Part IV

Amendment to the Indian Evidence Act, 1872  (1 of 1872)

Inserted vide ITAA 2008

 
    In the Indian Evidence Act, 1872, -  
(a) Amendment of Section 3  in section 3 relating to interpretation clause, in the paragraph appearing at the end, for the words "digital signature" and "Digital Siganture Certificate", the words "Electronic signature" and "Electronic Signature Certificate" shall be respectively substituted  
(b) Insertion oof new section 45 A

Opinion of Examiner of Electronic Evidence

45A: When in a proceeding, the Court has to form an opinion on any matter relating to any information transmitted or stored in any computer resource or any other electronic or digital form, the opinion of the Examiner of Electronic Evidence referred to in section 79A of the Information Technology Act, 2000, is a relevant fact.

Explanation: For the purposes of this section, an Examiner of Electronic Evidence shall be an expert

 
(c) Amendmentof Section 47 A in section 47A,-

(i) for the words "digital signature", the words "electronic signature" shall be substituted

(ii) for the words "Digital Siganture Certificate", the words "Electronic Signature Certificate" shall be substituted.

 
(d) Amendment of Section 67A in section 67 A,-

 for the words "digital signature", the words "electronic signature" shall be substituted

 
(e) Amendment of section 85A in section 85A,

 for the words "digital signature", wherever they occur, the words "electronic signature" shall be substituted

 
(f) Amendment of section 85B in section 85B,-

for the words "digital signature", wherever they occur, the words "electronic signature" shall be substituted

 
(g) Amendment of section 85C in section 85C,

for the words "Digital Siganture Certificate", the words "Electronic Signature Certificate" shall be substituted

 
(h) Amendment of section 90 A in section 90A,

 the words "digital signature", at both places where they occur, the words "electronic signature" shall be substituted