The person who makes the proposal is called a “promiser,” and the person who accepts the proposal is called a “promise,” which is how the Indian Contracts Act came into force, which was enacted by the British government because it ruled India at the time. The law provides a basis for all agreements and contracts. This law applied throughout the country except in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. An agreement for the purpose of acquiring the professional services of a person with knowledge and expertise in a particular field. Consultants are considered independent contractors and not subcontractors or employees. Consulting contracts are not processed in OSP, but are treated as services purchased and coordinated by the Procurement Office. Sealed contracts: Previously, contracts were only enforceable if they contained a seal that showed they were official.