Protection of action taken in good faith.
No suit, prosecution or other legal proceedings shall lie against any person for anything which is in good faith done or intended to be done under this Act.
Rules and notifications to be laid before parliament and certain rules to be approved by Parliament.
(1) Every rule and every notification made by the Central Government under this Act shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is made, before each House of Parliament while it is in session for a total period of thirty days which may be comprised in one session or in two or more successive sessions, and if, before the expiry of the session immediately following the session or the successive sessions aforesaid, both Houses agree in making any modification in the rule or notification or both Houses agree that the rule or notification should not be made, the rule or notification shall thereafter have effect only in such modified form or be of no effect, as the case may be; so, however, that any such modification or annulment shall be without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under that rule or notification.
(2) Without prejudice to the generality of the rule making power vested in the Central Government, no rules made with reference to clause (c) of sub-section (2) of section 16 shall come into force until they have been approved, whether with or without modifications, by each House of Parliament.
(3) Every rule and every notification made by the State Government under this Act shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is made, before each House of the State Legislature where it consists of two Houses, or where such Legislature consists one House, before that House.
Existing rules to continue.
All rules made or purporting to have been made under the Mines and Minerals (Regulation and Development) Act, 1948, shall, in so far as they relate to matters for which provision is made in this Act and are not inconsistent therewith, be deemed to have been made under this Act as if this Act had been in force on the date on which such rules were made and shall continue in force unless and until they are superseded by any rules made under this Act.
Power of revision by Central Government.
Cent. Govt., निर्धारित अवधि के अंदर Aggrieved पार्टी (असंतुष्ट पक्ष) द्वारा एप्लीकेशन देने पर:
(a) स्टेट गवर्नमेंट या अदर अथॉरिटी द्वारा दिए गए आर्डर को रिवाइज कर सकता है, Other than Minor Mineral के केस में ।
(b) जहां कोई निर्धारित समय के अंदर ऑर्डर नहीं प्रदान नहीं की जाती है, Minor Mineral के केस में, State Govt. या other अथॉरिटी के द्वारा, वहां सेंट्रल गवर्मेंट वैसा आर्डर सोच विचार करने के बाद प्रदान कर सकता है ।
ऐसा आर्डर करने से पहले सेंट्रल गवर्नमेंट shall give opportunity of being heard or to represent in the matter.