An Act to define and amend the law relating to Promissory Notes, Bills of. Exchange Short title: This Act may be called the Negotiable Instruments Act, PDF | This research paper deals with the following constellation of issues The Negotiable Instruments Act, provides for three kinds of. CHAPTER I PRELIMINARY. 1. Short title. Local extent Saving of usages relating to hundis, etc. Commencement. 1A. Application of the Act. 2. [Repealed]. 3.

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Understand various provisions of negotiable instrument Act,. regarding negotiation, assignment, endorsement, acceptance, etc. of negotiable instruments. Preamble1 - NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS ACT, Chapter I. Section1 - Short title. Section2 - Repeal of enactments. Section3 - Interpretation clause. According to sec 13 Negotiable instruments act of Negotiable instruments means promissory note bills of exchange or cheque payable either to order or to .

Payment in due course of crossed cheque Payment of crossed cheque out of due course Non-liability of banker receiving payment of cheque A. Application of Chapter to drafts B. Several drawees E.

In whose favour a bill may be drawn F. When presentment for acceptance is necessary G. When presentment excused H. Holder may refuse qualified acceptance Set of bills Joshi is the drawer; B.

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Shah is the drawee who has accepted the bill; therefore acceptor; and M. Patel is the payee. The bill is made payable after date.

Drawn and made payable in India, or b. Drawn in India on a resident of India though the place of payment may be outside India.

Explanation: A promissory note, bill of exchange or cheque is payable to order,

For example, a bill of exchange, drawn by a merchant in Mumbai upon another merchant in Calcutta, made payable in India, is inland bill. Similarly, a bill of exchange, drawn by a merchant in Chennai upon another merchant in Delhi and payable in Washington, is an inland bill. A Foreign Bill of Exchange: A foreign bill of exchange is one, which is — a.

Drawn in India and made payable in some other country other than India. Drawn upon a person who is a resident of a foreign country. It can be written in ink, ball point pen, typed or even printed. The ink used for writing the cheque should not be easily erasable. Any overwriting or alteration will make the cheque dishonor.

Oral orders are not considered as cheques. Unconditional Order: In cheque there must be an order by a depositor drawer on its bank drawee for paying money to the holder payees and order should be unconditional.

A cheque containing conditional order is dishonoured by the bank. Payable on Demand: A cheque when presented for payment must be paid on demand.


The parties need not all be distinct persons. Thus, the drawer may draw on himself payable to his own order. A bill of exchange may be endorsed by the payee in favour of a third party, who may in turn endorse it to a fourth, and so on indefinitely.

The "holder in due course" may claim the amount of the bill against the drawee and all previous endorsers, regardless of any counterclaims that may have disabled the previous payee or endorser from doing so. This is what is meant by saying that a bill is negotiable. In some cases a bill is marked "not negotiable"—see crossing of cheques.

In that case it can still be transferred to a third party, but the third party can have no better right than the transferor. In the United States[ edit ] The examples and perspective in this section deal primarily with the English-speaking world and do not represent a worldwide view of the subject.

Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881

You may improve this section , discuss the issue on the talk page , or create a new article , as appropriate. Thus, for a writing to be a negotiable instrument under Article 3, [12] the following requirements must be met: The promise or order to pay must be unconditional; The payment must be a specific sum of money, although interest may be added to the sum; The payment must be made on demand or at a definite time; The instrument must not require the person promising payment to perform any act other than paying the money specified; The instrument must be payable to bearer or to order.

The latter requirement is referred to as the "words of negotiability": a writing which does not contain the words "to the order of" within the four corners of the instrument or in endorsement on the note or in allonge or indicate that it is payable to the individual holding the contract document analogous to the holder in due course is not a negotiable instrument and is not governed by Article 3, even if it appears to have all of the other features of negotiability.

The only exception is that if an instrument meets the definition of a cheque a bill of exchange payable on demand and drawn on a bank and is not payable to order i.

UCC Article 3 does not apply to money, to payment orders governed by Article 4A, or to securities governed by Article 8. There are five types of endorsements contemplated by the Code, covered in UCC Article 3, Sections — : An endorsement which purports to transfer the instrument to a specified person is a special endorsement — for example, "Pay to the order of Amy"; An endorsement by the payee or holder which does not contain any additional notation thus purporting to make the instrument payable to bearer is an endorsement in blank or blank endorsement ; An endorsement which purports to require that the funds be applied in a certain manner e.Archived from the original on 5 September Following is a specimen of a joint promissory note: The foregoing is the theory and application presuming compliance with the relevant law.

Payable on Demand: Road, Surat, or order, the sum Stamp of rupees ten thousand only for value received.

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