ACT NO. 46 OF 1947 1*
[ ]An Act to give effect to the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations. WHEREAS it is expedient to give effect to the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations, and to enable similar privileges and immunities to be enjoyed by other international organisations and their representatives and officials:-- It is hereby enacted as follows:--
Short title. 1. Short title.- This Act may be called the United Nations (Privileges and Immunities) Act, 1947.
Conferment on United Nations and its representatives and officers ofcertain privileges and immunities. 2. Conferment on United Nations and its representatives and
officers of certain privileges and immunities.- (1) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in any other law, the provisions set out in the Schedule to this Act of the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on the 13th day of February, 1946, shall have the force of law in India.
(2) The Central Government may, from time to time, by notification in the Official Gazette, amend the Schedule in conformity with any amendments, duly made and adopted, of the provisions of the said Convention set out therein.
Power to confer certain privileges and immunities on otherinternationals organisation and their representatives and officers. 3. Power to confer certain privileges and immunities on other international organisation and their representatives and officers.- Where in pursuance of any international agreement, convention or other instrument it is necessary to accord to any international organisation and its representatives and officers privileges and immunities in India similar to those contained in the provisions set out in the Schedule, the Central Government may, by notification 2* ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Extended to the Union territory of Pondicherry by Act 26 of 1968, s. 3 and Schedule. 2. Extended to the State of Sikkim (w.e.f. 12.1.1976) vide Notifer No. G. S. R. 19 (E), dt. 12.1.1976. 1 Provisions set out in the Schedule have been extended with certain modifications to the following organisations by various notifications:--
(1) International Civil Aviation Organisation.
(2) World Health Organisation.
(3) International Labour Organisation.
(4) Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations.
(5) United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation.
(6) International Monetary Fund.
(7) International Bank of Reconstruction and Development.
(8) Universal Postal Union.
(9) International Telecommunication Union.
(10) World Meteorological Organisation.
(11) Permanent Central Opium Board.
(12) International Hydregraphic Bureau (vide Notifen. No. S. 2480 dt. 10.10.60 Gazetta of India, Pt II Sec 3 (ii) P. 3001.
(13) Commissioner for India Watns Govt. of Pakistan and to his Advisers and Assistants (Artich IV) bide. 6 in the Official Gazette, declare that the provisions set out in the Schedule shall, subject to such modifications, if any, as it may consider necessary or expedient for giving effect to the said agreement, convention or other instrument, apply mutatis mutandis to the international organisation specified in the notification and its representatives and officers, and thereupon the said provisions shall apply accordingly and, notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in any other law, shall in such application have the force of law in India.
Power to make rules.
4. Power to make rules.- 1*[(1)] The Central Government may 2*[, by notification in the Official Gazette,] make rules for carrying out the purposes of this Act.
1*[(2) Every rule made under this Act shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is made, before each House of Parliament, while it is in session, for a total period of thirty days which may be comprised in one session or in two or more successive sessions, and if, before the expiry of the session immediately following the session or the successive sessions aforesaid, both Houses agree in making any modification in the rule or both Houses agree that the rule should not be made the rule shall thereafter have effect only in such modified form or be of no effect, as the case may be; so, however, that any such modification or annulment shall be without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under that rule.]