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Section 80 – The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881

The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881


80.Interest when no rate specified.-


When no rate of interest is specified in the instrument, interest on the amount due thereon shall, [notwithstanding any agreement relating to interest between any parties to the instrument], be calculated at the rate of [eighteen per centum] per annum, from the date at which the same ought to have been paid by the party charged, until tender or realization of the amount due thereon, or until such date after the institution of a suit to recover such amount as the Court directs.


Explanation.- When the party charged is the endorser of an instrument dishonoured by non-payment, he his liable to pay interest only form the time that he receives notice of the dishonour.

1. Substituted by Act 30, of 1926, sec. 2 for “except in case provided for by the Code of Civil Procedure, section 532”.

2. Substituted by Act 66 of 1988, sec. 2 for ‘six per centum’ (w.e.f. 30-12-1988).



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