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Report No. 68

The Powers of Attorney Act, 1882 March, 1977

Chapter 1 Introduction
1.1 Why the subject has been taken up
2. Need for revision
3. Reasons for enacting the existing Act
4. Aspect of power-its significance
5. Restatements and academic writings
6. English Act of 1971
Chapter 2 Extent and Definition Section 1-extent
2.1. Extent and Definition Section 1-extent
2. Need for definition of "power-of-attorney"
3,4. Rules of agency not dealt with
Chapter 3 The Effect and Construction of Powers of Attorney
3.1. Section 2-Principle
2. Object
3. Section 2, last paragraph
4. Expression "Assurance" to be omitted
5. Section 3
6. Verbal changes
7. Nagpur case
8. Construction of powers of attorney
Chapter 4 Deposit of Powers of Attorney
4.1,2 Section 4-Deposit of powers-of-attorney
Chapter 5 Married Women
5.1,2,3. Section 5
4,5. Modification needed
Chapter 6 Miscellaneous
6.1. Attestation and presumptions regarding attested powers
2. Registration Act
3. Stamp Act
4. Compulsory registration
5. Irrevocable Powers-provisions in English Act of 1925
6. No need
7. Devolution of power given for value-English provision
8. There does not appear to be any necessity to make this provision
9. Appendices
Appendix 1 Recommendation as shown in the form of a draft Bill
Contents of Appendix 1
Short title and extent
Execution under powers-of-attorney
Payment by attorney under power, without notice of death, etc. good
Powers of attorney of married women
Appendix 2 Comparative Table showing the provision in the existing Act and the corresponding provisions, if any, in Appendix 1

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