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Mulla The Registration Act
|Edition||Updated 12th edition|
|Author||Sir Dinshaw Fardunji Mulla|
|Table of Contents|
|Table Of Contents||Details:Table of Content:"Contents Contents Contents Preface to the Twelfth Edition v Preface to the Eleventh Edition vii Contents ix Table of Cases xxxvii Preamble to the Act ? 1 Part I Preliminary ? 2 S. 1. Short title, extent and commencement ? 2 S. 2. Definitions ? 4 Part II Of the Registration Establishment ? 25 S. 3. Inspector General of Registration ? 25 Amendment of the Section ? 26 S. 4. Branch Inspector General of Sindh ? 26 S. 5. Districts and sub-districts ? 26 Amendment of the Section ? 26 Alteration of Limits?Decision of Government is Final ? 26 S. 6. Registrars and Sub-Registrars ? 27 Amendment of the Section ? 28 Power to Appoint ? 28 S. 7. Offices of Registrar and Sub-Registrar ? 28 Amendment of the Section ? 28 Establishing Sub-registrar?s Office ? 29 May Amalgamate ? 29 May Authorise any Sub-Registrar ? 29 Hear an Appeal ? 29 S. 8. Inspectors of Registration offices ? 29 S. 9. Military cantonments may be declared sub-districts or districts ? 30 S. 10. Absence of Registrar or vacancy in his office ? 30 S. 11. Absence of Registrar on duty in his district ? 30 Appointment Presumed Valid ? 31 S. 12. Absence of Sub-Registrar or vacancy in his office ? 31 Amendment of the Section ? 31 S. 13. Report to State Government of appointments under sections 10, 11 and 12 ? 31 Amendment of the Section ? 32 S. 14. Establishment of registering officers ? 32 Amendment of the Section ? 32 S. 15. Seal of registering officers ? 32 Amendment of the Section ? 32 S. 16. Register-books and fire-proof boxes ? 32 Amendment of the Section ? 33 State Government, Registrar, Sub-registrar and Inspector-general: Their Power to Issue Instructions is not Limitless ? 33 S. 16A. Keeping of books in Computer floppies, diskettes, etc. ? 34 Legal Recognition of Electronic Records ? 34 Part III Of Registrable Documents ? 35 S. 17. Documents of which registration is compulsory ? 35 S. 18. Documents of which registration is optional ? 187 S. 19. Documents in language not understood by registering officer ? 192 Non-compliance with the Section ? 194 S. 20. Documents containing interlineations, blanks, erasures or alterations ? 194 S. 21. Description of property and maps or plans ? 195 S. 22. Description of houses and land by reference to Government maps or surveys ? 206 Earlier Registration Acts ? 208 Amendment of Section 22 ? 208 Description Sufficient to Identify the Property ? 208 ?Save as otherwise provided by any rule? ? 208 Section 22A and Notification?State Amendments ? 209 Part IV Of the Time of Presentation ? 213 S. 23. Time for presenting documents ? 213 S. 23A. Re-registration of certain documents ? 218 S. 24. Documents executed by several persons at different times ? 223 Earlier Acts ? 223 Registration and Re-registration ? 223 S. 25. Provision where delay in presentation is unavoidable ? 223 Earlier Acts ? 223 Finality of Registrar?s Order ? 223 Question of Application ? 224 Suit under Section 77 ? 224 Conduct of Parties ? 224 Document Remaining Unregistered Owing to Fraud of Executant ? 225 Exclusion of Time in Registration of Award ? 225 S. 26. Documents executed out of India ? 225 Earlier Acts ? 225 Amendment of the Section ? 226 Within Four Months from its Arrival in India Except Part B States ? 226 Documents Executed Out of India Except Part B States ? 226 S. 27. Wills may be presented or deposited at any time ? 226 Earlier Acts ? 226 ?In Manner Hereinafter Provided? ? 226 Optionally Registrable ? 226 Part V Of the Place of Registration ? 227 S. 28. Place for registering documents relating to land ? 227 Repealed Acts ? 228 Presentation of a Document ? 228 Registration Whether Void if Property Not Situate within the Sub-district ? 229 ?Some Portion? ? 229 Property Situate Partly within and Partly Outside India ? 230 Fictitious Inclusion of Property ? 230 Personal Covenant in a Mortgage Invalidly Registered ? 232 Plea that Registration is Invalid may be Inadmissible ? 233 Document Whether Inadmissible on the Ground of Property Outside the District, if Incorporated in Another Document which is Validly Registered ? 233 S. 29. Place for registering other documents ? 233 Earlier Acts ? 234 Copy of a Decree ? 234 S. 30. Registration by Registrars in certain cases ? 234 ?Section 30(2) and Section 64? ? 236 S. 31. Registration or acceptance for deposit at private residence ? 236 Earlier Acts ? 236 ?Any Person Desiring to Present a Document? ? 236 This Section and Rule 33B of Bombay Registration Rules ? 237 This Section and Rule 50 of Kerala Registration Rules ? 237 ?Special Cause? Satisfaction of Registering Officer ? 237 Valid Registration ? 238 Part VI Of Presenting Documents for Registration ? 239 S. 32. Persons to present documents for registration ? 239 S. 32A. Compulsory affixing of photograph, etc. ? 248 Unilateral Cancellation of Deed is Impermissible ? 248 Will after Cancellation of Power-of-attorney but not Brought Home to the Attorney or to the Purchaser ? 249 S. 33. Power-of-attorney recognizable for purposes of section 32 ? 249 S. 34. Enquiry before registration by registering officer ? 255 Earlier Acts ? 256 ?No Document shall be Registered? ? 256 Relevant Date for Determination of Valuation ? 256 Period of Limitation for Registration ? 257 Persons Executing ? 257 Should Witness of Execution and Registration of Document be same? ? 259 Time for Appearance ? 259 Procedure if Delay not Condoned ? 259 Duty of Registrar in Inquiry Regarding Cancellation Deed ? 260 Sections 34, 35 and Partial Registration ? 260 S. 35. Procedure on admission and denial of execution respectively ? 260 Part VII Of Enforcing the Appearance of Executants and Witnesses ? 275 S. 36. Procedure where appearance of executant or witness is desired ? 275 Amendment to the Section ? 275 Earlier Acts ? 275 Issue of Summons ? 275 Optional Registration ? 276 Whether Issue of Summons Necessary to Maintain a Suit under Section 77 ? 276 Suit under Section 77 ? 276 S. 37. Officer or Court to issue and cause service of summons ? 276 Earlier Acts ? 276 S. 38. Persons exempt from appearance at registration office ? 277 Earlier Acts ? 277 Persons Exempt by Law from Personal Attendance in Court ? 277 Sub-Section (2) ? 277 Should Witness of Execution and Registration of Document be Same? ? 277 S. 39. Law as to summonses, commissions and witnesses ? 277 Earlier Acts ? 278 The Law in Force ? 278 Part VIII Of Presenting Wills and Authorities to Adopt ? 279 S. 40. Persons entitled to present wills and authorities to adopt ? 279 Earlier Acts ? 279 S. 41. Registration of wills and authorities to adopt ? 279 Part IX Of the Deposit of Wills ? 283 S. 42. Deposit of wills ? 283 Earlier Acts ? 283 S. 43. Procedure on deposit of wills ? 283 Earlier Acts ? 283 S. 44. Withdrawal of sealed cover deposited under section 42 ? 283 Earlier Acts ? 284 S. 45. Proceedings on death of depositor ? 284 Earlier Acts ? 285 Application by Whom ? 285 S. 46. Saving of certain enactments and powers of Courts ? 285 Earlier Acts ? 286 Section 259 of the Indian Succession Act 1865 ? 286 Section 81 of the Probate and Administration Act 1881 ? 286 Power of Court to Compel Production of Will ? 286 Part X Of the Effects of Registration and Non-Registration ? 287 S. 47. Time from which registered document operates ? 287 Earlier Acts ? 287 Object of the Section ? 287 S. 48. Registered documents relating to property when to take effect against oral agreements ? 296 S. 49. Effect of non-registration of documents required to be registered ? 301 S. 50. Certain registered documents relating to land to take effect against unregistered documents ? 340 Part XI Of the Duties and Powers of Registering Officers ? 367 (A) As to the Register-books and Indexes S. 51. Register-books to be kept in the several offices ? 367 Earlier Acts ? 370 Book 1 and Book 4 ? 371 Book 4 and Book 3 ? 371 Book 4 and Book 5 ? 371 Certified Copy of Trust Deed ? 371 Entries Regarding Will ? 371 S. 52. Duties of registering officers when document presented ? 371 Earlier Acts ? 374 When is Transfer Effected ? 374 Signature of Person Presenting the Document ? 374 Law Prohibiting a Lawyer from Scribing without Licence and Presenting Document for Registration is Bad ? 374 Erroneous Endorsement ? 374 Registering Officer?s Duty ? 375 Second Registration?Validity of ? 376 S. 53. Entries to be numbered consecutively ? 376 S. 54. Current indexes and entries therein ? 376 S. 55. Indexes to be made by registering officers, and their contents ? 377 Directions by Inspector-General ? 380 Certificate of Sale by Tax Recovery Officer ? 380 S. 56. Copy of entries in Indexes Nos. I, II and III to be sent by the Sub-Registrar to Registrar and filed ? 380 S. 57. Registering officers to allow inspection of certain books and indexes, and to give certified copies of entries ? 380 Earlier Acts ? 381 Sub-section (2) ? 381 Record in Registrar Office is Public Record, but Certified Copies are Private Documents ? 381 Sub-section (5): Admissibility of Certified Copies of Registration Entries ? 382 Certified Copy of Will ? 383 Certified Copies of Title Deeds ? 383 Certified Copy of Trust Deed ? 383 Authenticated Power of Attorney ? 383 Entries Regarding Will ? 384 Certified Copies to Persons not Party to Document ? 384 (B) As to the Procedure on Admitting to Registration S. 58. Particulars to be endorsed on documents admitted to registration ? 384 S. 59. Endorsements to be dated and signed by registering officer ? 388 S. 60. Certificate of registration ? 388 S. 61. Endorsements and certificate to be copied and document returned ? 394 Registration Complete on Compliance with Sections 60 and 61 ? 396 Destroying a Document that is Registered as being Unclaimed could not Still Impede the Process of Transfer of Title ? 397 Sections 47 and 61 ? 397 Sections 60 and 61 of Registration Act and Section 32A of Bombay Stamp Act ? 398 Section 61 of the Registration Act and Section 45B of Kerala Stamp Act ? 399 Provisions under Karnataka Stamp Act Providing for Inquiry Regarding Market Valuation of the Property Covered under the Document is not Antithetical to Registration Provisions ? 399 A.P. Exemption Notification will Apply to Pending Documents ? 400 S. 62. Procedure on presenting document in language unknown to the Registering Officer ? 400 S. 63. Power to administer oaths and record of substance of statements ? 402 Oath ? 402 (C) Special Duties of Sub-Registrar S. 64. Procedure where document relates to land in several sub-districts ? 402 S. 65. Procedure where document relates to land in several districts ? 403 Property Situate in more Districts than One ? 403 (D) Special Duties of Registrar S. 66. Procedure after registration of documents relating to land ? 404 S. 67. Procedure after registration under section 30, sub-section (2) ? 404 Non Compliance of Procedure under Sections 66 and 67?Effect ? 405 (E) Of the Controlling Powers of Registrars and Inspectors-General S. 68. Power of Registrar to superintend and control Sub-Registrars ? 405 The Extent of Power ? 407 Registrar cannot Cancel Registration ? 407 Registrar cannot Order Production of a Document after it is Registered ? 408 Bihar State Amendment ? 409 S. 69. Powers of Inspector-General to superintend registration offices and make rules ? 409 State Government, Registrar, Sub-Registrar and Inspector-General: Their power to Issue Instructions is not Limitless ? 414 ?To Make Rules? ? 414 Bihar Deed Writers Licensing Rules?Validity of ? 415 Power to Cancel Licence ? 415 Law Prohibiting a Lawyer from Scribing without Licence and Presenting Document for Registration is Bad ? 415 S. 70. Power of Inspector-General to remit fines ? 416 Part XII Of Refusal to Register ? 423 S. 71. Reasons for refusal to register to be recorded ? 423 Earlier Acts ? 423 Refusal on the Ground of Valuation ? 423 Refusal on Extraneous Grounds is Illegal ? 423 Refusal to Register ? 424 Registration Act 1908 and the Urban Land (Ceiling and Regulation) Act 1976?Sections 26 and 28 ? 424 Restraint Against Registration Against Individual does not Amount to Direction Against Registrar ? 425 Subsequent Denial of Execution ? 425 S. 72. Appeal to Registrar from orders of Sub-Registrar refusing registration on ground other than denial of execution ? 425 Earlier Acts ? 426 Scope of Sections 72-77 ? 426 Filing of Suit ? 426 Registrar Describing Proceedings Appeal, when no Appeal lies?Effect ? 426 Ground other than Denial of Execution ? 427 Appeal after Thirty Days ? 427 Further Evidence before Registrar ? 427 S. 73. Application to Registrar where Sub-Registrar refuses to register on ground of denial of execution ? 427 S. 74. Procedure of Registrar on such application ? 431 Earlier Acts ? 431 Scope of Inquiry ? 431 Jurisdiction of Sub-Registrar with Powers of Registrar ? 431 Denial of Execution before Registrar ? 431 Adequate Opportunity of Hearing and Fairness of Registrar ? 432 ?The Registrar shall Inquire? ? 432 Inquiry Necessary before Refusal to Register Under Section 76 ? 432 The Requirements of the Law for the Time Being in Force ? 432 Order Made By a Registrar Under Section 25 Cannot be Questioned by his Successor in Office ? 432 Whether a Registrar can Review his Own Order ? 433 Depositions Recorded During an Inquiry Under this Section ? 433 S. 75. Order by Registrar to register and procedure thereon ? 433 S. 76. Order of refusal by Registrar ? 437 Earlier Acts ? 437 Clauses (a) and (b) ? 437 ?Refuse to Register? ? 437 Order of Refusal Under Section 76 ? 437 Improper Order of Refusal to Register Document ? 438 S. 77. Suit in case of order of refusal by Registrar ? 438 Part XIII Of the Fees for Registration, Searches and Copies ? 455 S. 78. Fees to be fixed by State Government ? 455 ?Shall Prepare? ? 457 Fee and Tax ? 457 Fixation of Registration Fee on Graduated Form ? 457 Illegal Levy of Registration Fee?Remedy ? 458 Executive Direction/Circular Levying Excess Stamp Duty and Registration Fee?Constitutionality ? 458 Registration Fee?Excessive Demand of ? 458 Valid Levy Raised under Notification by State Cannot be Challenged ? 459 S. 79. Publication of fees ? 459 S. 80. Fees payable on presentation ? 459 Part XIV Of Penalties ? 469 S. 81. Penalty for incorrectly endorsing, copying, translating or registering documents with intent to injure ? 469 Earlier Acts ? 470 Scope of the Section ? 470 ?Injury? ? 470 False Endorsements: ? 470 S. 82. Penalty for making false statements, delivering false copies or translations, false personation, and abetment ? 471 Earlier Acts ? 472 Permission to Prosecute for Offences Under Section 82 ? 472 Sanction to Prosecute for Offences Mentioned in Section 195 of the Code of Criminal Procedure 1973 ? 473 Criminal Revision ? 473 Stay of Criminal Proceedings Pending Civil Suit ? 473 Clause (a)??Makes any False Statement? ? 473 Clause(c)??Falsely Personates Another? ? 473 S. 83. Registering officer may commence prosecutions ? 474 Amendment ? 474 Permission to Prosecute ? 474 S. 84. Registering officers to be deemed public servants ? 475 Earlier Acts ? 475 Public Servant ? 475 Part XV Miscellaneous ? 477 S. 85. Destruction of unclaimed documents ? 477 Destroying a Document could not Still Impede the Process of Transfer of Title ? 477 S. 86. Registering officer not liable for thing bona fide done or refused in his official capacity ? 477 Acts done ?bona fide? ? 477 S. 87. Nothing so done invalidated by defect in appointment or procedure ? 477 Earlier Acts ? 478 Where Registering Officer is Interested as a Trustee?In Good Faith ? 478 Registering Document Insufficiently Stamped ? 478 Defect in Appointment ? 478 Defect in Procedure ? 478 Document in Language not Understood by Registering Officer ? 479 Description of Property ? 479 Time for Presenting Documents ? 479 Registration by Registrar ? 480 Place of Registration ? 480 Person to Present Document for Registration ? 480 Appearance of Parties ? 480 Signature of Person Admitting Execution ? 480 Sealing of Certificate of Registration ? 480 S. 88. Registration of documents executed by Government officers or certain public functionaries ? 480 Earlier Acts ? 481 Amendment ? 481 ?Any Instrument Executed by him or in his Favour, in his Official Capacity? ? 481 S. 89. Copies of certain orders, certificates and instruments to be sent to registering officers and filed ? 481 Earlier Acts ? 488 Sub-section (1) ? 488 Sub-section (2) ? 489 Sub-section (3) ? 489 Sub-section (4) ? 489 Filed Copy of Certificate of Sale ? 489 Sales Certificate Issued Pursuant to Auction ? 489 Section 89B?Tamil Nadu Amendment?Appeal Against Order of Licensing Authority?Limitation on ? 490 Tamil Nadu Document Writers Licence Rules 1982?Cancellation of Licence of Document Writer?Validity ? 490 Cancellation of License of Document Writer/Part Time Perk?Validity ? 491 Cancellation of Licence of Document Writer for Improper Stamping of Document is Invalid ? 492 Exemptions from Act S. 90. Exemption of certain documents executed by or in favour of Government ? 492 Earlier Acts ? 493 Operation of the Section ? 493 Whether Registration Act Binding on the Government ? 493 Clause (d) ? 493 Clause (e) ? 494 S. 91. Inspection and copies of such documents ? 494 S. 92. Burmese registration-rules confirmed ? 495 S. 93. Repeals ? 495 The Schedule ? 495 Appendices Appendix 1 Andhra Pradesh Table of Registration Fees Uniform Rates of Registration Fees ? 497 Appendix 2 Andhra Pradesh Levy of Fees by the Document Writers for Drafting Documents?Enhancement of Fees ? 520 Appendix 3 Bihar Table of Registration Fees ? 521 Appendix 4 Delhi Table of Registration Fees ? 532 Appendix 5 Delhi Registration Rules, 1976 ? 539 Appendix 6 Goa Table of Registration Fees ? 548 Appendix 7 Gujarat Table of Registration Fees ? 555 Appendix 8 Himachal Pradesh Table of Registration Fees ? 581 Appendix 9 Karnataka Table of Registration Fees ? 586 Appendix 10 Kerala Table of Registration Fees ? 621 Appendix 11 Madhya Pradesh Table of Registration Fees ? 632 Appendix 12 Maharashtra Table of Registration Fees ? 648 Appendix 13 Orissa Table of Fees under the Registration Act, 1908 ? 670 Appendix 14 Punjab Table of Registration Fees ? 689 Appendix 15 Rajasthan Table of Registration Fees ? 693 Appendix 16 Tamilnadu Table of Registration Fees ? 701 Appendix 17 Uttar Pradesh Table of Registration Fees ? 717 Appendix 18 West Bengal Table of Registration Fees ? 726 Appendix 19 The Indian Stamp Act, 1899 ? 735 Appendix 20 The Registration (Amendment) Bill 2013 ? 742 Appendix 21 The Indian Registration Act, 1871 ? 752 Appendix 22 Forms ? 769 Index ? 775 "|
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