Commissions of Inquiry Act, 1952

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1. Short title, extent and commencement. 1. Short title, extent and commencement. (1) This Act may be called the Commissions of Inquiry Act, 1952.

2[(2) It extends to the whole of India:

Provided that it shall apply to the State of Jammu and Kashmir only in so far as it relates to inquiries pertaining to matters relatable to any of the entries enumerated in List I or List III in the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution as applicable to that State.]

(3) It shall come into force on such date3 as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.

2. Definitions.

2. Definitions. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-

(a) " appropriate Government " means-

(i)the Central Government, in relation to a Commission appointed by it to make an inquiry into any matter relatable to any of the entries enumerated in List I or List II or List III in the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution ; and

(ii)the State Government, in relation to a Commission appointed by it to make an inquiry into any matter relatable to any of the entries enumerated in List II or List III in the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution :

1 [Provided that in relation to the State of Jammu and Kashmir, these clauses shall have effect subject to the modification that-

(a) in sub-clause (i) thereof, for the words and figures "List I or List II or List III in the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution", the words and figures "List I or List III in the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution as applicable to the State of Jammu and Kashmir" shall be substituted;

(b)in sub-clause (ii) thereof, for the words and figures "List II or List III in the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution", the words and figures "List III in the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution as applicable to the State of Jammu and Kashmir" shall be substituted ;]

(b) " Commission " means a Commission of Inquiry appointed under section 3;

(c) " prescribed " means prescribed by rules made under this Act.

2[2A. Construction of references to laws not in force in the State of Jammu and Kashmir. Any reference on this Act to a law, which is not in force in the State of Jammu and Kashmir, shall, in relation to that State, be construed as a reference to the corresponding law, if any, in force in that State.]