The Indian Succession Act `1925

An Act to consolidate the law applicable to intestate and testamentary succession.
1925
List of Chapters & Sections
PRELIMINARY OF DOMICILE MARRIAGE OF CONSANGUINITY CHAPTER I.--Preliminary CHAPTER II.--Rules in cases of Intestates other than Parsis Distribution where there are lineal descendant Distribution where there are no lineal descendants CHAPTER III.--Special Rules for Parsi Intestates CHAPTER I.--Introductory CHAPTER II--Of Wills and Codicils CHAPTER III.--Of the Execution of unprivileged Wills CHAPTER IV.--Of privileged Wills CHAPTER V.--Of the Attestation, Revocation, Alteration and Revival of Wills CHAPTER VI.--Of the construction of Wills CHAPTER VII.--Of void Bequests CHAPTER VIII.--Of the vesting of Legacies CHAPTER IX.--Of Onerous Bequests CHAPTER X.--Of Contingent Bequests CHAPTER XI.--Of Conditional Bequests CHAPTER XII.--Of Bequests with Directions as to Application or Enjoyment CHAPTER XIII.--Of Bequests to an Executor CHAPTER XIV.--Of Specific Legacies CHAPTER XV.--Of Demonstrative Legacies CHAPTER XVI.--Of Ademption of Legacies CHAPTER XVIII.--Of Bequests of Things described in General Terms CHAPTER XIX.--Of Bequests of the Interest or Produce of a Fund CHAPTER XX.--Of Bequests of Annuities CHAPTER XXI.--Of Legacies to creditors and Portioners CHAPTER--XXII.--Of Election CHAPTER XXIII.--Of Gifts in Contemplation of Death PROTECTION OF PROPERTY OF DECEASED REPRESENTATIVE TITLE TO PROPERTY OF DECEASED ON SUCCESSION PROBATE, LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF ASSETS OF DECEASED CHAPTER I.--Of Grant of Probate and Letters of Administration CHAPTER III.--Alteration and Revocation of Grants CHAPTER IV.--Of the Practice in granting and revoking Probates and Letters of Administration CHAPTER V.--Of Executors of their own Wrong CHAPTER VI.--Of the Powers of an Executor or Administrator CHAPTER VII.--Of the Duties of an Executor or Administrator CHAPTER VIII.--Of assent to a legacy by Executor or Administrator CHAPTER IX.--Of the Payment and Apportionment of Annuities CHAPTER X.--Of the Investment of Funds to Provide for Legacies CHAPTER XL.--Of the Produce and Interest of Legacies CHAPTER XII.--Of the Refunding of Legacies CHAPTER XIII.--Of the Liability of an Executor or Administrator for Devastation SUCCESSION CERTIFICATES MISCELLANEOUS
  1. PRELIMINARY

  2. 1
     Short title
  3. 2
     Definitions
  4. 3
     Power of State Government to exempt any race, sect or tribe in the State from operation of Act
  • OF DOMICILE

  • 4
     Application of Part
  • 5
     Law regulating succession to deceased person’s immoveable and moveable property, respectively
  • 6
     One domicile only affects succession to moveables
  • 7
     Domicile of origin of person of legitimate birth
  • 8
     Domicile of origin of illegitimate child
  • 9
     Continuance of domicile of origin
  • 10
     Acquisition of new domicile
  • 11
     Special mode of acquiring domicile in India
  • 12
     Domicile not acquired by residence as representative of foreign Government, or as part of his family
  • 13
     Continuance of new domicile
  • 14
     Minor’s domicile
  • 15
     Domicile acquired by woman on marriage
  • 16
     Wife’s domicile during marriage
  • 17
     Minor’s acquisition of new domicile
  • 18
     Lunatic’s acquisition of new domicile
  • 19
     Succession to moveable property in India in absence of proof of domicile elsewhere
  • MARRIAGE

  • 20
     Interests and powers not acquired nor lost by marriage
  • 21
     Effect of marriage between person domiciled and one not domiciled in India
  • 22
     Settlement of minor’s property in contemplation of marriage
  • OF CONSANGUINITY

  • 23
     Application of Part
  • 24
     Kindred or consanguinity
  • 25
     Lineal consanguinity
  • 26
     Collateral consanguinity
  • 27
     Persons held for purpose of succession to be similarly related to deceased
  • 28
     Mode of computing of degrees of kindred
  • CHAPTER I.--Preliminary

  • 29
     Application of Part
  • 30
     As to what property deceased considered to have died intestate
  • CHAPTER II.--Rules in cases of Intestates other than Parsis

  • 31
     Chapter not to apply to Parsis
  • 32
     Devolution of such property
  • 33
     Where intestate has left widow and lineal descendants, or widow and kindred only, or widow and no kindred
  • 33A
     Special provision where intestate has left widow and no lineal descendants
  • 34
     Where intestate has left no widow, and where he has left no kindred
  • 35
     Rights of widower
  • Distribution where there are lineal descendant

  • 36
     Rules of distribution
  • 37
     Where intestate has left child or children only
  • 38
     Where intestate has left no child, but grandchild or grandchildren
  • 39
     Where intestate has left only great-grandchildren or remoter lineal descendants
  • 40
     Where intestate leaves lineal descendants not all in same degree of kindred to him, and those through whom the more remote are descended are dead
  • Distribution where there are no lineal descendants

  • 41
     Rules of distribution where intestate has left no lineal descendants
  • 42
     Where intestate’s father living
  • 43
     Where intestate’s father dead, but his mother, brothers and sisters living
  • 44
     Where intestate’s father dead and his mother, a brother or sister, and children of any deceased brother or sister, living
  • 45
     Where intestate’s father dead and his mother and children of any deceased brother or sister living
  • 46
     Where intestate’s father dead, but his mother living and no brother, sister, nephew or niece
  • 47
     Where intestate has left neither lineal descendant, nor father, nor mother
  • 48
     Where intestate has left neither lineal descendant, nor parent, nor brother, nor sister
  • 49
     Children’s advancements not brought into hotchpot
  • CHAPTER III.--Special Rules for Parsi Intestates

  • 50
     General principles relating to intestate succession
  • 51
     Division of intestate’s property among widow, widower, children and parents
  • 53
     Division of share of predeceased child of intestate leaving lineal descendants
  • 54
     Division of property where intestate leaves no lineal descendant but leaves a widow or widower or a widow or widower of any lineal descendant
  • 55
     Division of property where intestate leaves neither lineal descendants nor a widow or widower nor a widow or widower of any lineal descendant
  • 56
     Division of property where there is no relative entitled to succeed under the other provisions of this Chapter
  • CHAPTER I.--Introductory

  • 57
     Application of certain provisions of Part to a class of wills made by Hindus, etc
  • 58
     General application of Part
  • CHAPTER II--Of Wills and Codicils

  • 59
     Person capable of making wills
  • 60
     Testamentary guardian
  • 61
     Will obtained by fraud, coercion or importunity
  • 62
     Will may be revoked or altered
  • CHAPTER III.--Of the Execution of unprivileged Wills

  • 63
     Execution of unprivileged wills
  • 64
     Incorporation of papers by reference
  • CHAPTER IV.--Of privileged Wills

  • 65
     Privileged wills
  • 66
     Mode of making, and rules for executing, privileged wills
  • CHAPTER V.--Of the Attestation, Revocation, Alteration and Revival of Wills

  • 67
     Effect of gift to attesting witness
  • 68
     Witness not disqualified by interest or by being executor
  • 69
     Revocation of will by testator’s marriage
  • 70
     Revocation of unprivileged will or codicil
  • 71
     Effect of obliteration, interlineation or alteration in unprivileged will
  • 72
     Revocation of privileged will or codicil
  • 73
     Revival of unprivileged will
  • CHAPTER VI.--Of the construction of Wills

  • 74
     Wording of wills
  • 75
     Inquiries to determine questions as to object or subject of will
  • 76
     Misnomer or misdescription of object
  • 77
     When words may be supplied
  • 78
     Rejection of erroneous particulars in description of subject
  • 79
     When part of description may not be rejected as erroneous
  • 80
     Extrinsic evidence admissible in cases of patent ambiguity
  • 81
     Extrinsic evidence inadmissible in case of patent ambiguity or deficiency
  • 82
     Meaning or clause to be collected from entire Will
  • 83
     When words may be understood in restricted sense, and when in sense wider than usual
  • 84
     Which of two possible constructions preferred
  • 85
     No part rejected, if it can be reasonably construed
  • 86
     Interpretation of words repeated in different parts of will
  • 87
     Testator’s intention to be effectuated as far as possible
  • 88
     The last of two inconsistent clauses prevails
  • 89
     Will or bequest void for uncertainty
  • 90
     Words describing subject refer to property answering description at testator’s death
  • 91
     Power of appointment executed by general bequest
  • 92
     Implied gift to objects of power in default of appointment
  • 93
     Bequest to “heirs,” etc., of particular person without qualifying terms
  • 94
     Bequest to “representatives”, etc., of particular person
  • 95
     Bequest without words of limitation
  • 96
     Bequest in alternative
  • 97
     Effect of words describing a class added to bequest to person
  • 98
     Bequest to class of persons under general description only
  • 99
     Construction of terms
  • 100
     Words expressing relationship denote only legitimate relatives or failing such relatives reputed legitimate
  • 101
     Rules of construction where will purports to make two bequests to same person
  • 102
     Constitution of residuary legatee
  • 103
     Property to which residuary legatee entitled
  • 104
     Time of vesting legacy in general terms
  • 105
     In what case legacy lapses
  • 106
     Legacy does not lapse if one of two joint legatees die before testator
  • 107
     Effect of words showing testator’s intention to give distinct shares
  • 108
     When lapsed share goes as undisposed of
  • 109
     When bequest to testator’s child or lineal descendant does not lapse on his death in testator’s lifetime
  • 110
     Bequest to A for benefit of B does not lapse by A’s death
  • 111
     Survivorship in case of bequest to described class
  • CHAPTER VII.--Of void Bequests

  • 112
     Bequest to person by particular description, who is not in existence at testator’s death
  • 113
     Bequest to person not in existence at testator’s death subject to prior bequest
  • 114
     Rule against perpetuity
  • 115
     Bequest to a class some of whom may come under rules in sections 113 and 114
  • 116
     Bequest to take effect on failure of prior bequest
  • 117
     Effect of direction for accumulation
  • 118
     Bequest to religious or charitable uses
  • CHAPTER VIII.--Of the vesting of Legacies

  • 119
     Date of vesting of legacy when payment or possession postponed
  • 120
     Date of vesting when legacy contingent upon specified uncertain event
  • 121
     Vesting of interest in bequest to such members of a class as shall have attained particular age
  • CHAPTER IX.--Of Onerous Bequests

  • 122
     Onerous bequests
  • 123
     One of two separate and independent bequests to same person may be accepted, and other refused
  • CHAPTER X.--Of Contingent Bequests

  • 124
     Bequest contingent upon specified uncertain event, no time being mentioned for its occurrence
  • 125
     Bequest to such of certain persons as shall be surviving at some period not specified
  • CHAPTER XI.--Of Conditional Bequests

  • 126
     Bequest upon impossible condition
  • 127
     Bequest upon illegal or immoral condition
  • 128
     Fulfilment of condition precedent to vesting of legacy
  • 129
     Bequest to A and on failure of prior bequest to B
  • 130
     When second bequest not to take effect on failure of first
  • 131
     Bequest over, conditional upon happening or not happening of specified uncertain event
  • 132
     Condition must be strictly fulfilled
  • 133
     Original bequest not affected by invalidity of second
  • 134
     Bequest conditioned that it shall cease to have effect in case a specified uncertain event shall happen, or not happen
  • 135
     Such condition must not be invalid under section 120
  • 136
     Result of legatee rendering impossible or indefinitely postponing act for which no time specified, and on non-performance of which subject-matter to go over
  • 137
     Performance of condition, precedent or subsequent, within specified time. Further time In case of fraud
  • CHAPTER XII.--Of Bequests with Directions as to Application or Enjoyment

  • 138
     Direction that fund be employed in particular manner following absolute bequest of same to or for benefit of any person
  • 139
     Direction that mode of enjoyment of absolute bequest is to be restricted, to secure specified benefit for legatee
  • 140
     Bequest of fund for certain purposes, some of which cannot be fulfilled
  • CHAPTER XIII.--Of Bequests to an Executor

  • 141
     Legatee named as executor cannot take unless be shows intention to act as executor
  • CHAPTER XIV.--Of Specific Legacies

  • 142
     Specific legacy defined
  • 143
     Bequest of certain sum where stocks, etc., in which invested are described
  • 144
     Bequest of stock where testator had, at date of will, equal or greater amount of stock of same kind
  • 145
     Bequest of money where not payable until part of testator’s property disposed of in certain way
  • 146
     When enumerated articles not deemed specifically bequeathed
  • 147
     Retention, in form, of specific bequest to several persons in succession
  • 148
     Sale and investment of proceeds of property bequeathed to two or more persons in succession
  • 149
     Where deficiency of assets to pay legacies, specific legacy not to abate with general legacies
  • CHAPTER XV.--Of Demonstrative Legacies

  • 150
     Demonstrative legacy defined
  • 151
     Order of payment when legacy directed to be paid out of fund the subject of specific legacy
  • CHAPTER XVI.--Of Ademption of Legacies

  • 152
     Ademption explained
  • 153
     Non-ademption of demonstrative legacy
  • 154
     Ademption of specific bequest of right to receive something from third party
  • 155
     Ademption pro tanto by testator’s receipt of part of entire thing specifically bequeathed
  • 156
     Ademption pro tanto by testator’s receipt of portion of entire fund of which portion has been specically bequeathed
  • 157
     Order of payment where portion of fund specifically bequeathed to one legatee, and legacy charged on same fund to another, and, testator having received portion of that fund, remainder insufficient to pay both legacies
  • 158
     Ademption where stock, specifically bequeathed, does not exist at testator’s death
  • 159
     Ademption pro tanto where stock, specifically bequeathed, exists in part only at testator's death
  • 160
     Non-ademption of specific bequest of goods described as connected with certain place, by reason of removal
  • 161
     When removal of thing bequeathed does not constitute ademption
  • 162
     When thing bequeathed is a valuable to be received by testator from third person; and testator himself, or his representative, receives it
  • 163
     Change by operation of law of subject of specific bequest between date of will and testator’s death
  • 164
     Change of subject without testator’s knowledge
  • 165
     Stock specifically bequeathed lent to third party on condition that it be replaced
  • 166
     Stock specifically bequeathed sold but replaced, and belonging to testator at his death
  • 167
     Non-liability of executor to exonerate specific legatees
  • 168
     Compeletion of testator’s title to things bequeathed to be at cost of his estate
  • 169
     Exoneration of legatee’s immoveable property for which land-revenue or rent payable periodically
  • 170
     Exoneration of specific legatee’s stock in joint-stock company
  • CHAPTER XVIII.--Of Bequests of Things described in General Terms

  • 171
     Bequest of thing described in general terms
  • CHAPTER XIX.--Of Bequests of the Interest or Produce of a Fund

  • 172
     Bequest of interest or produce of fund
  • CHAPTER XX.--Of Bequests of Annuities

  • 173
     Annuity created by will payable for life only unless contrary intention appears by will
  • 174
     Period of vesting where will directs that annuity be provided out of proceeds of property, or out of property generally, or where money bequeathed to be invested in purchase of annuity
  • 175
     Abatement of annuity
  • 176
     Where gift of annuity and residuary gift, whole annuity to be first satisfied
  • CHAPTER XXI.--Of Legacies to creditors and Portioners

  • 177
     Creditor prima facie entitled to legacy as well as debt
  • 178
     Child prima facie entitled to legacy as well as portion
  • 179
     No ademption by-subsequent provision for legatee
  • CHAPTER--XXII.--Of Election

  • 180
     Circumstances in which election takes place
  • 181
     Devolution of interest relinquished by owner
  • 182
     Testator’s belief as to his ownership immaterial
  • 183
     Bequest for man’s benefit how regarded for purpose of election
  • 184
     Person deriving benefit indirectly not put to election
  • 185
     Person taking in individual capacity under will may In other character elect to take in opposition
  • 186
     Exception to provisions of last six sections
  • 187
     When acceptance of benefit given by will constitutes election to take under will
  • 188
     Circumstances in which knowledge or waiver is presumed or inferred
  • 189
     When testator’s representatives may call upon legatee to elect
  • 190
     Postponement of election in case of disability
  • CHAPTER XXIII.--Of Gifts in Contemplation of Death

  • 191
     Property transferable by gift made in contemplation of death
  • PROTECTION OF PROPERTY OF DECEASED

  • 192
     Person claiming right by succession to property of deceased may apply for relief against wrongful possession
  • 193
     Inquiry made by Judge
  • 194
     Procedure
  • 195
     Appointment of curator pending determination of proceeding
  • 196
     Powers conferrable on curator
  • 197
     Prohibition of exercise of certain powers by curators
  • 198
     Curator to give security and may receive remuneration
  • 199
     Report from Collector where estate includes revenue paying land
  • 200
     Institution and defence of suits
  • 201
     Allowances to apparent owners pending custody by curator
  • 202
     Accounts to be filed by curator
  • 203
     Inspection of accounts and right of interested party to keep duplicate
  • 204
     Bar to appointment of second curator for same property
  • 205
     Limitation of time for application for curator
  • 206
     Bar to enforcement of Part against public settlement or legal directions by deceased
  • 207
     Court of Wards to be made curator in case of minors having property subject to its jurisdiction
  • 208
     Saving of right to bring suit
  • 209
     Effect of decision of summary proceeding
  • 210
     Appointment of public curators
  • REPRESENTATIVE TITLE TO PROPERTY OF DECEASED ON SUCCESSION

  • 211
     Character and property of executor or administrator as such
  • 212
     Right to intestate’s property
  • 213
     Right as executor or legatee when established
  • 214
     Proof of representative title a condition precedent to recovery through the Courts of debts from debtors of deceased persons
  • 215
     Effection certificate of subsequent probate or letters of administration
  • 216
     Grantee of probate or administration alone to sue, etc., until same revoked
  • PROBATE, LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF ASSETS OF DECEASED

  • 217
     Application of Part
  • CHAPTER I.--Of Grant of Probate and Letters of Administration

  • 218
     To whom administration may be granted, where deceased is a Hindu, Muhammadan, Budhist, Sikh, Jaina or exempted person
  • 219
     Where deceased is not a Hindu, Muhammadan, Buddhist, Sikh, Jaina or exempted person
  • 220
     Effect of letters of administration
  • 221
     Acts not validated by administration
  • 222
     Probate only to appointed executor
  • 223
     Persons to whom probate cannot be granted
  • 224
     Grant of probate to several executors simultaneously or at different times
  • 225
     Separate probate of codicil discovered after grant of probate
  • 226
     Accrual of representation to surviving executor
  • 227
     Effect of probate
  • 228
     Administration, with copy annexed, of authenticated copy of will proved abroad
  • 229
     Grant of administration where executor has not renounced
  • 230
     Form and effect of renunciation of executorship
  • 231
     Procedure where executor renounces or fails to accept within time limited
  • 232
     Grant of administration to universal or residuary legatees
  • 233
     Right to administration of representative of deceased residuary legatee
  • 234
     Grant of administration where no executor, nor residuary legatee nor representative of such legatee
  • 235
     Citation before grant of administration to legatee other than universal or residuary
  • 236
     To whom administration may not be granted
  • 236A
     Laying of rules before State Legislature
  • CHAPTER III.--Alteration and Revocation of Grants

  • 261
     What errors may be rectified by Court
  • 262
     Procedure where codicil discovered after grant of administration with will annexed
  • 263
     Revocation or annulment for just cause
  • CHAPTER IV.--Of the Practice in granting and revoking Probates and Letters of Administration

  • 264
     Jurisdiction of District Judge in granting and revoking probates, etc
  • 265
     Power to appoint delegate of District Judge to deal with non-contentious cases
  • 266
     District Judge’s powers as to grant of probate and administration
  • 267
     District Judge may order person to produce testamentary papers
  • 268
     Proceedings of District Judge’s Court in relation to probate and administration
  • 269
     When and how District Judge to interfere for protection of property
  • 270
     When probate or administration may be granted by District Judge
  • 271
     Disposal of application made to Judge of district in which deceased had no fixed abode
  • 272
     Probate and letters of administration may be granted by Delegate
  • 273
     Conclusiveness of probate or letters of administration
  • 274
     Transmission to High Courts of certificate of grants under proviso to section 273
  • 275
     Conclusiveness of application for probate or administration if properly made and verified
  • 276
     Petition for probate
  • 277
     In what cases translation of will to be annexed to petition. Verification of translation by person other than Court translator
  • 278
     Petition for letters of administration
  • 279
     Addition to statement in petition, etc., for probate or letters of administration in certain cases
  • 280
     Petition for probate, etc., to be signed and verified
  • 281
     Verification of petition for probate, by one witness to will
  • 282
     Punishment for false averment in petition or declaration
  • 283
     Powers of District Judge
  • 284
     Caveats against grant of probate or administration
  • 285
     After entry of caveat, no proceeding taken on petition until after notice to caveator
  • 286
     District Delegate when not to grant probate or administration
  • 287
     Power to transmit statement to District Judge in doubtful cases where no contention
  • 288
     Procedure where there is contention of District Delegate thinks probate or letters of administration should be refused in his Court
  • 289
     Grant of probate to be under seal of Court
  • 290
     Grant of letters of administration to be under seal of Court
  • 291
     Administration-bon
  • 292
     Assignment of administration-bon
  • 293
     Time for grant of probate and administration
  • 294
     Filing of original wills of which probate or administration with will annexed granted
  • 295
     Procedure in contentious cases
  • 296
     Surrender of revoked probate or letters of administration
  • 297
     Payment to executor or administrator before probate or administration revoked
  • 298
     Power to refuse letters of administration
  • 299
     Appeals from orders of District Judge
  • 300
     Concurrent jurisdiction of High Court
  • 301
     Removal of executor or administrator and provision for successor
  • 302
     Directions to executor or administrator
  • CHAPTER V.--Of Executors of their own Wrong

  • 303
     Executor of his own wrong
  • 304
     Liability of executor of his own wrong
  • CHAPTER VI.--Of the Powers of an Executor or Administrator

  • 305
     In respect of causes of action surviving deceased and debts due at death
  • 306
     Demands and rights of action of or against deceased survive to and against executor or administrator
  • 307
     Power of executor or administrator to dispose of property
  • 308
     General powers of administration
  • 309
     Commission or agency charges
  • 310
     Purchase by executor or administrator of deceased’s property
  • 311
     Powers of several executors or administrators exercisable by one
  • 312
     Survival of powers on death of one of several executors or administrators
  • 313
     Powers of administrator of effects unadministered
  • 314
     Powers of administrator during minority
  • 315
     Powers of married executrix or administratrix
  • CHAPTER VII.--Of the Duties of an Executor or Administrator

  • 316
     As to deceased’s funeral
  • 317
     Inventory and account
  • 318
     Inventory to include property in any part of India in certain cases
  • 319
     As to property of, and debts owing to, deceased
  • 320
     Expenses to be paid before all debts
  • 321
     Expenses to be paid next after such expenses
  • 322
     Wages for certain services to be next paid, and then other debts
  • 323
     Save as aforesaid, all debts to be paid equally and rateably
  • 324
     Application of moveable property to payment of debts where domicile not in India
  • 325
     Debts to be paid before legacies
  • 326
     Executor or administrator not bound to pay legacies without indemnity
  • 327
     Abatement of general legacies
  • 328
     Non-abatement of specific legacy when assets sufficient to pay debts
  • 329
     Right under demonstrative legacy when assets sufficient to pay debts and necessary expenses
  • 330
     Rateable abatement of specific legacies
  • 331
     Legacies treated as general for purpose of abatement
  • CHAPTER VIII.--Of assent to a legacy by Executor or Administrator

  • 332
     Assent necessary to complete legatee’s title
  • 333
     Effect of executor’s assent to specific legacy
  • 334
     Conditional assent
  • 335
     Assent of executor to his own legacy
  • 336
     Effect of executor’s assent
  • 337
     Executor when to deliver legacies
  • CHAPTER IX.--Of the Payment and Apportionment of Annuities

  • 338
     Commencement of annuity when no time fixed by will
  • 339
     When annuity, to be paid quarterly or monthly, first falls due
  • 340
     Dates of successive payments when first payment directed to be made within a given time or on day certain: death of annuitant before date of payment
  • CHAPTER X.--Of the Investment of Funds to Provide for Legacies

  • 341
     Investment of sum bequeathed, where legacy, not specific, given for life
  • 342
     Investment of general legacy, to be paid at future time: disposal of intermediate, interest
  • 343
     Procedure when no fund charged with, or appropriated to, annuity
  • 344
     Transfer to residuary legatee of contingent bequest
  • 345
     Investment of residue bequeathed for life, without direction to invest in particular securities
  • 346
     Investment of residue bequeathed for life, with direction to invest in specified securities
  • 347
     Time and manner of conversion and investment
  • 348
     Procedure where minor entitled to immediate payment or possession of bequest, and no direction to pay to person on his behalf
  • CHAPTER XL.--Of the Produce and Interest of Legacies

  • 349
     Legatee’s title to produce of specific legacy
  • 350
     Residuary legatee’s title to produce of residuary fund
  • 351
     Interest when no time fixed for payment of general legacy
  • 352
     Interest when time fixed
  • 353
     Rate of interest
  • 354
     No interest on arrears of annuity within first year after testator’s death
  • 355
     Interest on sum to be invested produce annuity
  • CHAPTER XII.--Of the Refunding of Legacies

  • 356
     Refund of legacy paid under Court’s orders
  • 357
     No refund if paid voluntarily
  • 358
     Refund when legacy has become due on performance of condition within further time allowed under section 137
  • 359
     When each legatee compellable to refund in proportion
  • 360
     Distribution of assets
  • 361
     Creditor may call upon legatee to refund
  • 362
     When legatee, not satisfied or compelled to refund under section 361, cannot oblige one paid in full to refund
  • 363
     When unsatisfied legatee must first proceed against executor, if solvent
  • 364
     Limit to refunding of one legatee to another
  • 365
     Refunding to be without interest
  • 366
     Residue after usual payments to be paid to residuary legatee
  • 367
     Transfer of assets from India to executor or administrator in country of domicile for distribution
  • CHAPTER XIII.--Of the Liability of an Executor or Administrator for Devastation

  • 368
     Liability of executor or administrator for devastation
  • 369
     Liability of executor or administrator for neglect to get any part of property
  • SUCCESSION CERTIFICATES

  • 370
     Restriction on grant of certificates under this part
  • 371
     Court having jurisdiction to grant certificate
  • 372
     Application for certificate
  • 373
     Procedure on application
  • 374
     Contents of certificate
  • 375
     Requisition of security from grantee of certificate
  • 376
     Extension of certificate
  • 377
     Forms of certificate and extended certificate
  • 378
     Amendment of certificate in respect of powers as to securities
  • 379
     Mode of collecting court-fees on certificates
  • 380
     Local extent of certificate
  • 381
     Effect of certificate
  • 382
     Effect of certificate granted or extended by Indian representative in Foreign State and in certain other cases
  • 383
     Revocation of certificate
  • 384
     Appeal
  • 385
     Effect on certificate of previous certificate, probate or letters of administration
  • 386
     Validation of certain payments made in good faith to holder of invalid certificate
  • 387
     Effect of decisions under this Act, and liability of holder of certificate thereunder
  • 388
     Investiture of inferior courts with jurisdiction of District Court for purposes of this Act
  • 389
     Surrender of superseded and invalid certificates
  • 390
     Provisions with respect to certificates under Bombay Regulation VIII of 1827
  • MISCELLANEOUS

  • 391
     Saving
  • 392
     [Repealed.]