The Indian Partnership Act, 1932

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The Indian Partnership Act, 1932
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Parliament of India

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Enacted by
Assented to

8 April 1932


1 October 1932 except section 69 which came into force on the 1st day of October 1933.

Status: In force

The Indian Partnership Act, 1932 was enacted in India in 1932.


Under section 44(d) of the Act, a suit can be filed against the managing partner for dissolution of the partnership firm.[1]

THE INDIAN PARTNERSHIP ACT’ 1932 Section.4 of the Indian Partnership Act, 1932 defines Partnership in the following terms: “ Partnership is the relation between persons who have agreed to share the profits of a business carried on by all or any of them acting for all.”

"Section 464 of the Companies Act, 2013 empowers the Center Government to prescribe maximum number of partners in a firm but the number of partners so prescribed cannot be more than 100.The Central Government has prescribed maximum number of partners in a firm to be 50 vide Rule 10 of the Companies (Miscellaneous) Rules,2014.Thus, in effect, a partnership firm cannot have more than 50 members".

General duties of Partners[2]

The Partners shall run the business of the firm to the highest level of common advantage by being true to each other. They have to be accountable to one another and provide complete information of all the aspects of the firm , to any other partner or their legal representatives.

Duty of indemnification

Each partner shall indemnify the firm for any loss that occurred due to a fraud, in the conduct of the business.


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