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21. Power to make rules.

(1) The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules for carrying out the purposes of this Act.

(2) In particular, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing powers, such rules may provide for

(a) regulating the classes and grades and the pay and remuneration of 1*** members of the Force and their conditions of service in the Force;

(b) regulating the powers and duties of 1*** members of the Force authorised to exercise any functions by or under this Act;

(c) fixing the period of service for 1*** members of the Force;

2[(d) prescribing the description and quality of arms, accoutrements, clothing and other necessary articles to be furnished to the members of the Force;

(e) prescribing the places of residence of the member of the Force;

(f) institution, management and regulation of any fund for any purpose connected with the administration of the Force;

(g) regulating the punishments and prescribing authorities to whom appeal shall be preferred from orders of punishment, or remission of fines, or other punishments and the procedure to be followed for the disposal of such appeals;

(h) regulating matters with respect to Force custody under this Act, including the procedure to be followed for taking persons into such custody;

(i) regulating matters with respect to disposal of cases relating to offences under this Act and specifying the places in which person convicted under this Act maybe confined;

(j) any other matter which has to be, or may be, imposed or in respect of which rules are required to be made under this Act.]

3[(3) Every rule made 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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