Probate In India: Definition, Importance & Application

  Probate In India: Definition, Importance & Application                        @1                        A will  is a document that is drawn by a person with clear instructions as to how his/her assets are to be distributed on their death. In certain situations — and only in certain jurisdictions, such as Mumbai, Kolkota and Chennai — the executor of the will may need to apply for a probate in order to legalise it. This article will discuss, in detail, what a probate is, when one is needed in India, what the court fees are, and how it can be obtained. @2 What is a Probate? The Indian Succession Act, 1925 decrees that a probate is official proof of a will. A probate is issued to the executor, or the person who is authorized to implement or execute the will and thereby adds a legal character to the will. A probate, as defined in the India Sucessession Act, 1925, is ‘A copy of will certified under the seal of a court of competent jurisdiction with grant of administration of the

WHEN ACT CAME INTO FORCE/For All Competitve Examinations.


For All Competitve Examinations.     


(1)Indian Penal Code -1st January 1862.     

(2)Civil Procedure Code-1st January 1909  

(3)Criminal Procedure Code-1st April 1974.

(4)Evidence Act - 1st September 1872.


(5)Transfer of Property Act - 1st July 1882.

(6)Indian Contract Act - 1st September                                      1872.

(7)Sale of Goods Act - 1st July 1930


(8)Partnership Act - 1st October 1932.

Section 69  included-  1st October 1933.

(9)Limitation Act--  1st January 1964.

On such date as the central Government may, by notification in the official Gazette,appoint.


(10)Specific Relief Act- came in to force in 1963

On such date as the central Government may,by notification in the official Gazette, appoint.

 Specific Relief (Amendment)Act- 1st August 2018.

(11) Maharashtra Rent Control Act-31st March 2000.

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