Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Miscellaneous
The Schedule
Chapter V - Markets of National Importance

25. Definitions – In this chapter unless the context otherwise requires -
 

(a) the expression “market” means “market of national importance” and

 

(b) the expression “Marketing Committee” means the “Marketing Committee of a market of national importance”.

 
26. Establishment of markets of national importance and Marketing Committee thereof -
 

(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, where the Government is satisfied that on account of the national importance of marketing of nay commodity, in any area, it is expedient to ensure the efficient regulation of the marketing of such commodity in such area, it may establish -

(a) in such area, special markets, known as “Markets of National Importance” for such commoditie

 

(b) independent Marketing Committees known as “Marketing Committees of Markets of National Importance” in relation to such markets, notwithstanding that such area falls within the local limits of the jurisdiction of any other Marketing Committee or Committees already functioning in that area.

(2) The Government may, after consideration of such aspects as, the turnover, upstream catchment area, down-stream servicing (number of consumers served), and price leadership (whether the market influences the price at the national level), declare an area as a special market area known as “Market area of the market of National Importance”.

 

Provided that no such market shall be established: -

 

(a) if it handles less than one lakh tonnes of produce per year;

 

(b) if, out of the total produce handled by it, less than thirty percent thereof is received from two or more States or Union Territories; and

 

(c) if the market does not influence the price of the commodity referred to in sub-section (1) at the national level.

 

27. Composition of the Marketing Committee for Market of National Importance – Every Marketing Committee constituted under sub-section (1) of section 26 shall consist of the following members: -

(a) three members to be nominated by the Government from amongst the agriculturists residing in Delhi

 

(b) three members to be elected in the prescribed manners from amongst the traders and commission agent holding licence in any Marketing Committee in Delhi;

 

Provided that at least two members will be from amongst those traders and Commission Agents who hold a licence from the Marketing Committee constituted under sub-section (1) of Section 26;

 

(c) one representative of the Board to be nominated by the Government;

 

(d) the Director or his nominee (ex-officio members);

 

(e) three representatives of other States and union territories to be nominated by the government, in a consultation with the State Government or the Administrator of the Union Territory as, the case may be,

 

Provided that the representatives shall be the agriculturists of those areas from which the commodity referred to in sub-section (1) of section 26 is received;

 

(f) the Secretary of the Marketing Committee (as ex-officio Member-Secretary)

 

(g) one representative of the Agricultural Marketing Adviser to the Government of India.

 
28. Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Marketing Committee -
 

The Marketing Committee shall have a Chairman and Vice-Chairman to be nominated by the Government from amongst its members

 
29. Term of Members -
 
The members shall hold office for a term of five years. However, the member being nominated as Chairman and Vice-Chairman, they shall function as such, during the pleasure of the Government
 
30. Meetings of the Marketing Committee – The Marketing Committee constituted under sub-section (1) of section 26 shall meet at least once in every two calendar month.
 
31. Executive Committee and its composition of the mkts. of National Importance -
 

(1) There shall be an executive committee of the market.

 

(2) The composition of the executive committee referred to in sub-section (1) shall be :-

(i) the Chairman of the Marketing Committee;

 

(ii) two representatives, to be nominated by the Government, of whom one shall be holding a trading licence in the market and other shall be a representative of the agriculturists;

 

(iii) one representative of the Board to be nominated by the Government

 

(iv) the Director or his nominee

 

(v) one representative of a State or Union Territory from which agricultural produce is imported in Delhi, to be nominated by the Government in consultation with the State Government or the Administrator of the Union Territory, as the case may be

 

(vi) the Secretary of the Marketing Committee constituted under Section 27 who shall act as the Member-Secretary of the Committee.

(3) In case of emergency, the executive committee may decide issues requiring approval of the Marketing Committee. However, such decisions shall be approved by the Marketing Committee within forty-five days from the date such decisions are taken. Failure in doing so or in the event of disapproval of such decisions by the marketing committee, such decision shall stand null nad void, so however, that any such disapproval shall be without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under that decision.

 

Provided that if the Marketing Committee makes any modifications in such decision, the decision shall have effect only in such modified form from the date of such modification.

 
32. Meetings of Executive Committee – the executive committee shall meet as often as necessary but at least once in a calendar month.
 
33. Terms of office members of the Executive Committe- the members of the Executive Committee shall hold the office during the pleasure of the Government
 
34. Appointment and functions of Secretary of the Marketing Committee –

(1) The Secretary of the Marketing committee shall be appointed by the Government from amongst Union Territory Civil Service officers at-least with ten years of service.

 

(2) Subject to the superintendence, control and supervision of the executive committee referred to in section 31, the Secretary shall-

(i) exercise supervision and control over the officers and members of the staff of the Marketing Committee in matters of administration

 

(ii) incur expenditure from the funds of the Marketing Committee for items of work which have been duly sanctioned

 

(iii) in case of emergency, direct the execution or stoppage of any work or performance of any act which requires the sanction of the Board or the Marketing Committee;

 

(iv) launch prosecution for violation of provision of this act, rules, regulation or bye-laws made thereof

 

(v) issue licences to the functionaries operating in the market;

 

(vi) prepare the annual budget of the Marketing Committee;

 

(vii) summon the meeting of the Marketing Committee and the executive committee and maintenance of records of the proceedings of such meetings;

 

(viii) inspect, from time to time improvement and maintenance works undertaken by the Marketing Committee and send report of such inspection to the Chairman of the Marketing Committee;

 

(ix) report such acts of the marketing Committee or members of the marketing Committee including the Chairman and the Vice-Chairman which are contrary to the provisions of this Act, rules, regulations and bye-laws framed there-under to the Vice-Chairman of the Board who shall further report to the Government.

 

(x) take such steps as may be deemed necessary for effective discharge of the functions and decisions of the Market Committee.

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