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The Limitation Act, 1963

The Limitation Act, 1963









1 Short title, extent and commencement .
2 Definitions.

Limitation of Suits, Appeals and Applications

3 Bar of Limitation.
4 Expiry of prescribed period when court is closed.
5 Extension of prescribed period in certain cases.
6 Legal disability.
7 Disability of one of several persons.
8 Special exceptions.
9 Continuous running of time.
10 Suits against trustees and their representatives.
11 Suits on contracts entered into outside the territories to which the Act extends.

Computation of Period of Limitation

12 Exclusion of time in legal proceedings.
13 Exclusion of time in cases where leave to sue of appeal as a pauper is applied for
14 Exclusion of time of proceeding bona fide in court without jurisdiction.
15 Exclusion of time in certain other cases.
16 Effect of death on or before the accrual of the right to sue.
17 Effect of fraud or mistake.
18 Effect to acknowledgment in writing.
19 Effect of payment on account of debt or of interest or legacy.
20 Effect of acknowledgment or payment by another person.
21 Effect of substituting or adding new plaintiff or defendant.
22 Continuing breaches and torts.
23 Suits for compensation for acts not actionable without special damage.
24 Computation of time mentioned in instruments.

Acquisition of ownership by possession

25 Acquisition of easements by prescription.
26 Exclusion in favour of reversioner of servant tenement.
27 Extinguishments of right to property.


28 Amendment of certain Acts. (Repealed)
29 Savings
30 Provision for suits, etc., for which the prescribed period is shorter than the period prescribed by the Indian Limitation Act,1980.
31 Provisions as to barred or pending suits, etc.
32 Repeal.
Schedule Period Of Limitations
Division I Suits
Part I Suits relating to Accounts
Part II Suits relating to Contracts.
Part III Suits relating to Declarations.
Part IV Suits relating to Declarations.
Part V Suits relating to Immovable Property.
Part VI Suits relating to movable property.
Part VII Suits relating to torts.
Part VIII Suits relating to trust and trust property.
Part IX Suits relating to miscellaneous maters.
Part X Suits for which there is no prescribed period.
Division II Appeals
Division III Applications.
Part I Applications in specified cases.
Part II Other applications.


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