AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FUND ACT, 1982

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AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FUND ACT, 1982
Total Sections 7
Enforcement Year 1982
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ASSN: 20275

An Act to implement the African Development Fund Agreement and for matters connected therewith. BE it enacted by Parliament in the Thirty-third Year of the Republic of India as follows:-


SECTION 01: SHORT TITLE, EXTENT AND COMMENCEMENT

(1) This Act may be called The African Development Fund Act, 1982.

(2) It extends to the whole of India.

(3) It shall come into force on such date1as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.


SECTION 02: DEFINITIONS

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-

(a) "Agreement" means the African Development Fund Agreement;

(b) "Fund" means the African Development Fund established under the agreement.


SECTION 03: PAYMENTS TO FUND

(1) There shall be paid out of the Consolidated Fund of India, after due appropriation made by Parliament by law in this behalf, all such sums as may, from time to time, be required for the purpose of paying,

(a) the subscription payable by the Central Government to the Fund under Articles 6, 7, 8 and 9 of the Agreement;

(b) any sums payable by the Central Government to the Fund under Article 13 of the Agreement; and

(c) any charges payable by the Central Government to the Fund under Article 16 of the Agreement. (2) The Central Government may, if it thinks fit so to do, create and issue to the Fund, in such form as it thinks fit any such non-interest bearing and non-negotiable note or other obligations as are provided for by Article 9 of the Agreement.


SECTION 04: RESERVE BANK TO BE DEPOSITORY FOR FUND - The Reserve Bank of India shall be the depository of the Indian currency holdings of the Fund.


SECTION 05: CONFERMENT OF STATUS AND CERTAIN IMMUNITIES, EXEMPTIONS AND PRIVILEGES ON FUND AND CONFERMENT OF CERTAIN IMMUNITIES, EXEMPTIONS AND PRIVILEGES ON ITS OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES - (1) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in any other law, the provisions of the Agreement set out in the Schedule shall have the force of law in India: Provided that nothing in Article 49 of the Agreement shall be construed as-

(a) entitling the Fund to import into India goods free of any duty of customs without any restriction or their subsequent sale therein; or

(b) conferring on the Fund any exemption from duties or taxes which form part of the price of goods sold; or

(c) conferring on the Fund any exemption from duties or taxes which are in fact no more than charges for services rendered.

(2) The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette amend the Schedule in conformity with any amendments, duly made and adopted, of the provisions of the Agreement set out therein.


SECTION 06: POWER TO MAKE RULES - The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules for carrying out the purposes of this Act.


SECTION 07: NOTIFICATIONS ISSUED UNDER SECTION 5 AND RULES MADE UNDER SECTION 6 TO BE LAID BEFORE PARLIAMENT - Every notification issued under sub-section (2) of section 5-and every rule made under section 6-shall be laid, as soon as may be, after it is issued or made, before each House of Parliament, while it is in session, for a total period of thirty days which may be comprised in one session or in two or more successive sessions, and if, before the expiry of the session immediately following the session or the successive sessions aforesaid, both Houses agree in making any modification in the notification or, as the case may be, in the rule or both Houses agree that the notification or rule should not be issued or made, the notification or rule shall thereafter have effect only in such modified form or be of no offer* as the case may be; so, however, that any such modification or annulment shall be without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under that notification or rule.

CHAPTER 08: STATUS, IMMUNITIES, EXEMPTIONS AND PRIVILEGES CHAPTER 41 PURPOSE OF CHAPTER To enable the Fund effectively to fulfil its purpose and carry out the functions entrusted to it, the status, immunities, exemptions, and privileges set forth in this Chapter shall be accorded to the Fund in the territory of each State participant, and each State participant shall inform the Fund of the specific action which it has taken for such purpose.