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Sec 69 Registration Act 1908: Power of IG to superintend regn offices & make rules

Section 69 (Power of Inspector-General to superintend registration offices and make rules) under Part XI (Of the Duties and Powers of Registering Officers - (E) Of the Controlling powers of Registrar and Inspector-General) of the Registration Act, 1908 —

❝(1) The Inspector-General shall exercise a general superintendence over all the registration offices in the territories under the State Government, and shall have power from time to time to make rules consistent with this Act—
 (a) providing for the safe custody of books, papers and documents;
 (aa) providing the manner in which and the safeguards subject to which the books may be kept in computer floppies or diskettes or in any other electronic form under sub-section (1) of section 16A;
 (b) declaring what language shall be deemed to be commonly used in each district;
 (c) declaring what territorial divisions shall be recognized under section 21;
 (d) regulating the amount of fines imposed under sections 25 and 34, respectively;
 (e) regulating the exercise of the discretion reposed in the registering officer by section 63;
 (f) regulating the form in which registering officers are to make memoranda of documents;
 (g) regulating the authentication by Registrars and Sub-Registrars of the books kept in their respective offices under section 51;
 (gg) regulating the manner in which the instruments referred to in sub-section (2) of section 88 may be presented for registration;
 (h) declaring the particulars to be contained in Indexes Nos. I, II, III and IV, respectively;
 (i) declaring the holidays that shall be observed in the registration offices; and
 (j) generally, regulating the proceedings of the Registrars and Sub-Registrars.

(2) The rules so made shall be submitted to the State Government for approval, and, after they have been approved, they shall be published in the Official Gazette, and on publication shall have effect as if enacted in this Act.❞



The Registration Act, 1908 (Act No. 16 of 1908) was amended by:

01. The Decentralisation Act, 1914 (Act No. 04 of 1914);
02. The Destruction of Records Act, 1917 (Act No. 05 of 1917);
03. The Indian Registration (Amendment) Act, 1917 (Act No. 15 of 1917);
04. The Indian Registration (Amendment) Act, 1920 (Act No. 38 of 1920);
05. The Indian Registration (Amendment) Act, 1926 (Act No. 13 of 1926);
06. The Indian Registration (Amendment) Act, 1927 (Act No. 02 of 1927);
07. The Repealing and Amending Act, 1927 (Act No. 10 of 1927);
08. The Indian Registration (Amendment) Act, 1929 (Act No. 15 of 1929);
09. The Transfer of Property (Amendment) Supplementary Act, 1929 (Act No. 21 of 1929);
10. The Government of India (Adaptation of Indian Laws) Order, 1937;
11. The Repealing Act, 1938 (Act No. 01 of 1938);
12. The Indian Registration (Amendment) Act, 1940 (Act No. 33 of 1940);
13. The Indian Registration (Amendment) Act, 1948 (Act No. 39 of 1948);
14. The Indian Independence (Adaptation of Central Acts and Ordinances) Order, 1948;
15. The Adaptation of Laws Order, 1950;
16. The Part B States (Laws) Act, 1951 (Act No. 03 of 1951);
17. The Indian Registration (Amendment) Act, 1956 (Act No. 17 of 1956);
18. The Indian Registration (Amendment) Act, 1969 (Act No. 45 of 1969);
19. The Delegated Legislation Provisions (Amendment) Act, 1983 (Act No. 20 of 1983);
20. The Registration and Other Related Laws (Amendment) Act, 2001 (Act No. 48 of 2001).

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