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Section 3 of Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996

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Section 3 of Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 deals with 'Receipt of written communications'.

From the Act

(1) Unless otherwise agreed by the parties,-

(a) any written communication is deemed to have been received if it is delivered to the addressee personally or at his place of business, habitual residence or mailing address, and

(b) if none of the places referred to in clause (a) can be found after making a reasonable inquiry, a written communication is deemed to have been received if it is sent to the addressee's last known place of business, habitual residence or mail* address by registered letter or by any other means which provides a record of the attempt to deliver it.

(2) The communication is deemed to have been received on the day it is so delivered.

(3) This section does not apply to written communications in respect of proceedings of any judicial authority.

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