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54. Certain officers to assist in inquiry, etc.
The following 1[officers and others] are hereby empowered and required to assist the authorities in the enforcement of this Act, namely:—

(a) officers of the Customs and Central Excise Departments;
(b) officers appointed under sub-section (1) of section 5 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 (61 of 1985);
(c) income-tax authorities under sub-section (1) of section 117 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961);
2[(d) members of the recognised stock exchange referred to in clause (f) of section 2 and the officers of the stock exchanges recognised under
section 4 of the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1956 (42 of 1956);]
(e) officers of the Reserve Bank of India constituted under sub-section (1) of section 3 of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 (2 of 1934);
(f) officers of police;
(g) officers of enforcement appointed under sub-section (1) of section 36 of the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (40 of 1999);
(h) officers of the Securities and Exchange Board of India established under section 3 of the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992 (15 of 1992);
3[(ha) officers of the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority established under section 3 of the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority Act, 1999 (41 of 1999);]
3[(hb) officers of the Forward Markets Commission established under section 3 of the Forward Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1952 (74 of 1952);]
3[(hc) officers and members of the recognised association recognised under section 6 of the Forward Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1952 (74 of 1952);]
3[(hd) officers of the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority;]
3[(he) officers of the Department of Posts in the Government of India;]
3[(hf) Registrars or Sub-Registrars appointed by the State Governments under section 6 of the Registration Act, 1908 (16 of 1908);]
3[(hg) registering authority empowered to register motor vehicles under Chapter IV of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (59 of 1988);]
3[(hh) officers and members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India constituted under section 3 of the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 (38 of 1949);]
3[(hi) officers and members of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India constituted under section 3 of the Cost and Works Accountants Act, 1959 (23 of 1959);]
3[(hj) officers and members of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India constituted under section 3 of the Company Secretaries Act, 1980 (56 of 1980);]
(i) officers of any other body corporate constituted or established under a Central Act or a State Act;
(j) such other officers of the Central Government, State Government, local authorities or 1[reporting entities] as the Central Government may, by notification, specify, in this behalf.

1. Subs. by Act 2 of 2013, sec. 23(i), for “officers” (w.e.f. 15-2-2013, vide S.O. 343(E), dated 8-2-2013).
2. Subs. by Act 2 of 2013, sec. 23(ii), for clause (d) (w.e.f. 15-2-2013, vide S.O. 343(E), dated 8-2-2013). Clause (d), before substitution, stood as under:
“(d) officers of the stock exchange recognised under section 4 of the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1956 (42 of 1956); ”.
3. Ins. by Act 2 of 2013, sec. 23 (iii) (w.e.f. 15-2-2013, vide S.O. 343(E), dated 8-2-2013).


 
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