General and Commercial Law GCL Syllabus & chapter wise Notes

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 . . .


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.


Interpretation of Statutes

Need for interpretation of a statute; general principles of interpretation – internal and external aids to interpretation; primary and other rules.


An Overview of Law relating to Specific Relief; Arbitration and Conciliation; Torts; Limitation and Evidence.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Criminal Procedure Code

Offences; mens rea, cognizable and non-cognizable offences, bail, continuing offences, searches, limitation for taking cognizance of certain offences.


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.

General and Commercial Law GCL Notes :

1. Click the below link to download GCL Chapter 3 – Law Relating to Arbitration & Conciliation

2. Click the below link to download GCL Chapter 3 – Law Relating to Limitaion Act

3. Click the below link to download GCL Chapter 10 – Right to Information RTI Act


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