Year : 1961
[Act No. 13 of 1961]
[29th April, 1961]
An Act to confer on the President the power of the Legislature of the State of Orissa to make Laws.
Be it enacted by Parliament in the Twelfth Year of the Republic of India as follows:-
Section -1 Short title
This Act may be called the Orissa State Legislature (Delegation of Powers) Act, 1961.
Section -2 Definition
In this Act, "Proclamation" means the Proclamation issued on the 25th day of February, 1961, by the President under clause (1) of article 356 of the Constitution.
Section -3 Conferment on the President of the power of the State Legislature
(1) The power of the Legislature of the State of Orissa to make laws, which has been declared by the Proclamation to be exercisable by or under the authority of Parliament, is hereby conferred on the President.
(2) In the exercise of the said power, the President may, from time to time whether Parliament is or is not in session, enact as a President's Act a Bill containing such provisions as he considers necessary:Provided
that before enacting any such Act, the President shall, whenever he considers it practicable to do so, consult a committee constituted for the purpose consisting of fourteen members of the House of the People nominated by the Speaker and seven members of the Council of States nominated by the Chairman.
(3) Every Act enacted by the President under sub-section (2) shall, as soon as may be after enactment, be laid before each House of Parliament.
(4) Either House of Parliament may, by resolution passed within seven days from the date on which the Act has been laid before it tinder sub-section (3), direct any modifications to be made in the Act and if the modifications are agreed to by the other House of Parliament during the session in which the Act has been so laid before it or the session succeeding, such modifications shall be given effect to by the President by enacting an amending Act under sub-section (2):
that nothing in this sub-section shall affect the validity of the Act or of any action taken there under before it is so amended.