Production and delivery of licence for import/export/
(1) The consignee of arms or ammunition
imported/transported under a licence or his agent in the case
of arms or ammunition exported under a licence shall
Produce the licence, where the consignment in the course of
import crosses the frontiers of India by land or river, within
six days of such crossing before the District Magistrate having
jurisdiction over the area into which the consignment so crosses
or before such other officer as the District Magistrate may
appoint in that behalf.
Deliver the licence within six days of the arrival of the
(i) at the
destination, in case such consignment has been imported or
transported to a place in India, or
(ii) in the
area out of which such consignment being exported/ transported
across Indian territory for re-export, is to cross the frontier
in India and before it so crosses.
the District Magistrate having jurisdiction
over the area in which the destination or place or crossing,
as the case may be, situated, or such other officer as the
District Magistrate/State Government may appoint in that behalf.
(2) Every officer, to whom a licence
is produce or delivered under sub-rule (1) shall satisfy himself
the arms or ammunition correspond with the description given
in the licence, and
any deficiency is properly accounted for.
(3) If the officer to whom a licence
is delivered under sub-rule (1) is an officer other than the
District Magistrate, the licence shall be forwarded by such
officer to the District Magistrate.
This rule makes provision for production and delivery of licence
for import/export/transport of arms and/or ammunition.
Import, transport and export of arms and ammunition
for the Government of Nepal or the King of Nepal
(1) Where arms or ammunition are
imported into India for dispatch to the Government of Nepal
or His Majesty the King of Nepal, the customs authorities
at the port of disembarkation, or the licensing authority
in other places, shall check the consignment against the list
of arms or ammunition received from the Central government;
the packages shall be sealed thereafter in the presence of
a Customs Examiner or any other authority appointed for the
purpose by the Central Government.
Where arms or ammunition imported into, or acquired in India
are to be dispatched to Nepal for the Government of
Nepal or His Majesty the King of Nepal, the shall be accompanied
by a certificate from the [Commissioner of Customs]
or the licensing authority of the area concerned to that effect;
the certificate shall also contain a description of the marks
on each package or case sufficient to enable it to be
readily identified and a general statement of the contents
of such package or case.
On receipt of requisition from the clearing agents or the
firm concerned, as the case may be, the District Magistrate
shall arrange for necessary export to the railway station.
The railway authorities shall not receive for dispatch any
package or case containing arms or ammunition unless accompanied
by a certificate as required under Cl. (a).
(3) Where in any case -
(i) The list
referred to in sub-rule (1) is not received from the Central
arms or ammunition imported into, or intended to be dispatched
from, India do not correspond with the description given in
the authorities concerned shall not allow
the consignment to be dispatched to Nepal and shall forthwith
inform the Central Government.
Transport of arms from any place in Nepal to any other
place in Nepal through Indian Territory
(1) Notwithstanding anything
contained in rules 8 and 28, the Ambassador of India in Nepal,
on application made by or on behalf of His Majesty
the King of Nepal, or the Government of Nepal, and subject
to confirmation by the Central Government, may
grant a licence in form XXI for the import into, possession
in, transport across, or export out of , India from any place
in the territory of Nepal to any other place in that territory
across the frontiers of India, of arms or ammunition of categories
I and II or any other category, by His Majesty the King of
Nepal; personnel accompanying him, his brothers, the Prime
Minister of Nepal; and Nepal Government's troops or police,
as the case may be.
(2) Where under the authority of
a licence granted under sub-rule (1), arms or ammunition are
to pass across Indian territory.
If entirely by rail a copy of the licence shall forthwith
be sent by the Ambassador to the District Magistrates having
jurisdiction over the areas through which the
arms or ammunition shall pass across the frontiers of India
and also to the railway authorities of the place in the Indian
territory through which the consignment shall pass;
If the road or river, a copy of the license shall forthwith
be sent to the District Magistrates having jurisdiction over
the areas through which the arms or ammunition shall pass
to Nepal across the frontier of India.
(3) The Central Government, or the
Ambassador with the approval of the Central Government, may
take any order regulating the safe transit to Nepal across
the frontiers of India of the arms or ammunition mentioned
in this rule.
This rule deals with the matter relating to transport of arms
from one place in Nepal to another place in Nepal through
Indian territory and issue of licence for the purpose.
Transit licences for bona fide travelers
(1) Where a licence is granted in
Form XXII, the licensing authority shall endorse the passport/visa
of the tourist to that effect.
(2) A copy of every licence granted
in Form XXII shall forthwith be sent to such officer of the
Government of the State in which the place of his departure
from India is situated as may be specially empowered in this
behalf by the State Government or the Administrator or lieutenant-Governor
or Chief Commissioner of a Union territory, as the case may
The licensee shall not, while in India, sell or transfer any
arms or ammunition covered by his licence without prior
permission of the licensing authority of the place where such
sale or transfer is to be effected. He shall produce the arms
or ammunition or the permission of the licensing authority,
as the case may be, at the time of leaving India and return
his licence to the passport-checking authority, or other authority
empowered by the District magistrate in this behalf, at the
port or other place of departure from India.
The passport checking authority or other authority to whom
the licence is returned by the licensee shall forward the
same to the authority who issued it, with the remarks that
the arms or ammunition have been duly exported, or sold or
transferred with the permission of the authority concerned
1 as required under CI. (a).
Licence to keep in custody arms and ammunition
in Form XIV shall not accept for custody arms or ammunition
without satisfying l himself that there is no malafide
intention on the part of the depositor or any person on
whose behalf the deposit it being made. The dealer shall either
inform, the nearest police station and the District Magistrate
personally, or dispatch information to the officer-in-charge
of the police station and the District Magistrate by registered
post on the day of deposit or return or disposal, as the case
may be, of such arms or ammunition.
Licensee authorised to accept for custody arms and ammunition
after satisfying that there is “mala fide” intention on the
part of the depositor. The intention in this regard has to
be furnished to the police and the District Magistrate on
the day of deposit or return or disposal.