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Year : 1972

[Act No.20of 1972.]

[31 May 1972]

An Act to provide for the registration of architects and for matters connected therewith.

BE it enacted by Parliament in the Twenty-third Year of the Republic of India as follows:-



Section -1 Short title, extent and commencement.

(1) this Act may be called the Architects Act, 1972.

(2) It extends to the whole of India.

(3) It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.

Section -2 Definitions.

In this, Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-

(a) Architect means a person whose name is for the time being entered in the register;

(b) Council means the Council of Architecture constituted under section 3:

(c) Indian Institute of Architects means the Indian Institute of Architects registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 (21 of 1860)

(d) Recognized qualification means any qualification in architecture for the time being included in the Schedule or notified under section 15;

(e) Register means the register of architects maintained under section 23;

(f) Regulation means a regulation made under this Act by the Council;

(g) Rule means a rule made under this Act by the Central Government.


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