An order made under section 3 may confer powers and impose duties upon the Central Government or the State Government or officers and authorities of Central Government or State Government, and may contain directions to any State Government or to officers and authorities thereof as to the exercise of any such powers or the discharge of any such duties.
The Central Government may, by notified order, direct that 1 [the power to make orders or issue notifications under section 3] shall, in relation to such matters and subject to such conditions, if any, as may be specified in the direction, be exercisable also by-
(a) such officer or authority subordinate to the Central Government, or
(b) such State Government or such officer or such authority subordinate to a State Government, as may be specified in the direction.
Any order made under section 3 shall have effect notwithstanding anything inconsistent therewith contained in any enactment other than this Act or any instrument having effect by virtue of any enactment other than this Act.
1. Subs. by Act 66 of 1971, s. 3, for "the power to make orders under section 3" (w.e.f. 23-12-1971).
Essential Commodities Act 1955
Section 1 Short Title and Extent, Section 2 Definitions, Section 2A Essential Commodities Declaration etc
Section 3 Powers to control production, supply, distribution, etc., of essential commodities
Section 4 Imposition of duties on State Governments, etc
Section 5 Delegation of powers
Section 6 Effect of orders inconsistent with other enactments.
Section 6A Confiscation of essential commodity
Section 6B Issue of show cause notice before confiscation of food grains, etc
Section 6D Award of confiscation not to interfere with other punishments
Section 6E Bar of jurisdiction in certain cases
Section 7A Power of Central Government to recover certain amounts as arrears of land revenue
Section 8 Attempts and abetment
Section 10 Offences by Companies
Section 10A Offences to be cognizable
Section 10B Power of court to publish name, place of business, etc., of companies convicted under the Act
Section 10C Presumption of culpable mental state
Section 11 Cognizance of offences
Section 12 Special provision regarding fine
Section 12 A Power to try summarily
Section 12B rant of injunction, etc., by civil courts
Section 13 Presumption as to orders
Section 14 Burden of proof in certain cases
Section 15 Protection of action taken under Act
Section 15A Prosecution of public servant, Section 16 Repeals and savings