Mizoram (Price Fixation of Essential Commodities) Order, 1977
Published vide Notification No. STM 5/77/151, dated 15-10-1977
(a) "Administrator" means the Administrator of the Union territory of Mizoram appointed by the President under Art. 239 of the Constitution ;
(b) "Essential commodity" means any of the essential commodities specified in the Schedule ;
(c) "Schedule" means the Schedule appended to this Order.3. Fixation of maximum whole-sale or retail price. - (1) The Administrator or any other officer not below the rank of a Sub-Divisional Officer duly authorised by him in this behalf (hereinafter referred to as the authorised Officer) may, from time to time by notification in the Mizoram Gazette, fix the maximum wholesale price and the maximum retail price for all or any of the essential commodities and the different prices may be fixed for different areas subject to such prior concurrence of the Government of India in the appropriate Ministry, as may be required. (2) While fixing the maximum price under sub-Clause (1) the Administrator or the authorised officer shall have regard to the following factors, namely :
(a) the ex-factory price of the essential commodity;
(b) the printed price in case of packaged commodities ;
(c) market rates prevailing in places from where the commodity is brought for re-sale;
(d) instructions, if any, issued by the Central Government in regard to the matter;
(e) transportation, carriage, storage and other handling charges ;
(f) such other factors as the Administrator or the authorised officer considers necessary in the circumstances of the case.4. Essential commodities not to be sold at a price in excess of maximum price. - No dealer shall sell or cause to be sold any essential commodity to any person either wholesale or retail in excess of the maximum wholesale or retail price, as the case may be, fixed under under Clause (3). 5. Power of entry, search and seizure. - (1) The Deputy Commissioner or sub-divisional Officer or any officer of the Supply & Transport Department not below the rank of Sub-Inspector of Supply or any Police Officer not below the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police or any other police officer not below the rank of Sub-Inspector of Police authorised by the Administrator by a general or special order in this behalf may, with a view to securing compliance with the provisions of this Order or to satisfying himself that the provisions of this Order have been complied with and with such assistance, if any, as he thinks fit-
(i) enter, inspect or break-open and search any place or premises, vehicle or vessel which he has reason to believe, has been or is being used for the contravention of the provisions of this Order ; and
(ii) search, seize and remove stocks of any essential commodity and the animals, vehicles, vessels or the conveyances used in carrying the essential commodity in contravention of any of the provisions of this Order and thereafter take or authorise the taking of all measures necessary for securing the production of the said stocks and the animals, vehicles, vessels or other conveyances so seized in a court and for their safe custody pending such production.(2) The provisions of Section 100 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (Central Act 2 of 1974) relating to search and seizure shall, so far as may be, apply to searches and seizure under this Order.
Form 'A'Name of the dealer................Date Premises of business.............Place List of prices displayed in accordance with Clause (3) of the Mizoram (Display of Prices and Stocks of Essential Commodities) Order, 1977
Name of article
Quality price of make of each article/unit
Stock on opening day, available/non-available
Signature of dealer
Note.-(A) In the third column each quality/make of article should be shown separately so as to indicate the separate price for that quality/make.
(B) In fourth column of the above list,if an article is in stock "available" be written and if it is out of stock "not available" be written by a dealer.
1. Rice and Paddy.
2. Wheat and Wheat products.
4. Edible Oils.
5. Pulses including Grams.
6. Hydrogenated vegetable oil of all make.
7. Baby Food, Horlicks and similar food articles.
8. Milk powder and Condensed Milk.
14. Kerosene Oil.
16. Drugs and Medicines.
17. Battery (Dry and Wet).
18. Soap and Detergent.
19. Tyres and Tubes.
21. A.C. Sheets.
23. Cloth and Yam (Agency item only).
24. Tea and Coffee.
25. Petrol Oil Lubricant.
26. Electric Bulb and Tubes.
27. Fish, Poultry, Mutton, Pork, Beef.
28. Firewood and Charcoal.
30. Text Book and Lead Pencils.
31. Razor Blades.
32. Hurricane Lantern.