The Punjab Forest Sale of Timber Act 1913


THE PUNJAB FOREST (SALE OF TIMBER)
ACT,  1923
(Punjab Act III of 1913)
CONTENTS
Sections

  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 Indian Forest Act.
  5. Indemnity for acts done in good-faith.

THE PUNJAB FOREST (SALE OF TIMBER)
 ACT, 1913.
1PUNJAB ACT III OF 1913.
[21st 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:


Short title extent and commence-ment.

1.    This Act may be called the Punjab Forest (Sale of Timber) Act, 1913.

It shall, extend to such local areas as the 2[Provincial Govern­ment] may by notification in the 3[Offcial Gazette] direct; and it shall come into force in each of such areas on such day as the 2[Provincial Government] in like manner directs in this behalf.


Meaning of terms.

2.    In this Act all expressions shall have   the meaning assigned to them in the [Indian Forst Act,   1878.

Power to make rules regulating sale of timber and the establishment of sale depots.

3.     (1) The 2[Provincial Government  may, by notification in 3[Official Gazette], make rules 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;

1.     For Statement of Objects and Reasons, see Punjab Gazette, 1912, Tan V. page 927 for Report of the Select Committee, see Punjab Gazette, 1912. Part V, page 225, and for Proceedings in Council, see Punjab Gazette 1912, Pt. V, page 134, and ibid, 1913, Part V. page 5, Enforced in the North-West Frontier Pointier, by N. W. F. P. Notification No. 1527 dated 15th June, 1927.

2.     Subs, for “Local Government” by the A.O., 1937.
3.     Subs,  ibid for “Local Official Gazette”.
4.     See now the Forest Act, 1927. Pakistan Code. Volume VIII.

[1913 Pb. Act III.       FOREST (SALE OF TIMBER)

  1. define what shall be deemed to be a sale depot,
  2. 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 maybe 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;
  3. 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;
  4. 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;
  5. 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 resistence 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 1[Official Gazette.]
4. The provisions of Chapter X of the 2Forest Act, 1878, the exception of section 67, shall apply so far as may be to any ngement of the ruls made under this Act as if such infringement forest offence under the 2Forest Act.
5. No suit shall lie against any public servant for anything done by him in good faith under this Act.,

1.             Sub. for "the Gazette" by the A. O. 1937.

2.             See now the Forest Act, 1927.(XVI of 1927, Chapter IX,with the exception of section 58.

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