Notary Public appointed state/UT wise in years 2018, 2019 and 2020 and steps being taken to appoint notaries against the vacancies
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LAW AND JUSTICE
DEPARTMENT OF LEGAL AFFAIRS
LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 368
TO BE ANSWERED ON WEDNESDAY 03.02.2021
368. SHRI HEMANT TUKARAM GODSE:
Will the Minister of LAW AND JUSTICE be pleased to state:
(a) the total number of notary public appointed by the Union Government in the last three years, State/UT wise;
(b) whether the services of these Notary Advocates are for a specific period/years and their services are to be renewed after their term ends and if so, the details thereof;
(c) the number of certificates of notaries that have been renewed during the last three years and the current year, State/Court-wise;
(d) whether there is adequate number of notaries in proportion to the population in the country and if so, the details thereof;
(e) whether proposals for appointment of notaries in various States are pending with the Union Government and if so, the details and the present status thereof, State/UT-wise; and
(f) the other steps taken/being taken by the Government to appoint the notaries against the vacancies available in various States/UTs in the country?
ANSWER MINISTER OF LAW & JUSTICE, COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (SH. RAVI SHANKAR PRASAD)
(a) The tabulated details of the total number of Notary Public appointed state/UT wise in years 2018, 2019 and 2020 are given below-
|Sl.No.||State||No. Notaries appointed in 2018||No. Notaries appointed in 2019||No. Notaries appointed in 2020|
|1||Andaman & Nicobar||0||0||0|
|9||Dadra & Nagar Haveli||0||0||0|
|10||Daman & Diu||0||0||0|
|16||Jammu & Kashmir||0||0||0|
(b) Section 5 of the Notaries Act, 1952 provides for entry of names in the Register as prescribed under section 4 and issue or renewal of Certificates of Practice for a period of five years at a time. Under Section 5(2) of the Notaries Act subsequent renewal is for a period of five years at a time which is a continuing process.
(c) The tabulated details of Certificates renewed State/UT wise are given below-
|Sl.No.||State||No. of Certificates Renewed in 2018||No. of Certificates Renewed in 2019||No. of Certificates Renewed in 2020|
|1||Andaman & Nicobar||Nil||Nil||Nil|
|9||Dadra & Nagar Haveli||Nil||Nil||Nil|
|10||Daman & Diu||Nil||Nil||Nil|
|16||Jammu & Kashmir||Nil||Nil||Nil|
(d) In terms of Schedule appended to the Notaries Rules, 1956, the details of maximum number of Notaries to be appointed by the Central Government and maximum number of Notaries to be appointed by the State Government or UT Administration are given. Thus, separate Quotas for Central Government Notaries/State Government and UT are given. These Quotas are periodically revised in view of number of applications from various States and UT’s. The law Departments of State/UT Governments also forward requests for enhancement of their quotas in respective States/UT’s and their quotas are also increased. Thus, there are adequate number of notaries in proportion to the population in the country.
(e) The Notary Section is in receipt of ONLINE applications from aspirant candidates from various States/UTs for appointment of notaries. These applications
will be scrutinized from the point of view of eligibility criteria prescribed in the Notaries Act, 1952. Thereafter, the decisions for holding of interviews in these States/UTs will be taken by the appropriate government.
(f) Notary Cell of this Department receives online applications for appointment of Notaries, which is an ongoing exercise. These online applications are being scrutinized from the point of view of eligibility criteria prescribed under the provisions Notaries Act, 1952. It is pertinent to submit that in the year 2018-2019, a total of 8957 Notaries were appointed in various States/UT’s.