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THE REGISTRATION ACT, 1908

Title : THE REGISTRATION ACT, 1908

Year : 1908



(1) The following documents shall be registered, if the property to which they relate is situate in a district in which, and if they have been executed on or after the date on which, Act No. XVI of 1864, or the Indian Registration Act, 1866, or the Indian Registration Act, 1871, or the Indian Registration Act, 1877, or this Act came or comes into force, namely:-

(a) Instruments of gift of immovable property;

(b) Other non-testamentary instruments which purport or operate to create, declare, assign, limit or extinguish, whether in present or in future, any right, title or interest, whether vested or contingent, of the value of one hundred rupees and upwards, to or in immovable property;

(c) Non-testamentary instruments which acknowledge the receipt or payment of any consideration on account of the creation, declaration, assignment, limitation or extinction of any such right, title or interest; and

(d) Leases of immovable property from year to year, or for any term exceeding one year, or reserving a yearly rent;

1*[(e) Non-testamentary instruments transferring or assigning any decree or order of a Court or any award when such decree or order or award purports or operates to create, declare, assign, limit or extinguish, whether in present or in future, any right, title or interest, whether vested or contingent, of the value of one hundred rupees and upwards, to or in immovable property:]

Provided that the 2*[State Government] may, by order published in the 3*[Official Gazette], exempt from the operation of this sub-section any lease executed in any district, or part of a district, the terms granted by which do not exceed five years and the annual rents reserved by which do not exceed fifty rupees.

4*[(1A) The documents containing contracts to transfer for consideration, any immovable property for the purpose of section 53A of the Transfer of Property Act, 1882 (4 of 1882) shall be registered if they have been executed on or after the commencement of the Registration and Other Related laws (Amendment) Act, 2001 and if such documents are not registered on or after such commencement, then, they shall have no effect for the purposes of the said section 53A.]

(2) Nothing in clauses (b) and (c) of sub-section (1) applies to-

(i) Any composition deed; or

(ii) Any instrument relating to shares in a joint stock Company, notwithstanding that the assets of such Company consist in whole or in part of immovable property; or

(iii) Any debenture issued by any such Company and not creating, declaring, assigning, limiting or extinguishing any right, title or interest, to or in immovable property except in so far as it entitles the holder to the security afforded by a registered instrument whereby the Company has mortgaged, conveyed or otherwise transferred the whole or part of its immovable property or any interest therein to trustees upon trust for the benefit of the holders of such debentures; or

(iv) Any endorsement upon or transfer of any debenture issued by any such Company; or

(v) 5*[Any document other than the documents specified in sub-section (1A)] not itself creating, declaring, assigning, limiting or extinguishing any right, title or interest of the value of one hundred rupees and upwards to or in immovable property, but merely creating a right to obtain another document which will, when executed, create, declare, assign, limit or extinguish any such right, title or interest; or

(vi) Any decree or order of a Court 6[except a decree or order expressed to be made on a compromise and comprising immovable property other than that which is the subject-matter of the suit or proceeding]; or

(vii) Any grant of immovable property by 7[Government]; or

(viii) Any instrument of partition made by a Revenue-Officer; or

(ix) Any order granting a loan or instrument of collateral security granted under the Land Improvement Act, 1871, or the Land Improvement Loans Act, 1883; or

(x) Any order granting a loan under the Agriculturists, Loans Act, 1884, or instrument for securing the repayment of a loan made under that Act; or

8*[(xa) Any order made under the Charitable Endowments Act, 1890, (6 of 1890) vesting any property in a Treasurer of Charitable Endowments or divesting any such Treasurer of any property; or]

(xi) Any endorsement on a mortgage-deed acknowledging the payment of the whole or any part of the mortgage-money, and any other receipt for payment of money due under a mortgage when the receipt does not purport to extinguish the mortgage; or

(xii) Any certificate of sale granted to the purchaser of any property sold by public auction by a Civil or Revenue-Officer.

9*[Explanation.-A document purporting or operating to effect a contract for the sale of immovable property shall not be deemed to require or ever to have required registration by reason only of the fact that such document contains a recital of the payment of any earnest money or of the whole or any part of the purchase money.]

(3) Authorities to adopt a son, executed after the 1st day of January, 1872, and not conferred by a will, shall also be registered.

STATE AMENDMENTS

10* Andhra Pradesh:

In section 17,-

(a) in sub-section (1),-

(i) for clause (d) the following shall be substituted, namely:-

"(d) Leases of immovable property;"

(ii) After clause (e) but before the proviso, the following clauses shall be inserted, namely:-

"(f) Any decree or order or award or a copy thereof passed by a civil court on consent of the defendants or on circumstantial evidence but not on the basis of any instrument which is admissible in evidence under section 35 of the Indian Stamp Act, 1899 (2 of 1899), such as registered title deed produced by the plaintiff where such decree or order or award purports or operate to create, declare, assign, limit, extinguish whether in present or in future any right, title or interest whether vested or contingent of the value of one hundred rupees and upwards to or in immovable property; and

(g) Agreement of sale of immovable property of the value of one hundred rupee and upwards;"

(b) In sub-section (2),-

(i) In clause (v), for the words "any document not in itself creating", the words "any document except an agreement of sale as mentioned in clause (g) of sub-section (1) not in itself creating", shall be substituted,

(ii) In clause (vi), for the words "any decree or order of a court", the words "any decree or order of a court, not being a decree or order or award falling under clause (f) of sub-section (1)", shall be substituted,

(iii) The Explanation shall be omitted.

11*Gujarat:

In section 17,-

(i) In sub-section (1), after clause (a), insert as under:-

"(aa) Instruments which purport or operate to effect any contract for transfer of any immovable property;"

(ii) After sub-section (1), insert as under:

"(1A) The provisions of section 23 shall apply to an instrument referred to in clause (aa) of sub-section (1) and executed before the commencement of the Registration (Gujarat Amendment) Act, 1982 as if in that section for the words "from the date of its execution" the words, figures and letters "from the 1st March, 1982" has been substituted."

(iii) In sub-section (2), delete Explanation.

12*Kerala:

In sub-section (2) omit clauses (ix) and (x).

13*Maharashtra:

In sub-section (2), in clause (x),-

(a) After the words and figures "Agriculturists' Loans Act, 1884", insert "or under the Bombay Non-Agriculturists' Loans Act, 1928";

(b) For the words "under that Act", substitute "under either of those Acts".

14*Pondicherry:

In sub-section (3), for the words "the first day of January, 1872", substitute the words "the 9th day of January, 1969".

15*[16*[Rajasthan:

In section 17(2) at the end of clause (xii), substitute "or", insert clause (xiii) as under:

"(xiii) Any instrument referred to in sub-section (5) of section 89."
(a) in sub-section (1), after clause (e) and before the proviso, the following clauses shall be added, namely:-

"(f) Agreement to sell immovable property possession whereof has been or is handed over to the purported purchaser;

(g) Irrevocable power of attorney relating to transfer of immovable property in any way;" and

(b) In sub-section (2), the existing Explanation shall be omitted.

17*Tamil Nadu:

In section 17, in sub-section (1), after clause (e), the following clause shall be added, namely:-

"(f) Instruments of agreement relating to construction of multi unit house or building on land held by several persons as referred to in clause (i) under Article 5 of Schedule I to the Indian Stamp Act, 1899 (2 of 1899)."

18*Uttar Pradesh:

In section 17,-

(a) In sub-section (1)-

(i) In clauses (b) and (e) omit the words "of the value of one hundred rupees and upwards",

(ii) After clause (e), insert as under-

"(f) Any other instrument required by any law for the time being in force, to be registered",

(iii) Omit proviso.

(b) in sub-section (2)-

(i) In clause (v), after the words "any document" occurring in the beginning, insert the words "other than contract for sale", and omit the words "of the value of the one hundred rupees and upwards",

(ii) Omit Explanation.

(c) In sub-section (3), after the words "by a will", insert the words "and an instrument recording adoption of a child executed after the first day of January, 1977".

19*[Orissa :

In Section 17 of the principal Act, in Sub-section (1), after Clause

(e), The following clauses shall be inserted before the proviso, namely :

"(f) Agreement to sell immovable property possession whereof has been or is handed over to the purported purchaser;

(g) Power-of-attorney relating to transfer of immovable property possession whereof has been or is handed over to the purported attorney holder".]

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1. Added by Act 21 of 1929, section 10.

2. Substituted by the A.O. 1950, for "Provincial Government".

3. Substituted by the A.O. 1937, for "Local Official Gazette".

4. Inserted by Act 48 of 2001, section 3 (w.e.f. 24-9-2001).

5. Substituted by Act 48 of 2001, section 3, for "any document" (w.e.f. 24-9-2001).

6. Substituted by Act 21 of 1929, section 10, for "and any award".

7. Substituted by the A.O. 1950, for "Crown".

8. Inserted by Act 39 of 1948, section 2.

9. Inserted by Act 2 of 1927, section 2.

10. Vide Andhra Pradesh Act 4 of 1999 (w.e.f. 1-4-1999).

11. Vide Gujarat Act 7 of 1982, section 2 (w.e.f. 18-12-1981).

12. Vide Kerala Act 7 of 1968, section 2 (w.e.f. 22-2-1968).

13. Vide Maharashtra Act 19 of 1960, section 2 (w.e.f. 24-10-1960).

14. Vide Pondicherry Act 17 of 1970, section 2 (w.e.f. 1-11-1970).

15. Vide Rajasthan Act 16 of 1976, section 2 (w.e.f. 13-2-1976).

16. Vide Rajasthan Act 18 of 1989, section 2 (w.e.f. 18-9-1989).

17. Vide Tamil Nadu Act 38 of 1987, section 3 (w.e.f. 1-1-1988).

18. Vide Uttar Pradesh Act 57 of 1976, section 32 (w.e.f. 1-1-1977).

19. Vide Orissa (Act No. 8 of 2002) dated 24.05.2002.
 
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Any of the following documents may be registered under this Act, namely:-

(a) Instruments (other than instruments of gift and wills) which purport or operate to create, declare, assign, limit or extinguish, whether in present or in future, any right, title or interest, whether vested or contingent, of a value less then one hundred rupees, to or in immovable property;

(b) Instruments acknowledging the receipt or payment of any consideration on account of the creation, declaration, assignment, limitation or extinction of any such right, title or interest;

(c) Leases of immovable property for any term not exceeding one year, and leases exempted under section 17;

1 [(cc) Instruments transferring or assigning any decree or order of a Court or any award when such decree or order or award purports or operates to create, declare, assign, limit or extinguish, whether in present or in future, any right, title or interest, whether vested or contingent, of a value less than one hundred rupees, to or in immovable property;]

(d) Instruments (other than wills) which purport or operate to create, declare, assign, limit or extinguish any right, title or interest to or in movable property;

(e) Wills; and

(f) All other documents not required by section 17 to be registered.
STATE AMENDMENTS

2*Andhra Pradesh:

In section 18, clause (c) should be omitted.

3*Gujarat:

Amendments are the same as those of Maharashtra.

4*[5* [Maharashtra:

In section 18,-

(i) Delete the word "and" after clause (e);

(ii) After clause (e) insert the following clause, namely:-

"(ee) Notices of pending suits or proceedings referred to in section 52 of the Transfer of Property Act, 1882;".

Note.-section 2 of Bombay Act 14 of 1939, as amended by Bombay Act 17 of 1945, is as follows:-

"2. Application of Act.-

This Act shall apply to notices in respect of suits or proceedings which relate to immovable properties situate wholly or partly in the Greater Bombay with effect from such date as may be directed by the State Government in this behalf by notification in the Official Gazette:

Provided that the State Government may by similar notification direct that the provisions of this Act shall apply to such notices relating to immovable properties situate wholly or partly in such other area as may be specified in the said notification."

(iii) The word "and" in clause (ee) shall be added at the end and clause (eei) inserted by Act (Bombay Act 6 of 1960), section 43, shall be deleted.

6*[7* [Uttar Pradesh:

In section 18, clauses (a), (b) and (cc) be omitted.

In section 18(c), omit the words and figures "and leases exempted under section 17".
Section 18A

8*Delhi:

Same as in Punjab.

9*Himachal Pradesh:

Same as in Punjab.

10*Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh:

After section 18, insert the following new section:-

"18A. Document for registration to be accompanied by a true copy thereof.-
Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, the registering officer shall refuse to register any document presented to him for registration unless such document is accompanied by a true copy thereof."

11*Tripura:

After section 18, insert as under:-

"18A. Document for registration to be accompanied by a true copy.-

(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Act, the registering officer shall refuse to register any document presented to him for registration unless such document is accompanied by a true copy thereof.

(2) The true copy referred to in sub-section (1) shall be neatly handwritten or printed or type-written or lithographed or otherwise prepared in such manner as may be prescribed."

Uttar Pradesh:

Section 18A as inserted by U.P. Act 14 of 1971, omitted by U.P. Act 19 of 1981, section 7 (w.r.e.f. 1-8-1981). Prior to omission section 18A ran as under:

"18A. Documents for registration to be accompanied by a true copy thereof.-

(1) The registering officer shall refuse to register any document presented to him for registration unless such document is accompanied by a true copy thereof, and in the case of a document referred to in section 19, also by a true copy of the translation referred to therein.

(2) A copy referred to in sub-section (1) shall not be a carbon copy, and shall be neatly handwritten, printed or typewritten, or be a cyclostyled copy of type-written matter, on only one side of the paper, and shall be prepared in accordance with such rules, if any, as may be made in that behalf, and shall contain a declaration in the prescribed manner that the same is a true copy of the document or of the translation, as the case may be."

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1. Inserted by Act 33 of 1940, section 2.

2. Vide Andhra Pradesh Act 4 of 1999, section 3 (w.e.f. 1-4-1999).

3. Vide Gujarat Act 11 of 1960, section 87, Gujarat A.L.O., I960.

4. Vide Bombay Act 14 of 1939, section 4 (w.e.f. 15-6-1939) read with Act 35 of 1958, section 2 (w.e.f. 28-4-1958).

5. Vide Maharashtra Act 20 of 1971, section 58 (w.e.f. 15-6-1972).

6. Vide Uttar Pradesh Act 57 of 1976, section 33 (w.e.f. 1-1-1977).

7. Vide Uttar Pradesh Act 19 of 1981, section 6 (w.r.e.f. 1-8-1981).

8. Vide G.S.R. 465 dated 20th March, 1965, Gazette of India, 1965, Pt. II, section 3(i), page 499.

9. Vide Himachal Pradesh Act 2 of 1969, section 3 (w.e.f. 11-4-1969).

10. Vide Punjab Act 19 of 1961, section 2 (w.e.f. 4-5-1961); Act 33 of 1966 section 89.

11. Vide Tripura Act 7 of 1982, section 2 (w.e.f. 1-1-1983).
 
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If any document duly presented for registration be in a language which the registering officer does not understand, and which is not commonly used in the district he shall refuse to register the documents, unless it be accompanied by a true translation into a language commonly used in the district and also by a true copy.

STATE AMENDMENTS

1*Delhi:

Same as in Punjab.

2*Himachal Pradesh:

Same as in Punjab.

3*Kerala:

In section 19, the words "and also by a true copy" shall be omitted.
Maharashtra, Gujarat:

For modification of section 19, see sub-section (3) of section 70D in Part XIA inserted in the main Act by the Indian Registration (Bombay Amendment) Act, 1930 (17 of 1930) (w.e.f. 4-9-1930); Bombay Act 35 of 1958; Act 11 of 1960, Section 87.

Where registration is done by photo graveure process, this section would have no application.--See sections 70C and 70D supra inserted by Bombay Act 17 of 1930.

4*Punjab, Hatyana, Chandigarh:

For the words "a true translation", substitute "two copies of the true translation".

5*[Orissa:

The words "and also by a true copy" shall be omitted.

6*Rajasthan:

Same as that in Punjab.

7*Tripura:

Same as that in Punjab.
Section 19A

8*Tamil Nadu:

Same as in West Bengal.

9*West Bengal:

The words "and also by a true copy" shall be omitted.

10*Goa:

After section 19, insert-

"19A. Documents presented for registration to be accompanied by true copies thereof.-

(1) No document shall be accepted for registration unless it is accompanied by a true copy thereof.

(2) The true copy referred to in sub-section (1) shall be neatly handwritten, printed, typewritten, lithographed or otherwise prepared in accordance with such rules as may be made in this behalf."

11*Karnataka:

Same as that in Kerala.

12*Kerala:

After section 19, insert the following new section:-

"19A. Documents presented for registration to be accompanied by true copies thereof.-

(1) No document shall be accepted for registration unless it is accompanied by a true copy thereof.

(2) The true copy referred to in sub-section (1) shall be neatly handwritten, printed, typewritten, lithographed or otherwise prepared in accordance with such rules may be made in this behalf."

13*[Orissa:

After section 19, insert-

"19A. Documents presented for registration to accompany true copies thereof.-

(1) No document shall be accepted for registration, unless it is accompanied by a true copy thereof.

(2) The true copy referred to in sub-section (1) shall be legibly handwritten, printed, type-written, lithographed, cyclostyled or otherwise prepared only on one side of the paper and in accordance with such rules as may be made in this behalf by the State Government, and shall contain a declaration in the prescribed manner that the same is a true copy of the document and its translation, if any."

15*[In Section 19-A of the principal Act, in Sub-section (2), for the words "otherwise prepared", the words "otherwise legibly prepared" shall be substituted.]
 
14* Rajasthan:

Insert section 19A as under:-

"19A. Refusal to register.-

Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, the registration officer shall refuse to register any document presented to him for registration unless such document is accompanied by a true or photostat copy thereof."

Tamil Nadu and West Bengal:

For modification of section 14-See Schedule to Act as inserted by Tamil Nadu Act 21 of 1966 and West Bengal Act 17 of 1978.]
 
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1. Vide G.S.R. 465, Gazette of India, 1965, Pt. II, Section 3(i), p. 499.

2. Vide Himachal Pradesh Act 2 of 1969, Section 4 (w.e.f. 11-4-1969).

3. Vide Kerala Act 7 of 1968, Section 3 (w.e.f. 22-2-1968).

4. Vide Punjab Act 19 of 1961, Section 3 (w.e.f. 4-5-1961); Act 31 of 1966, Section 89.

5. Vide Orissa Act 14 of 1989, Section 2.

6. Vide Rajasthan Act 11 of 1982, Section 3 (w.e.f. 16-7-1982).

7. Vide Tripura Act 7 of 1982, Section 3 (w.e.f. 1-1-1983).

8. Vide Tamil Nadu Act 21 of 1966.

9. Vide West Bengal Act 17 of 1978, Section 7 and Schedule.

10. Vide Goa Act 24 of 1984, Section 2 (w.e.f. 5-12-1985).

11. Vide Karnataka Act 55 of 1976, Section 3 (w.e.f. 23-10-1976).

12. Vide Kerala Act 7 of 1968, Section 4 (w.e.f. 22-2-1968).

13. Vide Orissa Act 14 of 1989, Section 3 (w.e.f. 19-9-1989).

14. Vide Rajasthan Act 11 of 1982, Section 4 (w.e.f. 16-7-1982).

15. Vide Orissa (Act No. 8 of 2002) dated 24.05.2002.
 
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(1) The registering officer may in his discretion refuse to accept for registration any document in which any inter line nation, blank, erasure or alteration appears, unless the persons executing the document attest with their signatures or initials such inter line nation, blank, erasure or alteration.

(2) If the registering officer registers any such document, he shall, at the time of registering the same, make a note in the register of such inter line nation, blank, erasure or alteration.

STATE AMENDMENTS

Maharashtra, Gujarat:

Note.-For omission of sub-section (2) of section 20, see sub-section (3) of section 70D in Part XIA inserted in main Act by the Indian Registration (Bombay Amendment) Act, 1930 (17 of 1930) (w.e.f. 4-9-1930); Bombay Act 35 of 1958; Act 11 of 1960, Section 87; Gujarat A.L.O., 1960.



(1) No non-testamentary document relating to immovable property shall be accepted for registration unless it contains a description of such property sufficient to identify the same.

(2) Houses in towns shall be described as situate on the north or other side of the street or road (which should be specified) to which they front, and by their existing and former occupancies, and by their numbers if the houses in such street or road are numbered.

(3) Other houses and lands shall be described by their name, if any, and as being the territorial division in which they are situate, and by their superficial contents, the roads and other properties on to which they abut, and their existing occupancies, and also, whenever it is practicable, by reference to a Government map or survey.

(4) No non-testamentary document containing a map or plan of any property comprised therein shall be accepted for registration unless it is accompanied by a true copy of the map or plan, or, in case such property is situate in several districts, by such number of true copies of the map or plan as are equal to the number of such districts.

STATE AMENDMENTS

1* Gujarat:

Amendment is the same as that of Maharashtra.

2*Maharashtra:

For sub-section (2), substitute the following, namely:-

"(2) Houses in towns shall be described as situate on the north or other side of the street or road (which should be specified) to which they front, and by their existing and former occupancies, and by their numbers if the houses in such street or road are numbered. In all city surveyed areas, houses and lands shall also be described by their cadastral survey numbers as in the city survey maps and records."

Note.-For omission of sub-section (4) of section 21, see sub-section (3) of section 70D inserted in the main Act by Bombay Act 17 of 1930.

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1. Vide Gujarat Act 11 of I960, Section 87 and Gujarat A.L.O., I960.

2. Vide Bombay Act 35 of 1958, Section 4 (w.e.f. 24-4-1958).

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(1) Where it is, in the opinion of the1*[State Government], practicable to describe houses, not being houses in towns, and lands by reference to a Government map or survey, the1*[State Government] may, by rule made under this Act, require that such houses and lands as aforesaid shall, for the purposes of section 21, be so described.

(2) Save as otherwise provided by any rule made under sub-section (1), failure to comply with the provisions of section 21, sub-section (2) or sub-section (3), shall not disen title a document to be registered if the description of the property to which it relates is sufficient to identify that property.

STATE AMENDMENTS

2*Delhi:

Same as in Punjab.

3*Gujarat:

Same as that of Maharashtra.

4*Maharashtra:

In section 22, for sub-section (2), substitute the following, namely:-

"(2) Except in the case of city surveyed areas and except as otherwise provided by any rule made under sub-section (1), failure to comply with the provisions of section 21, sub-section (2) or sub-section (3), shall not disen title a document to be registered if the description of the property to which it relates is sufficient to identify that property."

5*Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh:

In section 22, in sub-section (1), omit the words "not being houses in towns".

Section 22A

6*Andhra Pradesh:

After section 22, the following section shall be inserted:-

"22A. Documents registration of which is opposed to public policy.-

(1) The State Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, declare that the registration of any document or class of documents is opposed to public policy.

(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, the registering officer shall refuse to register any document to which a notification issued under sub-section (1) is applicable."

7*Bihar:

After section 22 insert as under:-

"22A. Registration of documents which is against the public policy.-

(1) The State Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, declare that the registration of any document or class of documents is against the public policy.

(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Act, the registering officer shall refuse to register any document to which the notification issued under sub-section (1) is applicable."

8*Gujarat:

Same as that of Maharashtra.

9*Karnataka:

Same as that of Maharashtra.

10*Maharashtra:

After section 22, insert the following section, namely:-

"22A. Documents registration of which is opposed to public policy.-

(1) The State Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, declare that the registration of any document or class of document is opposed to public policy.

(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, the registering officer shall refuse to register any document to which a notification issued under sub-section (1) is applicable."

Note.-For notifications barring registration of documents relating to permanent alienation of agricultural land without sanction from the Collector, see Bombay Government Notification No. 1958/97574 IV-27/28 January, 1959 and No. 1959/192322(b), dated 18-1-1960; for similar notification in respect of Vidarbha region, see Bombay Gazette, 1958, Pt. IV, p. 12; for declaration of registration of trade marks under this Act as being against public policy, see Bombay Gazette, 1958, Pt. IVA, p. 504.

11*Meghalaya:

After section 22, insert as under:

"22A. Registration of certain documents may be declared as -being opposed to public policy.-

(1) The State Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, declare that registration of any document or class of documents is opposed to public policy.

(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, the registering officer shall refuse to register any document to which a notification made under sub-section (1) is applicable."

12*Rajasthan:

Same as that of Maharashtra.

13*West Bengal:

After section 22, insert the following new section 22A:-

"22A. Registration of certain documents to be opposed to public policy.-

(1) The State Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, declare that the registration of any document or any class of documents specified in such notification shall be opposed to public policy.

(2) The registering officer shall examine a document prescribed for registration is one to which a notification under sub-section (1) is applicable and shall take such evidence as may be produced by the parties and may also require them to produce all documents in their possession or custody which the registering officer considers relevant.

(3) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained elsewhere in the Act, the registering officer shall refuse to register any document or any class of documents to which a notification under sub-section (1) is applicable.

14*[Orissa:-

After Section 22 of the principal Act, the following section shall be inserted, namely :

"22-A. Document Registration of which Is opposed to public policy.-
 
(1) The State Government may, by notification, declare that the registration of any document or class of documents is opposed to public policy.

(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, the registering officer shall refuse to register a document to which a notification issued under Sub-section (1) is applicable.]

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1. Substituted by the A.O. 1950, for "Provincial Government".

2. Vide Notification No. 189/38 dated 30th May, 1939, as amended by No. 72/43-Public, dated 16th September, 1943.

3. Vide Act 11 of 1960, Section 87 and Gujarat A.L.O. I960.

4. Vide Bombay Act 35 of 1958, Section 5 (w.e.f. 24-4-1958).

5. Vide Punjab Act 8 of 1941, Section 2 (w.e.f. 23-5-1941) read with Act 23 of 1960, Section 4; Act 31 of 1966, Section 88.

6. Vide Andhra Pradesh Act 4 of 1999, Section 4 (w.e.f. 1-4-1999).

7. Vide Bihar Act 6 of 1991, Section 2 (w.e.f. 8-8-1991).

8. Vide Act 11 of 1960, Section 87; Gujarat A.L.O., 1960.

9. Vide Karnataka Act 55 of 1976, Section 3 (w.e.f. 23-10-1976).

10 . Vide Bombay Act 24 of 1938 (w.e.f. 8-2-1939) read with Act 35 of 1958 (w.e.f. 24-4-1958).

11. Vide Meghalaya Act 5 of 1990, Section 2 (w.e.f. 22-6-1990).

12. Vide Rajasthan Act 16 of 1976, Section 2 (w.e.f. 13-2-1976).

13. Vide Registration (West Bengal Amendment) Act, 1981.

14. Vide Orissa (Act No. 8 of 2002) dated 24.05.2002.

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