Section 21 Power to call for information - The Benami Transactions
(Prohibition) Amendment Act 2016
What is the law regarding Power to call for information? Section
21 of The BTP (Prohibition) Amendment Act 2016
Section 21 : Power to call for information
(1) The Initiating Officer or the Approving Authority or the Adjudicating
Authority shall have power to require any officer of the Central Government or
State Government or a local body or any person or officer who is responsible for
registering and maintaining books of account or other documents containing a
record of any transaction relating to any property or any other person to
furnish any information in relation to any person, point or matter as in his
opinion shall be useful for or relevant for the purposes of this Act.
(2) Without prejudice to sub-section (1), every officer or person referred to
in sub-section (1) shall furnish such information to any authority under this
Act in such form and manner as may be prescribed.