Order of the Bombay High Court regarding validity of Rule 6 (b) of the Seeds Rules, 1968, 09/04/2018

  • 09/04/2018

Order of the Bombay High Court in the matter of Maha Seedment Association Vs Union of India dated 09/04/2018 regarding validity of Rule 6 (b) of the Seeds Rules, 1968 empowering the Certification Agency to prescribe the outline procedure for submission of applications and for growing, harvesting, processing, storage and labeling of seeds intended for certification till the end, to ensure that seed lots finally approved for certification are true variety and meet prescribed standards for certification under the Seeds Act, 1966 or the Rules framed thereunder. Bombay High Court rules that it is not necessary to issue notice to the Attorney-General for India to declare Rule 6 (b) of the Seeds Rules, framed in exercise of the power conferred by the provision of Section 25(2)(f) of the Seeds Act, which is the Central legislation as unconstitutional or invalid.

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