The Registration Act, 1908: Critical Analysis of the 1908 Act

19 Pages Posted: 11 Oct 2016

Date Written: October 9, 2016

Abstract

This research paper deals with the following constellation of issues: the purpose, scope and the legislative intent behind the Registration Act, 1908; the legislative scheme/philosophy behind Sections 17, 18 and 49 of the Registration Act, 1908; the test of compulsory registration; the difference between judicial and non-judicial stamp-papers; expiry date as to non-judicial stamp-papers; the Doctrine of Res Nullius and meaning of the terms- document, instrument, movable property and immovable property as regards to the Registration Act, 1908.

This research paper will enable the reader to answer and understand the intricacies involved behind the registration of: Gift Deed; Compromise Decree; Adoption Deed; Arbitral Award; Family Arrangement; Mortgage Deed; Sale Deed; Agreement of Sale; Kabuliyat and Lease Deed.

This research paper critically analyses the following case-laws: 1. Suraj Lamps & Industries Pvt. Ltd. v. State of Haryana, AIR 2012 SC 206 2. Asha M. Jain v. Canara Bank, 94 (2001) DLT 841 3. Hansia v. Bakhtawarmal, AIR 1958 Raj 102 4. Tek Bahadur Bhujil v. Debi Singh Bhujil, AIR 1966 SC 292 5. Ghulam Ahmad v. Ghulam Qadir, AIR 1968 J. & K. 35 6. Ram Sewak Jaiswal v. Abdul Majeed, AIR 1980 All. 262 7. Naran Das Karsan Das v. S.A. Kamtam, AIR 1977 SC 774 8. Rambhau Namdeo Gajre v. Narayan Bapuji Dhotra, AIR 2004 SC 4342 9. State of Rajasthan v. Basant Nahata, (2005) 12 SCC 77 10. Bina Murlidhar Hemdev v. Kanhaiyalal Lokram Hemdev, AIR 1999 SC 2171 11. K. Raghunandan & Ors v. Ali Hussain Sabir & Ors, AIR 2008 SC 2337 12. Bhoop Singh v. Ram Singh Major, AIR 1996 SC 196 13. S.M.S. Tea Estates Pvt. Ltd. v. Chandmari Tea Co. Pvt. Ltd., 2011 All SCR 1722 14. K.B. Saha & Sons Pvt. Ltd. v. Development Consultant Ltd., (2008) 8 SCC 564 15. S. Kaladevi v. V.R. Somasundaram, AIR 2010 SC 1654 16. Bajaj Auto Ltd. v. Behari Lal Kohli, AIR 1989 SC 1806 17. State of U.P. v. District Judge & Ors, (1997) 1 SCC 496 18. Meghmala v. G. Narasimha Reddy & Ors, (2010) 8 SCC 383 19. M/s. Jiwan Industries (P) Ltd. v. Smt. Kamlesh Rani Budhiraja, 208 (2014) DLT 589 20. Thiruvengada Pillai v. Navaneethammal & Anr, AIR 2008 SC 1541 21. Dinaji v. Daddi, AIR 1990 SC 1153

Keywords: Shivam Goel; Registration; Stamp Duty; Adoption Deed; Gift Deed; Lease Deed; Mortgage Deed; Kabuliyat; Agreement of Sale; Compromise Decree; Arbitral Award; Family Arrangement

Suggested Citation

Goel, Shivam, The Registration Act, 1908: Critical Analysis of the 1908 Act (October 9, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2850052 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2850052

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