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Documents To Which Information Technology Act Not Applicable

There are certain documents and transactions to which the Information Technology Act, 2000 (the Act) is not applicable upon.
documents to which information technology act 2000 does not apply

In sub-section (4) of section 1 read with the First Schedule of the Act, the list of such documents and transactions is .

Sub-section (4) of the Section 1 was substituted by the Information Technology (Amendment) Act, 2008 (10 of 2009) dated 5th February, 2009, which came into effect from 27th October 2009.

List of documents or transactions

1) a negotiable instrument (other than a cheque); 2) a power-of-attorney; 3) a trust; 4) a will, including any other testamentary dispositions by whatever name called; and 5) any contract for the sale or conveyance of immovable property or any interest in such property.

The Central Govt may make addition to the above list or deletion of entries thereto by notification in the Official Gazette.


i) Negotiable instrument means a negotiable instrument as defined under section 13 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881;
ii) Power-of-attorney means a power-of-attorney as defined under section 1A of the Powers-of-Attorney Act, 1882;
iii) Trust means a trust as defined under section 3 of the Indian Trusts Act, 1882; and
iv) Will means a will as defined under clause (h) of section 2 of the Indian Succession Act, 1925.