Radio Communication (Islands) Decree
Decree 27 of 1978
- Commenced on 2 May 1978
- [This is the version of this document at 30 June 2012 and includes any amendments published up to 30 June 2014.]
1.This Decree may be cited as the Radio Communication (Islands) Decree.
3.This Decree applies to any island specified in the Schedule which is or becomes inhabited.
5.Any owner of an inhabited island who:—
6.In the event of the interruption or breakdown on the island in the service of the radio receiver/transmitter and the stand‑by radio receiver/transmitter the owner shall be guilty of an offence unless he proves that he could not reasonably have avoided such interruption or breakdown.
7.A Government officer shall have the right of access to any island in private ownership for the purpose of performing his duties and for any purpose incidental thereto or connected therewith.
8.The owner of an island and his agents and servants shall give all the help and the facilities necessary on the island to Government officers in the exercise of their duties conferred by this Decree.
9.No person shall obstruct or hinder a Government officer in the execution of his duties as a Government officer on an island in private ownership or in the exercise of any power or right conferred by this Decree.
10.The Minister may make regulations for the purpose of carrying out or giving effect to the principles and provisions of this Decree including, without prejudice to this generality, amending the Schedule.
11.Any person who commits an offence against this Decree or the regulations made thereunder shall, on conviction, be liable to a fine not exceeding 10,000 rupees and to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or to both such fine and imprisonment.
History of this document
02 May 1978