The Suopreme Court of India in Gurpreet Singh case discussed the modes of payment under decrees according to Order XXI of CPC. The court stated that in the case of execution of money decrees or award decrees, interest stops running on the amount deposited to the extent of the deposit.

    The court also stated that if there is a shortage in the amount deposited, the decree holder may be entitled to apply the rule of appropriation to the interest, costs, and then to the principal amount. However, the scheme does not allow for reopening of the satisfaction that has already occurred by the deposit.

    The court also discussed the process of payment of money under a decree, which can be made by deposit into the executing court, by postal money order or through a bank, or as directed by the court. The interest stops running from the date of notice of payment given to the decree holder. If the payment is made out of court, interest stops from the date of payment.

Suneja vs Dr.Manjeet Kaur .Judgement dated 31.01.23.


Sanjiv Narang Adv. is an Advocate on Record in the Supreme Court of India. His qualifications include an LLB from University of Delhi and a Masters degree in Personnel Management from Panjab University,Chandigarh.In his more than 3 decades of experience, he has practiced law at the District, High Court and Supreme Court levels.He also has more than a decade of experience in the field of Management. He is the author of two books namely Laws for Women in India and Innovation, Why What and How.