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The Administrators-General Act, 1963

[Act No. 45 of 1963]

[11th December, 1963.]

Sections: Particulars:
Title The Administrators-General Act, 1963
Chapter I Preliminary
1. Short title, extent and commencement
2. Definitions
Chapter II The Office of the Administrator-General
3. Appointment of Administrator-General
4. Appointment and powers of Deputy Administrator-General
5. Incorporation
Chapter III Rights, Powers and Duties of the Administrator-General
(a) Grant of letters of administration and probate
6. Jurisdiction of High Court for the whole State
7. Administrator-General entitled to letters of administration, unless granted to next-of-kin
8. Administrator-General, entitled to letters of administration in preference to creditors, certain legatees or friends
9. Right of Administrator-General to apply for administration of estates
10. Power of Administrator-General to collect and hold assets where immediate action is required
11. Grant of probate or letters of administration to person appearing in the course of proceedings taken by Administrator-General
12. Grant of administration to Administrator-General in certain cases
13. Administrator-General not precluded from applying for letters within one month after death
(b) Revocation of grants
14. Recall of Administrator-General's administration and grant of probate, etc., to executor or next-of-kin
15. Cost of obtaining administration, etc., may, on revocation, be ordered to be paid to Administrator-General out of estate
16. After revocation letters granted to Administrator-General to be deemed, as to him, to have been voidable only
17. Payments made by Administrator-General prior to revocation
(c) General
18. Administrator-General's petition for grant of letters of administration
19. Name in which probate or letters to be granted
20. Effect of probate or letters granted to Administrator-General
21. [Omitted.]
22. Transfer by private executor or administrator of interest under probate or letters
23. Distribution of assets
24. Appointment of Official Trustee as trustee of assets after completion of administration
25. Power of High Court to give directions regarding administration of estate
26. No security to be required from Administrator-General
27. Manner in which petition to be verified by Administrator-General
28. Entry of Administrator-General not to constitute notice of a trust
Chapter IV Grant of Certificate
29. In what cases Administrator-General may grant certificate
30. Grant of certificate to creditors and power to take charge of certain estates
31. Administrator-General not bound to grant certificate unless satisfied of claimant's title, etc
32. Effect of certificate
33. Revocation of certificate
34. Surrender of revoked certificate
35. Payment to holder of certificate before it is revoked
36. Administrator-General not bound to take out administration on account of assets for which he has granted certificate
37. Transfer of certain assets to executor or administrator in country of domicile for distribution
Chapter V Liability
38. Liability of Government
39. Creditor's suit against Administrator-General
40. Notice of suit not required in certain cases
Chapter VI Fees
41. Fees
42. Disposal of fees
Chapter VII Audit of the Administrator-General's Accounts
43. Audit
44. Auditors to examine accounts and report to Government
45. Power of auditors to summon and examine witnesses, and to call for documents
46. Costs of audit, etc
Chapter VIII Miscellaneous
47. General powers of administration
48. Power to summon and examine witnesses
49. Power of person beneficially interested to inspect Administrator-General's account, etc., and take copies
50. False evidence
51. Assets unclaimed for twelve years to be transferred to Government
52. Mode of proceeding by claimant to recover principal money so transferred
53. Succession Act or Companies Act not to affect Administrator-General
54. Savings of provisions of Police Acts for presidency-towns
55. Order of court to be equivalent to decree
56. Provision for administration by Consular Officer in case of death in certain circumstances of foreign subject
57. Letters of administration not necessary in respects of small estates administered by Administrator-General in accordance with certain Acts
58. Powers to grant Administrator-General letters limited for purpose of dealing with assets in accordance with the Army and Air Force (Disposal of Private Property) Act, 1950, or the Navy Act, 1957
59. Act not to affect Army and Air Force (Disposal of Private Property) Act, 1950, or the Navy Act, 1957
60. Saving of provisions of Indian Registration Act, 1908
61. Power of Central Government to make rules
62. Power of State Government to make rules
63. Laying of rules made by Central Government before Parliament
64. Repeal and savings

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