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Notaries

Shri B.S. Upadhyay,
Competent Authority & Joint Secretary

The profession of notaries is regulated by the Notaries Act, 1952. The Act provides for appointment of notaries by the Central Government and the State Governments, their functions, removal, reciprocal arrangement for recognition of notarial acts done by foreign notaries, etc. This Act prohibits a person from practicing as a notary without obtaining a certificate of practice either from the Central Government or the State Governments. The validity period of the certificate of notary is five years. The Government of India is empowered to appoint Notaries for the whole or any part of India whereas a State Government is empowered to appoint Notaries for the whole or any part of that State. B.S. Upadhyay, Joint Secretary is Competent Authority under the Act.

 

 

Notraries fee

 The rates of fees to be charged by a notary shall be displayed by him in conspicuous place inside as well as outside his chamber or office.

 
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