How to obtain chemical safety laws and regulations in India?

By - Kaypear
07.08.20 07:08 AM

Why www.indiacode.nic.in?

The acts, rules, notifications, and regulations of each ministry are listed in the website https://www.indiacode.nic.in/. This website contains the database of all Central enactments which are currently followed in India. It is found to be an user-friendly website that helps us to find out the laws and regulations. It also provides information about State and Union Territory legislation. This blog post is a walk through to obtain chemical safety laws and regulations in India. This website is a useful tool to obtain the latest and greater chemical safety laws and regulation in India.

India Code Home Page

Ways to obtain the Act, Rules, Notifications, and Orders from the website

Two simple and easy methods are described clearly with the help of a video for better understanding in the following paragraphs.

Through Direct Keyword Search

First method is to type keyword in "direct search" tab found in the middle of the home page. Below are steps in this method:

  • Go to India Code website https://www.indiacode.nic.in/ 
  • Type the acts in the search bar "---Search All---" and select the option acts in this tab.
  • Type in your required act's first three letters (which is minimum requirement of number of letters). For example, to find out The Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, type at least three letters "Env" in the search tab.
  • You will find out the suggestion "The Environment (Protection) Act, 1986" appearing on your screen.
  • Click on that suggestion which will take you to the desired page.
  • You will find tabs such as Rules, Regulations, Notifications etc. shown on the top, Click on the required tab to obtain respective information.  
  • For example, if you click on Rules tab, list of rules will be displayed on your screen. Click on the pdf icon next to the title of the rules to access the copy of rules.

The following video demonstrates is a walk through for Direct Keyword Search:

Through header tab "Browse Central Acts"

Second method to find out the required act is using tab called "Browse Central Acts" in header.

Steps to do this method:

  • Go to India Code website https://www.indiacode.nic.in/ 
  • You can find the tab the top header with name "Browse Central Acts" and click on "Ministry"
  • Click the tab and you will find dropdown menu containing Short title, act number, ministry etc.
  • Click on Ministry from the dropdown list and you will be directed to "Central Act Legislation" by Ministry Page.
  • You can find list of Ministries displayed in alphabetical order, Select Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
  • List of all the Acts under that ministry is displayed based on the enactment date, Click on the view button in order to access the act. 
  • You will find tabs such as Rules, Regulations, Notifications etc. shown on the top, Click on the required tab to obtain respective information. 
  • For example, if you click on Rules tab, list of rules will be displayed on your screen. Click on the pdf icon next to the title of the rules to access the copy of rules.
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