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Legislation: India

Subjects: Law, Law - Foreign Law

Indian legislation

Holders of an Oxford SSO should use a subscription database as their source for modern/current legislation.

For historic versions of pre-independence legislation they should see if LLMC-digital has scanned it.

For historical research try

Indian legislation can be found in the following print series in the Law Library:

AIR manual [All India reporter] (1969)  Arranged alphabetically. (22 vols)

Cw India 30

Current Indian statutes – this series includes union and state legislation (1965 - )

Cw India 10


 It is also available online from the following sources:

Citations to Indian statutes

Finding your way around an Indian act

  As you might expect, there are some similaraties between Indian and UK Act structure.

  • Firstl you have the short title of the Act (e.g. National Jute Board Act), which is used in citations, followed by the number and year, and the date it came into force.
  • This is then followed by the longer title (not normally used) and preamble.
  • The Act is divided into sections and subsections, which can be searched for in databases such as Manupatra.