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Government of India Act, 1935 [Repealed] Schedule VII - Bare Act

StateCentral Government
Year
Section TitleSeventh Schedule
Act Info:

SEVENTH SCHEDULE1

(Sections 100, 104)

Legislative Lists

LIST I--FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE LIST

2 a1. His Majesty's naval, military and air forces borne on the Indian establishment and any other armed force raised in India by the Crown, not being forces raised for employment in Indian States or military or armed police maintained by Provincial Gov­ernments; any armed forces which are not forces of His Majesty, but are attached to or operating with any of His Majesty's naval, military or air forces borne on the Indian establishment: central intelligence bureau; preventive detention in British India for reason of State connected with defence, external affairs, or the discharge of the functions of the Crown in its relations with Indian States.

2. Naval, military and air force works; local self-govern0ment in cantonment areas 3 (not being cantonment areas of India State troops), 4 [the constitution and powers within such areas of cantonment authorities] the regulation of house accommodation in such areas, and within 3 [British India], the delimitation of such areas.

3. External affairs; the implementing of a reaties and agreements with other countries; extradition including the surrender of criminals and accused persons to parts of His Majesty's dominions outside India.

4. Ecclesiastical affairs, including European cemetaries.

5. Currency, coinage and legal tender.

6. Public debt of the Federation.

7. Posts and telegraphs, including telephones, wireless, broadcasting, and other like forms of communication; Post Office Savings Bonk.

8.Federal Public Services and Federal Public Service Commission.

9. Federal pensions, that is to say, pensions payable by the Federation or out of Federal revenues.

10. Works, lands and buildings vested in, or in the possession of His Majesty for the purposes of the Federation (not being naval, military or air force works'), but, as regards property situate in a Province, subject always to Provincial legislation, save in so far as Federal law otherwise provides, and, as regards property in a Federated State held by virtue to any lease or agreement with that State, subject to the terms of that lease or agreement.

11. The Imperial Library, the Indian Museum, the Imperial War Museum, the Victoria Memorial, and any similar institution controlled or financed by the Federation.

12. Federal agencies and institutes for the following purposes, that is to say, for research, for professional or technical training, or for the promotion of special studies, for research, for professional or technical training, or for the promotion of special studies.

13. The Benares Hindu University and the Aligarh Muslim University.

14. The Survey of India, the Geological, Botanical and Zoological Surveys of India; Federal meteorological organisation.

15. Ancient and historical monuments; archaeological sites and remains.

16. Census.

17. Admission into, and emigration and expulsion from, India, including in relation thereto the regulation of the movements in India of persons who are not British subjects domiciled in India,5 subjects of any Federated State, 3 [or British subjects domiled in the United Kingdom]; pilgrimages to places beyond India.

18. Port quarantine; seamen's and marine hospitals, and hospitals connected with port quarantine.

19. Import and export across customs frontiers as designed by the Federal Govern­ment.

20. Federal railway; the regulation of all railways other than minor railways in respect of safety, maximum and minimum rates and fares, station and service terminal charges, interchange of traffic and the responsibility of railway administrations as carriers of goods and passengers; the regulation of minor railways in respect of safety and the responsibility of the administrations of such railways as carriers of goods and passengers.

21. Maritime shapping and navigation, including shipping and navigation on tidal waters; Admiralty jurisdiction.

22. Major ports, that is to say, the declaration and delimitation of such ports, and the constitution and powers of Port Authorities therein.

23. Fishing and fisheries beyond territorial waters.

24. Aircraft and air navigation; the provision of aerodromes; regulation and organisation of air traffic and of aerodromes.

25. Lighthouses, including lightships, beacons and other provision for the safety of shipping and aircraft.

26. Carriage of passengers and goods by sea or by air.

27. Copyright, inventions, designs, trademarks and merchandise marks.

28. Cheques, bills of exchange, promissory notes and other like instruments.

29. Arms; firearms; ammunition.

30. Explosives.

31. Opium, so far as regards cultivation and manufacture, or sale for export.

32. Petroleum and other liquids and substances declared by Federal law to be dangerously inflamable, so far as regards possession, storage and transport.

33. Corporations, that is to say the incorporation, regulation and winding-up of trading corporations, including banking, insurance and financial corporations, but not including corporations "owned or controlled by a Federated State and carrying on business only within that State or co-operative societies, and of corporations, whether trading or not, with objects not confined to one unit 6 [but not including universities].

34. Development of Industries, where developments, under 3a[Federal] control is declared by Federal law to be expedient in the public interest.

35. Regulation of labour and safety in mines and oilfields.

36. Regulation of mines and oilfields and mineral development to which such regulation and development under7 [ Federal] control is declared by Federal law to be expedient in the public interest.

37. The law of insurance, except as respects insurance undertaken by a Federated State, or, by virtue of any entry in he Provincial Legislative List or the Concurrent Legislative List by a Province.

38. Banking, that is to say, the conduct of banking business by corporations other than corporations owned or controlled by a Federated State and carrying on business only within that State.

8 39. Extension of the powers and jurisdiction of members of a police force belonging to any part of British India to any area in another Governor's Province or Chief Com­missioner's Province, but not so as to enable the police of one part to exercise powers and jurisdiction elsewhere without the consent of the Government of the Province or the Chief Commissioner as the case may be; extension of the powers and jurisdiction of members of a police force belonging to any unit to railway areas outside that unit.

40. Elections to the Federal Legislature, subject to the provisions of this Act 3 [and of any Order in Council made thereunder].

41. The salaries of the 9 [Federal Ministers, of the President and Vice President of the Council of State and of the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the Federal Assembly]; the salaries, allowances and privileges of the members of the Federal Legislature; and,

9 [to such extent as is expressly authorised by Part II of this Act], the punishment of persons who refuse to give evidence or produce documents before Committees of the Legislature.

42. Offences against laws with respect to any of the matters in this list.

43. Inquiries and statistics for the purposes of any of the matters in this list.

44. Duties of customs, including export duties.

45. Duties of excise on tobacco and other goods manufactured or produced in India except--

(a) alcoholic liquors for human consumption ;

(b) opium, India hemp and other narcotic drugs and narcotics; non-narcotic drugs;

(c) medicinal and toilet preparations containing alcohol, or any substance encluded in sub-paragraph (b) of this entry.

46. Corporation tax.

47. Salt.

48. State lotteries.

49. Naturalisation.

50. Migration within India from or into a Governor's Province or a Chief Commissioner's Province.

51. Establishment of standards of weight.

52. Ranchi European Mental Hospital.

53. Jurisdiction and powers of all courts, except the Federal Court, with respect to any to the matters in this list and, to such extent as is txpressly authorised by Part IX of this Act, the enlargement of the appellate jurisdiction of the Federal Court and the conferring thereon of supplemental powers.

54. Taxes on income other than agricultural income.

15 [54-A. The matters specified in the proviso to sub-section (2) of section one hundred and forty-two A of this Act as matters with respect to which provision may be made by laws of the Federal Legislature.]

55. Taxes on the capital value of the assets, exclusive of agricultural land, of individuals and companies ;

10 56. Duties in respect of succession to property other than agricultural land. 5(56-A. Estate duty in respect of property other than agricultural land.]

57. The rates of stamp in respect of bills of txchange, cheques, prohissory notes, bills of landing, letters of credit, policies of insurance, proxies and receipts.

58. Terminal taxes on goods or passengers carried by railway or air ; taxes on railway fares and freights.

59. Fees in respect of any of the matters in this list, but not including fees taken in any Court.

LIST II.--PROVINCIAL LEGISLATIVE LIST

1. Public order (but hot including the use of His Majesty's naval, military or air forces in aid of the civil power) ; the administration of justice; constitution and organisation of all courts, except the Federal Court, and fees taken therein ; preventive detention for reasons connected with the maintenance of public order; persons subjected to such detention.

2. Jurisdiction and powers of all courts except the Federal Court, with respect of the matters in this list; procedure in Rent and Revenue Courts.

3. Police, including railway and village police.

4. Prisons, reformatories, Borstal institutions and other institutions of a like nature, and persons detained therein ; arrangements with other units for the use of prisons and other institutions.

5. Public debt of the Province.

6. Provincial Public Services and Provincial Public Service Commissions.

7. Provincial pensions, that is to say, pensions payable by the Province or out of Provincial revenues.

8. Works, lands and buildings vested in or in the possession of His Majesty for the purposes of the Province.

9. Compulsory acquisition of land.

10. Libraries, museums and other similar institutions controlled or financed by the Province.

11. Elections to the Provincial Legislature, subject to the provisions of this Act [and of any Order in Council] made thereunder.

12. The salaries of the Provincial Ministers, of the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, and, if there is a Legislative Council, of the President and Deputy President thereof; the salaries, allowances and privileges of the members of the Provincial Legislature; and to such extent as is expressly authorised by Part III of this Act, the punishment of persons who refuse to give evidence or produce documents before Committees of the Provincial Legislature.

13. Local government, that is to say, the constitution and powers of municipal corporations, improvement trusts, district boards, mining settlement authorities and other local authorities for the purpose of local self-government or village administration.

14. Public health and sanitation ; hospitals and dispensaries ; registration of births and deaths.

15. Pilgrimages, other than pilgrimages to places beyond India. 16. Burials arid burial-grounds.

11 [17. Educations including Universities other than specified in paragraph 13 of List I.]

18. Communications, that is to say, roads, bridges, ferries, and other means of communications not specified in List I; minor railways subject to the provisions of List I with respect to such railways ; municipal tramways; ropeways; inland waterways and traffic thereon subject to the provisions of List III with regard to such waterways ; ports, subject to the Provisions in List I with regard to major ports; vehicles other than mechanically propelled vehicles.

19. Water, that is to say, water supplies, irrigation and canals, drainage and embankments, water storage and water power.

20. Agriculture, including agricultural education and research, protection against pests and prevention of plant diseases ; improvement of stocks and prevention of animal diseases : veterinary training and practice ; pounds and the prevention of cattle-trespass. 21. Land, that is to say, rights in or over land, land tenures, including the relation of landlord and tenant and the collection of rents ; transfer, alienation and devolution of agricultural land ; land improvement and, agricultural loans ; colonization ; Court of Wards: encumbered and attached estates; treasure trove.

22. Forests.

23. Regulation of mines and oilfields and mineral development subject to the provisions of List I with respect to regulation and development under 1b[Federal] control

24. Fisheries.

25. Protection of wild birds and wild animals.

26. Gas and gasworks.

27. Trade and commerce within the Province ; markets and fairs ; money lending and money lenders.

28. Inns and inn-keepers.

29. Production, supply and distribution of goods; development of industries, subject to the provisions in List with respect to the development of certain industries Under 7 [Federal] control.

30. Adulteration of foodstuffs and other goods : weights and measures.

31. Intoxicating liquors and narcotic drugs, that is to say, the production, manu­facture, possession, transport, purchase and sale of intoxicating liquors, opium and Other narcotic drugs, but subject, as respects opium, to the provisions of List I and, as respects poisons and dangerous drugs, to the provisions of List III.

32. Relief of the poor unemployment.

33. The incorporation, regulation, and winding up corporations 12 [not being corporations specified in List I or Universities]; unincorporated trading, literary, scientific religions and other societies and associations ; co-operative societies.

34. Charities and charitable institutions, charitable and religious endowments.

35. Theatres, dramatic performances and cinemas, but not including the sanction of cinematograph films for exhibition.

36. Betting and gambling.

37. Offences against laws with respect to any of the matters in this list.

38. Inquiries and statistics for the purpose of any of the matters in this list.

39. Land revenue, including the assessments and collection of revenue, the maintenance of land records, survey for revenue purposes and records of rights, and alienation of revenue.

40. Duties of excise on the following goods is manufactured or produced in the Province and countervailing duties at the same or lower rates on similar goods manu­factured or produced elsewhere in India--

(a) alcoholic liquors for human consumption;

(b) opium, Indian hemp and other narcotic drugs and narcotics ; non-narcotic drugs;

(c) medicinal and toilet preparations containing alcohol or any substance included in sub-paragraph (b) of this entry.

41. Taxes on agricultural income.

42. Taxes on land and buildings, hearths and windows.

43. Duties in respect of succession to agricultural land.

13 [43-A. Estate duty in respect of agricultural land.]

44. Taxes on mineral rights, subject to any limitations imposed by any Act of the Federal Legislature relating to mineral development.

45. Capitation taxes.

14 [46. Taxes on professions, trades, callings and employments, subject, however, to the provisions of section one hundred and forty-two A of this Act ]--

47. Taxes on animals and boats.

48. Taxes on the sale of goods and on advertisements.

10 [48-A. Taxes on vehicles suitable for use on roads, whether mechanically propelled or not, including tramcars.

48-B. Taxes on the consumption or sale of electricity, subject, however, to the provisions of section one hundred and fifty-four A of this Act.]

49. Cases on the entry of goods into a local area for consumption, use or sale therein.

50. Taxes on luxuries, including taxes on entertainments, amusements, betting and gambling.

51. The rates of stamp duty in respect of documents other than those specified in the provisions of List I with regard to rates of stamp duty.

52. Dues on passengers and goods carried on inland waterways.

53. Tolls.

54. Fees in respect of any of the matters in this list, but not including fees taken in any Court.

LIST III--CONCURRENT LEGISLATIVE LIST

PART I

1. Criminal law, including all matters included in the Indian Penal Code at the date of the passing of this Act, but excluding offences against laws with respect to, any of the matters specified in List I or List II and excluding the use of His Majesty's naval, military and air forces in and of the civil power.

2. Criminal Procedure, including all matters included in the Code of Criminal Procedure at the date of the passing of this Act.

3. Removal of prisoners and accused persons from one unit to another unit.

4. Civil Procedure, including the law of Limitation and all matters included in the Code of Civil Procedure at the date of the passing of this Act; the recovery in a Chief Commissioner's Province of claims in respect of taxes and other public demands, including arrears of land revenue and sums recoverable as such, arising outside that Province.

5. Evidence and oaths; recognition of laws, public acts and records and judicial proceedings.

6. Marriage and divorce; infants and minors; adoption.

7. Wills, intestacy; and succession, save as regards agricultural land.

8. Transfer of property other than agriculture land; registration of deeds and documents.

9. Trusts and Trustees.

10. Contracts, including partnership, agency, contracts of carriage, and other special forms of contract, but not including contracts relating to agricultural land.

11. Arbitration.

12. Bankruptcy and insolvency : administrators-general and official trustees.

13. Stamp duties other than duties or fees collected by means of judicial stamps, but not including rates of stamp duty.

14. Actionable wrongs, save in so far as included in laws with respect to any of the matters specified in List I or List II.

15. Jurisdiction and powers of all courts, except the Federal Court, with respect to any of the matters in this list.

16. Legal medical and other professions.

17. Newspapers, books and printing presses.

18. Lunacy and mental deficiency, including places for the reception or treatment of lunatics and mental deficients.

19.Poisons and dangerous drugs.

20.Mechanically propelled vehicles.

21.Boilers.

22.Prevention of cruelty to animals.

23.European vagrancy ; criminal tribes.

24. Inquiries and statistics for the purpose of any of the matters in this Part of this List.

25. Fees in respect of any of the matters in this Part of this List, but not including fees taken in any Court.

PART II. [Section 126 (2).]

26. Factories.

27. Welfare of labour; conditions of labour; provident funds; employers' liability and workmen's compensation; health insurance, including invalidity pensions ; old age pensions.

28. Unemployment insurance.

29. Trade unions; industrial and labour disputes.

30. The prevention of the extension from one unit to another of infectious or contagious diseases or pesas affecting men, animals or plants.

31. Electricity.

32. Shipping and navigations on inland waterways as regards mechanically propelled vessels and the rule of the road on such waterways ; carriage of passengers and goods on inland waterways.

33. The sanctioning of cinematograph films for exhibition.

34. Persons subjected to preventive detention under 7 [Federal] authority.

35. Inquiries and statistics for the purpose of any of the matters in this Part of this List.

36. Fees in respect of any of the matters in this Part of this List, but not including fees taken in any Court.

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1.This Schedule, came into force on 1-4-1937--See the Government of India (Commencement and Transitory Provisions) Order, 1936, para. 3.

2.Substituted, by the India (Provisional Constitution) Order, 1947, as follows:

"1. The naval, military and air forces of the Dominion and any other armed forces raised or maintained by the Dominion; and armed forces which are not forces of the Dominion but are attached to or operating with any of the armed forces of the Dominion; central intelligence bureau; preventive detention for reasons of State connected with defence or external affairs."

3. Omitted, by the India (Provisional Constitution) Order, 1947.

4. Inserted by the India and Burma (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act, 1940 (3&4 Geo. VI, Ch. 5), Section 3.

5. The word 'or' inserted, by the India (Provisional Constitution) Order, 1947.

6. Added by the India and Burma (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act, 1940 (3&4 Geo. VI, ch. 5), Section 7.

7. Substituted, by the India (Provisional Constitution) Order, 1947., by the word 'Dominion'.

8. Substituted, by the India (Provisional Constitution) Order, 1947, as follows:

"39. Extension of the powers and jurisdiction of members of a police force belonging to any province to any area in another province, but not so as to enable the police of one province exercise powers and jurisdiction in another province without the consent of the Government of that Province; extension of the powers and jurisdiction of members of a police force belonging to any unit to railway areas outside that unit.

In this entry 'province' includes 'a Chief Commissioner's province' ";

9. The following changes were made, by the India (Provisional Constitution) Order, 1947.--

For the words from "Federal Ministers" to "Federal Assembly" substitute 'Dominion Ministers and of the President and Deputy President of the Dominion Legislature", and omit "to such extent as is expressly authorised by Part II of this Act".

10. Inserted by the India (Estate Duty) Act, 1945 (8&9 Geo. VI, Ch. 7), Section 1. 1.

11. Substituted by the India and Burma (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act, 1940 (3 and 4 Geo. VI, ch. 5), Section 7.

12. Inserted by the India (Estate Duty) Act, 1945 (8&9 Geo. VI (Ch. 7), Section 1.

13. Substituted, by the India and Burma (Miscellaneous Amendment) Act, 1940 (3&4 Geo. VI, Ch. 5), Section 2, for "Taxes on professions, trades, callings and employments".

14. Items 46-A and 48-B were inserted by the India and Burma (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act, 1940 (3&4 Geo. VI, Ch. 5), Section 3.

15. Inserted by the India and Burma (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act, 1940 (3&4 Geo. VI, Ch. 5), Section 2.




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