oder VIII Rule 1 of Cpc

written statement in civil suit.

WRITTEN STATEMENT(order 8 rule 1 of Cpc.)
 Written statement.
The defendant shall, within thirty days from the date of service of summons on him, present a written statement of his defence.
Provided that where the defendant fails to file the written statement within the said period of thirty days, he shall be allowed to file the same on such other day, as may be specified by the Court, for reasons to be recorded in writing, but which shall not be later than ninety days from the date of service of summons.]