9. Commencement and termination of time.-
(1) In any 1[Central Act] or Regulation made after the commencement of this Act, it shall be sufficient, for the purpose of excluding the first in a series of days or any other period of time, to use the word “from”, and, for the purpose of including the last in a series of days or any other period of time, to use the word “to”.
(2) This section applies also to all 2[Central Acts] made after the third day of January, 1868, and to all Regulations made on or after the fourteenth day of January, 1887.
Section 9 gives statutory recognition to the well established principle applicable to the construction of stainless that ordinarily in computing of time prescribed; Tarun Prasad Chattarjee v. Dinanath Sharma, AIR 2001 SC 36.
1. Subs. by the A.O. 1937, for “Acts of the Governor General in Council”.