|THE PUNJAB FOREST (SALE OF TIMBER) ACT, 1913
(Punjab Act III of 1913)
C O N T E N T S
1. Short title, extent and commencement.
2. Meaning of terms.
3. Power to make rules regulating sale of timber and the establishment of sale depots.
4. Application of Chapter X of the Forest Act, 1927.
5. Indemnity for acts done in good faith.
1THE PUNJAB FOREST (SALE OF TIMBER) ACT, 1913
2(Punjab Act III of 1913)
[21 March 1913]
An Act to provide for the control of the sale of timber and the establishment of sale depots for such timber in the Punjab.
WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for the control of the sale of timber and the establishment of sale depots for such timber in the Punjab;
It is hereby enacted as follows:-
1. Short title, extent and commencement.— The Act may be called the Punjab Forest (Sale of Timber) Act, 1913.
It shall extend to such local areas as the 3[Provincial Government] may by notification4 in the 5[Official Gazette] direct; and it shall come into force in each of such areas on such day as the 6[Provincial Government] in like manner directs7 in this behalf.
2. Meaning of terms.— In this Act all expressions shall have the meaning assigned to them in the 8[Forest Act, 1927].
3. Power to make rules regulating sale of timber and the establishment of sale depots.— (1) The 9[Provincial Government] may, by notification in the 10[Official Gazette], make rules11 to regulate the sale of timber and the establishment of sale depots for such timber.
Such rules may among other matters—
(a) prescribe the classes of timber to which the rules shall apply;
(b) define what shall be deemed to be a sale depot;
(c) provide for the establishment, registration, regulation and inspection of sale depots, and the levy of fees for registration, prescribe the period for which registration shall hold good and the conditions under which timber may be brought to, stored at, sold at, and removed from, sale depots; and prohibit the sale of timber at, or the establishment or maintenance of, unregistered sale depots;
(d) regulate the use of sale depot marks and the registration of such marks; prescribe the time for which registration shall hold good and provide for the levy of fees for registration;
(e) prescribe the registers to be maintained at sale depots, and provide for the production of such registers before and for their examination by any forest or police officer authorized in this behalf by the Divisional Forest Officer or by the District Superintendent of Police respectively;
(f) prescribe as penalties for the infringement of any rule made under this section, imprisonment which may extend to six months or fine which may extend to Rs.500 or both. Double penalties may be inflicted where the offence is committed after sunset and before sunrise, or after preparation for resistance to lawful authority, or if the offender has been previously convicted of a like offence.
(2) All rules made under sub-section (1) shall be so made after previous publication in the 12[Official Gazette].
4. Application of Chapter X of the 13[Forest Act, 1927].— The provisions of Chapter X of the 14[Forest Act, 1927], with the exception of section 67, shall apply so far may be to any infringement of the rules made under this Act as if such infringement were a forest offence under the 15[Forest Act, 1927].
5. Indemnity for acts done in good faith.— No suit shall lie against any public servant for any thing done by him in good faith under this Act.