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Civil Proceedings Evidence Act, 1965 (Act No. 25 of 1965)

Part IV : Documentary Evidence (General Provisions)

19. Production of official documents


(1) No original document in the custody or under the control of any State official by virtue of his office, shall be produced in evidence in any civil proceedings except upon the order of the head of the department in whose custody or under whose control such document is or of any officer in the service of the State authorized by such head.


(2) Any such document may be produced in evidence by any person authorized by the person ordering the production thereof.