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THE OFFICIAL TRUSTEES ACT, 1913

Title : THE OFFICIAL TRUSTEES ACT, 1913

Year : 1913



{ Subs by the A. O. 1937 for the original sub- section. }

[(1){ Subs by the Adaptation of Laws (No. 2) Order, 1956, for the first paragraph. }[The Government shall appoint an Official Trustee for each State]:

Provided that nothing herein contained shall be deemed to bar the appointment of the same person as Official Trustee for two or more { Subs. by the A. O. 1950 for " Divisions ". } [States]. ]

1*["(2) No person shall be appointed to the office of Official Trustee unless he has been for at least-

(a) Seven years, an advocate; or

(b) Seven years, an attorney of a High Court; or

(c) Ten years, a member of the judicial service of a State; or

(d) Five years, a Deputy Official Trustee. ". ]

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1. Substituted by the Official Trustees (Amendment), Act, 1964, w.e.f. 25-12-1964.

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1*[(1)] The Government may appoint a Deputy or Deputies to assist the Official Trustee; and any Deputy so appointed shall, subject to, the control of the Government and the general or special orders of the Official Trustee, be competent to discharge any of the duties and exercise any of the powers of the Official Trustee, and, when discharging such duties or exercising such powers shall] have the same privileges and be subject to the same liabilities as the Official Trustee.

2*["(2) No person shall be appointed as a Deputy unless he has been for at least three years-

(a) An advocate; or

(b) An attorney of a High Court; or

(c) A member of the judicial service of a State.". ]

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1. Section 5 renumbered as sub-section (1) thereof by the Official Trustees (Amendment), Act, 1964, w.e.f. 25-12-1964.

2. Inserted by the Official Trustees (Amendment), Act, 1964, w.e.f. 25-12-1964.

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The Official Trustee shall be a corporation sole by the name of the Official Trustee of the { Subs by the A O; 1950 for " Division " which had been subs.by the A.O.1937 for "Presidency}[ State] for which he is appointed and, as such Official Trustee shall, have perpetual succession and an official seal, and may sue and be sued in his corporate name.
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