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The Cotton Cess Act, 1923

( ACT NO. XIV Of 1923 )

Power of the Government to make rules
15.(1) The Government may make rules for the purpose of carrying into effect all or any of the provisions of this Act.
 
 
(2) In particular, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such rules may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely:-
 
 
(a) for prescribing the time within which nominations shall be made under section 4 whether in the first instance or on the occurrence of vacancies;
 
 
(b) for prescribing the term of office of the members of the Committee;
 
 
(c) for prescribing the circumstances in which and the authority by which any member may be removed;
 
 
(d) for the holding of a minimum number of meetings of the Committee during any year;
 
 
(e) for the maintenance by the Committee of a record of all business transacted and the submission of copies of such records to the Government;
 
 
(f) for the definition of the powers of the Committee and its officers to enter into contracts which shall be binding on the Committee, and the manner in which such contracts shall be executed;
 
 
(g) for the regulation of the travelling allowances of members of the Committee and of their remuneration, if any;
 
 
(h) for the definition of the powers of the Committee and its officers in respect of the appointment, promotion and dismissal of officers and servants of the committee, and in respect of the creation and abolition of appointments of such officers or servants;
 
 
(i) for the regulation of the grant of pay and leave to officers and servants of the Committee, and the payment of leave allowances to such officers and servants, and the remuneration to be paid to any person appointed to act for any officer or servant to whom leave is granted;
 
 
(j) for the regulation of the payment of pensions, gratuities, compassionate allowances and travelling allowances to officers and servants of the Committee;
 
 
(k) for prescribing the establishment and maintenance of a provident fund for the officers and servants of the Committee, and for the deduction of subscriptions to such provident fund from the pay and allowances of such officers and servants, other than Government servants whose services have been lent or transferred to the Committee;
 
 
(l) for prescribing the preparation of budget estimates of the annual receipts and expenditure of the Committee and of supplementary estimates of expenditure not included in the budget estimates, and the manner in which such estimates shall be sanctioned and published;
 
 
(m) for defining the powers of the Committee, its sub-committees, if any, the President and its officers, in regard to the expenditure of the funds of the Committee, whether provision has or has not been made in the budget estimates or by reappropriation for such expenditure, and in regard to the reappropriation of estimated savings in the budget estimates of expenditure;
 
 
(n) for prescribing the maintenance of accounts of the receipts and expenditure of the Committee and providing for the audit of such accounts;
 
 
(o) for prescribing the manner in which payments are to be made by or on behalf of the Committee, and the officers by whom orders for making deposits or investments or for withdrawals or disposal of the funds of the Committee shall be signed;
 
 
(p) for determining the custody in which the current account of the Committee shall be kept, and the bank or banks at which surplus monies at the credit of the Committee may be deposited at interest, and the conditions on which such monies may be otherwise invested;
 
 
(q) for prescribing the preparation of a statement showing the sums allotted to 1[* * *] institutions not under the direct control of the Committee for expenditure on research, the actual expenditure incurred, the outstanding liabilities, if any, and the disposal of unexpended balances at the end of the year;
 
 
(r) the assessment, levy, and payment of the cotton cess in respect of cotton exported by sea or by land; and
 
 
(s) any other matter which is to be or may be prescribed.

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