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V Ch.

I ² Preliminary (Sections 1 and 2)


V Ch.II ² Board of Trustees and Committees
Thereof (Sections 3 to 22)
V Ch.III ² Staff of the Board (sections 23 to 28)
V Ch.IV ² Property and Contracts. (S. 29 to 34)
V Ch.V ² Works and Services to be provided
at ports (Sections 35 to 47)
V Ch. VI ² Tariff Authority For Major Ports.
(Sections 47A to 47H)
V Ch.VI ² Imposition and Recovery of Rates
at Ports (Sections 48 to 65)
V Ch.VII ² Borrowing power of Boards (S. 66
to 86)
V Ch. VIII ² Revenue and Expenditure (S.87
to 105) (Sections 87 to 105)
V Ch. IX ² Supervision and Control of
Central Government (Sections 106 to
111).
V Ch.X ² Penalties ( Sections 11 to 119)
V Ch. XI ² Miscellaneous (Sections 120 to
134).
V ãdockã includes all basins, locks, cuts,
entrances, graving docks, graving
blocks, inclined planes, slipways,
gridirons, moorings, transit-sheds,
warehouses, tramways, railways and
other works and things appertaining to
any dock, and also the portion of the
sea enclosed or protected by the arms
or groynes of a harbour;
V ãforeshoreã, in relation to a port, means
the area between the high-water mark
and the low-water mark relating to that
port;
V ãgoodsã includes livestock and every kind
of movable property;
V ãhigh-water markã, in relation to a port,
means a line drawn through the highest
points reached by ordinary spring-tides
at any season of the year at the port;
V ãlandã includes the bed of the sea or river
below high-water mark, and also things
attached to the earth or permanently
fastened to anything attached to the earth;
V ãlow-water markã, in relation to a port,
means a line drawn through the lowest
points reached by ordinary spring-tides at
any season of the year at that port;
V ãmajor portã has the same meaning as in
the Indian Ports Act;
V ãmasterã, in relation to any vessel or any aircraft
making use of any port, means any person having for
the time being the charge or control of such vessel or
such aircraft, as the case may be, except a pilot,
harbour master, assistant harbour master, dock
master or berthing master of the port;
V ãownerã,
(i) in relation to goods, includes any consignor,
consignee, shipper or agent for the sale, custody,
loading or unloading of such goods; and
(ii) in relation to any vessel or any aircraft making use
of any port, includes any part-owner, charterer,
consignee, or mortgagee in possession thereof,
V ãpierã includes any stage, stairs, landing
place, hard, jetty, floating barge,
[transhipper] or pontoon, and any bridges
or other works connected therewith.
[Explanation.-For the purposes of this clause,
ãtranshipperã means a floating craft or
vessel, whether dumb or self-propelled, on
which gears are provided for discharging
cargo from a barge or wharf and loading it
into a ship;]
V ãportã means any major port to which this
Act applies within such limits as may,
from time to time, be defined by the
Central Government for the purposes of
this Act by notification in the Official
Gazette, and, until a notification is so
issued, within such limits as may have
been defined by the Central
Government under the provisions of the
Indian Ports Act;
V ãport approachesã, in relation to a port,
means those parts of the navigable rivers
and channels leading to the port, in which
the Indian Ports Act is in force;
V ãrateã includes any toll, due, rent, rate, fee,
or charge leviable under this Act;
V ãregulationsã means regulations made
under this Act;
V ãrulesã means rules made by the Central
Government under this Act;
V ãvesselã includes anything made for the
conveyance, mainly by water, of human
beings or of goods and a caisson;]
V ãwharfã includes any wall or stage and
any part of the land or foreshore that
may be used for loading or unloading
goods, or for the embarkation or
disembarkation of passengers and any
wall enclosing or adjoining the same.
V The Board of trustees of a Major Port shall
constitute of:
V Chairman
V Deputy Chairman
V Not more than 19 persons in case of
Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai and not
more than 17 persons in the case of
other major ports
V Persons from various interests like:
V (1) labour employed in the port;
V (2) the Mercantile Marine Department;
V (3) the Customs Department.,
V (4) the Government of the State in which
is port is situated;
V (5) the Defense Services;
V (6) the Indian Railways; and
V (7) such other interests as the Govt
deems fit.
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V (1) A Board may execute such works within or without
the limits of the port and provide such appliances as
it may deem necessary or expedient.
V (2) Such works and appliances may include-
V (a) wharves, quays, docks, stages, jetties, piers and
other works within the port or port approaches or on
the foreshore of the port or port approaches, with all
such convenient arches, drains, landing places, stairs,
fences, roads, railways, bridges, tunnels and
approaches and buildings required for the residence
of the employees of the Board as the Board may
consider necessary;
V reclaiming, excavating, enclosing and
raising any part of the foreshore of the port
or port approaches which may be
necessary for the execution of the works
authorised by this Act, or otherwise for the
purposes of this Act;
V such breakwaters and other works as may
be expedient for the protection of the port;
V dredgers and other machines for cleaning,
deepening and improving any portion of
the port or port approaches or of the
foreshore of the port or port approaches;
V lighthouses, lightships, beacons, buoys, pilot
boats and other appliances necessary for the
safe navigation of the port and of the port
approaches;
V vessels, tugs or other boats for use within the
limits of the port or beyond those limits, whether
in territorial waters or otherwise, for the purpose
of towing or rendering assistance to any vessel,
whether entering or leaving the port or bound
elsewhere, and for the purpose of saving or
protecting life or property and for the purpose
of landing, shipping or transhipping passengers
or goods under section 42;
V sinking of tube-wells, and equipment,
maintenance and use of boats, barges and
other appliances for the purpose of the
supply of water at the port;
V engines and other appliances necessary for
the extinguishing of fires;
V construction of models and plans for
carrying out hydraulic studies;
V dry docks, slipways, boat basins and
workshops to carry out repairs or
overhauling of vessels, tugs, boats,
machinery or other appliances.]
V TAMP stands for Tariff Authority for Major
Ports
V (2) TAMP is a body corporate by the
name aforesaid having perpetual
succession and a common seal and shall
by the said name sue and be sued.
V (3) The head office TAMP is in Mumbai.
V Ms Rani Jadhav is the Chairman from
Oct 1, 2009 for next 5 years or age 65 yrs.
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V S.48 The Authority shall from time to time,
by notification in the Official Gazette,
frame a scale of rates for services such
as:
V a) transhipping of passengers or goods
(b) landing and shipping of passengers;
V (c) carriage or porterage of goods
V (d) wharfage, storage or demurrage of
V (e) any other service in respect of
vessels, passengers or goods,
V Rates are now specified by TAMP which
was formed under Chapter VA (Sections
47A to 47H).
V Section 48 ² Scales of rates for services
performed by Board or other persons.
V Section 53 ² Exemption from, and
remission of, rates or charges
V Section 60