering therein the productive capacity of the industrial undertaking and other prescribed particulars.
(5) In specifying the productive capacity in any certificate of registration issued under sub-section (3), the Central Government shall take into consideration the productive or installed capacity of the industrial undertaking as specified in the application for registration made under sub-section (1), the level of production immediately before the date on which the application for registration was made under sub-section (1), the level of the highest annual production during the three years immediately preceding the introduction in Parliament of the Industries (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 1973, the extent to which production during the said period was utilized for export and such other factors as the Central Government may consider relevant including the extent of under-utilization of capacity, if any, during the relevant period due to any cause.