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Sec 88 Registration Act 1908: Regn of docs executed by Govt officers or certain public functionaries

Section 88 (Registration of documents executed by Government officers or certain public functionaries) under Part XV (Miscellaneous) of the Registration Act, 1908 —

❝(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, it shall not be necessary for,—

 (a) any officer of Government, or
 (b) any Administrator-General, Official Trustee or Official Assignee, or
 (c) the Sheriff, Receiver or Registrar of a High Court, or
 (d) the holder for the time being of such other public office as may be specified in a notification in the Official Gazette issued in that behalf by the State Government,

to appear in person or by agent at any registration office in any proceeding connected with the registration of any instrument executed by him or in his favour, in his official capacity, or to sign as provided in section 58.

(2) Any instrument executed by or in favour of an officer of Government or any other person referred to in sub-section (1) may be presented for registration in such manner as may be prescribed by rules made under section 69.

(3) The registering officer to whom any instrument is presented for registration under this section may, if he thinks fit, refer to any Secretary to Government or to such officer of Government or other person referred to in sub-section (1) for information respecting the same and, on being satisfied of the execution thereof, shall register the instrument.❞



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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