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Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1956


11.Power of Central Government to supersede governing body of a recognised stock exchange.-

(1) Without prejudice to any other powers vested in the Central Government under this Act, where the Central Government is of opinion that the governing body of any recognised stock exchange should be superseded, then, notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force, the Central Government may serve on the governing body a written notice that the Central Government is considering the super session of the governing body for the reasons specified in the notice and after giving an opportunity to the governing body to be heard in the matter it may, by notification in the Official Gazette, declare the governing body of such stock exchange to be superseded, and may appoint any person or persons to exercise and perform all the powers and duties of the governing body, and, where more persons than one are appointed, may appoint one of such persons to be the chairman and another to be the vice-chairman thereof.

(2) On the publication of a notification in the Official Gazette under sub-section (1), the following consequences shall ensue, namely;

(a) the members of the governing body which has been superseded shall, as from the date of the notification of super session, cease to hold office as such members;

(b)the person or persons appointed under sub-section (1) may exercise and perform all the powers and duties of the governing body which has been superseded;

(c) all such property of the recognised stock exchange as the person or persons appointed under sub-section (1) may, by order in writing, specify in this behalf as being necessary for the purpose of enabling him or them to carry on the business of the stock exchange, shall vest in such person or persons.

(3) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in any law or the rules or bye-laws of the recognised stock exchange the governing body of which is superseded under sub-section (1), the person or persons appointed under that sub-section shall hold office for such period as may be specified in the notification published under that sub-section , and the Central Government may from time to time, by like notification, vary such period.

(4) The Central Government may at any time before the determination of the period of office of any person or persons appointed under this section call upon the recognised stock exchange to re-constitute the governing body in accordance with its rules and on such re-constitution all the property of the stock exchange which has vested in, or was in the possession of, the person or persons appointed under sub-section (1) shall re-vest or vest, as the case may be, in the governing body so re-constituted;

Provided that until a governing body is so re-constituted, the person or persons appointed under sub-section (1) shall continue to exercise and perform their powers and duties.



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