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The Seeds Ordinance, 1977

( Ordinance NO. XXXIII OF 1977 )

Power to make rules
23. (1) The Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, make rules to carry out the purposes of this Ordinance.
(2) In particular, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such rules may provide for-
(a) the functions of the Board and the travelling and daily allowances payable to members of the Board and of the committee;
(b) the functions of the Seed Laboratory;
(c) the functions of the Certification Agency;
(d) the manner of marking or labelling the container of seed of any notified kind or variety;
(e) the requirements which may be complied with by a person carrying on the business referred to in section 7;
(f) the form of application for the grant of a certificate under section 9, the particulars it may contain, the fees which shall accompany it, the form of the certificate and the conditions subject to which the certificate may be granted;
(g) the form and manner in which and the fee on payment of which an appeal may be preferred under section 11 and the procedure to be followed by the appellate authority in disposing of the appeal;
(h) the qualifications and duties of Seed Analysts and Seed Inspectors;
(i) the manner in which samples may be taken by the Seed Inspectors, the procedure for sending such samples to the Seed Analysts or the Seed Laboratory and the manner of analysing such samples;
(j) the form of report of the result of the analysis, and the fees payable in respect of such report;
(k) the records to be maintained by a person carrying on the business referred to in section 7 and the particulars which such records shall contain; and
(l) any other matter which is to be or may be prescribed.

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