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Information Technology Act 2000 Not Applicable to Documents or Transactions

There are certain documents or transactions to which the Information Technology Act 2000 is not applicable. The Act itself very clearly specifies the list of such documents or transactions.

Provisions in the Act

Sub-section (4) of the Section 1 and the First Schedule of the Act prescribes the list of such documents and transactions.

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) as defined in section 13 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881; 
  2. a power-of-attorney as defined in section 1A of the Powers-of-Attorney Act, 1882; 
  3. a trust as defined in section 3 of the Indian Trusts Act, 1882; 
  4. a will as defined in clause (h) of section 2 of the Indian Succession Act, 1925, including any other testamentary disposition by whatever name called; 
  5. any contract for the sale or conveyance of immovable property or any interest in such property; 
and any such class of documents or transactions as may be notified by the Central Government in the Official Gazette by an amendment to the First Schedule by way of addition or deletion of entries thereto.

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