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7. Revocation of licence.-

(1) Where any person to whom a licence has been granted under this Act, or any agent or servant of such person commits a breach of any of the conditions thereof, or any of the provisions of this Act, or any of the rules made thereunder, or where the licensing authority is not satisfied with the condition, management or superintendence of an institution, the licensing authority may, without prejudice to any other penalty which may have been incurred under this Act, for reasons to be recorded, revoke the licence by order in writing: Provided that no such order shall be made until an opportunity is given to the holder of the licence to show cause why the licence should not be revoked.

(2) Where a licence in respect of an institution has been revoked under the foregoing sub-section, such institution shall cease to function from the date of such revocation: Provided that where an appeal lies under section 8 against the order of revocation, such institution shall cease to function-

(a) where no such appeal has been preferred, immediately on the expiration of the period prescribed for the filing of such appeal;

(b) where such appeal has been preferred but the order of revocation has been upheld, from the date of the appellate order.

(3) On the revocation of a licence in respect of an institution, the licensing authority may direct that any woman or child who is an inmate of such institution on the date of such revocation shall be-

(a) restored to the custody of her or his parent, husband or lawful guardian, as the case may be; or

(b) transferred to another institution.

Womens and Childrens Institutions (Licensing) Act, 1956 Back

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