Transfer of assets, etc., relating to Port of Chalna to the Authority
53. (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force, or in any rules, regulations or bye-laws, or in any contract or agreement, or in any conditions of service, upon the establishment of the Authority-
(a) all assets, rights, powers, authorities and privileges, and all properties, movable and immovable, including lands, buildings, works, workshops, machinery, leases, leaseholds, licences, fund, and all other rights and interests in, or arising out of, such property of the Government relating to the Port of Chalna subsisting immediately before the establishment of the Authority shall stand transferred to, and vest in the Authority;
(b) all debts, obligations and liabilities incurred, all contracts entered into and all matters and things engaged to be done by, with or for the Government relating to the Port of Chalna before the establishment of the Authority shall be deemed to have been incurred, entered into or engaged to be done by, with or for the Authority;
(c) all tolls, dues, rates, charges, fees and other sums of money due to the Government relating to the Port of Chalna immediately before the establishment of the Authority shall be deemed to be due to the Authority;
(d) all tolls, dues, rates, charges and fees levied by the Government relating to the Port of Chalna shall, until they are levied by the Authority continue to be levied at the same rate at which they were levied by the Government immediately before the establishment of the Authority;
[(e) every person in the service of the Republic serving in, or in connection with the affairs of, the Port of Chalna shall, notwithstanding anything contained in any law or in any terms and conditions of service for the time being in force, become, on the commencement of the Port of Chalna Authority (Amendment) Ordinance, 1982, an officer or employee, as the case may be, of the Authority on such terms and conditions, not being to his disadvantage, as the Government may, in consultation with the Authority, determine and such officer or employee shall hold his office or service in the Authority and shall continue to do so unless and until his employment in the Authority is terminated :
Provided that an officer or employee may, within such time as may be specified by the Authority, exercise his option not to continue in the service of the Authority and the Authority may terminate the service of an officer or employee who exercises his option not to continue in the service of the Authority by giving him compensation equivalent to three months' remuneration in case of a permanent officer or employee and one month's remuneration in the case of temporary officer or employee.
Explanation. The compensation to an officer or employee under the proviso shall be in addition to any pension, gratuity or other benefit to which the officer or employee may be entitled under the terms and conditions of his service;]
(f) all suits and other legal proceedings instituted by or against the Government relating to the Port of Chalna before the establishment of the Authority shall be deemed to be suits and proceedings by or against the Authority and shall be proceeded or otherwise dealt with accordingly.
(2) The Government may, for the purpose of removing any difficulty in relation to the transfer and other matters specified in sub-section (1), make such orders as it considers expedient and any such order shall be deemed to be, and given effect to as, part of this Ordinance.