Name of the Act– The Indian Evidence Act (act number 1 of 1872)
(Meaning of Evidence- PROOF; SABOOT)
Year the Indian Evidence Act Act was passed– 1872
Date the Indian Evidence Act was enacted(meaning passed)– 15 March 1872
Date the Indian Evidence Act was commenced(meaning begin; come into action)– 1 September 1872
Origin of the Indian Evidence Act– The Indian Evidence Act was originally passed by The Imperial Legislative Council during the British Raj.
Main Motto of the Indian Evidence Act– TO SET A FIXED RULE FOR ALL, REGARDING THE ADMISSIBILITY OF EVIDENCE IN INDIAN COURTS. (Click here to read in detail. Link will open in new tab)
Total Number of Parts in the Indian Evidence Act– 3
Total Number of Chapters in the Indian Evidence Act– 11
Total Number of Sections in the Indian Evidence Act– 167
Applicability of the Indian Evidence Act– The Indian Evidence Act is applicable to all judicial proceedings in the court. It is also applicable in court martial.
However, The Indian Evidence Act is NOT applicable on affidavits(a written statement confirmed by oath or affirmation, for use as evidence in court) and arbitration(use of arbitrator to settle a dispute)
*Meaning of arbitrator- an independent person or body officially appointed to settle a dispute.
Latest Amendment– Year 2013
Notes regarding The Indian Evidence Act–
-The act was introduced in year 1872. India gained independence from Britishers in 1947. Also the united British India was divided into two different countries-India and Pakistan.
After 15 August 1947 The Indian Evidence Act continued to be in force in India(except Jammu & Kashmir) as well as Pakistan. But in year 1984 Pakistan repealed(annulled; declared invalid) this act and replaced it with ‘The Evidence Order’ also know by the urdu name “Qanun-e-Shahadat”
THE INDIAN EVIDENCE ACT CONTINUES TO BE IN FORCE IN INDIA.
-This act is mainly based on the work of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen who was an English lawyer, judge and a writer. At times he is called as THE FATHER OF THE INDIAN EVIDENCE ACT.