The Registration Act `1908

An Act to consolidate the enactments relating to the Registration of Documents.
1908
  • OR REGISTRABEL DOCUMENTS

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     Documents of which registration is compulsory
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     Documents of which registration is optional
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     Documents in language not understood by registering officer
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     Documents containing interlineations, blanks, erasures or alterations
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     Description of property and maps or plans
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     Description of houses and land by reference to Government maps or surveys
  • OF THE TIME OF PRESENTATION

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     Time for presenting documents
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     Re-registration of certain documents
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     Documents executed by several persons at different times
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     Provision where delay in presentation is unavoidable
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     Documents executed out of India
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     Wills may be presented or deposited at any time
  • OF THE PLACE OF REGISTRATION

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     Place for registering documents relating to land
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     Place for registering other documents
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     Registration by Registrars in certain cases
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     Registration or acceptance for deposit at private residence
  • OF PRESENTING DOCUMENTS FOR REGISTRATION

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     Persons to present documents for registration
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     Compulsory affixing of photograph, etc
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     Power-of-attorney recognisable for purposes of section 32
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     Enquiry before registration by registering officer
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     Procedure on admission and denial of execution respectively
  • OF ENFORCING THE APPEARANCE OF EXECUTANTS AND WITNESSES

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     Procedure where appearance of executant or witness is desired
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     Officer or Court to issue and cause service of summons
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     Persons exempt from appearance at registration-office
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     Law as to summonses, commissions and witnesses
  • OF PRESENTING WILLS AND AUTHORITIES TO ADOPT

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     Persons entitled to present wills and authorities to adopt
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     Registration of wills and authorities to adopt
  • OF THE DEPOSIT OF WILLS

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     Deposit of wills
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     Procedure on deposit of wills
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     Withdrawal of sealed cover deposited under section 42
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     Proceedings on death of depositor
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     Saving of certain enactments and powers of Courts
  • OF THE EFFECTS OF REGISTRATION AND NON-REGISTRATION

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     Time from which registered document operates
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     Registered documents relating to property when to take effect against oral agreements
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     Effect of non-registration of documents required to be registered
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     Certain registered documents relating to land to take effect against unregistered documents
  • (A) As to the Register-books and Indexes

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     Register-books to be kept in the several offices
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     Duties of registering officers when document presented
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     Entries to be numbered consecutively
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     Current indexes and entries therein
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     Indexes to be made by registering officers, and their contents
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     [Repealed.]
  • (B) As to the procedure on admitting to registration

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     Registering officers to allow inspection of certain books and indexes, and to give certified copies of entries
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     Particulars to be endorsed on documents admitted to registration
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     Endorsements to be dated and signed by registering officer
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     Certificate of registratio
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     Endorsements and certificate to be copied and document returned
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     Procedure on presenting document in language unknown to registering officer
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     Power to administer oaths and record of substance of statements
  • (C) Special duties of Sub-Registrar

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     Procedure where document relates to land in several sub-districts
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     Procedure where document relates to land in several districts
  • (D) Special duties of Registrar

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     Procedure after registration of documents relating to land
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     [Omitted.]
  • (E) Of the Controlling powers of Registrar and Inspector-General

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     Power of Registrar to superintend and control Sub-Registrars
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     Power of Inspector-General to superintend registration offices and make rules
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     Power of Inspector-General to remit fines
  • OF REFUSAL TO REGISTER

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     Reasons for refusal to register to be recorded
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     Appeal to Registrar from orders of Sub-Registrar refusing registration on ground other than denial of execution
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     Application to Registrar where Sub-Registrar refuses to register on ground of denial of execution
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     Procedure of Registrar on such application
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     Order by Registrar to register and procedure thereon
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     Order of refusal by Registrar
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     Suit in case of order of refusal by Registrar
  • OF THE FEES FOR REGISTRATION, SEARCHES AND COPIES

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     Fees to be fixed by State Government
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     Publication of fees
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     Fees payable on presentation
  • OF PENALTIES

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     Penalty for incorrectly endorsing, copying, translating or registering documents with intent to injure
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     Penalty for making false statements, delivering false copies or translations, false personation, and abetment
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     Registering officers may commence prosecutions
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     Registering officers to be deemed public servants
  • MISCELLANEOUS

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     Destruction of unclaimed documents
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     Registering officer not liable for thing bona fide done or refused in his official capacity
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     Nothing so done invalidated by defect in appointment or procedure
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     88. Registration of documents executed by Government officers or certain public functionaries
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     Copies of certain orders, certificates and instruments to be sent to registering officers and filed
  • Exemption from Act

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     Exemption of certain documents executed by or in favour of Government
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     Inspection and copies of such documents
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     [Repealed.]
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     [Repealed.]