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The Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board Act, 2006

Contents
Sections Particulars
Chapter I Preliminary
1 Short title, extent, commencement and application
2 Definitions
Chapter II Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board
3 Establishment and incorporation of the Board
4 Qualifications for appointment of Chairperson and other members
5 Term of office, conditions of service, etc. of Chairperson and other members
6 Powers of Chairperson
7 Removal of Chairperson or any other member from office
8 Meetings of the Board
9 Vacancies, etc., not to invalidate proceedings of the Board.-No act or proceeding of the Board shall be invalid merely by reason of
10 Officers and other employees of the Board
Chapter III Functions and Powers of the Board
11 Functions of the Board
12 Powers regarding complaints and resolutions of disputes by the Board
13 Procedure of the Board
Chapter IV Registration and Authorisation
14 Register
15 Registration of entities
16 Authorisation
17 Application for authorisation
18 Publicity of applications
19 Grant of authorisation
20 Declaring, laying, building, etc., of common carrier or contract carrier and city or local natural gas distribution network
21 Right of first use, etc
22 Transportation tariff
23 Suspension or cancellation of authorisation
Chapter V Settlement of Disputes
24 Board to settle disputes
25 Filing of complaints
26 Power to investigate
27 Factors to be taken into account by the Board
28 Civil penalty for contravention of directions given by the Board
29 Orders passed by Board deemed to be decrees
Chapter VI Appeals to Appellate Tribunal
30 Appellate Tribunal
31 Technical Member (Petroleum and Natural Gas)
32 Terms and conditions of service of Technical Member (Petroleum and Natural Gas)
33 Appeals to Appellate Tribunal
34 Procedure and powers of the Appellate Tribunal
35 Power of Appellate Tribunal to make rules
36 Orders passed by Appellate Tribunal to be executable as a decree
37 Appeal to Supreme Court
Chapter VII Finance, Accounts and Audit
38 Grants by Central Government
39 Fund
40 Accounts and audit
41 Annual report and its laying before Parliament
Chapter VIII Power of Central Government
42 Power of Central Government to issue directions
43 Taking over control and management of facilities and business premises of any entity and retail outlets in public interest
Chapter IX Offences and Punishment
44 Punishment for contravention of directions of the Board
45 Penalty for willful failure to comply with orders of Appellate Tribunal
46 Punishment for unauthorized activities
47 Punishment for establishing or operating a liquefied natural gas terminal without registration
48 Punishment for laying, building, operating or expanding a common carrier or contract carrier without authorisation
49 Punishment for willful damages to common carrier or contract carrier
50 Offences by companies
Chapter X Miscellaneous
51 Maintenance of data bank and information
52 Obligations of entities
53 Furnishing of returns, etc., to Central Government
54 Chairperson, members, etc., to be public servants
55 Protection of action taken in good faith
56 Civil courts not to have jurisdiction
57 Cognizance of certain offences
58 Delegation
59 Power to remove difficulties
60 Power of Central Government to make rules
61 Power of Board to make regulations
62 Rules and regulations to be laid before Parliament
63 Transitional arrangements

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board Act, 2006

An Act to provide for the establishment of Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board to regulate the refining, processing, storage, transportation, distribution, marketing and sale of petroleum, petroleum products and natural gas excluding production of crude oil and natural gas so as to protect the interests of consumers and entities engaged in specified activities relating to petroleum, petroleum products and natural gas and to ensure uninterrupted and adequate supply of petroleum, petroleum products and natural gas in all parts of the country and to promote competitive markets and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

BE it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty-seventh Year of the Republic of India as follows:-



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