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Section 61 - Presentment for acceptance, Section 62 - Presentment of promissory note for sight : Negotiable Instruments Act 1881

 

 

What is Presentment for acceptance? What is Presentment of promissory note for sight? Presentment for acceptance and Presentment of promissory note for sight are defined under Section 61 and 62 of Negotiable Instruments Act 1881

Section 61 of Negotiable Instruments Act 1881: "Presentment for acceptance Presentment of promissory note for sight"

A bill of exchange payable after sight must, if no time or place is specified therein for presentment, be presented to the drawee thereof for acceptance, if he can, after reasonable search, be found, by a person entitled to demand acceptance, within a reasonable time after it is drawn, and in business hours on a business day. In default of such presentment, no party thereto is liable thereon to the person making such default. If the drawee cannot, after reasonable search, be found, the bill is dishonoured.

If the bill is directed to the drawee at a particular place, it must be presented at that place; and if at the due date for presentment he cannot, after reasonable search, be found there, the bill is dishonoured.
Where authorized by agreement or usage, a presentment through the post office by means of a registered letter is sufficient.

 

Section 62 of Negotiable Instruments Act 1881: "Presentment for acceptance Presentment of promissory note for sight"

A promissory note, payable at a certain period after sight, must be presented to the maker thereof for sight (if he can after reasonable search be found) by a person entitled to demand payment, within a reasonable time after it is made and in business hours on a business day. In default of such presentment, no party thereto is liable thereon to the person making such default.

 

Negotiable Instruments Act 1881

CHAPTER V
OF PRESENTMENT

Section 61 - Presentment for acceptance

Section 62 - Presentment of promissory note for sight

Section 63 - Drawee's time for deliberation

Section 64 - Presentment for payment

Section 65 - Hours for presentment

Section 66 - Presentment for payment of instrument payable after date or sight

 

 

Section 67 - Presentment for payment of promissory note payable by installments

Section 68 - Presentment for payment of instrument payable at specified place and not elsewhere

Section 69 - Instrument payable at specified place

Section 70 - Presentment where no exclusive place specified

 

 

Section 71 - Presentment when maker, etc., has no known place of business or residence

Section 72 - Presentment of cheque to charge drawer

Section 73 - Presentment of cheque to charge any other person

Section 74 - Presentment of instrument payable on demand

Section 75 - Presentment by or to agent, representative of deceased, or assignee of insolvent

Section 75A - Excuse for delay in presentment for acceptance or payment

 

 

Section 76 - When presentment unnecessary

Section 77 - Liability of banker for negligently dealing with bill presented for payment

CHAPTER VI
OF PAYMENT AND INTEREST

Section 78 - To whom payment should be made

Section 79 - Interest when rate specified

Section 80 - Interest when no rate specified

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