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What is General rules of succession in the case of males? What is Order of succession among heirs in the Schedule? Section 8 and 9 of Hindu Succession Act 1956

General rules of succession in the case of males and Order of succession among heirs in the Schedule are defined under section 8 and 9 of Hindu Succession Act 1956. Provisions under these Sections are:

Section 8 of Hindu Succession Act "General rules of succession in the case of males"

Section 8. The property of a male Hindu dying intestate shall devolve according to the provisions of this Chapter : -

(a) firstly, upon the heirs, being the relatives specified in class I of the Schedule;

(b) secondly, if there is no heir of class I, then upon the heirs, being the relatives specified in class II of the Schedule;

(c) thirdly, if there is no heir of any of the two classes, then upon the agnates of the deceased; and

(d) lastly, if there is no agnate, then upon the cognates of the deceased.

Section 9 of Hindu Succession Act "Order of succession among heirs in the Schedule"

Section 9. Among the heirs specified in the Schedule, those in class I shall take simultaneously and to the exclusion of all other heirs; those in the first entry in class II shall be preferred to those in the second entry; those in the second entry shall be preferred to those in the third entry; and so on in succession.

Hindu Succession Act 1956

What is Application of Act? What are Definitions and interpretations? Section 2 and 3 of Hindu Succession Act 1956

What is Overriding effect of Act? What is the meaning Act not to apply to certain properties? Section 4 and 5 of Hindu Succession Act 1956

What is Devolution of interest of coparcenary property? What is Devolution of interest in the property of a tarwad, tavazhi, kutumba, kavaru or illom? Section 6 and 7 of Hindu Succession Act 1956

What is General rules of succession in the case of males? What is Order of succession among heirs in the Schedule? Section 8 and 9 of Hindu Succession Act 1956

What is Distribution of property among heirs in class I of the Schedule? What is Distribution of property among heirs in class II of the Schedule? Section 10 and 11 of Hindu Succession Act 1956

What is Order of succession among agnates and cognates? What is Computation of degrees? Section 12 and 13 of Hindu Succession Act 1956

What is the meaning Property of a female Hindu to be her absolute property? What are General rules of succession in the case of female Hindus? Section 14 and 15 of Hindu Succession Act 1956

What is Order of succession and manner of distribution among heirs of a female Hindu? What are Special provisions respecting persons governed by marumakkattayam and aliyasantana laws? Section 16 and 17 of Hindu Succession Act 1956

What is Full Blood preferred to half blood? What is Mode of succession of two or more heirs? What is Right of child in womb? Section 18, 19 and 20 of Hindu Succession Act 1956 

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