Topic: Section 55. Delegation of powers

(1) The Central Government may direct that any power exercisable by it under this Act shall be exercisable also by such officer or authority subordinate to the Central Government or by the State Government or by such officer or authority subordinate to the State Government as may be specified in the direction.

1[(2) Any power exercisable by a State Government by virtue of a direction under sub-section (1) may, unless otherwise provided in such direction, be exercised also by such officer or authority as the State Government may specify in this behalf.]

(3) Subject to the provisions of this Act and of the rules and orders made thereunder, the Custodian-General may delegate all or any of his powers under this Act to any Deputy or Assistant Custodian-General.

(4) Subject to the provisions of this Act and of the rules and orders made thereunder, the Custodian may delegate all or any of his powers under this Act to any Additional, Deputy or Assistant Custodian, subject to such conditions, if any, as may be specified by the Custodian.

1. Ins. by Act 1 of 1960. Sec. 7., the original sub-section (2) was omitted by the Act 91 of 1956, Sec. 8 (w.e.f. 22nd October, 1956).