Stale cheques are date barred and Post Dated Cheques are given for a future
A Stale cheque is date barred one. Any cheque will necessarily have a
validity period, from the date of its issue. Once the current
date lies beyond the validity period, then the cheque becomes stale.
Assume Mr.A gives a cheque dated 1-Jun-2009 to Mr. B. In Indian
Scenario normal validity period is 6 months. Going by this, upto
30-Nov-2009, the cheque is valid and on 1-Dec-2009, the cheque becomes
A Post Dated Cheque means issuing a cheque today with a future date. In
the above example, Mr. A gives a cheque to Mr. B on 1-Jun-09 but the date on
the cheque is 30-Jun-09, then till 29-Jun-09, the cheque is Post dated one.