Section 80: Interest when no rate specified

The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881

Chapter- VI Of Payment and Interest

Section 80: Interest when no rate specified.

80. When no rate of interest is specified in the instrument, interest on the amount due thereon shall, 1[notwithstanding any agreement relating to interest between any parties to the instrument], be calculated at the rate of 2[eighteen per centum] per annum, from the date at which the same ought to have been paid by the party charged, until tender or realization of the amount due thereon, or until such date after the institution of a suit to recover such a mount as the Court directs.

Explanation.—When the party charged is the indorser of an instrument dishonoured by non payment, he is liable to pay interest only from the time that he receives notice of the dishonour.


1. Subs. by Act 30 of 1926, s. 2, for “except in cases provided for by the Code of Civil Procedure, s. 532”.

2. Subs. by Act 66 of 1988, s. 2, for “six per centum” (w.e.f. 30-12-1988).


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