What is Public documents Private documents Certified copies of public documents? Section 74, 75 and 76 of Indian Evidence Act 1872
Public documents, Private documents and Certified copies of public documents are defined under section 74, 75 and 76 of Indian Evidence Act 1872. Provisions under these sections are:
Section 74 of Evidence Act "Public documents"
The following documents are public documents :-
Section 75 of Evidence Act "Private documents"
All other documents are private
Section 76 of Evidence Act "Certified copies of public documents"
Every public officer having the custody of a public
document, which any person has a right to inspect, shall
give that person on demand a copy of it on payment of the
legal fees therefore, together with a certificate written at
the foot of such copy that it is a true copy of such
document of part thereof, as the case may be, and such
certificate shall be dated and subscribed by such document
of part thereof, as the case may be, and such certificate
shall be dated and subscribed by such officer with his name
and his name and his official title, and shall be sealed,
whenever such officer is authorized by law to make use of a
seal; and such copies so certified shall be called certified