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Ministry of Law and Justice

Act nº 7 of 1948

  • Act nº 7 of 1948



[Act, No. 7 of 1948]

[1st March 1948]


An Act to impose a cess on {Substituted by the A. O. 1950 for certain cotton textile manufactured in the provinces of the India.} the manufacture of certain cotton textiles.

WHEREAS it is expedient to impose a cess on the manufacture of certain cotton textiles.

IT is hereby enacted as follows:--

Section 1. Short title, extent and commencement

(1) This Act may be called the Cotton Textiles Cess Act, 1948.

(2) It extends to the whole of India, except the territories which, immediately before the1st November, 1956, were comprised in Part BStates.

(3) It shall be deemed to have come into force on the 31st day of December, 1947.

Section 2. Definitions

In this Act, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,--

(a) "cloth" and "yarn" mean respectively the cloth and yarn of which prices fixed by any order made under section 3 or continued by section 17 of the Essential Supplies (Temporary Powers) Act, 1946, were in force immediately before the commencement of this Act;

(b) "producer" means a person engaged in the production of cloth or yarn or both by power as defined in clause (f) of section 2 of the Factories Act, 1934 (25 of 1934).{See now the Factories Act, 1948 (63 of 1948).}

Section 3. Levy of cess

The Central Government may, by notification No. {90/4 Tex.1/48 (I) dated the 2nd march, 1948, Gazette of India, 1948, Extraordinary, p.407.} in the Official Gazette, levy on any cloth or yarn held in stock by a producer or a wholesale dealer on such date as the Central Government may fix in this behalf a cess at such rate as may be specified in the notification.

Section 4. Effect on contracts

Where before the date mentioned in section 3 a producer or wholesale dealer has made a contract of sale in respect of any cloth or yarn on which a cess is levied under that section, it shall be lawful for him to charge the amount of the cess to the buyer in addition to the contract price.

Section 5. Payment of cess

The cess shall be paid by the producer or the wholesale dealer as the case may be to such authority within such time and in such manner as may be specified in the notification.

Section 6. Penalty for non-payment

The cess shall be paid by the producer or the wholesale dealer as the case may be to such authority within such time and in such manner as may be

Section 7. Recovery of cess and penalty

These amount of cess in arrears and any sum imposed as penalty under section 6 shall, without prejudice to any other liability incurred under this Act be recovered as arrears of land revenue.

Section 8. Power of inspection, entry and search

Any authority authorized by the Central Government in this behalf may, with a view to securing compliance with this Act--

(a) require any producer or dealer to furnish to such authority such information relating to his business as that authority may specify;

(b) inspect or cause to be inspected any books or other documents belonging to or under the control of such producer or dealer;

(c) enter and search or authorize any person to enter and search any premises and seize or authorize any person to seize any cloth or yarn in respect of which he has reason to believe that a contravention of this Act has been or is about to be committed.

Section 9. Penalty for evasion of cess or failure to comply with order under section 8

(1) Whoever evades or attempts to evade the payment of cess payable by him under this Act or fails to comply with any order issued to him under clause (a) of section 8 or furnishes any information which is false and which he knows or has reasonable cause to believe to be false or does not believe to be true, shall be punishable with imprisonment which may extend to 6months or with Fine which may extend to two thousand rupees or with both.

(2) Any Court trying any offence under this Act may order that any cloth or yarn together with the packages or coverings thereof in respect of which the Court is satisfied that an offence under this Act has been committed shall be forfeited to the Central Government.

Repealing Act1
Cotton Textiles Cess (Repeal) Act, 2000


[Act, No. 19 of 2000]

[9th June, 2000]


An Act to repeal the Cotton Textiles Cess Act, 1948.

Be it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty-first Year of the Republic of India as follows:--

1. Short title

This Act may be called the Cotton Textiles Cess (Repeal) Act, 2000.

2. Repeal of Act

The Cotton Textiles Cess Act, 1948 (7 of 1948) is hereby repealed.