List of Central Acts [India]


  • Absorbed Areas (Laws) Act, 1954 - Absorbed Areas (Laws) Act, 1954 (20 OF 1954) [30th April, 1954]An Act to extend certain laws to the areas which, prior to the commencement ofContinue Reading
  • Administration of Evacuee Property Act, 1950 - 31 of 1950 BE it enacted by Parliament as follows: — PRELIMINARY CHAPTER I 1. Short title and extent.- (1) This Act may be called theContinue Reading
  • Banking Companies (Acquisition and Transfer of Undertakings) Act, 1970. - ACT NO. 5 OF 1970 [31st March, 1970.] An Act to provide for the acquisition and transfer of the undertakings of certain banking companies, havingContinue Reading
  • Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Act, 2019 - An Act to provide for a comprehensive mechanism to ban the unregulated deposit schemes, other than deposits taken in the ordinary course of business, and to protect the interest of depositors
  • BENGAL, AGRA AND ASSAM CIVIL COURTS ACT, 1887 - 12 of 1887 11th March, 1887 An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to Civil Courts in Bengal, the North-Western Provinces and Assam.Continue Reading
  • BUREAU OF INDIAN STANDARDS  (RECOGNITION OF CONSUMERS’ ASSOCIATIONS) RULES, 1991 - BUREAU OF INDIAN STANDARDS (RECOGNITION OF CONSUMERS’ ASSOCIATIONS) RULES, 19911 GSR 619(E) DATED 9-10-1991 In exercise of the powers conferred by section 37 of theContinue Reading
  • Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers’ Cadre) Act, 2019 - Gazette Notification: 09/07/2019 10 of 2019 An Act to provide for the reservation of posts in appointments by direct recruitment of persons belonging to the ScheduledContinue Reading
  • Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 - SECTIONS Short title, commencement and extent Definitions Subordination of Courts Savings Application of the Code to Revenue Courts Pecuniary jurisdiction Provincial Small Cause Courts PresidencyContinue Reading
  • Code on Wages, 2019 - An Act to amend and consolidate the laws relating to wages and bonus and matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. (1) The Payment of Wages Act, 1936 (4 of 1936), the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 (11 of 1948), the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 (21 of 1965) and the Equal Remuneration Act, 1976 (25 of 1976) are hereby repealed.
  • Constitution (One Hundred and Third Amendment) Act, 2019 -  Gazette Notification: 12/01/2019 Bill No. 3-C of 2019 A BILL further to amend the Constitution of India. BE it enacted by Parliament in the Sixty-ninthContinue Reading
  • Consumer Protection Act, 2019 - (Act No. 35 of 2019) Dated: 09.08.2019. The following Act of Parliament received the assent of the President on the 9th August, 2019, and isContinue Reading
  • Delhi University Act, 1922 - Act No. 8 of 1922 [5th March, 1922.] An Act to establish and incorporate a teaching and affiliating University at Delhi. WHEREAS it is expedientContinue Reading
  • DEPOSITORIES ACT 1996 - An Act to provide for the regulation of depositories in securities and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. The Depositories Act, 1996 [As amendedContinue Reading
  • Finance Act, 2019 - An Act to continue the existing rates of income-tax for the financial year 2019-2020 and to provide for certain relief to taxpayers and to make amendments in certain enactments.
  • Hallmarking Regulations 2018 - MINISTRY OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, FOOD AND PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION (Department of Consumer Affairs) NOTIFICATION New Delhi, the 14th June , 2018 S.O 2421(E).—In exercise of theContinue Reading
  • INCOME-TAX ACT, 1961 - INDEX Income-tax Act, 1961-2017 INCOME-TAX ACT, 1961 [43 OF 1961] [AS AMENDED BY FINANCE ACT, 2018] An Act to consolidate and amend the law relatingContinue Reading
  • INDIAN EVIDENCE ACT 1872 - LIVE COMMENTARY ON INDIAN EVIDENCE ACT
  • INDIAN LEGISLATION [Central Acts] - Indian Acts passed by the British Parliament List of Central Acts [India] ACTS IN FORCE Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and other Subsidies, Benefits and Services)Continue Reading
  • Indian Stamp Act, 1899 - The scheme of the Stamp Act may be briefly noticed. Chapter II contains provisions about the liability of the instrument to duty, of the timeContinue Reading
  • Industrial Development Bank (Transfer of Undertaking and Repeal) Act, 2003 - The Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI) was established in 1964 under an Act of Parliament as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Reserve BankContinue Reading
  • Legal Practitioners (Fees) Act 1926 - No legal practitioner who has acted or agreed to act shall, by reason only of being a legal practitioner, be exempt from liability to be sued in respect of any loss or injury due to any negligence in the conduct of his professional duties.
  • National Council For Teacher Education Act, 1993 - Functions of the Council. - It shall be the duty of the Council to take all such steps as it may think fit for ensuring planned and co-ordinated development of teacher education and for the determination and maintenance of standards for teacher education
  • National Medical Commission Act, 2019 - An Act to provide for a medical education system that improves access to quality and affordable medical education, ensures availability of adequate and high quality medical professionals in all parts of the country; that promotes equitable and universal healthcare that encourages community health perspective and makes services of medical professionals accessible to all the citizens; that promotes national health goals; that encourages medical professionals to adopt latest medical research in their work and to contribute to research; that has an objective periodic and transparent assessment of medical institutions and facilitates maintenance of a medical register for India and enforces high ethical standards in all aspects of medical services; that is flexible to adapt to changing needs and has an effective grievance redressal mechanism
  • New Delhi International Arbitration Centre Act, 2019 - The Central Government shall, by notification, establish a body to be called the New Delhi International Arbitration Centre for the purposes of exercising the powers and discharging the functions under this Act. The Centre shall be a body corporate by the name aforesaid, having perpetual succession and a common seal with power, subject to the provisions of this Act, to acquire, hold and dispose of property, both movable and immovable, and to enter into contract, and shall, by the said name, sue or be sued.
  • Partition Act, 1893 - Contents 1.Title, extent and saving 2.Power to Court to order sale instead of division in partition suits 3.Procedure when sharer undertakes to buy 4.Partition suitContinue Reading
  • Securitisation And Reconstruction Of Financial Assets And Enforcement Of Security Interest Act, 2002[SARFAESI] - An Act to regulate securitisation and reconstruction of financial assets and enforcement of security interest and to provide for a Central database of security interests created on property rights, and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
  • Specific Relief Act 1963 - PART I -Preliminary PART II-Specific Relief PART III-Preventive relief The Schedule Latest Change in the Law The Specific Relief (Amendment) Act, 2018 [18 of 2018]Continue Reading
  • State Bank of India Act 1955 - THE STATE BANK OF INDIA ACT, 1955 (Act No. 23 OF 1955) AN ACT To constitute a State Bank for India, to transfer to itContinue Reading
  • The Advocates’ Welfare Fund Act 2001 - The Advocates’ Welfare Fund Act, 2001 (45 OF 2001) 14th September, 2001 An Act to provide for the constitution of a welfare fund for theContinue Reading
  • The Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 - (14 of 1981) [29th March, 1981 An Act to provide for the prevention, control and abatement of air pollution, for the establishment, with a viewContinue Reading
  • The Apprentices Act 1961 - "technician (vocational) apprentice" means an apprentice who holds or is undergoing training in order that he may hold a certificate in vocational course involving two years of study after the completion of the secondary stage of school education recognised by the All-India Council and undergoes apprenticeship training in any Designated trade;
  • The Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996 - An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to domestic arbitration, international commercial arbitration and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards as also to define the law relating to conciliation and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. Preamble.
  • The Armed Forces (Assam and Manipur) Special Powers Act, 1958 - (Act No. 28 of 1958) [Dated 11th September, 1958] An Act to enable certain special powers to be conferred upon members of the armed forcesContinue Reading
  • The Arms Act 1959 - Chapter I – Preliminary Chapter II – Acquisition, Possession, Manufacture, Sale, Import, Export and … Chapter III – Provisions relating to Licences Chapter IV –Continue Reading
  • The Army Act, 1950 - (46 OF 1950) [20th May, 1950] An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to the Government of the regular Army. Be it enactedContinue Reading
  • The Army Rules, 1954 - Published Vide S.R.O., Dated 27.11.1954, Published In The Gazettee Of India, Pt. II, Section 4 In exercise of the powers conferred by section 191 ofContinue Reading
  • The Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015 - An Act to make provisions to deal with the problem of the Black money that is undisclosed foreign income and assets, the procedure for dealing with such income and assets and to provide for imposition of tax on any undisclosed foreign income and asset held outside India and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
  • The Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act 1976 - Where an offence under this Act has been committed by a company, every person who, at the time the offence was committed, was in charge of, and was responsible to, the company for the conduct of the business of the company, as well as the company, shall be deemed to be guilty of the offence and shall be liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly.
  • The Building and other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act 1996 - "building worker" means a person who is employed to do any skilled, semi-skilled or unskilled, manual, supervisory, technical or clerical work for hire or reward, whether the terms of employment be expressed or implied, in connection with any building or other construction work
  • The Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016 - Overview BIS is the National Standard Body of India established under the BIS Act 1986 for the harmonious development of the activities of standardization, markingContinue Reading
  • The Chennai City Civil Court Act, 1892 - Central Act No. 7 of 1892 An Act to establish an additional Civil Court for the City of [Chennai]. Whereas it is expedient to establishContinue Reading
  • The Child and Adolescent Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act 1986 - The appropriate Government may confer such powers and impose such duties on a District Magistrate as may be necessary, to ensure that the provisions of this Act are properly carried out and the District Magistrate may specify the officer, subordinate to him, who shall exercise all or any of the powers, and perform all or any of the duties, so conferred or imposed and the local limits within which such powers or duties shall be carried out by the officer as may be prescribed.
  • The Citizenship Act, 1955 - An Act to provide for the acquisition and determination of Indian citizenship.
  • The Commercial Courts Act, 2015 - (Act No. 4 of 2016) [Dated 31st December, 2015] An Act to provide for the constitution of Commercial Courts, [Commercial Appellant Courts] Commercial Division andContinue Reading
  • The Commercial Courts, Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts Act, 2015 - CENTRAL ACT Act No. 4 of 2016 [Dated 31st December, 2015] An Act to provide for the constitution of Commercial Courts, Commercial Division and CommercialContinue Reading
  • The Companies Act, 2013 - 18 OF 2013 [29th August 2013] COMPANY LAW ENCYCLOPEDIA [GLOBAL] COMPANY LAW MANUAL [INDIAN] THE COMPANIES ACT, 1956 THE COMPANIES (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2015 THE COMPANIES (AMENDMENT)Continue Reading
  • The Constitution Of India - Index Page Preamble WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a SOVEREIGN, SOCIALIST, SECULAR, DEMOCRATIC, REPUBLIC and to secure toContinue Reading
  • The Consumer Protection Act, 1986 - The Consumer Protection Act, 1986
  • The Contract Labour (Regulation And Abolition) Act 1970 - No Court shall take cognizance of an offence punishable under this Act unless the complaint thereof is made within three months from the date on which the alleged commission of the offence came to the knowledge of an inspector: Provided that where the offence consists of disobeying a written order made by an inspector, complaint, thereof may be made within six months of the date on which the offence is alleged to have been committed.
  • The Customs And Excise Revenues Appellate Tribunal Act 1986 - The Customs And Excise Revenues Appellate Tribunal Act, 1986 [ACT NO. 62 OF 1986] [23rd December, 1986] An Act to provide for the adjudication, byContinue Reading
  • The Direct Selling Guidelines 2016 - Any direct selling entity, conducting direct selling activities, shall submit an undertaking to the Department of Consumer Affairs by 9th December, 2016 stating that itContinue Reading
  • The Direct Selling Guidelines 2016 - hese guidelines, may be called the Direct Selling Guidelines 2016. These are issued as guiding principles for State Governments to consider regulating the business of "Direct Selling" and Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) and strengthen the existing regulatory mechanism on Direct Selling and MLM, for preventing fraud and protecting the legitimate rights and interests of consumers.
  • The Disaster Management Act 2005 - "disaster" means a catastrophe, mishap, calamity or grave occurrence in any area, arising from natural or man made causes, or by accident or negligence which results in substantial loss of life or human suffering or damage to, and destruction of, property, or damage to, or degradation of, environment, and is of such a nature or magnitude as to be beyond the coping capacity of the community of the affected area
  • THE EPIDEMIC DISEASES ACT 1897 - WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for the better prevention of the spread of dangerous epidemic disease;
  • The Factories Act 1948 - The Factories Act, 1948 (63 OF 1948) 23rd September 1948 An Act to consolidate and amend the law regulating labour in factories. Whereas it isContinue Reading
  • The Family Courts Act of 1984 - Central Act (66 OF 1984) [14th September, 1984]An Act to provide for the establishment of Family Courts with a view to promote conciliation in, andContinue Reading
  • The Foreign Exchange Management Act 1999 - An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to foreign exchange with the objective of facilitating external trade and payments and for promoting the orderly development and maintenance of foreign exchange market in India.
  • The Foreign Trade (Development And Regulation) Act 1992 - The Foreign Trade (Development And Regulation) Act, 1992 (22 OF 1992) 7th August 1992 An Act to provide for the development and regulation of foreignContinue Reading
  • The Government Buildings Act 1899 - An Act to provide for the exemption from the operation of municipal building laws of certain buildings and lands which are the property, or in the occupation, of the Government and situate within the limits of a municipality.
  • The Indian Institutes of Information Technology (Public-Private Partnership) Act 2017 - n Act to declare certain Indian Institutes of Information Technology established under public-private partnership as institutions of national importance, with a view to develop new knowledge in information technology and to provide manpower of global standards for the information technology industry and to provide for certain other matters connected with such institutions or incidental thereto.
  • The Indian Partnership Act, 1932 - Whereas it is expedient to define and amend the law relating to partnership; It is hereby enacted as follows
  • The Indian Penal Code 1860 - Indian Penal Code
  • The Indian Telegraph Act 1885 - Telegraph means any appliance, instrument, material or apparatus used or capable of use for transmission or reception of signs, signals, writing, images, and sounds or intelligence of any nature by wire, visual or other electro-magnetic emissions, Radio waves or Hertzian waves, galvanic, electric or magnetic means
  • The Indian Wireless Telegraphy Act 1933 - wireless communication means any transmission, emission or reception of signs, signals, writing, images and sounds, or intelligence of any nature by means of electricity, magnetism, or Radio waves or Hertzian waves, without the use of wires or other continuous electrical conductors between the transmitting and the receiving apparatus.
  • The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019 - The Ladakh Division of the State of Jammu and Kashmir has a large area but is sparsely populated with a very difficult terrain. There has been a long pending demand of people of Ladakh, to give it the status of a Union Territory to enable them to realise their aspirations. The Union Territory of Ladakh will be without Legislature. Further, keeping in view the prevailing internal security situation, fuelled by cross border terrorism in the existing State of Jammu and Kashmir, a separate Union Territory for Jammu and Kashmir is being created. The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir will be with legislature.
  • The Limitation Act 1963 - An Act to consolidate and amend the law for the limitation of suits and other proceedings and for purposes connected therewith.
  • The Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008 - (6 of 2009) Date: 7th January, 2009 An Act to make provisions for the formation and regulation of limited liability partnerships and for matters connectedContinue Reading
  • The Minimum Wages Act, 1948 - (11 OF 1948) [15th March, 1948] An Act to provide for fixing minimum rates of wages in certain employments. Whereas it is expedient to provideContinue Reading
  • The National Security Act, 1980 - The Central Government or the State Government may, if satisfied with respect to any person that with a view to preventing him from acting in any manner prejudicial to the defence of India, the relations of India with foreign powers, of the security of India,make an order directing that such person be detained.
  • The Notaries Rules, 1956 - Under the Notaries Act, 1952 (53 of 1952)
  • The Official Languages Act 1963 - An act to provide for the languages which may be used for the official purposes of the union, for transaction of business in parliament, for central and state acts and for certain purposes in high courts.
  • The Payment Of Wages Act, 1936 - (4 OF 1936) [23rd April, 1936] An Act to regulate the payment of wages of certain classes of [employed persons]. Whereas it is expedient toContinue Reading
  • The Press And Registration Of Books Act 1867 - An Act for the regulation of Printing-presses and Newspapers, for the preservation of copies of books and newspapers printed in India, and for the registration of such books and newspapers.
  • The Press Council Act 1978 - Statement of Objects and Reasons 1. The Press Council of India was established in July, 1966 under the Press Council Act, 1965, mainly to preserveContinue Reading
  • The Prevention Of Damage To Public Property Act, 1984 - (3 of 1984) An Act to provide for prevention of damage to public property and for matters connected therewith . Be it enacted by ParliamentContinue Reading
  • The Prevention Of Money-Laundering Act, 2002 - The Prevention Of Money-Laundering Act, 2002 (15 of 2003) An Act to prevent money-laundering and to provide for confiscation of property derived from, or involvedContinue Reading
  • The Protection Of Civil Rights Act 1955 - civil rights means any right accruing to a person by reason of the abolition of untouchability by article 17 of the Constitution;
  • The Protection of Human Rights Act 1993 - human rights means the rights relating to life, liberty, equality and dignity of the individual guaranteed by the Constitution or embodied in the International Covenants and enforceable by Courts in India;
  • THE PROTECTION OF WOMEN FROM DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACT 2005 - Came into force on 26-10-2006, vide S.O. 1776(E), dated 17th October, 2006, published in the Gazette of India, Extra., Pt. II, Sec. 3(ii), dated 17thContinue Reading
  • The Public Liability Insurance Act, 1991 - An Act to provide for public liability insurance for the purpose of providing immediate relief to the persons affected by accident occurring while handling any hazardous substance and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
  • The Registration Of Births And Deaths Act 1969 - The Registration Of Births And Deaths Act 1969 (18 of 1969) 31 st May , 1969 An Act to provide for the regulation of registrationContinue Reading
  • The Special Protection Group Act 1988 - An Act to provide for the constitution and regulation of an armed force of the Union for providing proximate security to the Prime Minister of India and the former Prime Ministers of India and members of his immediate family and for matters connected therewith
  • The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 - PREVENTION OF TERRORISM IN INDIA
  • The Water (Prevention And Control of Pollution) Act 1974 - The Water (Prevention And Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 (6 of 1974) 23rd March 1974 An Act to provide for the prevention and control ofContinue Reading
  • The Whistle Blowers Protection Act 2014 - AN ACT to establish a mechanism to receive complaints relating to disclosure on any allegation of corruption or wilful misuse of power or wilful misuse of discretion against any public servant and to inquire or cause an inquiry into such disclosure and to provide adequate safeguards against victimisation of the person making such complaint and for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto
  • The Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 - An Act to provide for the protection of wild animals, birds and plants and for matters connected therewith or ancillary or incidental thereto with a view to ensuring the ecological and environmental security of the country.
  • United Nations (Security Council) Act, 1947 - Statement of Objects and Reasons.  Article 41 of the Charter of the United Nations which has been ratified by the Government of India reads asContinue Reading
  • Vesting of Certain Area at Ayodhya on 1993 - WHEREAS there has been a long-standing dispute relating to the structure (including the premises of the inner and outer courtyards of such structure), commonly knownContinue Reading