Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Short title

Short title
It merely identifies the enactment and is chosen merely for convenience.
The short title of an Act is for the purpose of reference & for its identification. It ends with the year of passing of the Act. E.g. “The Indian Penal Code, 1860”; “The Indian Evidence Act, 1872”. The Short Title is generally given at the beginning with the words- “This Act may be called……………” For e.g Section 1 of The Indian Evidence Act, 1872, says –“This Act may be called, The Indian Evidence Act, 1872”. Even though short title is the part of the statute, it does not have any role in the interpretation of the provisions of an Act.

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