THE GAZETTE OF INDIA : EXTRAORDINARY [PART II—SEC. 3(i)]

MINISTRY OF LAW AND JUSTICE

(Department of Legal Affairs)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, Dated: 18th April, 2016

G.S.R. 429(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by section 15 of the Notaries Act, 1952 (53 of 1952), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Notaries Rules, 1956, namely :-

1. (1) These rules may be called the Notaries (Amendment) Rules, 2016.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Notaries Rules 1956, (hereinafter referred to as the said rules), in rule 7, in sub-rule (3), after clause (e), the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:-

“Provided that in respect of categories (b) and (c), if the memorial in Form II is found to be in order, the competent authority may issue certificate of practice as Notary directly by exempting appearance before the Interview Board”.

3. In the said rules, in rule 7A, after sub-rule (2) the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:-

“Provided that the appropriate Government may dispense with the condition of holding of interviews for which reasons are to be recorded in writing”.

4. In rule 8, in sub-rule, (4A) after the second proviso, the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:-

“Provided also that in case, request for enhancement of quota is received from Union Territory or the State concerned, the same shall be considered as per the following criteria:-

(a) if there is an increase in the population of the concerned State or the Union Territory;

(b) if there is increase in the number of districts or tehsil or taluka of the concerned State or Union Territory ”.

5. In the said rules, in the Schedule, in column (1) :-

(i) against serial number ‘1’ relating to ‘Andhra Pradesh’, in column. (2), for the figures ‘575’, the figures ‘865’ and in column (3), for the figures ‘863’, the figures ‘1306, shall respectively be substituted

(ii) against serial number ‘2’ relating to ‘Bihar’, in column (3), for the figures ‘925’, the figures ‘1925’ shall be substituted;

(iii) against serial number ‘4’ relating to Gujarat’, in column (2), for the figures ‘1173’, the figures ‘1760’ shall be substituted;

(iv) against serial number ‘5’ relating to ‘Kerala’, in column (2), for the figures ‘704’, the figures ‘1000’ shall be substituted;

(v) against serial number ‘6’ relating to ‘Madhya Pradesh’, in column (3), for the figures ‘1688’, the figures ‘2500’ shall be substituted;

(vi) against serial number ‘7’ relating to ‘Tamil Nadu’, in column (2), for the figures ‘907’, the figures ‘1360’ and in column (3), for the figures ‘1088’, the figures ‘2500’ shall respectively be substituted;

(vii) against serial number ‘8’ relating to ‘Maharashtra’, in column (2), for the figures ‘2463’, the figures ‘3700’ shall be substituted;

(viii) against serial number ‘9’ relating to ‘Karnataka’, in column (2), for the figures ‘844’, the figures ‘1266’ shall be substituted;

(ix) against serial number ‘12’ relating to ‘Rajasthan’, in column (2), for the figures’1000’, the figures ‘1500’ and in column (3), for the figures ’1200’, the figures ‘2000’ shall respectively be substituted;

(x) against serial number ‘14’ relating to West Bengal, in column (3), for the figures ‘2625’, the figures ‘3625’ shall be substituted;

(xi) against serial number ‘27’ relating to Chhattisgarh, in column (3), for the figures ’600’, the figures ‘1350’ shall be substituted;

(xii) against serial number ‘29’ relating to Delhi, in column (2), for the figures ‘610’, the figures ‘1000’ shall be substituted.

[F. No. N-15011/1/2015-NC]

G.S. YADAV, Jt. Secy. and Legal Adviser

Note:- The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide number S.R.O. 324, dated 14.02.1956 and subsequently amended by G.S.R. 370 (E), dated 08.07.1997, G.S.R.547 (E), dated 31.8.1998, G.S.R.17 (E), dated 05.01.2000, G.S.R. 262 (E), dated 28.03.2000, G.S.R.630 (E), dated 21.07.2000, G.S.R.172 (E), dated 12.03.2001, G.S.R. 330 (E), dated 09.05.2001, G.S.R.460 (E), dated 25.06.2001, G.S.R.467 (E), dated 09.06.2003, G.S.R.296 (E), dated 19.05.2006, G.S.R.441 (E), dated 24.07.2006, G.S.R.501 (E) dated 24.08.2006, G.S.R.73 (E), dated 09.02.2007, G.S.R.86 (E), dated 14.02.2007, G.S.R.319 (E) dated 01.05.2007 read with G.S.R.330 (E) dated 08.05.2007, G.S.R.686 (E), dated 31.10.2007, G.S.R.51 (E), dated 23.01.2008, G.S.R.636 (E), dated 03.09.2008, G.S.R.764 (E) dated 03.11.2008, G.S.R.114 (E) dated 24.02.2009, G.S.R.700 (E) dated 24.09.2009, G.S.R.843 (E) dated 25.11.2009, G.S.R. 808(E), dated 14.11.2011, G.S.R 49(E) dated 25.01.2012, G.S.R 632 (E) dated 14.08.2012, G.S.R 662 (E) dated 31.08.2012 and G.S.R 150 (E) dated 04.03.2014.

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