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INDIAN ARMS RULES 1962

SCHEDULE-II

(see rule –4)

Licensing authorities etc.

Items No.

Purpose

Categories or arms/ ammunition as defined of Sch.-I

Place/class of persons

Licensing Authority

Area for which licences can be granted

Renewing Authority

Form No.

Conditions

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

1.

Acquisition/ Possession/ import and  transport

I(a), II

Whole of India

Central Government in the Ministry of Home Affairs

Whole of India or any specified area

Central Government in the Ministry of Home Affairs

I

-

2.

Acquisition and possession only

III(b), III(c), III(d), V, VI

District or any specified area

District Magistrate

Throughout the District or his area or jurisdiction or any specified part of his jurisdiction

District Magistrate

II

-

[1][3

Acquisition/ possession/ carrying and use for protection/ sport/target/ practice/display

(a), I(b), I(c)

Whole of India

Central Government in the Ministry of Home Affairs

Whole of India or any specified part thereof.

[2][District Magistrate]

III

-

   

(b)I (d), III, V, VI

(i) District

District Magistrate

Throughout the district or his area of jurisdiction or any specified part of his jurisdiction

District Magistrate

III/ IV

-

     

(ii) State

District Magistrate

Whole of the State or any specified part thereof

District Magistrate

III/ IV

-

     

(iii) Whole of India

State Government

Whole of India or any specified part thereof

District Magistrate

III/IV

Note- In case of target practice, premises for target practice to be specified in licence on Form IV

   

(c) III

(a) In case of persons residing in Nepal

Ambassador of India in Nepal

India or any specified part thereof

Same as licensing  or any other authority empowered to grant a licence of the description

III

-

     

(b) In case of persons residing in Bhutan

Ambassador of India in Bhutan

India or any specified part thereof

Same as licensing  or any other authority empowered to grant a licence of the description

III

-

     

(c) In case of tourists as defined in section 10 (1) (b) if the place of arrival of the tourists is;

(i) Jammu & Kashmir

(i) State Government or an officer specially empowered by the Government

(i) India or any specified part

No renewal

III*

*The licence shall be valid for a period of six months only and granted only for the purpose of sport and possession

     

(ii) Any other place in India

(ii) Head of the Mission or Head of the Chancery in the country notified under section  10(1) (b) to which tourist belongs, or District Magistrate or any other officer specially empowered by Central Government

(i) India or any specified part thereof

No renewal

III*

*The licence shall be valid for a period of six months only and granted only for the sport and possession

   

(d) I (b) I(c)

In case of retainers of exemptees

Central Government in the Ministry of Home Affairs

India or any specified part thereof

State Government or any officer specially empowered by the State Government in this behalf

III-A

-

   

(e) I (d) III, V, VI

In case of retainers of exemptees-

         
     

(i) District

District Magistrate

Throughout the District or his area of jurisdiction or any specified part of his jurisdiction

District Magistrate

III-A

-

     

(ii) State

District Magistrate

Whole of the State or any specified part thereof

District Magistrate

III-A

-

     

(iii) Whole of India

State Government

Whole of the State or any specified part thereof

District Magistrate

III-A

-

4.

Acquisition/ possession & carrying for destruction of wild animals which do injury to human beings cattles and for protection of crops and cattles

III (b), III(c), III (d), V

District or any specified area

District Magistrate or any officer specially empowered by the State Government in this

 behalf

Throughout the District or his area of jurisdiction or any specified part of his jurisdiction

Same as licensing authority

IV/V

The licence shall be granted in the appropriate form for the purpose for which it is applied

5.

Carrying on Journey in or through any part of India

All

(i) In Jammu & Kashmir

(i) State Government

       
     

(ii) In other places

(ii) District Magistrate, Sub-Divisional Magistrate specially empowered by the State Government

India or any specified part thereof

No renewal

VII

-

     

(iii) In case of persons residing in Nepal

(iii) Ambassador of India in Nepal

India or any specified part thereof

No renewal

VII

-

6.

Temporary possession by bona fide travelers visiting India

I(c), III, V

At place of arrival :

       

-

     

(i) In Jammu & Kashmir

(i) State Government or any officer specially empowered by that Government

India or any specified part thereof

No renewal

VIII

VIII

-

-

     

(ii) Elsewhere in India

(ii) District Magistrate or an officer specially empowered by the State Government

India or any specified part thereof

No renewal

VIII

-

7.

Manufacture, Conversion, Shortening, Repair, test (other than proof-test), sale, transfer, keeping for sale, transfer, conversion or test of arms and ammunition

(a) All

(a) Throughout India

(a) Central Government in the Ministry of Home Affair

Within the premises to be specified in the licence.

(a) State Government

IX

-

(b) V, VI

(b) Throughout India

(b) District Magistrate or any other officer specially empowered in this behalf by the State Government/Administrator of Union Territory

Within the premises to be specified in the licence.

(b) Same as licensing authority

IX

-

8.

Conversion (except fire-arms) repair or test (other than proof test), transfer, sale, keeping for sale, repair or test or transfer

1 (b) 1 (c)

Throughout India

Central Government in the Ministry of Home Affairs

Within the premises to be specified in the licence.

State Government

XI

-

9.

Conversion (except fire-arms) repair or test (other than proof test), transfer, sale, keeping for sale, repair or test or transfer

I (d), III, V, vI

State

State Government

Within the premises to be specified in the licence.

State Government

XI

-

10.

Conversion of ingredient of ammunition into explosives/or transfer

VI (b)

(i) In Jammu and Kashmir

State Government

Within the premises to be specified in the licence.

State Government

XI

-

     

(ii) In other places

District Magistrate or any officer specially empowered by the State Government

Within the premises to be specified in the licence.

Same as licensing authority

XI

-

11.

Sale, Transfer, or test (other than proof-test) and keeping for sale, transfer or test

I (b) and I (c)

Throughout India

State Government

Within the premises to be specified in the licence.

State Government

XII

-

12.

Sale, Transfer, or test (other than proof-test) and keeping for sale, transfer or test

I (d), III, V

State

State Government

Within the premises to be specified in the licence.

State Government

XII

-

13.

Sale, Transfer, or test (other than proof-test) and keeping for sale, transfer or test

III (c), III (d), V, VI

State

State Government or any officer specially empowered by State Government

Within the premises to be specified in the licence.

Same as licensing authority

XIII

-

14.

Keeping for safe custody

All

State

State Government or any officer specially empowered by State Government

Within the premises to be specified in the lincece

Same as licensing

*XIV

*To be given only to holders of licence in any of the Forms IX, XI, XII, XIII

15.

Import by sea or air

(a) I (b), I (c), I (d)

(a) At any customs port in India

(a) Central government in the Ministry of Home Affairs

-

No renewal

XV

-

   

(b) III, IV, V, VI

(b) At any customs port in India

(b) District Magistrate in whose jurisdiction the port lies

-

No renewal

XV

-

   

(c) Sulphur

(c) At ports of Kakinada, Tuticorin & Cochin

(c) State Government in* Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh or Kerala

-

No renewal

XV

*In reasonable quantities for medical, agricultural or Industrial purpose

16.

Import by land or river

(a) I (b), I (c), I (d)

(a) Throughout India

(a) Central Government in the Ministry of Home Affairs

-

No renewal

XVI

-

   

(b) III, IV, V, VI

(b) (i) In Jammu and Kashmir

(b) (i) State Government

-

-

XVI

-

     

(ii) At other places

(ii) District Magistrate

-

-

 

-

17.

Export by sea or air to foreign territory including commonwealth countries

(a) All

Form any Customs port in India to a port in a foreign territory

(a) Central Government in the Ministry of Home Affairs or any officer specially empowered by the Central Government in the Ministry of Home Affairs

-

No renewal

XVII

*Subject to the condition that the licensing authority is satisfied that : (i) The arms are not meant for sale or for military purpose but are meant for the personal use of the consignee, and

(ii) any rifles or parts of or fittings for rifles are included in good faith for sporting purpose only

   

*(b) III (b), III(c), III(d), IV, V, VI

Form any Customs port in India to a port in a Foreign Territory

Government of the State in which the port is situated

-

 
   

(c) III (b), III(c), III(d), IV, V, VI

Form any Customs port in India to a port in the Common wealth

District Magistrate

-

No renewal

XVII

Subject to the condition (ii) above

18.

Export by land or river

(a) All

To any place outside India

Central Government in the Ministry of Home Affairs or any officer specially empowered by the Central Government in the Ministry of Home Affairs

-

No renewal

XVIII

-

   

(b) III, V, Sulphur or Chlorate required Sikkim for manufacture police of matches, Bhutan Bengal lights and paper caps for toy pistol

Sikkim

Bhutan

Commissioner

Representative of India

-

Renewal

*XVII

*To be given only for personal use of the licence in Bhutan

   

(c) All

To Nepal

*Ambassador of India in Nepal

-

No renewal

XVIII

*Subject to previous sanction of the Central Government in the Ministry of Home Affairs in respect of categories I and II 

19.

Export and re-import, import transport and re-export

(a) I (a) I (b), II

(a) Between one part of India to another

(a) Central Government in the Ministry of Home Affairs

-

No renewal

XIX

-

   

(b) I (c), I (d), III (b)

(b) Between one port of India to another

(b) Central Government in the Ministry of Home Affairs, or an officer specially empowered for the purpose by the Central Government in the Ministry of Home Affairs

-

No renewal

XIX

-

   

(c) III (a) III (c), III (d), IV, V, VI

(c) Between one part of India to another

(c) District Magistrate

-

No renewal

XIX

-

   

(d) III, IV, V, VI

(d) From any place in Nepal

(d) Ambassador of India in Nepal

-

No renewal

XIX

-

20.

Transport

I (b), I (c), I (d), III, IV, V, VI

(i) In Jammu & Kashmir

(i) State Government

-

No renewal

XX

-

     

(ii) In other places

(ii) District Magistrate

-

No renewal

XX

-

21.

Import into, possession and transport out of India by His Majesty the King of Nepal, Personnel accompanying him, his Brothers, the Prime Minister of Nepal and Nepal Government’s forces and police

All

Nepal

*Ambassador of India in Nepal

-

No renewal

XXI

*Subject to confirmation by Central Government in the Ministry of Home Affairs

22.

Import into, possession (without use) for the duration of his journey in transport across and export out of India by bona fide travelers of their personal arms and ammunition passing through India

I(b), I (c), I (d), III, VI, V

-

District Magistrate or an officer specially empowered by the Central Government in the Ministry of Home Affairs or in the case of persons residing in Nepal by the Ambassador of India in Nepal

-

No renewal

XXII

-

23.

Acquiring, possessing during the course of his stay in (but not use and carrying in, and export out of India by bona fide tourist

III, IV, V (Country made weapons only)

-

District Magistrate or any officer specially empowered by the State Government

-

Same as licensing authority

XXII

-


[1]               Subs. by G.S.R. 404 (E), dated 28th march, 1990 (w.e.f. 28th March,  1990).

[2]               Subs. by G.S.R. 755 (E), dated 18th October, 1994 (w.e.f. 18th October, 1994), for the words “State Government”.



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