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UNIONTERRITORIES (STAMP AND COURT-FEES LAWS) ACT

Ministry of Law and Justice

Act nº 33 of 1961


  • Act nº 33 of 1961

Preamble

THE UNION TERRITORIES STAMP AND COURT-FEES LAWS ACT, 1961

[Act, No. 33 of 1961]

[29th August, 1961]

PREAMBLE

An Act to provide for the amendment and repeal of certain laws relating to stamp duties and Court-fees as in force in certain Union territories.

BE it enacted by Parliament in the Twelfth Year of the Republic of India as follows :

Section 1. Short title

This Act may be called the Union Territories (Stamp and Court-fees Laws) Act, 1961.

Section 2. Amendment of Indian Stamp Act, 1899, as in force in Himachal Pradesh

On such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint, for Schedule I-A of the Indian Stamp Act, 1899, as in force in the Union territory of Himachal Pradesh immediately before that date, there shall be substituted, with such modifications as may be specified in the notification Schedule I-A to the Indian Stamp Act, 1899, as in force in the State of Punjab on the 28th day of November, 1960.

Section 3. Repeal of Court-fees Act, 1870, as in force in Himachal Pradesh

On the date on which the Court-fees Act, 1870, as in force in the State of Punjab, is extended to the Union territory of Himachal Pradesh by notification under section 2 of the Union Territories (Laws) Act, 1950, the Court-fees Act, 1870, as in force in that Union territory immediately before the date of such notification, shall stand repealed.

Section 4. Repeal of Court-fees Act, 1870, as in force in Manipur and Tripura

(a) On the date on which the Court-fees Act, 1870, as in force in the State of Assam, is extended to the Union territory of Manipur by notification under section 2 of the Union Territories (Laws) Act, 1950, the Court-fees Act, 1870, as in force in that Union territory immediately before the date of such notification, shall stand repealed.

(b) On the date on which the Court-fees Act, 1870, as in force in the State of Assam, is extended to the Union territory of Tripura by notification under section 2 of the Union Territories (Laws) Act, 1950, the Court-fees Act, 1870, as in force in that Union territory immediately before the date of such notification, shall stand repealed.

Section 5. Repeat of Indian Stamp Act, 1899, as in force in Manipur and Tripura

(a) On the date on which the Indian Stamp Act, 1899, as in force in the State of Assam, is extended to the Union Territory of Manipur by notification under section 2 of the Indian Territories (Laws) Act, 1950, the Indian Stamp Act, 1899, as in force in that Union territory immediately before the date of such notification, shall stand repealed.

(b) On the date on which the Indian Stamp Act, 1899, as in force in the State of Assam, is extended to the Union Territory of Tripura by notification under section 2 of the Union Territories (Laws) Act, 1950, the Indian Stamp Act, 1899, as in force in that Union territory immediately before the date of such notification, shall stand repealed.

Section 6. Validation of levy of stamp duty in certain cases

Any stamp duties levied and collected in the Union territory of Manipur during the period commencing on the 16th day of April, 1950, and ending on the date on which the Indian Stamp Act, 1899, as in force in the State of Assam is extended to that Union territory under section 5, in the belief that the Indian Stamp Act, 1899, as in force in the State of Assam immediately before the 16th day of April, 1950, was applicable to that Union territory, shall be deemed always to have been levied and collected in accordance with law.