A lawyer with seven years of experience who is “a reference disabled person” can apply for appointment as a notary.
The Center notified the Regulation on Notaries (Amendment), 2021, which inserts the following clause in Rule 3 of the Regulation on Notaries, 1956.
“” (ac) a person with a reference disability as defined in clause (r) of section 2 of the Disability Rights Act 2016 (49 of 2016), who has been practicing for at least seven years, as a lawyer. “
“Person with a benchmark disability” means a person with at least forty percent. a specified disability when the specified disability has not been defined in measurable terms and includes a person with a disability where the specified disability has been defined in measurable terms, as certified by the certifying authority;
Here are the required qualifications for appointment as a notary:
- A person had been practicing for at least ten years,
- A person belonging to tribes of the listed castes and tribes and other backward classes had practiced for at least seven years
- A woman who had practiced for at least seven years as a lawyer, or
- He had been a member of the Indian Legal Services under the central government,
- He had been at least ten years, – (i) member of the judicial service; or (ii) served in a central or state government requiring special knowledge of law after registering as a lawyer; or (iii) held a position within the Department of the Judge Advocate General or the Legal Department of the Armed Forces.
The central government and the state government may appoint notaries to perform the following functions:
- a) verify, authenticate, certify or attest the performance of any instrument;
- (b) present any promissory note, Monday or bill of exchange for acceptance or payment or require better security;
- (c) note or protest the refusal by non-acceptance or non-payment of any promissory note, monday or bill of exchange or protest for better security or prepare deeds of honor under the Act on negotiable instruments, 1881 (XXVI of 1881), or signify such a note or protest;
- (d) record and draft the ship’s claim, the ship’s claim or the demurrage and other commercial matters claim;
- (e) administer an oath to any person or receive an affidavit;
- (f) prepare land and respondent obligations, charter parties and other commercial documents;
- (g) prepare, attest or authenticate any instrument intended to take effect in any country or place outside India in a form and language conforming to the law of the place where such act is authorized to operate;
- (h) translate and verify the translation of any document from one language to another;
- (ha) act as commissioner to register evidence in any civil or criminal proceedings if requested by a court or authority;
- (hb) act as arbitrator, mediator or conciliator, if necessary;
- (i) any other prescribed act.
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