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THE ESSENTIAL ARTICLES (PRICE CONTROL AND ANTI-HOARDING) ACT, 1953

(EAST BENGAL ACT NO. XXII OF 1953).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 5th October, 1953  
  
     An Act to make provision for the control of supply and distribution of, and trade and commerce in, certain limited number of essential commodities. 1
 
    WHEREAS it is expedient to make provision for the control of supply and distribution of, and trade and commerce in, certain limited number of essential commodities;



It is hereby enacted as follows:-
 
CONTENTS
 
SECTIONS
 
1. Short title, extent and commencement
2. Definitions
3. Power to fix prices and to require marking of prices
4. Prohibition against purchase, sale, etc., at prices exceeding the maximum price
5. Power to control possession of essential article
6. Power to require licence for trading
7. Power to compel sales to specified person
8. Prohibition against withholding of sales
9. Power to require maintenance of accounts, etc., and registration of godowns
10. Power to enter, inspect, search, etc.
11. Provisions of the Act not to apply in case of Government purchase, etc.
12. Power to exempt
13. Penalties
14. Attempts and abetments
15. Delegation of power
16. Public servant
17. Power to make rules
18. Indemnity
19. [Repealed.]
 
 

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