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Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Act, 1969 Complete Act - Bare Act

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Preamble1 - THE MONOPOLIES AND RESTRICTIVE TRADE PRACTICES ACT, 1969
Chapter 1
Section1 - Short title, extent and commencement
Section2 - Definitions
Section2A - Power of Central Government to decide certain matters
Section3 - Act not to apply in certain cases
Section4 - Application of other laws not barred
Chapter 2
Section5 - Establishment and constitution of the Commission
Section6 - Terms of office, conditions of service, etc., of members
Section7 - Removal of members from office in certain circumstances
Section8 - Appointment of Director General, etc., and staff of the Commission
Section9 - Salaries, etc. to be defrayed out of the Consolidated Fund of India
Section10 - Inquiry into monopolistic or restrictive trade practices by Commission
Section11 - Investigation by Director General before issue of process in certain cases
Section12 - Powers of the Commission
Section12A - Power of the Commission to grant temporary injunctions
Section12B - Power of the Commission to award compensation
Section12C - Enforcement of the order made by the Commission under section 12A or 12B
Section13 - Orders of Commission may be subject to conditions, etc
Section13A - Power of the Commission to cause investigation to find out whether or not orders made by it have been complied with
Section13B - Power to punish for contempt
Section14 - Orders where party concerned does not carry on business in India
Section15 - Restriction of application of orders in certain cases
Section16 - Sittings of the Commission
Section17 - Hearing to be in public except in special circumstances
Section18 - Procedure of the Commission
Section19 - Orders of the Commission to be noted in the register
Chapter 3
Section20 - Undertakings to which this part applies
Section21 - Expansion of undertakings
Section22 - Establishment of new undertakings
Section22A - Power to exempt
Section23 - Merger, Amalgamation and take over
Section24 - Merger, Amalgamation and take over in contravention to Section 23
Section25 - Directors undertakings not to be appointed Directors of other undertakings
Section26 - Registration of undertakings to which part a applies
Section27 - Division of undertakings
Section27A - Power of the Central Government to direct severance of inter-connection between undertakings
Section27B - Manner in which order made under section 27 or section 27A shall be carried out
Chapter 4
Section31 - Investigation by Commission of monopolistic trade practices
Section32 - Monopolistic trade practice to be deemed to be prejudicial to the public interest except in certain cases
Chapter5 - RESTRICTIVE TRADE PRACTICES AND UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES
PartA - Registration of agreements relating to restrictive trade practices
Section33 - Registrable agreements relating to restrictive trade practices
Section34 - [***]
Section35 - Registration of agreements
Section36 - Keeping the register
PartB - UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES
Section36A - Definition of unfair trade practice
Section36B - Inquiry into unfair trade practices by Commission
Section36C - Investigation by Director General before an issue of process in certain cases
Section36D - Powers which may be exercised by the Commission inquiring into an unfair trade practice
Section36E - Power relating to restrictive trade practices may be exercised or performed in relation to unfair trade practices
Chapter 6
Section37 - Investigation into restrictive trade practices by Commission
Section38 - Presumption as to the public interest
Section39 - Special conditions for avoidance of conditions for maintaining re-sale prices
Section40 - Prohibition of other measures for maintaining re-sale prices
Section41 - Power of Commission to exempt particular classes of goods from sections 39 and 40
Chapter 7
Section42 - Power of 1[Director General] to obtain information
Section43 - Power to call for information
Section44 - Power to appoint Inspector
Chapter 8
Section45 - [***]
Section46 - Penalty for contravention of 1[***] section 27
Section47 - [****]
Section48 - Penalty for failure to register agreements
Section48A - Penalty for contravention of order made under section 27B or for possession of property sold to any person under section 27B
Section48B - Penalty for contravention of section 27B
Section48C - Penalty for contravention of order made by Commission relating to unfair trade practices
Section49 - Penalty for offences in relation to furnishing of information
Section50 - Penalty for offences in relation to orders under the Act
Section51 - Penalty for offences in relation to resale price maintenance
Section52 - Penalty for wrongful disclosure of information
Section52A - Penalty for contravention of any condition or restriction, etc
Section52B - Penalty for making false statement in application, returns, etc
Section53 - Offences by companies
Chapter 9
Section54 - Power of Central Government to impose conditions, limitations and restrictions on approvals, etc., given under the Act
Section55 - Appeals
Section56 - Jurisdiction of courts to try offences
Section57 - Cognizance of offences
Section58 - [***]
Section59 - Protection regarding statements made to the Commission
Section60 - Restriction on disclosure of information
Section61 - Power of the Central Government to require the Commission to submit a report
Section62 - Reports of the Commission to be placed before Parliament
Section63 - Members, etc., to be public servants
Section64 - Protection of action taken in good faith
Section65 - Inspection of, and extracts from, the register
Section66 - Power to make regulations
Section67 - Power to make rules


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