Wednesday, 8 April 2015

THE PUNJAB MEAT (CONTROL) ORDER, 1978

(Punjab Gazette, Extra.8-3-78)
Notification No.SOF-IV-X-65/57-III. In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 3 of
the Punjab Foodstuffs (Control) Act, 1958, the Governor of the Punjab is pleased to
make the following order:-
1. (1) This order may be called the Punjab Meat (Control) order, 1978.
(2) It extends to the Province of the Punjab.
(3) It shall come into force at once.
2. In this order:-
i. “Commissioner” means the Commissioner of a Division and
includes an includes an Additional Commissioner or any other
Officer invested by Government with the powers of the
Commissioner for the purposes of this Order;
ii. “Inspector” means the District Magistrate, Assistant Commissioner,
a Magistrate, a Revenue Officer not below the rank of Naibtehsildar,
a police officer not below the rank of sub-inspector, a
Veterinary Officer (Health) and any other Officer invested by
Government with the powers of a Inspector for the purposes of this
order;
iii. “Licensing Authority” means the Assistant Commissioner of a Sub-
Division; and
iv. “Meat” means the meat cooked in the form commonly known as
Karahi Gosht, Karahi Tikka, Balti Gosht, Tikka, Mutton Chop, Roast
Leg and in any other form of similar type by whatever name it is or
may be called.
3. (1) No person shall sell or offer for sale or prepare or store for sale, either
directly or indirectly, meat at any place and in any area or locality except under a
licence granted under this order and at the place specified in the licence.
(2) The meat shall be sold, offered for sale, prepared and stored for sale or
offer for sale in accordance with the terms and conditions specified in the licence
and at a price fixed by the Licensing Authority from time to time.
4. An inspector shall have the powers to enter and inspect any premises at any time
in order to ensure that the meat is being sold, prepared or stored for the
purposes of sale accordance with provisions of this order and in accordance with
the terms and conditions specified in the Licence.
5. (1) A Licence shall be issued on payment of a fee of Rs.1,000/- and in the
form appended to this Order.
(2) A duplicate licence will be issued on payment of Rs.50/, if it is proved to
the satisfaction of Licensing Authority that the original licence was lost or
damaged in a bonafide manner.
6. A Licence granted under this Order unless suspended, withdrawn or cancelled
earlier by the Licensing Authority, shall continue to be in force upto the end of the
calendar year in which it is issued and shall be renewable annually on application
by the licensee to the Licensing Authority on payment of renewal fee of Rs.500/-.
If a licencsee fails to apply for renewal of licence before the date it was due to
expire, the licence shall not be renewed unless the Licensing Authority is
satisfied that there was sufficient cause for delay and the licensee pays an extra
penalty of Rs.250/-.
7. (1) An application for the grant of a licence shall specify:-
(a) the name and address of the applicant; and
(b) the location, full particulars and address of the premises for which
the licence is required; and shall be accompanied with 2 passport
size photographs of the applicant.
(2) the application for the renewal of a licence shall specify:-
(a) the name of the licensee;
(b) licence number;
(c) the location and full particulars of the licensed premises; and
(d) the last date upto which the licence was valid.
(3) An endorsement of renewal of licence shall be made on the original
licence.
8. If any person holding a licence under this Order contravenes any condition of the
licence, then, without prejudice to any other action which may be taken against
him, his licence may be cancelled or withdrawn by the Licensing Authority after
affording the licensee reasonable opportunity of showing cause against the
proposed action.
9. An appeal against withdrawal or cancellation of the licence by the Licensing
Authority shall lie to the Commissioner within 30 days of the passing of the order.
The decision of the Commissioner shall be final.
10. Any power under this order exercisable by an Officer or authority may also be
exercised by the Government.
LICENCE UNDER THE PUNJAB
MEAT (CONTROL) ORDER, 1978
1. Subject to the provisions of the Punjab Meat (Control) Order, 1978 and to the
terms and conditions of this Order
Son of
Resident of is/are hereby
authorized to prepare, store, offer for sale or sell grilled meat at the following
premises.
2. This licence shall expire on 31st December, 197
3. The licence shall maintain a register showing the daily consumption of meat in
terms of weight and the price charged for its sale. A copy of extract from daily
account of the register shall be submitted to the Licensing Authority before the
expiry of each month.
4. The licensee shall issue to the customers a receipt or invoice, giving his own
name, address of licensed premises, licence number, the name and address of
the customer, the date of issue of receipt, the quality of the meat sold, the rate at
which the meat was sold and the total amount realized from the customer and
shall keep a duplicate of the same to be made available at the time of inspection
by the Inspector.
5. The licensee shall prominently display at the lincensed premises the price fixed
under sub-clause 92) of 3 of the Order.
6. The licensee shall give all facilities at any time to the Inspector for inspection of
his stock and accounts.
7. The licensee shall comply with any direction that may be issued by the
Government or by the Licensing Authority regulating the preparation, storage and
sale of meat at Licensee’s premises.
8. The licensee shall not sub-let the licence to any other person.
9. The licensee’s attention is drawn to the following provisions of the Punjab Meat
(Control) Order, 1978.
I. If any person holding a licence under this Order contravenes any condition of the
licence, then without prejudice to any other action, which may be taken against
him, his licence may be withdrawn or cancelled by the Licensing Authority.
II. An appeal against withdrawal or cancellation of the licence by the Licensing
Authority shall lie to the Commissioner within 30 days of the passing of the order
appealed against. The decision of the Appellate Authority shall be final.

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