Penalty or punishment or both for those who do not comply with the provisions of the act and also prevent seed inspectors from executing his power, Forfeiture of property (seeds) belonging to any person convicted under this act due to contravention of the procedures under this act, Punishment for offences committed by companies or anybody corporate. This act applies to whole of India including Jammu & Kashmir. Amendment of Section 2, Act XXIX of 1976.–In the Seed Act, 1976 (XXIX of 1976), hereinafter called as the said Act, in Section 2,– (1) for clause (a), the following shall be substituted, namely:– (l)Â generally, for carrying out the purposes and provisions of this Act. (2) The State Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, establish one or more State Seed Laboratories or declare any seed laboratory as a State Seed Laboratory where analysis of seeds of any notified kind or variety shall be carried out by Seed … analystâmeans a person designated as an analyst pursuant to section 5;â(analyste), documentâmeans anything on which information that is capable of being understood by a person, or read by a computer or other device, is recorded or marked;â(document), environmentâmeans the components of the Earth and includes, (c)Â all organic and inorganic matter and living organisms, and, (d)Â the interacting natural systems that include components referred to in paragraphs (a) to (c);â(environnement), grade, in respect of seed, includes any class of seed;â(catÃ©gorie), grade nameâincludes any mark, description or designation of a grade;â(dÃ©nomination de catÃ©gorie), inspectorâmeans a person designated as an inspector pursuant to section 5;â(inspecteur), (b)Â anything used in an activity regulated under this Act, and, (c)Â a document that is related to seed or to any activity regulated under this Act;â(chose visÃ©e par la prÃ©sente loi), labelâincludes any legend, word, mark, symbol or design applied or attached to, included in, belonging to or accompanying any seed or package;â(Ã©tiquette), Ministerâmeans the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food;â(ministre), packageâincludes a sack, bag, barrel, case or any other container in which seed is placed or packed;â(emballage), penaltyâmeans an administrative monetary penalty imposed under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act for a violation;â(sanction), placeâincludes any vehicle, vessel, railway car or aircraft;â(lieu). Appointment of seed inspector who is deemed to be a public servant within the meaning or section 21 of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860), Empowerment of seed inspector to draw samples from any seller or a purchaser and verify the quality by sending samples to a seed analyst in the seed testing laboratory, Laying-out of procedure for seed sample collection and other rules. To meet with the current requirements, the bill needed to be amended. "seed dealer'' include importers, exporters, processors, producers, sellers and distributors of seeds and owners of seed testing laboratories or any other person dealing with seed under this Act; "sell'' includes sell, offer for sell expose for sell, have in possesion for sale, and distribution or give away; The clause also entrust inspector with the power to break open any seed container or door of any premises where such seed may be kept for sale, under those circumstances when owner refuses to cooperate. Under this act Seed rules were framed and notified in1968 and systematic Seed Certification started in India in 1969. Marginal note:Definitions 2In this Act, analyst 1. analyst means a person designated as an analyst pursuant to section 5; (analyste) document 1. document means anything on which information that is capable of being understood by a person, or read by a computer or other device, is recorded or marked; (document) environment 1. environment means the components of the Earth and includes 1.1. The Seeds Act 1966 has total 25 clauses which are summarized below: © Copyright 2009-2019 GKToday | All Rights Reserved, Important Days & Events in Current Affairs. 2.1Â For the purpose of this Act and the regulations, the Minister may designate all or part of any building or place used for grading, testing or analysing seeds as an accredited laboratory. Appointment of a seed analyst to undertake seed testing.