An Act to amend the Travancore-Cochin Prohibition Act 1950
Preamble. — Whereas it is expedient to amend the Travancore–Cochin Prohibitioin
Act,1950 for the purpose of extending the provisions thereof to the whole of the State of
Kerala and for certain other purposes hereinafter appearing;
Be it enacted in the Eleventh Year of the Republic of India as follows: —
1. Short title and commencement . — (1) This Act may be called the Travancore-
Cochin Prohibition (Amendment)Act,1960.
(2 ) It shall come into force on such date as the Government may, by notification in
the Gazette,appoint.
2 Amendment of Preamble. — For the first paragraph of the Preamble to the
Travancore-Cochin Prohibition Act, 1950 (Act XIII of 1950), (hereinafter referred to as
the principal Act), the following shall be substituted , namely: —
“Whereas it is necessary to unify and amend the law relating to prohibition in the
state of Kerala”;

  1. Amendment of section 1 . — (1) The expression “State “as adapted by the Kerala Adaptation if Laws Order,1956 shall, in section 1 of the principal Act, and wherever else it occurs in that Act, have effect as if the words “State of Kerala”were substituted therefor. (2) In section 1 of the Principal Act — (i) in sub-section (1), for the words Travancore –Cochin Prohibition Act”, the words “Prohibition Act “shall be substituted ; (ii) for sub-section (2), the following sub-section shall be substituted namely: — “(2) It extends to the whole of the State of Kerala;” (iii) in clause (b) of sub-section (3) for sub-clause (i) the following sub-clause shall be substituted, namely: — “(i) in the Malabar district referred to in sub-section (2) of section 5 of the States Reorganisation Act,1956 (Central Act 37 of 1956) and in the areas in which all theprovisions of the Travancore-Cochin Prohibition Act,1950(Act XIII of 1950) were in force immediately before the commencement of the Travancore-Cochin Prohibition (Amendment)Act,1960, at once; and” 4.Amendment of Section 2 —Section 2 of the principal Act shall be renumbered as sub- section (1) of that section and, — (i) in sub-section (1) so renumbered, after the figures and brackets “in sub-section (3) of section 1,” the figures and brackets “but subject to the provisions of sub-section (2) ” shall be inserted. (ii) after sub-section (1) as so renumbered, the following shall be added as sub- section (2), namely: — ” (2) A draft of any notification proposed to be issued under sub-section (1) of this section or under section 4 or section 6 shall be laid on the table of the Legislative Assembly and the notification shall not be issued unless the Assembly approves the draft either with or without modification or addition; and upon such approval being given the notification may be issued in the form in which it has been approved, and such notification shall be published in the Gazette, and shall thereupon have effect as from the date as is specified in the notification”.
    1. Amendment of Section 5.—In section 5 of the principal Act for the words and
      figures “The Travancore Abkari Act, IV of 1073 or the Cochin Abkari Act. 1 of 1077 as
      amended, as the case may be,” the words “the Abkari Act for the time being in force”
      shall be substituted.

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