Agriculture Department,

Uttar Pradesh

Pardarshi Kisan Seva Yojna,

Kisan ka Adhikar Kisan ke Dwaar

Seed

16. Report of Seed Analyst

  • The Seed Analyst shall, as soon as may be after the receipt of the sample under sub-section (2) of section 15, analyse the sample at the State Seed Laboratory and deliver, in such form as may be prescribed, one copy of the report of the result of the analysis to the Seed inspector and another copy thereof to the person from whom the sample has been taken.
  • After the institution of a prosecution under this Act, the accused vendor or the complainant may, on payment of the prescribed fee, make an application to the court for sending any of the samples mentioned in clause (a) or clause (c) of sub-section (2) of section 15 to the Central Seed Laboratory for its report and on receipt of the application, the court shall first ascertain that the mark and the seal or fastening as provided in clause (b) of sub-section (!) of section 15 are intact and may then despatch the sample under its own seal to the Central Seed laboratory which shall thereupon send its report to the court in the prescribed form within one month from the date of receipt of the sample, specifying the result of the analysis.
  • The report sent by the Central Seed Laboratory under sub-section (2) shall supersede the report given by the Seed Analyst under sub-section (I).
  • Where the report sent by the Central Seed Laboratory under sub-section (2) is produced in any proceedings under Section 19, it shall not be necessary in such proceedings to produce any sample or part thereof taken for analysis.

17. Restriction on export and import of seeds of notified kinds or varieties

No person shall, for the purpose of sowing or planting by any person (including himself), export or import or cause to be exported or imported any seed of any notified kind or variety, unless-

  • It conforms to the minimum limits of germination and purity specified for that seed under clause (a) of section 6; and
  • Its container bears, in the prescribed manner, the mark or label with the correct particulars thereof specified for that seed under clause (b) of section 6.

18. Recognition of seed certification agencies of foreign countri4es

The Central Govt. May, on the recommendation of the Committee and by notification in the Official Gazette, recognise any seed certification agency established in any foreign country, for the purposes of this Act.

19. Penalty

If any person-

  • Contravenes any provision of this Act or any rule made there under; or
  • Prevents a Seed Inspector from taking sample under this Act; or
  • Prevents a Seed Inspector from exercising any other power conferred on him by or under this Act; He shall, on conviction, be punishable-
    • For the first offence with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees, and
    • In the event of such person having been previously convicted of an offence under this section, with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both.

20. Forfeiture of property

When any person has been convicted under this Act for the contravention of any of the provisions of this Act or the rules made there under, the seed in respect of which the contravention has been committed may be forfeited to the Government.