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Central Government Act
Section 30(1) in The Code Of Criminal Procedure, 1973
(1) The Court of a Magistrate may award such term of imprisonment in default of payment of fine as is authorised by law: Provided that the term-
is not in excess of the powers of the Magistrate under section 29;
shall not, where imprisonment has been awarded as part of the substantive sentence, exceed one- fourth of the term of imprisonment which the Magistrate is competent to inflict as punishment for the offence otherwise than as imprisonment in default of payment of the fine.