Power of attorney and letter of authority cs professional drafting short notes
Ans.) As defined in Section 1A of the Powers of Attorney Act, 1882, “Powers of Attorney” include any instrument empowering a specified person to act for and in the name of the person executing it. A special authorization is essential for the attorney to use the name of the principal while executing an instrument, over and above the authority to act on his behalf. Thus a mere authority to act on behalf of another is not sufficient to constitute a power of attorney. (Mohan Lal Jain Vs. H.H. The Maharaja of S.M. Singh AIR 1962 SC 73) A „Letter of Authority? is also a sort of power of Attorney but is executed on plain paper and not on stamp paper. However, a „Letter of Authority? does not have the same force as that of „Power of Attorney?.