Section 76 in The Negotiable Instruments Act

Title: When presentment unnecessary

Description: o presentment for payment is necessary, and the instrument is dishonoured at the due date for presentment, in any of the following cases:-- (a) if the maker, drawee or acceptor intentionally prevents the presentment of the instrument, or, if the instrument being payable at his place of business, he closes such place on a business day during the usual business hours, or, if the instrument being payable at some other specified place, neither he nor any person authorized to pay it attends at such place during the usual business hours, or, if the instrument not being payable at any specified place, he cannot after due search be found; (b) as against any party sought to be charged therewith, if he has engaged to pay notwithstanding non-presentment; (c) as against any party if, after maturity, with knowledge that the instrument has not been presented-- he makes a part payment on account of the amount due on the instrument, or promises to pay the amount due thereon in whole or in part, or otherwise waives his right to take advantage of any default in presentment for payment; (d) as against the drawer, if the drawer could not suffer damage from the want of such presentment.

Title: Liability of banker for negligently dealing with bill presented for payment

Description: When a bill of exchange, accepted payable at a specified bank, has been duly presented there for payment and dishonoured, if the banker so negligently or improperly keeps, deals with or delivers back such bill as to cause loss to the holder, he must compensate the holder for such loss

Title: To whom payment should be made

Description: Subject to the provisions of section 82, clause (c), payment of the amount due on a promissory note, bill of exchange or cheque must, in order to discharge the maker or acceptor, be made to the holder of the instrument.

Title:  Interest when rate specified

Description: When interest at a specified rate is expressly made payable on a promissory note or bill of exchange, interest shall be calculated at the rate specified, on the amount of the principal money due thereon, from the date of the instrument, until tender or realization of such amount, or until such date after the institution of a suit to recover such amount as the Court directs

Title: Interest when no rate specified

Description: When no rate of interest is specified in the instrument, interest on the amount due thereon shall, 1[notwithstanding any agreement relating to interest between any parties to the instrument], be calculated at the rate of 2[eighteen per centum] per annum, from the date at which the same ought to have been paid by the party charged, until tender or realization of the amount due thereon, or until such date after the institution of a suit to recover such a mount as the Court directs. Explanation.-- When the party charged is the indorser of an instrument dishonoured by non-payment he is liable to pay interest only from the time that he receives notice of the dishonour. 1. Subs. by Act 30 of 1926, s. 2, for except in cases provided for by the Code of Civil Procedure, s. 532. 2. Subs. by Act 66 of 1988, s. 2, for six per centum (w.e.f. 30-12-1988).

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