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The Registration Act,1908

The Registration Act,1908




1 Short title, extent and commencement
2 Definitions
3 Inspector General of Registration
4 Repealed
5 Districts and sub-districts
6 Registrars and Sub-Registrars
7 Offices of Registrar and Sub-Registrar
8 Inspectors of Registration-offices
9 Repealed
10 Absence of Registrar or vacancy in his office
11 Absence of Registrar on duty in his district
12 Absence of Sub-Registrar or vacancy in his office
13 Report to State Government of appointments under Sections 10,11 and 12
14 Establishments of registering officers
15 Seal of registering officers
16 Register-books and fire-proof boxes
17 Documents of which registration is compulsory
18 Document of which registration is optional
19 Documents in language not understood by registering officer
20 Documents containing interlineations, blanks, erasures or alterations
21 Description of property and maps or plans
22 Description of houses and land by reference to Government maps or surveys
23 Time for presenting documents
23A Re-registration of certain documents
24 Documents executed by several persons at different times
25 Provision where delay in presentation is unavoidable
26 Documents executed out of India
27 Wills may be presented or deposited at any time
28 Place for registering documents relating of land
29 Place for registering other documents
30 Registration by Registrars in certain cases
31 Registration or acceptance for deposit at private residence
32 Persons to present documents for registration
33 Power-of-attorney recognizable for purposes of Section 32
34 Enquiry before registration by registering officer
35 Procedure on admission and denial of execution respectively
36 Procedure where appearance of executant or witness is desired
37 Officer or Court to issue and cause service of summons
38 Persons exempt from appearance at registration-office
39 Law as to summonses commissions and witness
40 Persons entitled to present wills and authorities to adopt
41 Registration of wills and authorities to adopt
42 Deposit of wills
43 Procedure on deposit of Wills
44 Withdrawal of sealed cover deposited under Section 42
45 Proceedings on death of depositor
46 Saving of certain enactments and powers of Courts
47 Time from which registered document operates
48 Registered documents relating to property when to take effect against oral agreements
49 Effect of non-registration of documents required to be registered
50 Certain registered documents relating to land to take effect against unregistered documents
51 Register-books to be kept in the several offices
52 Duties of registering officers when document presented
53 Entries to be numbered consecutively
54 Current indexes and entries therein
55 Indexes to be made by registering officers, and their contents
56 Repealed by Act No. 15 of 1929
57 Registering officers to allow inspection of certain books and indexes, and to give certified copies of entries
58 Particulars to be endorsed on documents admitted to registration
59 Endorsements to be dated and signed by registering officer
60 Certificate of registration
61 Endorsements and certificate to be copied and document returned
62 Procedure on presenting document in language unknown to registering officer
63 Power to administer oaths and record of substance of statements
64 Procedure where document relates to land in several sub-districts
65 Procedure where document relates to land in several districts
66 Procedure after registration of documents relating to land
67 Procedure after registration under Section 30 sub-section (2)
68 Power of Registrar to superintend and control Sub-Registrars
69 Power of Inspector-General to superintend registration-offices and make rules
70 Power of Inspector-General to remit fines
71 Reasons for refusal to register to be recorded
72 Appeal to Registrar from orders of Sub-Registrar refusing registration on ground other than denial of execution
73 Application to Registrar where Sub-Registrar refuses of denial execution
74 Procedure of Registrar on such application
75 Order by Registrar to register and procedure thereon
76 Order of refusal by Registrar
77 Suit in case of order of refusal by Registrar
78 Fees to be fixed by State Government
79 Publication of fees
80 Fees payable on presentation
81 Penalty for incorrectly endorsing, copying, translating or registering documents with intent to injure
82 Penalty for making false statement, delivering false copies or translations, false personation, and abatement. Whoever
83 Registering officer may commence prosecutions
84 Registering officers to be deemed public servants
85 Destruction of unclaimed documents
86 Registering officer not liable for thing bona fide done or refused in his official capacity
87 Nothing so done invalidated by defect in appointment or procedure
88 Registration of documents executed by Government officers or certain public functionaries
89 Copies of certain orders, certificates and instruments to be sent to registering officers and filed
90 Exemption of certain documents executed by or in favour of Government
91 Inspection and copies of such documents
92 Rep. by the Government of India (Adaption of Indian Laws) Order,1937
93 Repeals

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