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Public Liability Insurance Act, 1991

[Act No. 6 of Year 1991]

Sections Particulars
1 Short title and commencement
2 Definitions
3 Liability to give relief in certain cases on principle of no fault
4 Duty of owner to take out insurance policies
5 Verification and publication of accident by Collector
6 Application for claim for relief
7 Award of relief
7A Establishment of Environmental Relief Fund
8 Provisions as to other right to claim compensation for death, etc.
9 Power to call for information
10 Power of entry and inspection
11 Power of search and seizure
12 Power to give directions
13 Power to make application to courts for restraining owner from handling hazardous substances
14 Penalty for contravention of sub-section (1) or sub-section (2) of section 4 or failure to comply with directions under section 12
15 Penalty for failure to comply with direction under section 9 or order under section 11 or obstructing any person in discharge of his functions under section 10 or 11
16 Offences by companies
17 Offences by Government Departments
18 Cognizance of offences
19 Power to delegate
20 Protection of action taken in good faith
21 Advisory Committee
22 Effect of other laws
23 Power to make rules
Public Liability Insurance Rules, 1991
1 Short title and commencement
2 Definitions
3 Application for relief
4 Documents that may be required
5 Powers of Collector
6 Establishment and administration of fund
7 Miscellaneous
8 Directions
9 Manner of giving notice
10 Extent of liability
11 Contribution of owner to the environmental relief fund
Form I Form of Application for Compensation
Form II Form of Notice

An Act to provide for public liability insurance for the purpose of providing immediate relief to the persons affected by accident occurring while handling any hazardous substance and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

Comment: This Act seeks inter-alia to provide for public liability insurance so that immediate relief may be extended to the persons affected by accident occurring while handling any hazardous substance.

Be it enacted by Parliament in the Forty-First Year of the Republic of India as follows:

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