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Government Securities Act 2006

8. Right of survivors of joint holders or several payees. -

Notwithstanding anything contained in section 45 of the Indian Contract Act, 1872 and subject to the provisions of sections 7 and 10,-

a.   when a Government security is held by two or more persons jointly, and either or any of them dies, the title to the Government security shall vest in the survivor or survivors of those persons; and

b.   when a Government security is payable to two or more persons severally and either or any of them dies, the Government security shall be payable to the survivor or survivors of those persons or to the representative of the deceased or to any one of them:

Provided that nothing contained in this section shall affect any claim which any representative of a deceased joint holder or deceased holders of a Government security or a surviving joint holder or holders of a Government security, as the case may be, may have against the survivor or survivors or representatives under or in respect of any Government security to which this section applies.

Explanation.-For the purposes of this section, a body incorporated or deemed to be incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956, or the Co-operative Societies Act, 1912, or any other enactment for the time being in force relating to the incorporation of associations of individuals, shall be deemed to die when it is dissolved.

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