Himachal Pradesh Instruments (Control of Noises) Act, 1969
(Act No. 28 of 1969)
Last Updated 6th March, 2020 [hp207]
(a) "District Magistrate" means a District Magistrate appointed under section 10 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 (5 of 1898);
(b) "Government" means the Government of Himachal Pradesh;
(c) "Instrument" means a loud-speaker, an amplifier and such other apparatus for the play of sounds as may be declared to be an instrument under this Act by the Government;
(d) "Notification" means notification published under proper authority, in the Official Gazette;
(e) "Official Gazette" means Rajpatra, Himachal Pradesh.3. Restriction on the use of instruments. - No person shall use or operate any instrument in or upon any premises at such pitch or volume as to be audible beyond the precincts thereof except under the written permission of the District Magistrate or any officer authorised by him, in this behalf and under such conditions as may be attached to it. 4. Limitation on the use of instruments. - No person shall use or operate any instrument between ten o'clock in the night and six o'clock in the morning except with the written permission of the District Magistrate or any officer authorised by him in this behalf and under such conditions as may be attached to it. 5. Fee. - No permission under section 3 or section 4 shall be given unless the application for permission bears a court-fee stamp of the value calculated at the rate of five rupees for every day or part thereof in respect of which the permission is sought: Provided that where the permission is either refused or given for a period which is less than the one applied for, the amount of fee shall be refunded wholly or proportionately as the case may be. 6. Penalty. - Whoever contravenes the provisions of the Act shall be liable to be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to six months or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees or with both. 7. Offences to be cognizable. - Notwithstanding anything contained in the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 (5 of 1898), an offence punishable under this Act shall be cognizable. 8. Repeal and savings. - The Punjab Instruments (Control of Noises) Act, 1956 (36 of 1956), as in force, in the areas added to Himachal Pradesh under section 5 of the Punjab Re-organisation Act, 1966 (31 of 1966), is hereby repealed: Provided that anything done or any action taken (including any notification issued, permission granted or proceedings commenced or continued) under the provisions of the said Act, shall be deemed to have been done or taken, under the corresponding provision of this Act.