Indian Evidence Act, 1872- Flow Chart, Ch.-1 Preliminary

Indian EvidenceAct Flow Chart

Indian Evidence Act,1872 Flow Chart

Indian Evidence Act, 1872 an introduction

Indian Evidence Act, 1872 – Act No. 1 of 1872

Enacted Date- 15th March 1872 ( Received the G. –G’s assent )

Enforcement Date – 1st Sept. 1872.

Father of Indian Evidence Act – Sir James Fitz- James Stephen

It is devided in three Parts

There are 11 Chapters and 167 Sections

Part – 1 Relevancy of Facts ( Ch. 1- Ch.2)Part – II  On Proof ( Ch. 3 – Ch. 6)Part –III Production and Effect of Evidence ( Ch. 7 – Ch. 11)
Ch. – 1 Preliminary (Sec. 1-4)  Ch. – III Facts which need not be proved ( Sec. 56 -58)    Ch. – VII Of the Burden of Proof ( Sec. 101 – 114A)
Ch. -2 Of the Relevancy of Facts ( Sec. 5 – 55)          Ch. – IV  Of Oral Evidence ( Sec. 59-60)    Ch. VIII Estoppel ( Sec. 115-117)
 Ch. – V Of Documentary Evidence ( Sec. 61 – 90A)Ch. IX Of Witnesses ( Sec. 118 – 134)
 Ch. – VI Of the Exclusion of Oral by Documentary EvidenceCh. X Of the Examination of Witnesses ( Sec. 135 – 166)
  Ch. XI Of Improper admission rejection of Evidence

Indian Evidence Act Chapter – 1 Preliminary

Section -1

Short title. –– This Act may be called the Indian Evidence Act, 1872.

Extent. ––

  • It extends to the whole of India.

( including J & K by the J & K Reorganisation Act, 2019  w.e.f. 31-10-2019)

  • The Act applies to all judicial proceedings in a court including court martials other than courts martial convened under the Army Act, the Naval Discipline Act, the Air force Act
  • It does not apply on affidavits presented to any Court or Officer and to any proceedings before arbitrator.  

Commencement of Act.––

  • The Act came into force on September 1, 1872.

Section -2 [Repeal of enactments.] –– Rep. by the Repealing Act, 1938 (1 of 1938), s. 2 and Schedule.

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