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The Essential Articles (Price Control and Anti-Hoarding) Act, 1953 (East Bengal Act)

( ACT NO. XXII OF 1953 )

Power to fix prices and to require marking of prices
3. (1) The Government may, from time to time, by notification, fix the maximum prices at which an essential article may be sold by a retailer, wholesaler or any other person and for this purpose may fix different prices for different areas of the 1[country].
(2) The Government may, by notification, require any trader to mark, on any essential article, the maximum prices fixed under sub-section (1), in such manner as may be prescribed and the traders concerned shall mark such article accordingly. Such trader shall exhibit in a prominent place in the shop or godown a list showing the maximum prices of essential articles fixed under the said sub-section.
(3) A notification under sub-section (1) shall specify date from which and the period for which the maximum price has been fixed.

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