Indian Electricity (Bihar Amendment) Act, 1950
(Bihar Act 29 of 1950)
"7A. State Government may take possession and control of undertaking before purchase is effected. - (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in any law for the time being in force, the State Government may,-
(a) when it elects under clause (d) of Section 5 to purchase an undertaking, or
(b) if it elects under sub-section (2) of Section 7 to purchase an undertaking, on the expiry of the period of notice required to be given under sub-section (4) thereof, pending the purchase of the undertaking, at any time by order require the licensee to deliver possession of such undertaking to such officer as the State Government may appoint in that behalf on or before such day as may be specified in the order, and the licensee shall comply with such order. On failure of the licensee to comply with such order, the State Government may forthwith enter into possession of such undertaking.
(2) On the date of compliance with the order or the day specified therein, whichever is earlier, the provisions of clause (e) of Section 5 or sub-section (3) of Section 7, as the case may be, shall, without prejudice to the right of the licensee to payment of the value of the undertaking, apply to such undertaking as if the purchase had been effected."6. Amendment of Section 42 of Act 9 of 1910. - In Section 42 of the said Act, clauses (a), (b) and (c) shall be re-lettered as clauses (a), (b), (c) and (d) respectively and before clause (b), as so re-lettered, the following clause shall be inserted, namely:-
"(a) fails to comply with a requisition under Section 7A; or."7. Possession taken before the coming into force of this Act deemed to be possession taken under new Section 7A. - Where the State Government has before the coming into force of this Act taken possession of any undertaking pending the purchase thereof by it under the said Act, such possession shall be deemed to have been taken in pursuance of an order issued under Section 7A of the said Act.