CS-EP:ModuleI:General & Commercial Laws

CS-EP:ModuleI:General & Commercial Laws

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CS - Executive Programme:Module I- General and Commercial Laws

   CS - Executive Programme : Module I - General and Commercial Laws

CS_EP :: Executive Programme

Paper 1 : General and Commercial Laws

[One paper: Three Hours – 100 marks]

Level of Knowledge :

Working knowledge.

Objective . . .

To provide to the students basic understanding of some of the general and commercial laws which have a bearing on the conduct of the corporate affairs.

Contents . . .


1. Constitution of India
  Broad framework of the Constitution of India; fundamental rights; directive principles of state policy; ordinance making powers of the President and the Governors; legislative powers of the Union and the States; freedom of trade, commerce and intercourse; constitutional provisions relating to State monopoly; judiciary; writ jurisdiction of High Courts and the Supreme Court; different types of writs - habeas corpus, mandamus, prohibition, quo warranto and certiorari; Concept of delegated legislation.
2. Interpretation of Statutes
  Need for interpretation of a statute; general principles of interpretation — internal and external aids to interpretation; primary and other rules.
3. An Overview of Law relating to Specific Relief; Arbitration and Conciliation; Torts; Limitation and Evidence.
4. Law relating to Transfer of Property
  Important definitions; movable and immovable property; properties which cannot be transferred; rule against perpetuities; lis pendens; provisions relating to sale, mortgage, charge, lease, gift and actionable claim.
5. Law relating to Stamps
  Methods of stamping; consequences of non-stamping and understamping; impounding of instruments; construction of instruments for determination of stamp duty payable; adjudication; allowance and refund; penal provisions.
6. Law relating to Registration of Documents
  Registrable documents - compulsory and optional; time and place of registration; consequences of non-registration; description of property; miscellaneous provisions.
7. Information Technology Law — An Overview
  Important terms under Information technology legislation; digital signatures; electronic records; certifying authority; digital signature certificate; Cyber Regulation Appellate Tribunal; offences and penalties.
8. Code of Civil Procedure
  Elementary knowledge of the structure of civil courts, their jurisdiction, basic understanding of certain terms - order, judgement and decree,stay of suits, res judicata, suits by companies, minors, basic understanding of summary proceedings, appeals, reference, review and revision.
9. Criminal Procedure Code
  Offences; mens rea, cognizable and non-cognizable offences, bail, continuing offences, searches, limitation for taking cognizance of certain offences.
10. Law relating to Right to Information
  Salient features of the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005; Objective; Public Authorities & their obligations ; Designation of Public Information Officers (PIO) and their Duties; Request for obtaining information; Exemption from disclosure; Who is excluded; Information Commissions (Central & State) and their powers; appellate authorities; penalties; jurisdiction of Courts; Role of Central/State Governments.







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