October 24, 2020

DM Jammu issues regulatory orders for sale, storage of fire crackers

Jammu:  District Magistrate Jammu in exercise of the powers vested under section 144 Cr.Pc Fridayordered that no fireworks, crackers or explosive material shall be stored or sold in place other than those specified by the District administration within Jammu Municipal Limits and by the respective SDMs/ Tehsildar for the areas outside Jammu Municipality in Jammu District.

Stalls for sale of fireworks, crackers etc shall be put by concerned dealers only at places mentioned in their permissions after getting clearance from the Deputy Director Fire Services, the police, Municipality and Revenue authorities.

The maximum amount of explosives which may be kept at any particular time in license premises shall not excess the quantity given in class 7 Div. 2, Sub Div, 11, of the explosive rules SCIV.

Electrical fittings in the premises shall be affixed properly. Also one CFL tube shall be installed in the close vicinity of the stock of the explosive. No loose electrical fitting shall be there.

No person under 18 years of age or who is in the state of intoxication or of unsound mind shall be employed for loading/ unloading or transportation of explosives or be allowed to enter in the licensed premises.

No. Explosives which are not authorized under rules or prohibited under Section 6(A) of Act shall be possessed or sold from the premises.

Chocolate Bomb, Chain Cracker, (Kali Pataka, Loose Cracker) Dhani Pataka, Dodoma, Seven Shots, Rocket Bomb, Garland Patakas, Stat Bomb etc, shall not be sold by the wholesale cracker dealer/retail cracker dealer to restrict the noise level.

Imported fireworks containing sensitive chemical substances which are not permitted under Indian statute and also do not comply with the Indian Noise Level Standards shall not be sold by wholesale cracker dealer/ retailer.

No retail sale of crackers or other fireworks shall be undertaken by any authorized person at his shop/ premises before or after the Diwali festival.

The crackers and other explosive material shall contain a price tag which shall not be more than the price printed on each explosive. The price printed shall be deemed to include all local taxes even if the printed specifically reads “Local Tax Extra”

In case any wholesale or retailer contravenes any of the conditions specified above, not only the permission granted in his favour shall be cancelled and his stock seized but shall be liable for prosecution also. This order shall come into force with immediate effect and shall remain in force for a period of 60 days from the date of issue of the order. Sufficient notice of the order shall be given by making an announcement through Radio Kashmir, Jammu and the press and by the office of the District Magistrate, Senior Superintendent of Police, Municipality, Jammu, Sub Divisional Magistrates and Tehsildars etc.

Any person, who contravenes this order shall be liable to be punished in accordance with the provision of Section-188 of the IPC.


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