Specific Relief Act 1963

Indian Parliament
  1. PART I -Preliminary
  2. PART II-Specific Relief
  3. PART III-Preventive relief
  4. The Schedule

Latest Change in the Law

  • The Specific Relief (Amendment) Act, 2018 [18 of 2018] wef 1/10/2018
  • Repealing and Amending Act, 1974 (52 of 1974)
  • Repealing and Amending Act, 1964 (55 of 1964)



Central Acts- केंद्रीय अधिनियम  

Suit in General

Expeditious disposal of suits[20C] – Notwithstanding anything contained in the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908, a suit filed under the provisions of this Act shall be disposed of by the court within a period of twelve months from the date of service of summons to the defendant:
Provided that the said period may be extended for a further period not exceeding six months in aggregate after recording reasons in writing for such extension by the court.

Specific relief to be granted only for enforcing individual civil rights and not for enforcing penal laws[Sec 4] – Specific relief can be granted only for the purpose of enforcing individual civil rights and not for the mere purpose of enforcing a penal law.

Savings[ S-3] – Except as otherwise provided herein, nothing in this Act shall be deemed . (a) to deprive any person of any right to relief, other than specific performance, which he may have under any contract; or (b) to affect the operation of the Indian Registration Act, 1908 (16 of 1908), on documents.


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