Short title "Religious Endowments Act, 1863". See the Indian Short Titles Act XIV of 1897.
This Act has been repealed in Tamil Nadu as to Hindu Religious Institutions and Endowments by the Tamil Nadu as to Hindu Religious Institutions and Endowments by the Tamil Nadu Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Act XIX of 1951 and the Tamil Nadu Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Act XXII of 1959, and in Orissa by the Orissa Hindu Religious Endowments Act, 1939.
The Act shall not apply to any religious trust in the State of Bihar-Bihar Act I of 1951.
This Act has been extended to Kanara by Bombay Act VII of 1865, which was specially passed for that purpose, see Bom.Code,
The Act has been declared by Notification under Section 3(a) of the Scheduled Districts Act XIV of 1874, to be in force in the following Scheduled Districts, namely:-
The Districts of Hazaribagh, Lohardaga (now the Ranchi District), and Manbhum and Pargana Dhalbhum,; and the Kolhan in the District of Singhbhum; the Scheduled portion of the Mirzapur District in Ganjam and Vizagapatam; Assam (except the North Lushai Hills).
It has been extended by Notification under Section 5 of the Scheduled Districts Act, 1874, to the following Scheduled Districts, namely,-Kumaon and Garhwal; the Tarai of the province of Agra and Ajmer and Merwara.
It has now been extended to the Union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli by Regn. 6 of 1963.