service of notice on the respondent – Rule 2 (b) Order XXIX of Code of Civil Procedure 1908, service by leaving it or sending it by post addressed to the corporation at the registered office, or if there is no registered office then at the place where the corporation carries on business is self sufficient service, is permitted by law.

service of notice on the respondent – Rule 2 (b) Order XXIX of Code of Civil Procedure 1908, service by leaving it or sending it by post addressed to the corporation at the registered office, or if there is no registered office then at the place where the corporation carries on business is self sufficient service, is permitted by law.

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Rule 2 Order XXIX of Code of Civil Procedure 1908 is extracted as hereunder:- Rule 2 Order XXIX of Code of Civil Procedure 1908 “Service on corporation” Subject to any statutory provision regulating service of process, where the suit is against a corporation, the summons may be served. 2 (a) on the secretary, or on any director, or other principal officer of the corporation, (or) (b) by leaving it or sending it by post addressed to the corporation at the registered office, or if there is no registered office then at the place where the corporation carries on business. 4. The dispute is only with regard to service of notice on the respondent, but the order impugned in the Civil Revision Petition is contrary to Rule 2 (b) Order XXIX of Code of Civil Procedure 1908, service by leaving it or sending it by post addressed to the corporation at the registered office, or if there is no registered office then at the place where the corporation carries on business is self sufficient service, is permitted by law. 5. Here, the petitioner complied with the procedure prescribed under the Rule 2 (b) Order XXIX of Code of Civil Procedure 1908 by sending notice to the registered office. Proof of service on the registered office is also placed on record, but still the Special Judge for trial of Commercial Disputes held that the service is not sufficient and ordered fresh notice. The impugned order is apparently illegal and contrary to Rule 2 (b) Order XXIX of Code of Civil Procedure 1908. On this ground alone the order is liable to be set aside.

In view of our discussion the order under challenge is illegal and contrary to Rule 2 (b) Order XXIX of Code of Civil Procedure 1908 and such order was passed by the Special Judge for trial of Commercial Disputes, exceeding his jurisdiction. Hence, the order impugned in this Civil Revision Petition is liable to be set asidewhile holding that the service of notice on the respondent is sufficient, and the Special Judge for trial of Commercial Disputes is directed to proceed in accordance with law.