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  • TheRegistrationAct,1908

    CONTENTSPARTI

    Preliminary

    Sections Page

    1 Shorttitle,extentandcommencement

    2. Definition

    PARTII

    Oftheregistrationestablishment

    3. InspectorGeneralofRegistration

    4. [Repealed]

    5. DistrictandSubRegistrars

    6. RegistrarsandSubRegistrars

    7. OfficesofRegistrarandSubRegistrar

    8. InspectorsofRegistrationoffices

    9. [Repealed]

    10. AbsenceofRegistrarprvacancyinhisoffice

    11. AbsenceofRegistrarondutyinhisdistrict

    12. AbsenceofRegistrarorvacancyinhisoffice

    13. ReporttoStateGovernmentofappointmentsunderSecs.10,11and12

    14. EstablishmentsofRegisteringOfficers

    15. SealofRegisteringOfficers]

    16. Registerbooksandfireproofboxes

  • PARTIII

    Ofregistrabledocuments

    17. Documentsofwhichregistrationiscompulsory

    18. Documentsofwhichregistrationisoptional

    19. Documentinlanguagenotunderstoodbyregisteringoffice

    19.ADocumentpresentedforRegistrationtobeaccompanied

    20. Documentcontaininginterlineations,blanks,erasuresoralterations

    21. Descriptionofpropertyandmapsofplans

    22. DescriptionofhousesandlandbyreferencetoGovernmentmapsorsurveys

    PARTIV

    Ofthetimeofpresentation

    23. Timeforpresentingdocuments

    23A.Reregistrationofcertaindocuments

    24. Documentsexecutedbyseveralpersonsatdifferenttimes

    25. Provisionwheredelayinpresentationisunavoidable

    26. DocumentsexecutedoutofIndia

    27. Willsmaybepresentedordepositedatanytime

    PARTV

    Oftheplaceofregistration

    28. Placeforregisteringdocumentsrelatingtoland

    29. Placeforregisteringotherdocuments

    30. RegistrationbyRegistrarsincertaincases

    31. Registrationoracceptancefordepositatprivateresidence

  • PARTVI

    Ofpresentingdocumentsforregistration

    32. personstopresentdocumentsforregistration

    33. PowerofattorneyrecognizableforpurposesofSec.32

    34. EnquirybeforeregistrationbyRegisteringOfficer

    35. Procedureonadmissionanddenialofexecutionrespectively

    PARTVII

    Ofenforcingtheappearanceofexecutants

    36. Procedurewhereappearanceofexecutantorwitnessisdesired

    37. OfficerorCourttoissueandcauseserviceofsummons

    38. Personsexemptformappearanceatregistrationoffice

    39. Lawastosummonses,commissionsandwitnesses

    PARTVIII

    Ofpresentingwillsandauthoritiestoadopt

    40. Personsentitledtopresentwillsandauthoritiestoadopt

    41. Registrationofwillsandauthoritiestoadopt

    PARTIX

    Ofthedepositofwills

    42. Depositofwills

    43. Procedureondepositofwills

    44. WithdrawalofsealedcoverdepositedunderSec.42

    45. Proceedingsondeathofdepositor

    46. SavingofcertainenactmentsandpowersofCourts

  • PARTX

    Oftheeffectsofregistrationandnonregistration

    47. Timefromwhichregistereddocumentoperates

    48. Registereddocumentsrelatingtopropertywhentotakeeffectagainstoralagreements

    49. Effectsofnon registrationofdocumentsrequiredtoberegistered

    50. Certainregistereddocumentsrelatingtolandtotakeeffectsagainstunregistereddocuments.

    PARTXI

    Ofthedutiesandpowersofregisteringoffice

    (A)Astotheregisterbooksandindexes

    51. Registerbookstobekeptintheseveral offices

    52. Dutiesofregisteringofficeswhendocumentpresented

    53. Entriestobenumberedconsecutively

    54. Currentindexesandentriestherein

    55. IndexestobemadeRegisteringOfficer,andtheircontents

    56. [Repealed]

    57. RegisteringOfficerstoallowinspectionofcertainbooksandindexes,andtogivecertifiedcopiesofentries

    (B)Astotheprocedureonadmittingofregistration

    58. Particularstobeendorsedondocumentregistrationadmittedtoregistration

    59. EndorsementstobedatedandsignedbyRegisteringOfficer

    60. Certificateofregistration

    61. Endorsementsandcertificatetobecopiedanddocumentreturned

    62. ProcedureonpresentingdocumentinlanguageunknowntoRegisteringOfficer

    63. PowertoadministeroathsandrecordofsubstanceofStatements

    (C)SpecialdutiesofSubRegistrar

    64. Procedurewheredocumentrelatestolandinseveralsubdistricts

  • 65. Procedurewheredocumentrelatestoandinseveraldistricts

    (D)SpecialdutiesofRegistrar

    66. Procedureafterregistration ofdocumentsrelatingtoland

    67. ProcedureafterregistrationunderSec.30,subsection(2)

    (D)OfthecontrollingpowersofRegistrarsandInspectorGeneral

    68. PowerofRegistrartosuperintendandcontrolsubRegistrars

    69. PowerofInspectorGeneral tosuperintendregistrationofficesandmakerules

    70. PowerofInspectorGeneraltoremitfines

    PARTXII

    Ofrefusaltoregister

    71. Reasonsforrefusaltoregistertoberecorded

    72. Appeal to Registrar from orders SubRegistrar refusing registration on ground other thatdenialofexecution.

    73. Application to Registrar where SubRegistrar refuse to register on ground of denial ofexecution

    74. Procedureofregistraronsuchapplication

    75. OrderbyRegistrarandprocedurethereon

    76. Orderofrefusalby Registrar

    77. SuitincaseorderorrefusalbyRegistrar

    PARTXIII

    Ofthefeesfroregistration,searchesandcopies

    78. FeestobefixedbystateGovernment

    79. Publicationoffees

    80. Feespayableonpresentation

  • PARTXIV

    Ofpenalties

    81. Penaltyforincorrectlyendorsing,copying,translationorregisteringdocumentswithintenttoinjure

    82. Penaltyformakingfalsestatements,deliveringfalsecopiesortranslations,falsepersonation,andabetment

    83. RegisteringOfficermaycommenceprosecutions

    84. RegisteringOfficerstobedeemedpublicservants

    PARTXV

    Miscellaneous

    85. Destructionofunclaimeddocuments

    86. RegisteringOfficernotliableforthingbonafidedomeorrefusedinofficialcapacity

    87. Nothingsodoneinvalidatedbydefectinappointmentorprocedure

    88. Registrationsodoneinvalidatedbydefectinappointmentofficersorcertainpublicfunctionaries

    89. Copiesofcertainorders,certificatesandinstrumentstobesenttoRegisteringOfficersandfiled

    89A.Powertomakerulesforfillingoftruecopiesofdocuments

    ExemptionsfromAct

    90. ExemptionofcertaindocumentsexecuterbyorinfavourofGovernment

    91. Inspectionandcopiesofsuchdocuments

    92. [Repealed]

    Repealed

    93. [Repealed]

    THESCHEDULE[Repealed]

    THEREGISTRATIONACT,1908

  • (ACTXVIOF1908)

    18thDecember1908

    AnActofconsolidatetheEnactmentrelatingtotheRegistrationofDocuments.

    WHEREAS it is expedient to consolidate the enactments relating to the Registration ofdocumentsitisherebyenactedasfollows:

    PART

    PRELIMINARY

    1. Shorttitleandcommencement(1)ThisActmaybecalledtheRegistrationAct,1908.

    (2) [ItextendstothewholeofIndia,excepttheStateofJammuandKashmir:

    Provided that the StateGovernment may exclude any districts or tracts of countryfromitsoperation].

    (3) ItshallcomeintoforceonthefirstdayofJanuary,1909.

    2. Definitions,InthisAct,unlessthereisanythingrepugnantinthesubjectorcontext,

    (1) additionmeanstheplaceofresidence,andtheprofession,trade,rankandtitle(ifany)ofaperson described, and in the case of an Indian his fathers name, or where he is usuallydescribedasthesonofhismother,thenhismothersname

    (2) bookincludesaportionofabookandalsoanynumberofsheetsconnectedtogetherwithaviewofformingabookorportionofabook

    (3) district and subdistrict respectivelymean a district and subdistrict formedunder thisAct

    (4) DistrictcourtincludestheHighCourtinitsordinaryoriginalciviljurisdiction

    (5) endorsement and endorsed include and apply to an entry in writing by a RegisteringOfficeronariderorcoveringsliptoanydocumenttenderedforregistrationunderthisAct

    (6) immovableproperty includes land, building, hereditaryallowances, right toways, lights,ferries,fisheriesoranyotherbenefittoariseoutof land,andthingsattachedtotheearthorpermanently fastened to anything which is attached to the earth but not standing timber,growingcropsnorgrass

    (6A)IndiameanstheterritoryofIndiaexcludingtheStateofJammuandKashmir

  • (7) lease includes a counterpart, kabuliyat, an undertaking to cultivate or occupy, and anagreementtolease

    (8) minormeansapersonwho,accordingtothepersonal lawtowhichhe issubject,hasnotattainedmajority

    (9) movablepropertyincludesstandingtimber,growingcropsandgrass,fruituponandjuiceintrees,andpropertytoeveryotherdescription,exceptimmovablepropertyand

    (10) representativeincludestheguardianofaminorandthecommitteeorotherlegalcuratorofalunaticoridiot.

    PARTII

    OFTHEREGISTRATIONESTABLISHMENT

    3. Inspector of Registration (1) The State Government shall appoint an officer to be theInspectorGeneralofRegistrationfortheterritoriessubjecttosuchGovernment.

    ProvidedthattheStateGovernmentmay,insteadofmakingsuchappointment,directthatallor any of the powers and duties hereinafter conferred and imposed upon the InspectorGeneral shallbeexercisedandperformedbysuchofficerofolficars,andwithin such locallimits,astheStateGovernmentappointsinthisbehalf.

    (2) AnyInspector GeneralmayholdsimultaneouslyanyotherofficeundertheGovernment.

    4. Repealedwitheffectfrom1.4.0937

    5. Districtsandsubdistricts(1)forthepurposeofthisAct,theStateGovernmentshallfromdistrictsandsubdistricts,andshallprescribe,andmayalter,thelimitsofsuchdistrictsandsubdistricts.

    (2) The districts and subdistricts formed under this section, together with the limitsthereof,andeveryalterationofsuchlimits,shallbenotifiedintheOfficialGazette.

    (3) Everysuchalterationshalltakeeffectinsuchdayafterthedateofthenotificationasisthereinmentioned.

    6. Registrars and SubRegistrarsThe State Government may appoint such persons, whetherpublicofficersornot,as it thinksproper,tobeRegistrarsof theseveraldistricts,andtobeSubRegistrarsoftheseveralSubdistricts,formedasaforesaidrespectively.