Mines And Minerals (Development And Regulation) Act, 1957 (No. 67 of 1957)

Relaxation of rules in special cases.

The Central Government may, if it is of opinion that in the interests of mineral  development it is necessary so to do, by order in writing and for reasons to be recorded,  authorise in any case the grant, renewal or transfer of any 1[reconnaissance permit,  prospecting licence or mining lease], or the working of any mine for the purpose of  searching for or winning any mineral, on terms and conditions different from those laid  down in the rules made under section 13. 

[S-32]Amendments to Act 53 of 1948] Repealed by the Repealing and Amending Act, 1960  (58 of 1960), S. 2 and Sch. I 

Validation of certain acts and indemnity (Exemption from liability for damages, हानि से सुरक्षा).

All acts of executive authority done, proceedings taken and sentences passed under the  Mines and Minerals (Regulation and Development) Act, 1948, with respect to the  regulation of mines and the development of minerals during the period commencing on  the 26th day of January, 1950, and ending with the date of commencement of this Act by  the Government or by any officer of the Government or by any other authority, in the  belief or purported belief that the acts, proceedings of sentences were being done, taken  or passed under the said Act, shall be as valid and operative as if they had been done,  taken or passed in accordance with law, and no suit or other legal proceeding shall be  maintained or continued against any person whatsoever, on the ground that any such acts,  proceedings or sentences were not done, taken or passed in accordance with law. 

Power to remove difficulties.

(1) If any difficulty arises in giving effect to the provisions of the Mines and Minerals  (Development and Regulation) Amendment Act, 2015, the Central Government may, by order,  published in the Official Gazette, make such provisions not inconsistent with the provisions of  the said Act, as appear to it to be necessary or expedient for removing the difficulty: 
Provided that no such order shall be made under this section after the expiry of a period of  two years from the commencement of the said Act. 
(2) Every order made under this section shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is made, before each House of Parliament.

Repeal and Savings.

(1) The Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Ordinance, 2015, is hereby repealed. 
(2) Notwithstanding such repeal, anything done or any action taken under the principal Act, as amended by the said Ordinance, shall be deemed to have been done or taken under the  corresponding provisions of the principal Act, as amended by this Act.] 

1. Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM); https://ibm.gov.in/
2. India code website: https://www.indiacode.nic.in/