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"
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"
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 copies.