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THE JUTE MANUFACTURES CESS ACT, 1983

An Act provided for the levy and collection, by way of cess, of a duty of excise on jute manufactures for the purpose of carrying out measures for the development of production of jute manufactures and for matters connected therewith.

BE it enacted by Parliament in the Thirty-fourth Year of the Republic of India as follows: -  

(1)

1.

This Act may be called the Jute Manufactures Cess Act, 1983.

2.

It extends to the whole of India

3.

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

(2)

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-

(a)

"jute manufacture" means any article specified in the Schedule which contains more than fifty per cent of jute (including bimlipatam jute or mesta fibre of any  sort by weight of the total fibre content and  in  the production of which any process is ordinarily carried on with the aid of power.

Explanation- "Power" means electrical energy or any other form of energy, which is mechanically transmitted and is not generated by any human or animal agency. 

(b)

"Prescribed" means prescribed by rules made under this Act 

(c)

"Producer", in relation to a jute manufacture, means the producer of such jute manufacture.

(3)

(a)

There shall be levied and collected by way of cess for the purposes of the Jute Manufactures Development Council Act, 1983, on every article of jute manufacture specified in column 2 of the Schedule and produced in India, a duty of excise at such rate not exceeding the rate specified in the corresponding entry in column 3 thereof, as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify:

Provided that until such rate is specified by the Central Government, the duty of excise shall be levied and collected at the rate specified in the corresponding entry in column 4 of the Schedule.

(b)

The duty of excise levied under sub-section (1) shall be in addition to the duty of excise leviable on jute manufacturers under the central Excise and Salt Act, 1944 or any other law for the time being in force.

(c)

The duty of excise levied under sub-section (1) shall be payable by the Producer of a jute manufacture.  

(d)

The Provisions of the Central Excise and Salt Act, 1944, and the rules made there under, including those relating to refunds and exemptions from duty, shall, so far as may be, apply in relation to the levy and collection of the duty of excise on jute manufactures under this Act.

(4)

The proceeds of the duty of excise levied under sub-section (1) of section 3 shall first be credited to the Consolidated Fund of India and the Central Government may, if Parliament, by appropriation made by law in this behalf, so provides, pay to the Jute Manufactures Development Council, from time to time, from time to time, from Out of such proceeds (after deducting the cost Of collection which shall not exceed four per cent of such proceeds) such sums of money as it may think fit for being utilized for the purposes of the Jute Manufactures Development Council Act, 1983.

(5)

The Central Government may require a producer of a jute manufacture to furnish for the purposes of this Act, such statistical and any other information in such form and within such period as may be prescribed -

(6)

(a)

The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules for carrying out the provisions of this Act.: 

(b)

In particular and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing Power, such rules may provide for the form in which and the period within which statistical and other information may be furnished under section5.

(c)

Every rule made under this section shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is made, before each House of Parliament, while it is in session, for a total period ,If 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 rule or both Houses agree that the rule should not be made, the rule shall thereafter have effect only in such modified form or be of no effect, 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 rule.
 

Acts:

Jute Packaging Materials (Compulsory Use in Packing Commodities) Act, 1987

JMDC ACT 1983

Jute Manufacturers Cess Act 1983

National Jute Board ACT 2008

Orders:

Notification for withdrawal of minimum price dated 7th July 2006

Raw Jute Control Order for Traders No. Jute (Mktg.)/45/2005 dated 26-12-2005

Raw Jute Control Order No. Jute (Mktg.)/46/2005 dated 23-12-2005

Reasonable Price Notification S. O. 1746 (E) dated 12-12-2005

Jute & Jute Textiles Control ORDER OF 19th April 2000.

Jute & Jute Textile Control ( Amendment ) ORDER 2002 

Jute & Jute Textile Control ( Amendment ) ORDER 2005 

Powers under Jute Packaging Act; ORDER of 26th August 1987

Mandatory Jute Packaging ORDER of 28th September, 2004

Jute Batching Oil Order of 28th August 2001

Jute Bags Marking Order of 4th July, 2002

Rules:

JMDC Procedural RULES 1984

Jute Packaging Materials Rules of 26th August 1987