Tripura Foodgrains Storage and Sale (Prohibition) Order, 1965
Last Updated 18th February, 2020 [tri034]
(a) 'Foodgrains' means rice and paddy ;
(b) (i) 'Director Food and Civil Supplies' means the Director of the Directorate of Food and Civil Supplies, Government of Tripura ;
(ii) 'District Magistrate' means the District Magistrate and Collector of a District;
(c) 'Sub-Divisional Officer' means the Officer-in-charge of administration of a revenue sub-division;'
(d) 'Producer' means a person who grows paddy on land cultivated by himself with or without the aid of members of his family or paid labourers or by Adhiars, Bargadars or Bhagdars.3. Prohibition of storage and sale of foodgrains. - No person shall keep, store, sell or deal in foodgrains in any part of the Union Territory of Tripura except with a permit issued by the Director, Food and Civil Supplies in respect of Agartala Municipal Area, the District Magistrate in respect of the area within his jurisdiction and the Sub-Divisional Officer in respect of the area within the jurisdiction of his revenue sub-division for the aforesaid purpose : Provided that no permit shall be required by the Food Corporation of India for carrying on its business in any part of the Union Territory of Tripura. 4. Saving. - Nothing in this Order shall apply to-
(i) a consumer of foodgrains who purchased foodgrains for consumption for himself or members of his family and who is allowed under the provisions of the Tripura Declaration of Foodgrains Order, 1965, to keep or store in his possession maximum quantity of foodgrains thereunder and has been permitted under this Order to move or transport the same ;
(ii) producer who is permitted to store or keep in his possession maximum quantity of foodgrains without declaration in pursuance of the provisions of the Tripura Declaration of Foodgrains Orders 1965 ;
(iii) a person storing, selling, moving or dealing in foodgrains in accordance with the terms and conditions of licence issued under the Foodgrains Dealers' Licensing Order, 1965.5. Powers of entry, search, seizure, etc. - (1) Any police officer not below the rank of Head Constable, all officers of the Food and Civil Supplies Department not below the rank of Sub-Inspectors and all officers of the Revenue Department not below the rank of Circle of Officers may with a view to securing compliance with this Order or to satisfying himself that the Order has been complied with-
(i) stop and search or authorise any person to stop and search any person, boat, motor or any vehicles or receptacle used or intended to be used for movement of foodgrains for sale or storage for sale ;
(ii) enter and search and authorise any person to enter and search any place;
(iii) seize or authorise the seize are of any foodgrains in respect of which he suspects that any provision of this Order has been, is being or is about to be contravened along with the packages, coverings or receptacles in which the foodgrains are found or the animals, vehicles, vessels or conveyances used in carrying the foodgrains and thereafter take or authorise the taking of all measures necessary for securing the production of the packages, coverings, receptacles, animals, vehicles, vessels, or conveyances so seized in a court and for their safe custody pending such production.(2) The provisions of Sections 102 and 103 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898, [Now Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973] relating to search and seizure shall, so far as may be, apply to searches and seizures under this clause.