Section 20 of General Clauses Act, 1897: Construction of orders, etc., issued under enactments

The General Clauses Act, 1897

Provisions as to Orders, Rules, etc., made under Enactments

Section 20: Construction of orders, etc., issued under enactments.

20. Where, by any 1[Central Act] or Regulation, a power to issue any 2[notification], order, scheme, rule, form, or bye-law is conferred, then expressions used in the 2[notification], order, scheme, rule, form or bye-law, if it is made after the commencement of this Act, shall, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context, have the same respective meanings as in the Act or Regulation conferring the power.


1. Subs. by the A.O. 1937, for “Act of the Governor General in Council”.

2. Ins. by Act 1 of 1903, s. 3 and the Second Schedule.

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