66. THE PREVENTION OF BLACK MARKETING AND MAINTENANCE OF SUPPLIES OF ESSENTIAL COMMODITIES ACT, 1980
This Act provide detention for the purpose of preventing Black Marketing and maintenance of supplies of essential commodity to the Public. Both center and State Govt. are empowered under this Act.

Procedure for absconding persons about whom detention order is issued is also detailed in this Act. Advisory Board for the purpose of this Act is also constituted under this Act.

A person can be detained for maximum for 6 months under this Act and can earlier revoked by Govt;

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