a[8A. Power of Central Government to make rules for protecting the public health.- b[Subject to the provisions of section 14,] the c[Central Government] may, by notification in the c[Official Gazette,] make d[rules] for the prevention of danger arising to the public health by the introduction or spread of any infectious or contagious disease from aircraft arriving at or being at any aerodrome and for the prevention of the conveyance of infection or contagion by means of any aircraft leaving an aerodrome and in particular and without prejudice to the generality of this provision may make, with respect to aircraft and aerodromes or any specified aerodrome, rules providing for any of the matters for which rules under sub-clauses (i) to (viii) of clause (p) of sub-section (1) of section 6 of the Indian Ports Act, 1908, may be made with respect to vessels and ports.]
[a] Inserted by the Aircraft (Amendment) Act, 1936 (7 of 1936), S.2.
[b] Inserted by the Aircraft (Amendment) Act, 2007 (44 of 2007) which came into force with effect from 01-02-2008 vide Notification No. AV.11012/3/2000-A dated 21st January 2008.
[c] Substituted for the words”G.G. in C.” and “Gazette of India” by A.O.1937.
[d] See the Indian Aircraft (Public Health) Rules, 1954, Published in Gazette of India, 1955, Pt.II- Sec.3,p.2095.