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Registration Act, 1908

   
  PART I: PRELIMINARY
1.

Short title, extent and commencement

2.

Definitions

   
  PART II: OF THE REGISTRATION-ESTABLISHMENT
3.

Inspector-General of Registration

4.

Branch Inspector-General of Sindh

5.

Districts and sub-districts

6.

Registrars and Sub-Registrars

7.

Offices of Registrar and Sub-Registrar

8.

Inspectors of Registration offices

9.

Military cantonments may be declared sub-districts or districts

10.

Absence of Registrar or vacancy in his office

11.

Absence of Registrar on duty in his district

12.

Absence of Sub-Registrar or vacancy in his office

13.

Report to State Government of appointments under sections 10, 11 and 12

14.

Establishments of registering officers

15.

Seal of registering officers

16.

Register-books and fire-proof boxes

   
  PART III: OF REGISTRABLE DOCUMENTS
17.

Documents of which registration is compulsory

18.

Documents of which registration is optional

19.

Documents in language not understood by registering officer

20.

Documents containing interlineations, blanks, erasures or alterations

21.

Description of property and maps or plans

22.

Description of houses and land by reference to government maps of surveys

   
  PART IV: OF THE TIME OF PRESENTATION
23.

Time for presenting documents

23A.

Re-registration of certain documents

24.

Documents executed by several persons at different times

25.

Provision where delay in presentation is unavoidable

26.

Documents executed out of India

27.

Wills may be presented or deposited at any time

   
  PART V: OF THE PLACE OF REGISTRATION
28.

Place for registering documents relating to land

29.

Place for registering other documents

30.

Registration by Registrars in certain cases

31.

Registration or acceptance for deposit at private residence

   
  PART VI: OF PRESENTING DOCUMENTS FOR REGISTRATION
32.

Persons to present documents for registration

33.

Power-of-attorney recognisable for purposes of section 32

34.

Enquiry before registration by registering officer

35.

Procedure on admission and denial of execution respectively

   
  PART VII: OF ENFORCING THE APPEARANCE OF EXECUTANTS AND WITNESSES
36.

Procedure where appearance of executant or witness is desired

37.

Officer or court to issue and cause service of summons

38.

Persons exempt from appearance at registration office

39.

Law as to summonses, commissions and witnesses

   
  PART VIII: OF PRESENTING WILLS AND AUTHORITIES TO ADOPT
40.

Persons entitled to present Wills and authorities to adopt

41.

Registration of Wills and authorities to adopt

   
  PART IX: OF THE DEPOSIT OF WILLS
42.

Deposit of Wills

43.

Procedure on deposit of Wills

44.

Withdrawal of sealed cover deposited under section 42

45.

Proceedings on death of depositor

46.

Saving of certain enactments and powers of courts

   
  PART X: OF THE EFFECTS OF REGISTRATION AND NON-REGISTRATION
47.

Time from which registered document operates

48.

Registered documents relating to property when to take effect against oral agreements

49.

Effect of non-registration of documents required to be registered

50.

Certain registered documents relating to land to take effect against unregistered documents

   
  PART XI: OF THE DUTIES AND POWERS OF REGISTERING OFFICERS
51.

Register books to be kept in the several offices

52.

Duties of registering officers when document presented

53.

Entries to be numbered consecutively

54.

Current indexes and entries therein

55.

Indexes to be made by registering officers, and their contents

56.

Copy of entries in Indexes Nos.I, II and III to be sent by Sub-Registrar to Registrar and filed

57.

Registering officers to allow inspection of certain books and indexes, and to give certified copies of entries

58.

Particulars to be endorsed on documents admitted to registration

59.

Endorsements to be dated and signed by registering officer

60.

Certificate of registration

61.

Endorsements and certificate to be copied and document returned

62.

Procedure on presenting document in language unknown to registering officer

63.

Power to administer oaths and record of substances of statements

64.

Procedure where document relates to land in several Sub-Districts

65.

Procedure where document relates to land in several Districts

66.

Procedure after registration of documents relating to land

67.

Procedure after registration under section 30, sub-section (2)

68.

Powers of Registrar to superintend and control Sub-Registrars

69.

Power of Inspector-General to superintend registration offices and make rules

70.

Power of Inspector-General to remit fines

   
  PART XII: OF REFUSAL TO REGISTER
71.

Reasons for refusal to register to be recorded

72.

Appeal to Registrar from orders of Sub-Registrar refusing registration on grounds other than denial of execution

73.

Application to Registrar where Sub-Registrar refuses to register on ground of denial of execution

74.

Procedure of Registrar on such application

75.

Order by Registrar to register and procedure thereon

76.

Order of refusal by Registrar

77.

Suit in case of order of refusal by Registrar

   
  PART XIII: OF THE FEES FOR REGISTRATION, SEARCHES AND COPIES
78.

Fees to be fixed by State Government

79.

Publication of fees

80.

Fees payable on presentation

   
  PART XIV: OF PENALTIES
81.

Penalty for incorrectly endorsing, copying, translating or registering documents with intent to injure

82.

Penalty for making false statements, delivering false copies or translations, false personation, and abetment

83.

Registering officer may commence prosecutions

84.

Registering officers to be deemed public servants

   
  PART XV: MISCELLANEOUS
85.

Destruction of unclaimed documents

86.

Registering officer not liable for things bona fide done or refused in his official capacity

87.

Nothing so done invalidated by defect in appointment or procedure

88.

Registration of documents executed by government officers or certain public functionaries

89.

Copies of certain orders, certificates and instruments to be sent to registering officers and filed

90.

Exemption of certain documents executed by or in favour of government

91.

Inspection and copies of such documents

92.

Burmese registration rules confirmed

93.

Repeal

   
 

SCHEDULE: Repeal of enactments

 

Registration Act, 1908

 

 

 

 

 

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