Topic: Section 44. Power to make rules

(1) [The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules] for the guidance of officers in all matters connected with the enforcement of this Act.

(2) The power to make rules under sub-section (1) shall be subject to the condition of the rules being made after previous publication.

2[(3) Every rule made under this section 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 both Houses agree that the rule should not be made, the rule 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.]

1. Substituted for the words "The Central Government may make rules" by the Works of Defence (Amendment) Act, 1974 (50 of 1974), S. 4 (12-12-1974).

2. Substituted for sub-section (3), by the Works of Defence (Amendment) Act, 1974 (50 of 1974), S. 4 (12-12-1974).