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Indian Arms Rules 1962

SCHEDULE-II

(see rule - 4)

Licensing authorities etc.

Items No. Purpose Categories or arms/ ammunition as defined of Sch.-I Place/class of persons Licensing Authority Area for which licences can be granted Renewing Authority Form No. Conditions
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1. Acquisition/ Possession/ import and transport I(a), II Whole of India Central Government in the Ministry of Home Affairs Whole of India or any specified area Central Government in the Ministry of Home Affairs I -
2. Acquisition and possession only III(b), III(c), III(d), V, VI District or any specified area District Magistrate Throughout the District or his area or jurisdiction or any specified part of his jurisdiction District Magistrate II -
[1][3 Acquisition/ possession/ carrying and use for protection/ sport/target/ practice/display (a), I(b), I(c) Whole of India Central Government in the Ministry of Home Affairs Whole of India or any specified part thereof. [2][District Magistrate] III -
    (b)I (d), III, V, VI (i) District District Magistrate Throughout the district or his area of jurisdiction or any specified part of his jurisdiction District Magistrate III/ IV -
      (ii) State District Magistrate Whole of the State or any specified part thereof District Magistrate III/ IV -
      (iii) Whole of India State Government Whole of India or any specified part thereof District Magistrate III/IV Note- In case of target practice, premises for target practice to be specified in licence on Form IV
    (c) III (a) In case of persons residing in Nepal Ambassador of India in Nepal India or any specified part thereof Same as licensing  or any other authority empowered to grant a licence of the description III -
      (b) In case of persons residing in Bhutan Ambassador of India in Bhutan India or any specified part thereof Same as licensing  or any other authority empowered to grant a licence of the description III -
      (c) In case of tourists as defined in section 10 (1) (b) if the place of arrival of the tourists is;(i) Jammu & Kashmir (i) State Government or an officer specially empowered by the Government (i) India or any specified part No renewal III* *The licence shall be valid for a period of six months only and granted only for the purpose of sport and possession
      (ii) Any other place in India (ii) Head of the Mission or Head of the Chancery in the country notified under section  10(1) (b) to which tourist belongs, or District Magistrate or any other officer specially empowered by Central Government (i) India or any specified part thereof No renewal III* *The licence shall be valid for a period of six months only and granted only for the sport and possession
    (d) I (b) I(c) In case of retainers of exemptees Central Government in the Ministry of Home Affairs India or any specified part thereof State Government or any officer specially empowered by the State Government in this behalf III-A -
    (e) I (d) III, V, VI In case of retainers of exemptees-          
      (i) District District Magistrate Throughout the District or his area of jurisdiction or any specified part of his jurisdiction District Magistrate III-A -
      (ii) State District Magistrate Whole of the State or any specified part thereof District Magistrate III-A -
      (iii) Whole of India State Government Whole of the State or any specified part thereof District Magistrate III-A -
4. Acquisition/ possession & carrying for destruction of wild animals which do injury to human beings cattles and for protection of crops and cattles III (b), III(c), III (d), V District or any specified area District Magistrate or any officer specially empowered by the State Government in this behalf Throughout the District or his area of jurisdiction or any specified part of his jurisdiction Same as licensing authority IV/V The licence shall be granted in the appropriate form for the purpose for which it is applied
5. Carrying on Journey in or through any part of India All (i) In Jammu & Kashmir (i) State Government        
      (ii) In other places (ii) District Magistrate, Sub-Divisional Magistrate specially empowered by the State Government India or any specified part thereof No renewal VII -
      (iii) In case of persons residing in Nepal (iii) Ambassador of India in Nepal India or any specified part thereof No renewal VII -
6. Temporary possession by bona fide travelers visiting India I(c), III, V At place of arrival :         -
      (i) In Jammu & Kashmir (i) State Government or any officer specially empowered by that Government India or any specified part thereof No renewal VIIIVIII --
      (ii) Elsewhere in India (ii) District Magistrate or an officer specially empowered by the State Government India or any specified part thereof No renewal VIII -
7. Manufacture, Conversion, Shortening, Repair, test (other than proof-test), sale, transfer, keeping for sale, transfer, conversion or test of arms and ammunition (a) All (a) Throughout India (a) Central Government in the Ministry of Home Affair Within the premises to be specified in the licence. (a) State Government IX -
(b) V, VI (b) Throughout India (b) District Magistrate or any other officer specially empowered in this behalf by the State Government/Administrator of Union Territory Within the premises to be specified in the licence. (b) Same as licensing authority IX -
8. Conversion (except fire-arms) repair or test (other than proof test), transfer, sale, keeping for sale, repair or test or transfer 1 (b) 1 (c) Throughout India Central Government in the Ministry of Home Affairs Within the premises to be specified in the licence. State Government XI -
9. Conversion (except fire-arms) repair or test (other than proof test), transfer, sale, keeping for sale, repair or test or transfer I (d), III, V, vI State State Government Within the premises to be specified in the licence. State Government XI -
10. Conversion of ingredient of ammunition into explosives/or transfer VI (b) (i) In Jammu and Kashmir State Government Within the premises to be specified in the licence. State Government XI -
      (ii) In other places District Magistrate or any officer specially empowered by the State Government Within the premises to be specified in the licence. Same as licensing authority XI -
11. Sale, Transfer, or test (other than proof-test) and keeping for sale, transfer or test I (b) and I (c) Throughout India State Government Within the premises to be specified in the licence. State Government XII -
12. Sale, Transfer, or test (other than proof-test) and keeping for sale, transfer or test I (d), III, V State State Government Within the premises to be specified in the licence. State Government XII -
13. Sale, Transfer, or test (other than proof-test) and keeping for sale, transfer or test III (c), III (d), V, VI State State Government or any officer specially empowered by State Government Within the premises to be specified in the licence. Same as licensing authority XIII -
14. Keeping for safe custody All State State Government or any officer specially empowered by State Government Within the premises to be specified in the lincece Same as licensing *XIV *To be given only to holders of licence in any of the Forms IX, XI, XII, XIII
15. Import by sea or air (a) I (b), I (c), I (d) (a) At any customs port in India (a) Central government in the Ministry of Home Affairs - No renewal XV -
    (b) III, IV, V, VI (b) At any customs port in India (b) District Magistrate in whose jurisdiction the port lies - No renewal XV -
    (c) Sulphur (c) At ports of Kakinada, Tuticorin & Cochin (c) State Government in* Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh or Kerala - No renewal XV *In reasonable quantities for medical, agricultural or Industrial purpose
16. Import by land or river (a) I (b), I (c), I (d) (a) Throughout India (a) Central Government in the Ministry of Home Affairs - No renewal XVI -
    (b) III, IV, V, VI (b) (i) In Jammu and Kashmir (b) (i) State Government - - XVI -
      (ii) At other places (ii) District Magistrate - -   -
17. Export by sea or air to foreign territory including commonwealth countries (a) All Form any Customs port in India to a port in a foreign territory (a) Central Government in the Ministry of Home Affairs or any officer specially empowered by the Central Government in the Ministry of Home Affairs - No renewal XVII *Subject to the condition that the licensing authority is satisfied that : (i) The arms are not meant for sale or for military purpose but are meant for the personal use of the consignee, and(ii) any rifles or parts of or fittings for rifles are included in good faith for sporting purpose only
    *(b) III (b), III(c), III(d), IV, V, VI Form any Customs port in India to a port in a Foreign Territory Government of the State in which the port is situated -  
    (c) III (b), III(c), III(d), IV, V, VI Form any Customs port in India to a port in the Common wealth District Magistrate - No renewal XVII Subject to the condition (ii) above
18. Export by land or river (a) All To any place outside India Central Government in the Ministry of Home Affairs or any officer specially empowered by the Central Government in the Ministry of Home Affairs - No renewal XVIII -
    (b) III, V, Sulphur or Chlorate required Sikkim for manufacture police of matches, Bhutan Bengal lights and paper caps for toy pistol SikkimBhutan CommissionerRepresentative of India - Renewal *XVII *To be given only for personal use of the licence in Bhutan
    (c) All To Nepal *Ambassador of India in Nepal - No renewal XVIII *Subject to previous sanction of the Central Government in the Ministry of Home Affairs in respect of categories I and II 
19. Export and re-import, import transport and re-export (a) I (a) I (b), II (a) Between one part of India to another (a) Central Government in the Ministry of Home Affairs - No renewal XIX -
    (b) I (c), I (d), III (b) (b) Between one port of India to another (b) Central Government in the Ministry of Home Affairs, or an officer specially empowered for the purpose by the Central Government in the Ministry of Home Affairs - No renewal XIX -
    (c) III (a) III (c), III (d), IV, V, VI (c) Between one part of India to another (c) District Magistrate - No renewal XIX -
    (d) III, IV, V, VI (d) From any place in Nepal (d) Ambassador of India in Nepal - No renewal XIX -
20. Transport I (b), I (c), I (d), III, IV, V, VI (i) In Jammu & Kashmir (i) State Government - No renewal XX -
      (ii) In other places (ii) District Magistrate - No renewal XX -
21. Import into, possession and transport out of India by His Majesty the King of Nepal, Personnel accompanying him, his Brothers, the Prime Minister of Nepal and Nepal Government's forces and police All Nepal *Ambassador of India in Nepal - No renewal XXI *Subject to confirmation by Central Government in the Ministry of Home Affairs
22. Import into, possession (without use) for the duration of his journey in transport across and export out of India by bona fide travelers of their personal arms and ammunition passing through India I(b), I (c), I (d), III, VI, V - District Magistrate or an officer specially empowered by the Central Government in the Ministry of Home Affairs or in the case of persons residing in Nepal by the Ambassador of India in Nepal - No renewal XXII -
23. Acquiring, possessing during the course of his stay in (but not use and carrying in, and export out of India by bona fide tourist III, IV, V (Country made weapons only) - District Magistrate or any officer specially empowered by the State Government - Same as licensing authority XXII -

[1] Subs. by G.S.R. 404 (E), dated 28th march, 1990 (w.e.f. 28th March,  1990).

[2] Subs. by G.S.R. 755 (E), dated 18th October, 1994 (w.e.f. 18th October, 1994), for the words "State Government".

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