Indian Bare Acts



Year : 1963

ACT NO. 45 OF 1963.

[11th December, 1963.]

An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to the office and duties of Administrator-General.

BE it enacted by Parliament in the Fourteenth year of the
Republic of India as follows :-



(1) This Act may be called the Administrators-General Act, 1963.

(2) It extends to the whole India 1*.

(3) It shall come into force on such date 2* as the Central
Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.


1 The words "except the State of Jammu and Kashmir" omitted by Act 25 of 1968, s. 2 and Sch. (w.e.f. 15-8-1968).

2 1st March, 1964; vide Notification No. S. O. 588, dated 11-2-
1964, Gazette of India, Pt. II. Sec. 3(ii), p. 806.


In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-

(a) "Assets" means all the property, movable and immovable, of a deceased person, which is chargeable with and applicable to the payment of his debts and legacies, or available for distribution among his heirs and next-of-kin;

(b) "Letters of administration" includes any letters of administration whether general or with a copy of the will annexed or limited in time or otherwise;

(c) "Next-of-kin" includes a widower or widow of a deceased person, or any other person who by law would be entitled to letters of administration in preference to a creditor or legatee of the deceased; and

(d) "Prescribed" means prescribed by rules made under this Act.

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