Control of Prices Act, 1937

Applications for amendment of price orders by retailers.


(a) a price order has been made fixing the maximum price at which a particular kind of a commodity may be sold in a particular area when sold retail, and

(b) an application is made to the Minister by a person, carrying on in such area the business of selling retail such kind of such commodity, to amend such price order by increasing the said maximum price on the ground that the wholesale price of such kind of such commodity has increased since the making of such price order,

the Minister shall, unless he revokes or amends, in accordance with such application, so much of the said order as relates to the said maximum price, forthwith request the Commission to make an investigation into such application, and the Commission shall as soon as may be make such investigation and report to the Minister the result thereof.