|The Notaries Act, 1952, is an Act to regulate the profession of notaries. A notary or a Notary Public is a public officer whose function is to administer oaths, to attest and certify, by his hand and official seal, certain classes of documents, in order to give them credit and authenticity, to take acknowledgements of deeds and other conveyances, and certify the same, and to perform certain official acts, chiefly in commercial matters such as the protesting of notes and bills, the noting of foreign drafts, and marine protests in cases of loss or damage. The Notaries Act is administered by the Central as well as State Governments.Section 3 of the Notaries Act provides that the Central Government for the whole or any part of India and State Government, for the whole or any part of the State, may appoint notaries and legal practitioners or other persons who possess such qualifications as may be prescribed. The qualifications for appointment as a notary as prescribed by Rule 3 of the Notaries Rules, 1956 reads as follows:"No persons shall be eligible for appointment as notary unless on the date of the application for such appointment-|
|A notary under section 8 of the Act is authorized to do all or any of the following acts by virtue of his office, namely,--|
|Application for appointment |
As per Rule 4 of the Notaries Rules, 1956, a person may make an application for appointment as a notary(hereinafter called 'the applicant'),through the concerned District Judge or the Presiding Officer of the Court or Tribunal where he practices as an Advocate, in the Form of memorial addressed to such officer or authority (hereinafter referred to as the'competent authority') of the appropriate Government as that Government may, by Notification in the Official Gazette, designate in this behalf.
|Fees for issue and renewal of Certificate of Practice and Extension of Area|
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