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General Clauses Act, 1897

[Act No. 10 of Year 1897, dated 11th. March, 1897]

Contents
Sections Particulars
Preliminary
1 Short title
2 Repeal
General Definitions
3 Definitions
4 Application of foregoing definitions to previous enactment
4A Application of certain definitions to Indian laws
General Rules Of Construction
5 Coming into operation of enactment
5A Coming into operation of Governor-General's Act
6 Effect of repeal
6A Repeal of Act making textual amendment in Act or Regulation
7 Revival of repealed enactment
8 Construction of references to repealed enactment
9 Commencement and termination of time
10 Computation of time
11 Measurement of distances
12 Duty to be taken pro rata in enactments
13 Gender and number
13A References to the Sovereign
Powers And Functionaries
14 Powers conferred to be exercisable from time to time
15 Power to appoint to include power to appoint ex officio
16 Power to appoint to include power to suspend or dismiss
17 Substitution of functionaries
18 Successors
19 Officials chiefs and sub-ordinates
Provisions As To Orders, Rules, Etc. Made Under Enactments
20 Construction of notifications, etc., issued under enactments
21 Power to issue, to include power to add to, amend, vary or rescind notifications, orders, rules or bye-laws
22 Making of rules or bye-laws and issuing of orders between passing and commencement of enactment
23 Provisions applicable to making of rules or bye-laws after previous publication
24 Continuation of orders, etc. issued under enactments repealed and re-enacted
Miscellaneous
25 Recovery of fines
26 Provision as to offences punishable under two or more enactments
27 Meaning of service by post
28 Citation of enactments
29 Saving for previous enactments, rules and bye-laws
30 Application of Act to Ordinances
30A Application of Act to Acts made by the Governor -General Rep. by the AO, 1937.]
31 Construction of references to Local Government of a Province [Rep. by the AO, 1937.]
The Schedule Enactments repealed [Rep. by the Repealing and Amending Act, 1903 (1 of 1903) s. 4 and Sch . III ]
  Foot Notes

An Act to consolidate and extend the General Clauses Acts, 1868 and 1887

WHEREAS it is expedient to consolidate and extend the General Clauses Acts, 1868 (1 of 1868) and 1887 (1 of 1887), it is hereby enacted as follows:-



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