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Section 73 Prevention of Money-laundering Act: Power to Make Rules

Section 73 (Power to make rules) under Chapter X (Miscellaneous) of the Prevention of Money-laundering Act, 2002 —

❝(1) The Central Government may, by notification, make rules for carrying out the provisions of this Act.

(2) In particular, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such rules may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely:—

 (a) the form in which records referred to in this Act may be maintained;

 (aa) the manner of provisional attachment of property under sub-section (1) of section 5;

 (b) the manner in which the order and the material referred to in sub-section (2) of section 5 to be maintained;

 (c) matters in respect of experience of Members under sub-section (3) of section 6;

 (d) the salaries and allowances payable to and other terms and conditions of service of Members of the Adjudicating Authority under sub-section (9) of section 6;

 (e) the salaries and allowances payable to and other terms and conditions of service of the officers and employees of the Adjudicating Authority under sub-section (3) of section 7;

 (ee) the manner of seizing or taking possession of property attached under section 5 or frozen under sub-section (1A) of section 17 or under sub-section (4) of section 8;

 (f) the manner in which and the conditions subject to which the properties confiscated may be received and managed under sub-section (2) of section 10;

 (g) the additional matters in respect of which the Adjudicating Authority may exercise the powers of a civil court under clause (f) of sub-section (1) of section 11;

 (h) [Omitted]

 (i) the nature and value of transactions and the time within which the information of transactions under clause (b) of sub- section (1) of section 12 shall be furnished;

 (j) [Omitted]

 (jj) [Omitted]

 (jjj) the period of interval in which the reports are sent by the reporting entities or any of its employees under clause (c) of sub-section (2) of section 13;

 (k) the procedure and the manner of maintaining and furnishing information under sub-section (1) of section 12 as required under section 15;

 (l) the manner in which the reasons and the material referred to in sub-section (2) of section 16 shall be maintained;

 (m) the rules relating to search and seizure under sub-section (1) of section 17;

 (n) the manner in which the reasons and the material referred to in sub-section (2) of section 17 shall be maintained;

 (o) the manner in which the reasons and the material referred to in sub-section (2) of section 18 shall be maintained;

 (p) the manner in which the order and the material referred to in sub-section (2) of section 19 shall be maintained;

 (pp) the manner in which the forwarding of the order for retention or continuation of freezing of the property and the period of keeping such order and material under sub-section (2) of section 20;

 (q) the manner in which records authenticated outside India may be received under sub-section (2) of section 22;

 (r) the form of appeal and the fee for filing such appeal, under sub-section (3) of section 26;

 (s) [Omitted]

 (t) [Omitted]

 (u) the additional matters in respect of which the Appellate Tribunal may exercise the powers of a civil court under clause (i) of sub-section (2) of section 35;

 (ua) conditions subject to which a police officer may be authorised to investigate into an offence under sub-section (1A) of section 45;

 (v) the additional matters in respect of which the authorities may exercise powers of a civil court under clause (f) of sub-section (1) of section 50;

 (w) the rules relating to impounding and custody of records under sub-section (5) of section 50;

 (x) any other matter which is required to be, or may be, prescribed.❞



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Extra Notes for Readers:

A. Recent Amendment in Section 73:

Clauses (j) and (jj) of Section 73 were omitted by Act 14 of 2019, s. 29 (w.e.f. 25-07-2019).


B. The Prevention of Money-laundering Act, 2002 (Act No. 15 of 2003) was amended by:

1. Prevention of Money-Laundering (Amendment) Act, 2005 (No. 20 of 2005) (w.e.f. 01-7-2005);
2. Prevention of Money-Laundering (Amendment) Act, 2009 (No. 21 of 2009) (w.e.f. 01-6-2009);
3. Prevention of Money-Laundering (Amendment) Act, 2012 (No. 02 of 2013) (w.e.f. 15-2-2013);
4. Finance Act, 2015 (No. 20 of 2015) (w.e.f. 14-5-2015);
5. Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015 (No. 22 of 2015) (w.e.f. 1-4-2016);
6. Finance Act, 2016 (No. 28 of 2016) (w.e.f. 01-6-2016);
7. Finance Act, 2018 (No. 13 of 2018) (w.e.f. 19-4-2018);
8. Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act, 2018 (No. 16 of 2018) (w.e.f. 26-7-2018).
9.  Finance Act, 2019 (No. 7 of 2019) (w.e.f. 20-03-2019).
10. Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Act, 2019 (No. 14 of 2019) (w.e.f. 25-07-2019).

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