Himachal Pradesh Gift Goods (Unlawful Possession) Act, 1968
(Act No. 13 of 1969)
Last Updated 7th March, 2020 [hp202]
(1) "gift goods" means any of the goods supplied, by way of gift, by any relief organisation to any State Government or the Government of any Union territory or the Central Government or any other person on behalf of such Government;
(2) "relief organisation" means any organisation specified in the Schedule appended to this Act;
(3) "State Government" means the Government of Himachal Pradesh; and
(4) "notification" means notification published under proper authority in the Rajpatra, Himachal Pradesh.3. Unlawful possession of gift goods. - If any person is found, or is proved to have been, in possession of any gift goods reasonably suspected of being stolen or unlawfully obtained and cannot account satisfactorily how he came by the same, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both. 4. Offences under the Act to be cognizable. - (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898, (5 of 1898) an offence under this Act shall be a cognizable offence within the meaning of that Code. (2) No Court below that of the Magistrate of the First Class shall try an offence under this Act. 5. Power to amend Schedule. - (1) The State Government may, by notification, add any organisation to, or omit any organisation from, the Schedule, and on the publication of such notification, such organisation shall be deemed to be included in, or as the case may be, omitted from, the Schedule. (2) Every notification issued under this section shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is issued, before the Legislative Assembly of Himachal Pradesh while it is in session, and if, before the expiry of the session in which it is so laid or the session immediately following, the Legislative Assembly agrees in making any modification in the notification or agrees that the notification should not be issued, the notification 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 notification. 6. Repeal and savings. - (1) The Punjab Gift Goods (Unlawful Possession) Act, 1963 (24 of 1963), as in force in the territories added to Himachal Pradesh under section 5 of the Punjab Re-organisation Act, 1966 (31 of 1966), is hereby repealed. (2) Notwithstanding the repeal of the Act under sub-section (1), anything done or any action taken, including any order passed or any notification issued in exercise of the powers conferred by or under the said Act, shall, to the extent of being consistent with the provisions of this Act, be deemed to have been done, taken, passed or issued in exercise of the corresponding powers conferred by or under this Act.
1. United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF).
2. Co-operative for American Relief Everywhere (CARE).