The General Clauses Act, 1897
Powers and Functionaries
Section 17: Substitution of functionaries.
17. (1) In any 1[Central Act] or Regulation made after the commencement of this Act, it shall be sufficient, for the purpose of indicating the application of a law to every person or number of persons for the time being executing the functions of an office, to mention the official title of the officer at present executing the functions, or that of the officer by whom the functions are commonly executed.
(2) This section applies also to all 2[Central Acts] made after the third day of January, 1868, and to all Regulations made on or after the fourteenth day of January, 1887.
1. Subs. by the A.O. 1937, for “Act of the Governor General in Council”
2. Subs. by the A.O. 1937, for “Acts of the Governor General in Council”.
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