Public Debt Act,1944
Section 11. Issue of duplicate securities and of new securities on conversion, consolidation, sub- division or renewal
(1) If the person entitled to a Government security applies to the Bank alleging that the security has been lost, stolen or destroyed, or has been defaced or mutilated, the Bank may, on proof to its satisfaction of the loss, theft, destruction, defacement or mutilation of the security, subject to such conditions and on payment of such fees as may by prescribed order the issue of a duplicate security payable to the applicant.
(2) If the person entitled to a Government security applies to the Bank to have the security converted into a security of another form, or into a security issued in connection with another loan or to have it consolidated with other like securities, or to have it sub-divided, or to have it renewed, the Bank may, subject to such conditions and on payment of such fees as may be prescribed, cancel the security and order the issue of a new security or securities.
(3) The person to whom a duplicate security or a new security is issued under this section shall be deemed for the purposes of section 19-to have been recognised by the Bank as the holder of the security; and a duplicate security or new security so issued to any person shall be deemed to constitute a new contract between 1[.the Government] and such person and all persons deriving title thereafter through him.
1. Substituted for the words “the Central Government” by the Public Debt (Central Government) Amendment Act,1949 (4 of 1949), S. 6 (1-4-1949).