Bare Acts (Indian Law) - Free Online Access + PDF Downloads

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Advocates Act 1961
Anti-Hijacking Act 1982
Anand Marriage Act 1909
Admiralty Court Act 1861
African Development Fund Act, 1982
Acquired Territories (Merger) Act, 1960
Actuaries Act, 2006
Additional Duties of Excise (Goods of Special Importance) Act,1957
Additional Duties of Excise (Textiles and Textile Articles) Act, 1978
Additional Emoluments (Compulsory Deposit) Act, 1974
Administration of Evacuee Property Act, 1950
Administration of Evacuee Property (Central) Rules, 1950
Administrative Tribunals Act, 1985
Administrative Tribunals (Amendment) Act, 2006
Administrators-General (Amendment) Act, 1999
Advocates act, 1961
Advocates' Welfare Fund Act, 2001
Air Force Act, 1950
Antiquities and Art Treasures Act, 1972
Antiquities and Art Treasures Rules, 1973
Appeal to the Appellate Authority Rules, 2004
Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (Procedure, Form, Fee and Record of Proceedings) Rules, 2007
Appointment of Arbitrators By The Chief Justice Of India Scheme, 1996
Apprentices Act, 1961
Apprentices Amendment Act, 2007
Assam Industrial Establishments (Conferment of Permanent Status to Workmen) Act, 1985
Assam Irrigation Act, 1983
Assam Khadi and Village Industries Board Act, 1955
Assam Land (Requisition and Acquisition) Act, 1964
Assam Land Revenue and Rent (Surcharge) Act, 1970
Assam Land Revenue, Rent and Cess (Apportionment) Act, 1950
Assam Lokayukta and Upa-Lokayuktas Act, 1985
Assam Panchayat Act, 1994
Assam Rifles Act, 2006
Assam Right to Information Act, 2001
Assam State Commission for Minorities Act, 2003
Assam Town and Country Planning Act, 1959
Atomic Energy Act, 1962
Atomic Energy (Amendment) Act, 1986
Atomic Energy (Amendment) Act, 1987
Auroville (Emergency Provisions) Repeal Act, 2001


Bankers Book Evidence Act,1891
Banking Cash Transaction Tax Rules, 2005
Banking Companies (Acquisition and Transfer of Undertakings) and Financial Institutions Laws (Amendment) Act, 2006
Banking Companies (Acquisition and Transfer of Undertakings) Act, 1970
Banking Companies (Legal Practitioners' Clients' Accounts) Repeal Act, 2001
Banking Regulation Act, 1949
Banking Regulation (Amendment) and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 2004
Banking Regulation Amendment Act, 2007
Banking Regulation (Companies) Rules, 1949
Banking Service Commission (Repeal) Act, 2003
Bar Councils (Validation Of State Laws) Act, 1956
Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act, 1976
Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Rules, 1976
British Statutes (Repeal) Act, 2004
Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996
Building and Other Construction Workers' Welfare Cess Act, 1996
Building and Other Construction workers' Welfare Cess Rules, 1998
Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 1986
Bureau of Indian Standards (Recognition Of Consumer's Associations) Rules, 1991
Bureau of Indian Standards (Certification) Regulations, 1988


Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
The Child Labour (Prohibition And Regulation) Rules, 1988
Caste Disablities Removal Act, 1850
Chandigarh Disturbed Areas Act, 1983
Central Road Fund (State Roads) Rules, 2007
Central Sales Tax Act, 1956
Central Sales Tax (Amendment) Act, 2001
Central Sales Tax (Amendment) Act, 2005
Central Trade Unions Regulations, 1938
Central Universities Act, 2009
Central Universities Laws (Amendment) Act, 2008
Central Vigilance Commission Act, 2003
CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004
Cess Laws (Repealing and Amending) Act, 2006
Chandigarh Consumer Protection Rules, 1987
Charitable and Religious Trusts Acts, 1920
Charitable Endowments Act, 1890
Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 [With Latest Amendments]
Coal Mines (Conservation & Development) Act, 1974
Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 [With Latest Amendments]
Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2001
Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2005
Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2005
Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2008
Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2010
Collection of Statistics Act, 2008
Collection of Statistics (Central) Rules, 1959
Colonial Prisoners Removal (Repeal) Act, 2001
Commercial Documents Evidence Act, 1939
Commission of Sati (Prevention) Act, 1987
Commission of Sati (Prevention) Rules, 1988
Commissions for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005
Commissions of Inquiry Act, 1952 [With Latest Amendments]
Commissions of Inquiry (Central) Rules, 1972
Companies (Acceptance Of Deposits) Rules, 1975
Companies Act, 1956


Destruction of Records Act, 1917
Debts Recovery Appellate Tribunal (Financial and Administrative Power) Rules, 1997
Delhi Apartment Ownership Act, 1986
Debts Recovery Appellate Tribunal (Procedure) Rules, 1994
Debts Recovery Tribunal (Procedure for Appointment as Presiding Officer of The Tribunal) Rules, 1998
Debts Recovery Tribunal (Procedure) Rules, 1993
Delhi Apartment Ownership Act, 1986
Delhi Apartment Ownership Rules, 1987
Delhi Development Act, 1957
Delhi Factories Rules, 1950
Delhi High Court Act, 1966
Delhi Homoeopathic Act, 1956
Delhi Land Reforms Act, 1954
Delhi Land Revenue Act, 1954
Delhi Lokayukta and Uplokayukta Act, 1995
Delhi Metro Railway (Operation and Maintenance) Act, 2002
Delhi Motor Vehicles Taxation Act, 1962
Delhi Rent Control Act, 1958


Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897
Elephants Preservation Act, 1879
Electricity Rules, 2005
Employers Liability Act, 1938
Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995
Employees Provident Fund Appellate Tribunal (Procedure) Rules, 1997
Employees Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952
Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme, 1952
Employees' State Insurance Act,1948 [with latest amenments]
Employees' State Insurance (Amendment) Act, 2010
Employees’ State Insurance (Central) Rules, 1950
Employees' State Insurance Corporation (General Provident Fund) Rules, 1995
Employees’ State Insurance (General) Regulations, 1950
Employers Liability Act, 1938
Employment Exchanges (Compulsory Notification of Vacancies) Act, 1959
Energy Conservation Act, 2001
Enforcement of Security Interest and Recovery of Debts Laws (Amendment) Act, 2004
English and Foreign Languages University Act, 2006
Environment (Protection) Act, 1986
Equal Remuneration Act, 1976
Equal Remuneration Rules, 1976
Equity Linked Savings Scheme, 2005
Essential Commodities Act, 1955
Essential Commodities (Special Provisions) Act, 1981


Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980
Fatal Accidents Act, 1855
Foreign Marriage Rules, 1970
Factories Act, 1948
Family Courts Act, 1984
Fatal Accidents Act,1855
Finance Act, 2008
Food Corporations Act, 1964
Food Corporations Regulations, 1965
Food Corporations Rules, 1965
Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006
Food Safety and Standards (Amendment) Act, 2008
Foreign Aircraft (Exemption from Taxes and Duties on Fuel and Lubricants) Act, 2002
Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 1976 [Repealed]
Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010
Foreigners Act, 1946
Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999
Foreign Marriage Act, 1969
Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act, 1992
Foreign Trade (Regulation) Rules, 1993
Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980
Forest (Conversation) Rules, 1981


General Clauses Act, 1897
Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999
Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Rules, 2002
Gram Nyayalayas Act, 2008
Guardians and Wards Act, 1890


Handlooms (Reservation of Articles for Production) Act, 1985
Hazardous Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules, 1989
Himachal Pradesh Standards of Weights and Measures (Enforcement) Rules, 2004
Hindu Adoptions And Maintenance Act, 1956
Hindu Marriage Act, 1955
Hindu Marriages (Validation of Proceedings) Act, 1960
Hindu Minority and Guardianship Act, 1956
Hindu Succession Act, 1956
Hire-Purchase Act, 1972
Homoeopathy Central Council Act, 1973
Hyderabad Export Duties (Validation) Repeal Act, 2001


Indian Penal Code (IPC) 1860 (Bhartiya Dand Sanhia)
Insurance Regulatory And Development Authority (Protection Of Policy-Holders’ Interests), 2002
Identification Of Prisoners Act, 1920
Indian Medical Degrees Act, 1916
Immigration (Carriers Liability) Act, 2000
Indian Contract Act, 1872
Indian Council of World Affairs Act, 2001
Indian Divorce Act, 1869
Indian Easements Act, 1882
Indian Evidence Act, 1872
Indian Forest Act, 1927
Indian Maritime University Act, 2008
Indian Majority (Amendment) Act, 1999
Indian Matrimonial Causes (War Marriages) Act, 1948
Indian Medicine Central Council Act, 1970
Indian Medicine Central Council (Amendment) Act, 2010
Indian Official Secrets Act, 1923
Indian Partnership Act, 1932
Indian Penal Code,1860
Indian Ports Act, 1908
Indian Post Office Act, 1898
Indian Railway Companies (Repeal) Act, 2001
Indian Succession Act, 1925
Indian Telegraph Act, 1885
Indian Trusts Act, 1882
Indian Wireless Telegraphy Act, 1933
Indira Gandhi National Tribal University Act, 2007


Jammu and Kashmir Newspaper (Incitements to Offences) Act, 1971
Jammu and Kashmir State Legislature (Delegation of Powers) Act, 1992
Judges (Protection) Act,1985
Jute Manufactures Cess Act, 1983
Juvenile Justice (Care And Protection of Children) Act, 2000
Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Act, 2006


Khaddar (Protection Of Name) Act, 1950


Lotteries (Regulation) Act, 1998
Labour Laws (Exemption from Furnishing Returns and Maintaining Registers by Certain Establishments) Act, 1988
Land Acquisition Act, 1894
Land Acquisition (Companies) Rules, 1963
Legal Metrology Act, 2009
Land Ports Authority of India Act, 2010
Levy Sugar Price Equalisation Fund Act, 1976
Life Insurance Corporation Act, 1956
Limitation Act, 1963
Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008
Lok Sabha Secretariat Right To Information (Regulation Of Fee And Cost) Rules, 2005
Lotteries (Regulation) Act, 1998 [With latest amendment]


Marriages Validation Act, 1892
Motor Vehicles Act, 1988
Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007
Major Port Trusts Act, 1963
Manufacturing and Other Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 1988
Marine Insurance Act, 1963
Marriage Laws (Amendment) Act, 1999
Maternity Benefit Act, 1961
Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971
Merchant Shipping Act, 1958
Mica Mines Labour Welfare Fund Act, 1946
Micro, small and medium enterprises development act, 2006
Mines Act, 1952
Minimum Wages Act, 1948
Minimum Wages (Central) Rules, 1950
Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Rules, 1970
Motor Transport Workers Act, 1961
Multi-State Cooperative Societies Act, 1984
Multi-State Co-operative Societies Act, 2002


Narcotic Drugs And Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985
Notaries Act, 1952
National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Amendment) Act, 2003
National Environment Appellate Authority Act, 1997
National Environment Tribunal Act, 1995
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Act, 1998
National Investigation Agency Act, 2008
National Legal Services Authority Rules, 1995
National Rural Employment Guarantee (Extension to Jammu and Kashmir) Act, 2007
National Security Act, 1980
National Tax Tribunal Act, 2005
National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Act, 2009
Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881
Negotiable Instruments (Amendment and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2002
New Delhi Municipal Council Act, 1994
Newspaper (Price and Page) Act, 1956


Oaths Act,1969
Official Secrets Act, 1923
Official Trustees Act, 1913
Offshore Areas Mineral (Development and Regulation) Act, 2002


Police Forces (Restriction Of Rights) Act, 1966
Pensions Act, 1871
Press Council Rules, 1979
Public Servants (Inquiries) Act, 1850
Procedure for Blocking Of Websites
Police Act, 1949
Poisons Act, 1919
Powers-of-Attorney Act, 1882
Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals (Registration Of Cattle Premises) Rules, 1978
Parliamentary Proceedings (Protection of Publication) Act, 1977
Parsi Marriage and Divorce Act, I936
Partition Act,1893
Partnership Act, 1932
Passport Entry Into India Act, 1920
Passport Rules, 1980
Passports Act, 1967
Patents Act, 1970 [with latest amendments]
Patents Rules, 1972
Payment of Bonus Act, 1965
Poisons Act, 1919
Police Act, 1888
Police Forces (Restriction of Rights) Act, 1966
Powers of Attorney Act,1882
Prasar Bharati (Broadcasting Corporation of India) Act, 1990
Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Act, 1994
Press and Registration of Books Act, 1867
Press Council Act, 1965
Press and Registration Appellate Board (Practice and Procedure) Order, 1961
Prevention and Control of Infectious and Contagious Diseases in Animals Act, 2009


Prevention and Control of Infectious and Contagious Diseases in Animals Act, 2009


Registration Of Foreigners Act, 1939
Right To Information Act, 2005
Redressal Of Public Grievances Rules, 1998
Rajiv Gandhi University Act, 2006
Rajya Sabha Secretariat Right To Information (Regulation Of Fee And Cost) Rules, 2005
Recovery of Debts Due to Banks and Financial Institutions Act, 1993
Recycled Plastics Manufacture and Usage Rules, 1999
Regional Rural Banks Act, 1976
Registration Act, 1908
Registration of Foreigners Act, 1939
Registration of Foreigners Rules, 1992
Registration of Newspaper (Central) Rules, 1956
Religious Endowments Act, 1863
Religious Institutions (Prevention of Misuse) Act, 1988
Religious Societies Act, 1880
Repatriation of Prisoners Act, 2003
Representation of the People Act, 1950
Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 [with latest amendments]
Reserve Bank of India (Amendment) Act, 2006
Reserve Bank (Transfer to Public Ownership) Act, 1948
Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009
Right to Information Act, 2005


Securities Contracts (Regulation) Amendment Act, 1959
Securities Contracts (Regulation) Rules, 1957
Seeds Act, 1966
Service Tax (Advance Rulings) Rules, 2003
Special Economic Zones Act, 2005
Special Marriage Act, 1954
Specific Relief Act, 1963
Spirituous Preparations (Inter-State Trade and Commerce) Control Act, 1955
Standards of Weights and Measures (Enforcement) Act, 1985
Standards of Weights and Measures Act, 1976
State Bank of India (Amendment) Act, 2007
State Emblem of India (Prohibition of Improper Use) Act, 2005
Sugar Cess Act, 1982
Sugar Development Fund Act, 1982
Suits Valuation Act, 1887
Suppression of Unlawful Acts against Safety of Civil Aviation Act, 1982


Transfer Of Prisoners Act, 1950
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Contributory Provident Fund) Rules, 2003
Telegraph Wires (Unlawful Possession) Act, 1950 [With latest amendment]
Terrorist Affected Areas (Special Courts) Act, 1984
Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act, 1987
Trade Marks Act, 1999 [With latest amendment]
Trade and Merchandise Marks Act, 1958
Trade Unions Act, 1926
Transfer of Prisoners Act, 1950
Transplantation of Human Organs Act, 1994 [With latest amendment]


UNCITRAL Conciliation Rules, 1980
Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 [With Latest Amendments]
Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act, 2004
Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act, 2008
Unorganised Workers' Social Security Act, 2008
Urban land (Ceiling and Regulation) Act, 1976
Urban Land (Ceiling and Regulation) Repeal Act, 1999
Uttar Pradesh Gangsters and Anti-Social Activities (Prevention) Act, 1986
Uttar Pradesh State Legislature (Delegation of Powers) Act, 1995


Voluntary Deposits (Immunities and Exemptions) Act, 1991


Women's And Children's Institutions (Licensing) Act, 1956
Wakf Act, 1995
Warehousing (Development and Regulation) Act, 2007
Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Cess Act, 1977 [With Latest Amendments]
Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Cess (Amendment) Act, 2003
Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Rules, 1975
Weekly Holidays Act, 1942
Working Journalists (Fixation of Rates of Wages) Act, 1958
Workmen’s Compensation Rules, 1924
Works of Licensees Rules, 2006


Works of Licensees Rules, 2006


Works of Licensees Rules, 2006


Works of Licensees Rules, 2006


  1. Indian Law Bare Acts | Free Online Access + PDF Downloads, posted on Geek Upd8, thanks to Advocate Lekhraj Sharma, Narayan Dutt, Pragya Gupta, Jaswinder Singh Jhinjer, Doma Lepcha. For Quick Access -

  2. Jambunatha Radhakrishnan15 March 2013 at 19:50

    Thank you Sri.Puneet for the helpful information.

  3. Rajesh Kulkarni15 March 2013 at 19:51

    a supportive advocate brother role played by you...... thanks Puneet ji

  4. My pleasure Sir. I hope everyone out there can use the resources that are available for everyone but only few are using them. Share and help our fellows.

  5. Thanks brother for your valuable information to our legal fraternity.

  6. DigvijayMote- Justice Investigator15 March 2013 at 20:09

    Dear Puneet, I admire your zeal & Patriotism. Pl do keep it up

  7. Suryaprakash Tripathi16 March 2013 at 21:00

    very good job n very valuable , keep the good work going . Advocate s.p.tripahti

  8. Dear Puneet,
    Well done. Your Website now looks more useful.

  9. Heartiest Congratulations Puneet Ji....on having such a site....which really will prove itself to be a mile stone for the legal/law system....... and obviously for providing such valuable information to the legal fraternity as Mr. Ashok Kumar said......Keep it up......

  10. thank you sir , can please update income tax act 1961 too thank you



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