12. Rule making power.
2[(1)] The Central Government 3[may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules4 ] for the purpose of carrying into effect the purposes of this Act, and in particular may make rules for the levy of the costs or charges for anything done under this Act and for all matters which are directed or permitted to be prescribed.
5[(2) 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.]
1. Subs. by Act 3 of 1951, s. 3 and the Schedule, for "the States".
2. Section12, renumbered as sub-section (1) thereof by Act 20 of 1983, s. 2 and the Schedule (w.e.f. 15-3-1984).
3. Subs. by s. 2 and the Schedule, ibid., for "may make rules" (w.e.f. 15-3-1984).
4. For such rules, see Gazette of India, 1923, Pt. I, p. 1263.
5. Ins. by Act 20 of 1983, s. 2 and the Schedule (w.e.f. 15-3-1984).