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Preamble   -             DAM SAFETY ACT, 2021
Chapter I  -             PRELIMINARY
Section 1  -             Short title, extent and commencement
Section 2  -             Declaration as to expediency of Union control
Section 3  -             Application
Section 4  -             Definitions
Chapter II  -             NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON DAM SAFETY
Section 5  -             Constitution of National Committee
Section 6  -             Functions of National Committee
Section 7  -             Meetings of National Committee
Chapter III  -             NATIONAL DAM SAFETY AUTHORITY
Section 8  -             Establishment of National Dam Safety Authority
Section 9  -             Functions of Authority
Section 10  -             Officers and Employees of Authority
Chapter IV  -             STATE COMMITTEE ON DAM SAFETY
Section 11  -             Constitution of State Committee on Dam Safety
Section 12  -             Functions of State Committee
Section 13  -             Meetings of State Committee
Chapter V  -             STATE DAM SAFETY ORGANISATION
Section 14  -             Establishment of State Dam Safety Organisation
Section 15  -             Officers and employees of State Dam Safety Organisation
Chapter VI  -             DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS IN RELATION TO DAM SAFETY
Section 16  -             Surveillance and inspection
Section 17  -             Vulnerability and hazard classification of dams
Section 18  -             Maintenance of log books
Section 19  -             Records of dam failures and dam incidents
Section 20  -             Instructions on safety of specified dams
Section 21  -             Funds for maintenance and repairs
Section 22  -             Technical documentation
Section 24  -             Jurisdiction of State Dam Safety Organisation and Authority
Section 25  -             Cost of investigation
Section 26  -             Construction or alteration of dams
Section 27  -             Initial filling of reservoirs
Section 28  -             Operation and maintenance
Section 29  -             Responsibility of owner of specified dam
Chapter VII  -             SAFETY, INSPECTION AND DATA COLLECTION
Section 30  -             Dam safety unit
Section 31  -             Inspection
Section 32  -             Instrumentations to be installed in every specified dam
Section 33  -             Establishment of hydro-meteorological station
Section 34  -             Installations of seismological station
Chapter VIII  -             EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Section 35  -             Obligation of owner of specified dam
Section 36  -             Emergency action plan
Section 37  -             Assistance to other disaster management authorities
Chapter IX  -             COMPREHENSIVE DAM SAFETY EVALUATION
Section 38  -             Comprehensive dam safety evaluation
Section 39  -             Compulsory evaluation in certain cases
Section 40  -             Reports of comprehensive evaluation
Chapter X  -             OFFENCES AND PENALTIES
Section 41  -             Punishment for obstruction, etc
Section 42  -             Offences by Departments of Government
Section 43  -             Offence by companies
Section 44  -             Cognizance of offences
Chapter XI  -             MISCELLANEOUS
Section 45  -             Annual report of safety status of specified dam
Section 46  -             Safety measures in respect of dams other than specified dams
Section 48  -             Act to have overriding effect
Section 49  -             Power to amend Schedules
Section 50  -             Power of Central Government to give directions
Section 52  -             Power of Central Government to make rules
Section 53  -             Power of State Government to make rules
Section 54  -             Power to make regulations by Authority
Section 55  -             Rules and regulations to be laid before Parliament
Section 56  -             Power to remove difficulties
Schedule I  -             THE FIRST SCHEDULE
Schedule II  -             THE SECOND SCHEDULE
Schedule III  -             THE THIRD SCHEDULE