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Section 17 – The Sarais Act,1867

The Sarais Act,1867

Section 17. Extent of Act

This Act shall in the first instance extend only to the 1territories under the government of the Lieutenant-Governor of the North-Western Provinces of the Presidency of Fort William in Bengal.

Power to State Government to extend this Act.

But it shall be lawful for the State Government, by notification in the Official Gazette, to 2extend this Act, mutates mutants, to any other part of 3[the territories under its government], except the towns of Calcutta, Madras and Bombay 4[***].


1. Now that area form part of the U.P.

2. It has been extended to Oudh.See Notification No.591, dated 25th July,1883, in North-Western Provinces and Oudh Gazette,1883, Pt.I, p.433.

It has also been extended to the Punjab. See Notification No.4499, dated 13th December,1879, in Punjab Government Gazette,1879, Pt. I, p. 727.

3. the A.O.1948 for ” British India ” which had been subs. by the A.O.1937 for “the territories which are or may be vested in Her Majesty or Her Successors by the Statute 21 & 22 Vice. Ch.106 (an Act for the better Government of India)”.

4. The words “and the Settlement of Prince of Wales’ Island, Singapore and Malacca” rep. by Act 12 of 1891.

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