Section 9   [ View Judgements ]

Service of notice, etc


(1) All documents, including notices and orders required by this Act or any rule or regulation made thereunder, to be served upon any person shall be deemed to be duly served, -



(a) where a document is to be served on a Government department, railway, local authority, statutory authority, company, corporation, society or other body, if the document is addressed to the head of the Government department, General Manager of the railway, Secretary or Principal Officer of the local authority, statutory authority, company, corporation, society or any other body, at its principal, branch, local or registered office, as the case may be, and is either, -



(i) sent by registered post to such office; or



(ii) delivered at such office;



(b) where the person to be served is a partnership firm and if the document is addressed to such firm at its principal place of business, identifying it by the name or style under which its business is carried on, and is either, -



(i) sent by registered post to such office; or



(ii) delivered at the said place of business;



(c) in any other case, if the document is addressed to the person to be served, and, -



(i) is given or tendered to him; or



(ii) if such person cannot be found, is affixed on some conspicuous part of his last known place of residence or business, or is given or tendered to some adult member of his family or is affixed on some conspicuous part of the land or building to which it relates; or



(iii) is sent by registered post to that person.



(2) Any document which is required or authorised to be served on the owner or occupier of any land or building may be, addressed "the owner" or "the occupier", as the case may be of that land or building (naming or describing that land or building) without further name or description and shall be deemed to be duly served, -



(a) if the document so addressed is sent or delivered in accordance with clause (c) of sub-section (1); or



(b) if the document so addressed or a copy thereof so addressed, is delivered to some person on the land or building.



(3) Where a document is served on a partnership firm in accordance with this section, the document shall be deemed to have been served on each partner of such firm.



(4) For the purpose of enabling any documents to be served on the owner of any property, the Planning Authority may, by notice in writing, require the occupier (if any), of the property to state the name and address of the owner thereof.



(5) Where the person on whom a document is to be served is a minor, the service upon his guardian or any adult member of his family shall be deemed to be service upon the minor.



Explanation:-A domestic servant is not a member of the family within the meaning of this section.



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