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Section 1, Limitation Act 1963: Short Title, Extent and Commencement

Section 1 (Short title, extent and commencement) under the Part I (Preliminary) of the Limitation Act 1963

❝(1) This Act may be called the Limitation Act, 1963.

(2) It extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir.

(3) It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.❞


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Note:

Central Govt notification for the effective date of the Act:

-  W.e.f. 1st January, 1964, vide notification No. S.O. 3118, dated 29th October, 1963, see Gazette of India, Part II, sec. 3 (ii).

(Amended in West Bengal by W.B. Act 18 of 1977.)

-  W.e.f. 1st September, 1984, vide notification No. S.O. 647(C), in respect of the State of Sikkim dated 24th August, 1984, see Gazette of India, Part II, sec. 3(ii).

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Extra Notes:

The Limitation Act, 1963 was amended by the:
- the Repealing and Amending Act, 1964 (Act No. 52 of 1964);
- the Limitation (Amendment) Act, 1969 (Act No. 10 of 1969);
- the Repealing and Amending Act, 1974 (Act No. 56 of 1974);
- the Code of Civil Procedure (Amendment) Act, 1976 (Act No. 104 of 1976);
- the Code of Civil Procedure (Amendment) Act, 1999 (Act No. 46 of 1999).

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