Limitation Act, 1963 – Section wise Bare Act

The Limitation Act, 1963

Part-I Preliminary

Section-1 Short title, extent and commencement
Section-2 Definitions

Part-II Limitation of Suits, Appeals and Applications

Section-3 Bar of limitation
Section-4 Expiry of prescribed period when court is closed
Section-5 Extension of prescribed period in certain cases
Section-6 Legal disability
Section-7 Disability of one of several persons
Section-8 Special exceptions
Section-9 Continuous running of time
Section-10 Suits against trustees and their representatives
Section-11 Suits on contracts entered into outside the territories to which the Act extends

Part-III Computation of Period of Limitation

Section-12 Exclusion of time in legal proceedings
Section-13 Exclusion of time in cases where leave to sue or appeal as a pauper is applied for
Section-14 Exclusion of time of proceeding bona fide in court without jurisdiction
Section-15 Exclusion of time In certain other cases
Section-16 Effect of death on or before the accrual of the right to sue
Section-17 Effect of fraud or mistake
Section-18 Effect of acknowledgment in writing
Section-19 Effect of payment on account of debt or of interest on legacy
Section-20 Effect of acknowledgment or payment by another person
Section-21 Effect of substituting or adding new plaintiff or defendant
Section-22 Continuing breaches and torts
Section-23 Suits for compensation for acts not actionable without special damage
Section-24 Computation of time mentioned in instruments

Part-IV Acquisition of Ownership by Possession

Section-25 Acquisition of easements by prescription
Section-26 Exclusion in favour of reversioner of servient tenement
Section-27 Extinguishment of right to property

Part-V Miscellaneous

Section-28 Repealed by the Repealing and Amending Act, 1974
Section-29 Savings
Section-30 Provision for suits, etc., for which the prescribed period is shorter than the period prescribed by the Indian Limitation Act, 1908
Section-30A Provision for suits, etc., for which the prescribed period is shorter than the period prescribed by the Limitation Act, samvat 1995
Section-31 Provisions as to barred or pending suits, etc.
Section-32 Repealed by the Repealing and Amending Act, 1974


Schedule of Periods of Limitation

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