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Section 57 Registration Act 1908: Registering officers to allow inspection

Section 57 (Registering officers to allow inspection of certain books and indexes, and to give certified copies of entries) under Part XI (Of the Duties and Powers of Registering Officers - (B) As to the procedure on admitting to registration) of the Registration Act, 1908 —

❝(1) Subject to the previous payment of the fees payable in that behalf, the Books Nos. 1 and 2 and the Indexes relating to Book No. 1 shall be at all time open to inspection by any person applying to inspect the same; and, subject to the provisions of section 62, copies or entries in such books shall be given to all persons applying for such copies.

(2) Subject to the same provisions, copies of entries in Book No. 3 and in the Index relating thereto shall be given to the persons executing the documents to which such entries relate, or to their agents, and after the death of the executants (but not before) to any person applying for such copies.

(3) Subject to the same provisions, copies of entries in Book No. 4 and in the Index relating thereto shall be given to any person executing or claiming under the documents to which such entries respectively refer, or to his agent or representative.

(4) The requisite search, under this section for entries in Book Nos. 3. and 4 shall be made only by the registering officer.

(5) All copies given under this section shall be signed and sealed by the registering officer, and shall be admissible for the purpose of proving the contents of the original documents.❞



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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