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Act & Rules
PUNJAB GOVT GAZ., (EXTRA), JUNE 26,2001 1019 (ASAR. 5, 1923 SAKA)
Government of Punjab
Department of Finance
(Directorate of Lotteries)

Notification
The 20th June, 2001

No. G.S.R. 78/C.A. 17/93/S. 12/Amd.(3)/2001:- In exercise of the powers conferred by section 12 of the Lotteries (Regulation) Act, 1998 (Central Act 17 of 1998), and all other powers enabling him in this behalf, the Governor of Punjab is pleased to make the following rules further to amend the Punjab State Lottery Rules, 1998:-

  • The Rules are:
    • These rules may be called the Punjab State Lottery (First Amendment) Rule, 2001.
    • They shall come into force on and with effect from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette
  • In the Punjab State Lottery Rules, 1998 (hereinafter referred to as the said rules), in rule 1, in sub-rule (1), for the word "Lottery", the word "Lotteries" shall be substituted
  • In the said rules, in rule 2:-
    • in clause (j), at the end, for the word and sign 'Government; the following words and signs shall be substituted, namely:- "Government including On-line Lottery which is envisaged to offer lottery games played through a network of computer terminals installed at retail locations, with the terminals connected to a main data centre at a central headquarter",
    • in clause (k), in the third line, for the word "recommendation", the word "recommendations" shall be substituted and
    • in clause (l) at the end, for the word and sign "lottery', the following words and sign shall be substituted, namely:- "lottery including tickets released by different/authorized outlets with respect of On-Line Lottery".
  • In the said rules, in rule 4, in sub-rule (1), for the words "for which", the words "or by setting up a Central Information and processing Centre which will be connected on line to all outlets using state of the art communication network. For the selection of Agent" shall be substituted
  • In the said rules, in rule 5:-
    • in sub-rule (2), at the end, for the words and sign "agreed upon," the words and sign "agreed upon and through the authorized outlets with respect to the on line lottery," shall be substituted;
    • in sub-rule (4), at the end, for the word and sign "ticket", the following words and signs shall be substituted, namely:- "ticket, However, with respect of the On-Line Lottery, the number chosen by the purchaser shall be printed/allotted by the outlet holder by means of computer/any other approved device, from the number already approved/earmarked for a particular draw of the On-Line Lottery," and
    • sub-rule (6), shall be omitted and sub-rule (7) shall be re-numbered as sub-rule (6)./li>
  • In the said rule 7, in sub-rule (2), for the words, figures and signs "9.00 A.M. to 4.30 P.M.", the words figures and signs "6.00 A.M. to 9.00 P.M." shall be substituted.
  • In the said rules, in rule 8:-
    • in sub-rule (1), for the words "a period of thirty days from the date of execution of agreement:, the words "such period as specified/mentioned in the terms and conditions of a particular lottery" shall be substituted; and
    • in sub-rule (2), at the end, for the word and sign "behalf", the following words and sign shall be substituted, namely:- "behalf or by depositing requisite agent fee as per the provisions of the terms and conditions of the lottery".
  • In the said rules, in rule 9, for the words, "thirty days", the words "such period as agreed by way of agreement" shall be substituted.
  • In the said rules, for rule 10, the following rule shall be substituted, namely:- "10". Publication of results:- the result of the draw will be got published by the Director in various newspapers as well as the Punjab Government Gazette or/and would be made available on the outlets. A certified copy of the result shall be supplied to the agents immediately after the draw."
  • In the said rules, in rule 12, at the end, for the words and sign "winning tickets," the following words and signs shall be substituted, namely:- "winning tickets or to carry out a due diligence, if need be, on the selected bidder."
  • In the said rules, for rule 15, the following rules shall be substituted, namely:-
    • "15". Forged or torn out tickets:-
      • A ticket which is forged, torn out, mutilated or tampered with, shall not be enter-tained.
      • In case of any doubt, the Director may get the tickets verified from the printing press or by a forensic science laboratory or any other authority.
    • "15.A". Mod of Disbursement of payments:-
      • All the prize winning tickets holders shall be paid in Indian currency
      • One ticket will enable the holder thereof to claim one prize only, "whichever is higher."
  • In the said rules, in rule 18, in the third line, for the word and sign "agent", the words and sign "agent" or his duly authorized outlet holder," and in the fourth line, for the word "by" the word "from" shall be substituted.
  • In the said rules, for rule 20, the following rule shall be substituted, namely:- "20". Arbitrator:- In case of any dispute having arisen action or decision having been taken under the rules, the same shall be referred to the Secretary to the State Government in the Department of Finance, as a Sole Arbitrator and his decision thereon shall be final and binding".
  • In the said rules, after rule 22, the following rules shall be added, namely:- "23". Right to issue instructions:- The State Government shall have all rights to issue any instructions from time to time for the matters which may not be specifically covered under these rules for the smooth functioning of its lotteries including On-Line Lottery and all instructions so issued by the State Government will be read in cohesion with rules, provisions of the Act, terms condition laid down in the Tender Document-Invitation of Bids for On-Line Lottery System and also with the; terms and conditions entered in the other tender notices agreements. All such instructions shall have the force of law and will be binding on all concerned".
  • K.R.LAKHANPAL
    Principal Secretary to the
    Government of Punjab,
    Department of Finance