The Indian Telegraph Act `1885An Act to amend the law relating to Telegraphs in India.
List of Chapters & Sections
PRELIMINARY PRIVILEGES AND POWERS OF THE GOVERNMENT UNIVERSAL SERVICE OBLIGATION FUND POWER TO PLACE TELEGRAPH LINES AND POSTS Provisions applicable to property vested in or under the control or management of local authorities. Provisions applicable to other property PENALTIES SUPPLEMENTAL PROVISION
PRIVILEGES AND POWERS OF THE GOVERNMENT4Exclusive privilege in respect of telegraphs, and power to grant licenses5Power for Government to take possession of licensed telegraphs and to order interception of messages6Power to establish telegraph on land of Railway Company6APower to notify rates for transmission of messages to countries outside India7Power to make rules for the conduct of telegraphs7ASaving of existing agreements7BArbitration of disputes8Revocation of licenses9Government not responsible for loss or damage
UNIVERSAL SERVICE OBLIGATION FUND
POWER TO PLACE TELEGRAPH LINES AND POSTS
Provisions applicable to other property16Exercise of powers conferred by section 10, and disputes as to compensation, in case of property other than that of a local authority17Removal or alteration of telegraph line or post on property other than that of a local authority18Removal of trees interrupting telegraphic communication19Telegraph lines and posts placed before the passing of this Act19APerson exercising legal right likely to damage telegraph or interfere with telegraphic communication to give notice19BPower to confer upon licensee powers of telegraph authority under this Part
PENALTIES20Establishing, maintaining or working unauthorised telegraph. 20A. Breach of condition of license21Using unauthorised telegraphs22Opposing establishment of telegraphs on railway land23Intrusion into signal-room, trespass in telegraph office or obstruction24Unlawfully attempting to learn contents of messages25Intentionally damaging or tampering with telegraphs25AInjury to or interference with a telegraph line or post26Telegraph officer or other official making away with or altering, or unlawfully intercepting or disclosing, messages, or divulging purport of signals27Telegraph officer fraudulently sending messages without payment28Misconduct29[Repealed.]29APenalty30Retaining a message delivered by mistake31Bribery32Attempts to commit offences