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General Clauses Act, 1897

Chapter: I
Section 1 : Short title
Section 2 : Repealed by the Repealing and Amending Act, 1903 (1 of 1903)
Chapter: II
General Definitions
Section 3 : Definitions
Section 4 : Application of foregoing definitions to previous enactments
Section 4A : Application of Certain definitions to Indian Laws
Chapter: III
General Rules of Construction
Section 5 : Coming into operation of enactments
Section 6 : Effect of repeal
Section 6A : Repeal of Act making textual amendment in Act or Regulation
Section 7 : Revival of repealed enactments
Section 8 : Construction of references to repealed enactments
Section 9 : Commencement and termination of time
Section 10 : Computation of time
Section 11 : Measurement of distances
Section 12 : Duty to be taken pro rata in enactments
Section 13 : Gender and number
Chapter: IV
Powers and Functionaries
Section 14 : Powers conferred to be exercisable from time to time
Section 15 : Power to appoint to include power to appoint ex offico
Section 16 : Power to appoint to include power to suspend or dismiss
Section 17 : Substitution of functionaries
Section 18 : Successors
Section 19 : Official chiefs and subordinates
Chapter: V
Provisions as to orders, rules, etc., made under enactments
Section 20 : Construction of notifications, etc., issued under enactments
Section 21 : Power to issue, to include power to add to, amend, vary or rescind notifications, orders, rules or bye-laws
Section 22 : Making of rules or bye-laws and issuing of orders between passing and commencement of enactment
Section 23 : Provisions applicable to making of rules or bye-laws after previous publication
Section 24 : Continuation of orders, etc., issued under enactments repealed and re-enacted
Chapter: VI
Section 25 : Recovery of fines
Section 26 : Provision as to offences punishable under two or more enactments
Section 27 : Meaning of service by post
Section 28 : Citation of enactments
Section 29 : Saving for previous enactments, rules and bye-laws
Section 30 : Application of Act to Ordinances