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How to refer to Chapters and sections?

An Act comprises of many Chapters, each of which have a unique title and a unique set of sections.
Chapters are always made in Roman-numeric notation, in a sequence beginning with ‘I’, viz Chapter I, Chapter II, Chapter III, and so on. Now when new Chapter is inserted in an existing Act, the most appropriate place where is to be inserted is identified, and as all Roman-numeric notations are already in a sequence, the reference to this new Chapter is made in a hyphenated combination of a Roman-numeric notation and an alphabet, viz Chapter VI-A, Chapter X-A, and so on.
Wherever a new Chapter is required to be inserted between two Chapters, say between Chapter VI and Chapter VII, they are inserted as: [<Chapter notation> <hyphen> <an alphabet>]. See Chapter VI-A, Chapter VI-B, Chapter X-A, and so on.
On the other hand, when a new Act is passed, sections within it are always referred with a numeric notation, in a sequence beginning with ‘1’, viz section 1, section 2, section 3, and so on. Now when a new section is inserted to an existing Act, it becomes important to insert it at the most appropriate place, but as all numeric notations are already in a sequence, the reference to this new section is made with an alphanumeric notation, instead of a numeric notation, viz section 5A, section 10A, and so on. In some cases such representation may lead to confusion. Imagine numeric 80 and alphabet ‘I’ written next to each other. It may be misread as 801. Therefore, such cases are hyphenated as 80-I. Section 80-IA, 80-IB, and 80-O are other examples of this special notation reference.
References to sections are never made within parentheses (i.e. brackets) whereas in the case of sub-sections or clauses or sub-clause or item or sub-item, parentheses are used.

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avnair on January 04 2016 12:43:27

That was great, Dada...
I knew this before... but putting this in this simple way. Hats off !!!

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Jitendra Kumar Verma on July 30 2016 12:25:07

Smile

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