Interpretation of Statutes in Indian Context

 In Reserve Bank of India v. Peerless General Finance and Investment Co. Ltd. and others, (1987) 1 SCC 424 it has been laid down that the entire statute must be first read as a whole, then section by section, clause by clause, phrase by phrase and word by word. The same principle has been reiterated in Deewan Singh and others v. Rajendra Prasad Ardevi 2007 (10) SCC 528 and Sarabjit Rick Singh v. Union of India, 2008 (2) SCC 417.

BENEFICENT PROVISION OF LEGISLATION

BINDING NATURE OF DECISION OF SUPERIOR COURTS

CARDINAL PRINCIPLES OF INTERPRETATION

CLEAR LANGUAGE

CONFLICT BETWEEN STATUTES

CONSTRUCTION OF STATUTES

COURT SHOULD NOT RELAY DECISIONS PASSED WITHOUT REASON IN CONNECTION WITH FACTUAL MATRIX

DEFECTIVE PHRASEOLOGY

DEFINITION OF WORDS IN A STATUTE

EJUSDEM GENERIS – DOCTRINE

ENACTMENT AND COMMENCEMENT OF A STATUTE

EXPLANATION ATTACHED WITH A PROVISION

FISCAL STATUTES – UNDERSTANDING OF