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Section 25 – The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881

The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881


25. When day of maturity is a holiday-


When the day on which a promissory note or bill of exchange is at maturity is a public holiday, the instrument shall be deemed to be due on the next preceding business day.


Explanation: The Expression “Public Holiday” includes Sunday” 1[***] and any other day declared by the 2[Central Government], by notification in the Official Gazette, to be a public holiday.


1. Words “New-Year’s day, Christmas day: if either of such days falls on a Sunday, the next following Monday; Good Friday;” omitted by Act 37 of 1955, sec. 3 (w.e.f. 1-4-1956).

2. Substituted by the AO 1937, for “Local Government”.



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