Allahabad High Court Rules, 1952

The present name of Allahabad is Pryag

CHAPTER I

Preliminary

1. Introductory. – These Rules are made by the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad in exercise of the powers conferred by Article 225 of the constitution of India and all other powers enabling it in that behalf.

2. Short title and commencement. – These Rules may be cited as Rules of Court, 1952 and shall come into force on the fifteenth day of September, 1952. They shall apply to proceedings and matters in the High Court commenced on, or subsequent to, that date and, so far as may be, also to proceedings and matters pending on that date.

3. Interpretation. – (1) In these Rules unless the context otherwise requires-
(1) “Bench” includes a Judge sitting alone;

(2) “Certified” in relation to a copy means certified as provided in Section 76 of the Indian Evidence Act, 1872;

(3) “Chief Justice” includes, in the absence, the Judge authorised to act on his behalf;

(4) “Code” means the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908, and reference to an “Order” of the Code means reference to an Order of the first Schedule thereto;

(5) “Constitution” means the Constitution of India;

(6) “Court” and “this Court” means the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad as constituted by the U.P. High Courts (Amalgamation) Order, 1948;

(7) “Editor” means a person appointed by the Chief Justice for scrutinizing applications for translation and printing and for performing such other duties as are assigned to him under these Rules;

(8) “Judge” means a Judge of the Court;

(9) “Judgment Clerk” means an officer of the Court appointed to take down notes of judgments or orders pronounced by the Court and includes any person who may, for the time being, be authorised or directed by the court to take down a judgment or order pronounced by it;

(10) “Notice” includes “summons”;

(11) “Oath Commissioner” means a person appointed by the High Court under Clause (b) of Section 139 of the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 and sub-section (1) of Section 297 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, before whom affidavits and affirmations may be sworn and affirmed;

(12) “Paper-book” means a collection of papers in original or their copies, transliterations or translations, as the case may be, with fly-leaf, index, etc., made up in accordance with these Rules for the use of the Judge or Judges hearing the case;

(13) “Prescribed” means prescribed by or under these Rules;

(14) “Registered address” means the last address within the local units of the territorial jurisdiction of the Court filed by a party to a case in the Court or in the lower Courts at which service of notice, summons or other process may be made on him;

(15) “Registrar General” includes-

I. the Registrar at Lucknow, in matters relating to the Lucknow Bench;

II. the Registrar the Joint Registrar or any other officer, with respect to such functions and duties of the Registrar General as may have been assigned to the Registrar, the Joint Registrar or such officer by the Chief Justice; and

III. in the absence of the Registrar General, the Registrar, the Joint Registrar or any other officer authorised to act on his behalf ;

(16) “Sealed” means sealed with the seal of the Court;

(17) “Special Appeal” means an appeal from the Judgment of one Judge;

(18) “State” means the State of Uttar Pradesh;

(19) “Supreme Court Rules” means the Supreme Court Rules, 1966;

(20) “Taxing Officer” means an officer appointed by the Chief Justice to perform the functions of the taxing officer under the Court Fees Act, 1870, and to tax costs;

(21) “Vacation Judge” means the senior-most Judge on duty during the vacation at Allahabad or Lucknow, as the case may be;

(21) “Vakalatnama” means a document referred to in Rule 4 of Order III of the Code appointing an Advocate to act for any person in this Court.

(2) The General Clauses Act, 1897, shall apply for the interpretation of these Rules as it applies for the interpretation of an Act of Parliament and in matters not covered by that Act, by the U.P. General Clauses Act, 1904, as it applies for the interpretation of an Act of the State of Uttar Pradesh.
4. Reckoning of time. – Where any particular number of days is prescribed by these rules, the same shall be reckoned exclusively of the first day and inclusively of the last day, unless the last day shall happen to fall on a day on which the offices of the court are closed, in which case the time shall be reckoned exclusively of that day also and of any succeeding day or days on which the offices of the court continue to be closed.
5. Repeal. – The existing Rules of Court and the Rules of the Chief Court of Avadh at Lucknow and all other existing rules and orders dealing with matters covered by these Rules are hereby repealed :
Provided that nothing in this Rule shall affect anything done or to be done under such repealed rules or orders or under any decree or order made in accordance with them prior to the date of commencement of these Rules.
6. Issue of orders. – Every Judicial order, civil or criminal, issued from the office of the Court shall be in writing. No such order shall issue by telegram or telephone.
7. Date. – (i) Every application, petition objection or memorandum of appeal, presented in Court, shall be signed on every page by the applicant, the petitioner, the objector or the appellant, as the case may be, or by an advocate appearing on his behalf and shall be dated.
(ii) Every affidavit, presented in court, shall be signed on every page by the deponent and shall be dated.

(iii) All the annexures filed by the petitioner, applicant or appellant, along with the petition, application, affidavit, supplementary affidavit or rejoinder affidavit, shall be consecutively numbered as 1, 2, 3 and so on, and all the annexures filed by the respondent or opposite party along with the counter-affidavits, supplementary counter-affidavits or application shall be so consecutively numbered in case of their being filed by first respondent or opposite party as ‘A-1’, ‘A-2’, ‘A-3’, etc., and in case of their being filed by second respondent or opposite party as ‘B-1’, ‘B-2’. ‘B-3’ and so on.

CHAPTER II

Powers and Duties of the Registrar General

1. Function, powers and duties of Registrar General. – In addition to other functions, powers and duties of the Registrar General under these Rules or other law, the following shall be his functions, powers and duties in relation to judicial proceedings, namely-
(i) to dispose of all matters relating to the service of notices and other processes including the signing and issuing of warrants and notices issued under the orders of the Court;

(ii) to allow the removal of formal defects in any memorandum of appeal or objection, petition or application;

(iii) to admit, issue necessary orders in, and dispose of uncontested applications made-under Order XXII of the Code–

(a) to bring or to dispense with in accordance with Order XXII, Rule 4 (4), C.P.C. the bringing on record the legal representatives of the deceased parties provided that no question of abatement or limitation arises; or

(b) to record the assignment, creation or devolution of any interest during the pendency of a case, or

Under Order XXXII of the Code –
for appointment or removal of a next friend or guardian adlitem, including fixation of fees and expenses of the next friend or guardian;

(iv) to deal with a motion for the admission of an application for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court in all cases in which an order for issue of notice may be made as a matter of course;

(iv-a) to receive Special Appeals

(a) in the case of a Special Appeal in which a declaration has been granted under Rule 6 of Chapter VIII of these Rules; and

(1) the appeal is presented within sixty days of judgement and is otherwise in order, to admit it and direct that notice be issued; and

(2) where such appeal is presented after the said period of sixty days and is accompanied by the papers mentioned in Rule 10 of Chapter IX and is otherwise in order, to adjourn it to Court;

(b) in the case of other Special Appeals, to lay such appeals before the Court for orders within one week of the date of presentation;]

(v) to receive plaint, an application in the nature of caveat, issue notice or fix date for the filing of written statement in a proceeding under the original, ordinary or extraordinary jurisdiction of the Court, with liberty to adjourn any matter to the judge in Chambers;

(vi) to deal with all matters relating to the payment of expenses and allowances to jurors and witnesses;

(vii) to direct that a security bond furnished under the provisions of Rule 10 of Order XLI of the Code be sent to the Court below for verification and report;

(viii) to sent decrees and orders passed by the Court in the exercise of its original, ordinary or extraordinary jurisdiction to other courts for execution;

(ix) under the Indian Succession Act, 1925–

(a) to receive an inventory of the property, credits and debits of the deceased to which the executor or administrator is entitled, or an account of the estate showing the assets and the application or disposal thereof;

(b) to require an executor or administrator to exhibit an inventory or account under Section 317;

(c) to grant extension of time for filing an inventory or account;

(d) to place on record an inventory or account; or

(e) to send a copy of an inventory or account filed before him to the Board of Revenue; or

(f) to issue necessary notices in connection with matters mentioned in Clauses (a) and (b) with liberty to adjourn any matter to the Bench concerned;

(x) to verify a compromise or to record the statement on oath of any person, under the orders of the Court;

(xi) to extend the time for the submission of findings by the Court below in a case in which issues have been referred for trial to that Court under Rule 25 of Order XLI of the Code;

(xii) to dispense with copies of judgements where such copies have been filed in at least one connected appeal or revision;

(xiii) to deal with all matters connected with the progress of a case subject to such orders as the Court may pass from time to time including the receiving of affidavits and the granting of time for filing the same;

(xiv) to dispense with the service upon any respondent or opposite party who did not appear in the Court below or who did not file a written statement in accordance with Order V, Rule 4-A, C.P.C.;

(xv) to direct that any matter be laid before the Court; or

(xvi) to do such other act as may be directed by the Court.

2. Return of memorandum of Appeal for amendment. – The Registrar General may return for amendment any memorandum of appeal under Rule 3 (1) of Order XLI of the Code. Where a memorandum of appeal has been so amended, he shall sign the amendment. The duties of the Registrar General under this Rule shall be deemed to be of a quasi-judicial nature within the meaning of Clause (i) of sub-section (1) of Section 128 of the Code, and his orders shall be subject to revision by the Court on application by the aggrieved party made within a period of two months or such further time as the Court may allow from the date of the order complained of.

3. Extension of time. – Where the Registrar General has refused to grant extension of time for any purpose under the foregoing Rules, the Court may, on a written application and for sufficient cause shown, grant the same.
Explanation. – Where a party does not take steps within the time allowed or where no one appears before the Registrar General to ask for time to take necessary steps and the Registrar General directs that the case be put up for orders before the Court, he shall be deemed to have refused to grant extension of time within the meaning of this Rule.

4. Additional powers. – (1) The Chief Justice may be order authorise the Registrar General or any other officer–
(a) to receive a memorandum of appeal from the decree or order of a subordinate civil court and admit it and determine whether notice shall be issued at once to the other party or the appeal put up for hearing under Rule 11 of Order XLI of the Code or otherwise before the Court;

(b) to dispose of a contested application for impleading the legal representative of a deceased party;

(c) to receive and dispose of an application for the withdrawal of an appeal or for a consent decree or order;

(d) to receive and dispose of an application for the return of a document;

(e) to receive and dispose of an application under sub-rule (1) of Rule 5 or Rule 6, 8 or 10 of Order XLI of the Code; or

(f) to receive any other application specified in the Order and to direct notice to issue on any such application.

The Registrar General or any other officer authorized under this Rule may adjourn any of the above matters to Court.
Where an officer other than the Registrar General has been authorised under this Rule, the Registrar General may exercise his function in his absence.
(2) In the absence of the Registrar General where he has been authorised under this Rule or where an officer other than the Registrar General has been so authorised in the absence of both, a motion relating to any of the above the Court for disposal.
(3) Any order passed by the Registrar General or any other officer under Clause (b) or (e) of this Rule shall be subject to revision by the Court on application made by the aggrieved party within a period of two months or such further time as the Court may allow from the date of the order complained of.
5. Exercise of powers by Joint Registrar or other officer. – The Chief Justice may authorize [the Registrar] or the Joint Registrar or any other officer to exercise such functions, powers and duties of the Registrar General under these Rules as he may by order assign to him. In his absence the Registrar General shall himself exercise such functions, powers and duties.

6. Exercise of Registrar Generals powers in his absence. – In the absence of the Registrar General [the Registrar] or the Joint Registrar [as the case may be], shall exercise the functions, powers and duties of the Registrar General and [in their absence] such functions, powers and duties shall be exercised by the Deputy Registrar with the exception of the powers, if any, conferred under Rule 4.

7. Court’s jurisdiction unaffected. – The powers conferred upon, and the functions and duties assigned to, the Registrar General, [the Registrar], the Joint Registrar or any other officer under these Rules, shall in no way affect the jurisdiction and powers of the court.

CHAPTER III

Executive and Administrative Business of the Court Comments

[1. Administrative Judges. – The Chief Justice shall nominate and assign one sessions division to each Hon. Judge as Administrative Judge of that division for a period of one year. In a given situation however, the Chief Justice may assign more than one sessions divisions to one Administrative Judge and more than one Administrative Judges to hold the charge of one sessions division.,
(a) In case of retirement, resignation, refusal or death of any Administrative Judge, another Hon. Judge shall be nominated by the Chief Justice.

(b) Administrative Judge shall proceed for Administrative in consultation with the Chief Justice. The Administrative Judge will not ordinarily devote more than five working days for annual inspections.]

[2. Administrative Committee. – There shall be a Committee called ‘The Administrative Committee’ composed of the Chief Justice, two senior most Judges and six Judges to be nominated by the Chief Justice.,
(a) the two senior most Judge shall be permanent members and six Judges shall be nominated as members by the Chief Justice for a term of three years.

(b) The Chief Justice and in his absence the senior most member of the Committee shall preside over its meetings,

(c) In case of retirement, resignation, refusal or death of any member of the Committee, another Judge shall be nominated by the Chief Justice in his place.

(d) In the event of a member being temporarily absent on leave or otherwise, it will be open to the Chief Justice to assign his work to any other Judge,

(e) Each member of the Committee shall discharge such function, dispose of such executive and administrative business, as may be allocated to him by the Chief Justice,

(f) Out of the six nominated members for the first time, two shall retire at the end of one year and the other two shall retire at the end of two years in accordance with the directions of the Chief Justice.]

3. [***]
[4. Allocation of administrative work. – The following shall be the allocation of executive and Administrative work between the Chief Justice, the [Administrative Judge], the Administrative Committee and the Full Court:]
(A) Matters for the Chief Justice

1. General supervision and control of subordinate courts and the Vigilance Cell subject to these Rules.
2. Co-ordination of the work of different Committees and the [Administrative Judge].
3. Constituting Committees of Judges to examine any specified matter.
4. Assigning districts to [Administrative Judge].
5. Mid-term posting and transfers of officers of the subordinate judiciary, in consultation with two [two members of the Administrative Committee].
[6. Inter district transfers of the employees of the subordinate courts.]
[7. All residuary matters not allotted to any Committee or [Administrative Judges.]]
(B) Matters for Administrative Judges]

1. Review of judicial work of subordinate courts, tribunals, district consumer forums and all other special courts and control of their working including inspection thereof, to record entries in the character rolls of the officers posted in the division assigned to the Administrative Judge.
2. Perusal of returns, calendars, evaluation of inspection reports made by the Presiding Officer in respect of their own offices, audit reports received from those courts, tribunals etc. and to make orders thereon.
3. Any adverse remarks or strictures made by an Administrative Judge about judicial work, conduct or integrity of any officer under his charge will be communicated to the officer concerned, who may make his representations, if any, within a month and the same shall be placed before the Administrative Committee for consideration and decision.
4. Grant of earned leave to officers posted in the sessions division under the charge of the [Administrative] Judge.
5. Grant of casual leave (including special casual leave) and permission to leave the head quarters to the District and Sessions Judge, presiding officers of the tribunals and special courts etc. howsoever designated.
6. Disposal of appeals against orders of punishment imposed on and representations etc. of the employees of the subordinate courts.
(C) Matters for the Administrative Committee

1. Annual postings and transfers of officers of the subordinate judiciary.
2. Deputation of officers of the subordinate judiciary and their withdrawal.
3. Consideration of the preliminary report in disciplinary matters and directing holding of disciplinary enquiry against officers of the subordinate judiciary.
4. Suspension of officers of the subordinate judiciary pending disciplinary enquiry.
[[5. Award censure entries to officers of subordinate judiciary.]]
[6. Temporary promotion of officers to the cadres of Civil Judges and Chief Judicial Magistrates.]
[[7. Confirmation, promotion to selection grade, super sessions and reversions of officers of the subordinate judiciary.]]
[8. Investiture of powers on officers of the subordinate judiciary.]
[9. Creation and abolition of posts.]
[10. Issuing circulars and general letters for the guidance of subordinate courts. Copies of such circulars and general letters shall be sent to all the Judges of the Court for information.]
[11. Fixing working hours, vacation for the subordinate courts, calendars and list of holidays for courts.]
[12. Matters referred to the Administrative Committee by the Chief Justice.]
[[13. Matters in which the opinion of the High Court is sought for by the Union or the State Government.]]
[14. Permission to cross efficiency bar to officers of the sub-ordinate judiciary.]
15. Finalisation of the list of holidays, working hours, vacations and calendars of the Court.
16. Decision of the reports of the [Administrative] Judge including annual confidential remarks recorded by him in respect of an officer in his charge.
17. Consideration of representations against the decisions of the Committee relating to adverse remarks and strictures.
(D) Matters for the Full Court

1. Direct recruitment of District Judges and recommendations to Government regarding promotion to the Cadre of District Judges.
[2. Grant of suppertime pay scale to officers of Higher Judicial Service, reduction in rank, premature retirement and refusal of extension beyond 58 years to officers of the subordinate judiciary].
3. Termination of services of temporary officers and probationers of the subordinate judiciary.
4. [Subject to [sub-clauses (5) to clause B and sub-clauses 4 (a) to clause C], consideration of final reports of disciplinary enquiries in respect of officers of the subordinate judiciary and taking decision as to punishment and further action.]
5. Proposals as to legislation or changes in law.
6. Making and amending Rules of the Court.
7. Making and amending Rules for the guidance of subordinate courts.
8. General policy matters and matters affecting the powers and status of the court.
9. Consideration of general annual report of administration of justice to be sent to Government.
[10. Matters which the Chief Justice or the Administrative Committee or any five Judges may consider fit to be placed before the Full Court.]
[5. Conduct and business by the Administrative Committee and the Full Court. – The business of the Administrative Committee and the Full Court may be transacted either at a meeting or by circulation provided that if any member of the Administrative Committee, in the case of matters relating to the Committee and any three Judges in the case of matters relating to the Full Court, desires or desire that the matter be placed in a meeting, it shall be so placed.]
[6]. Procedure for Circulation. – So far as convenient, papers for circulation shall be sent by the Registrar General to the Judges at Allahabad and at Lucknow in their order of seniority, commencing with the junior Judge. The Registrar General shall, so far as practicable, obtain from each Judge such papers within three days from the date when the same are sent to him . The Registrar General shall endorse on the papers the date when they are sent to and the date when are received back from each Judges. It shall not be necessary to send papers to any Judge who is not for the time being in Allahabad or Lucknow.
[7. Opinion of Judge. – When a Judge does not send his opinion in writing within a week from the date of the receipt of papers sent to him for opinion, he shall be deemed to have declined to express any opinion in the matters.]
[8. Papers to be submitted to Chief Justice after circulation. – After any papers have been circulated for opinion, they shall be submitted again, [***] to the Chief Justice [***] and he may either direct that the opinion of the majority of the Judges including his own be given effect to or lay the matter for consideration before a Judges’ meeting or a meeting of the Administrative Committee, as the case may be.]
[9. Full Court meeting. – The Chief Justice may call a full Court meeting whenever there is business to be disposed of :
Provided-
(1) that a Full Court meeting shall be called once every three months excluding summer vacation, and
(2) that if a request is made to the Chief Justice by not less than five Judges to call such a meeting, it shall be called within a week of the request.]
[10. Meeting of the Administrative Committee. – the Chief Justice or in his absence the senior most Judge of the Administrative Committee, may call a meeting of the Administrative Committee whenever there is business to be disposed of.]
[11.] Notice of meeting to Judges. – (a) The Registrar General shall give to the Judges concerned, except in a case of emergency, at least one clear day’s notice in the case of a meeting of the Administrative Committee and three clear days’ notice in the case of Judges’ meeting, of the date, place and hour when such meeting would be held and of the business to be brought before such meeting. In a case of emergency the Registrar General shall give the best notice he can. It shall not be necessary to give notice of a meeting of the Administrative Committee to any Judge who is not for the time being in Allahabad.
(b) The Agenda of the Meeting of the Administrative Committee and of the Full Court meeting shall ordinarily be circulated in the case of the meeting of the Administrative Committee to its members, and in the case of the Full Court meeting to all the Judges, before the meeting, and they may, if necessary, express their views in writing on any of the matters for consideration of the Committee or the Full Court as the case may be.

(c) As soon as the Administrative Committee has disposed of any business a statement showing what matters were laid before the Committee and the manner in which they were disposed of shall be circulated for information to all the Judges.]

[12.] Quorum. – The Quorum necessary for the transaction of business shall be three in the case of a meeting of the Administrative Committee and [twenty] in the case of [Full Court] meeting.
[13.] Decision in case of a difference of opinion – In case of a difference of opinion at [Full Court] meeting or a meeting of the Administrative Committee the decision shall be in accordance with the opinion of the majority of the Judges present, and in case the Judges present be equally divided, the Chief Justice or in his absence the Senior Judge present shall have a casting vote.
[14.] Proceedings to be recorded. – The Registrar General shall attend all [Full Court] meetings and meetings of the Administrative Committee and shall record in the respective minute books the proceedings at such meetings. The record of the proceedings shall be preceded by a statement signed by the Registrar General showing which of the Judges attended the meeting and the business for which the meeting was called.
[15.] Custody of minute books. – The minute books shall be kept in the safe of the court and shall not be removed from the Court premises except by the Registrar General with the sanction of the Chief Justice for the purpose mentioned in the next preceding Rule.
[16.] Effect of any irregularity in or omission to follow the procedure laid down in this chapter. – No irregularity in, or omission to follow, the procedure laid down in this Chapter shall affect the validity of any order passed or anything done under these Rules.
[17.] Disposal of executive and administrative business of the court during vacation. – During Court’s vacation urgent and routine matters falling in the jurisdiction of the Chief Justice or the [Administrative Judges shall be laid before the Senior Vacation Judge on duty and present in Allahabad for orders :
Provided that the urgent matters shall be laid before such Senior Vacation Judge only if the Chief Justice or the Inspecting Judge is not easily available and that the matters requiring decision of policy shall not be laid before him for orders.]
Explanation. – For purposes of this rule urgent routine matters will mean–(1) Assembly and Parliament Questions, (2) enquiries made by High Court of the other States, (3) reply proposed to be sent to the State and Central Government, (4) countersigning bills of the court’s staff, (5) sanctioning advances to the staff and officers of the court and Judicial officers under the administrative control of the court, earned and medical leave to the officers of the courts and the Judicial officers and funds to the subordinate courts under the head ‘G-Works’; and (6) proposals for arrangement during vacation submitted by the District Judges.

CHAPTER IV

Affidavits and Oath Commissioners

1. Appointment of Oath Commissioners. – The Chief Justice may from time to time appoint such persons as he may consider fit to be Oath Commissioners specifying the period or periods for which they have been so appointed.
2. Fees. – Such fees shall be paid for the verification of affidavits before Oath Commissioners as may be prescribed from time to time by order of the Chief Justice.
3. Register. – Oath Commissioners shall maintain a register or registers which shall contain the following particulars with respect to each affidavit sworn before them, namely–
(a) serial number;

(b) date and time of making affidavit;

(c) particulars of the case to which affidavit relates;

(d) full particulars of person making the affidavit;

(e) particular of the person identifying him;

(f) fee paid;

(g) name of Oath Commissioner before whom affidavit is sworn; and

(h) signature of Oath Commissioner and remarks, if any

The Chief Justice may from time to time fix the number of registers to be maintained and add to or alter the particulars required to be entered therein.
The registers shall be open to inspection by the Register General.
4. Affidavit to bear serial number, etc. – Each affidavit shall have recorded on it the number and the year of the register in which it is entered and the serial number and the date of the entry. [It shall also have the coupon, as supplied by the Court, affixed to it by the Oath Commissioner :]
Provided that the affidavit verified by the Oath Commissioners of other State [by an Officer of Jail in the State of Uttar Pradesh], [by the Superintendent-cum- Accountant of the Office of Official Liquidator High Court, Allahabad] [and by the Police Sub-Inspector (M) in the office of the Inspector General of police at Lucknow] on whom powers of Oath Commissioner have been conferred can be presented before the Court without such coupons.]
5. Duty of Oath Commissioner. – An Oath Commissioner shall not allow an affidavit to be sworn before him unless it complies with the provisions of this Chapter.
6. Distribution of fees. – The fees paid shall be distributed among Oath Commissioners in such manner as the Chief Justice may from time to time direct.
7. Removal of Oath Commissioner. – The Chief Justice may in his discretion remove an Oath Commissioner from his office.
8. Affidavits filed or presented in Court. – The provisions of Rules 5,6 and 11 of Chapter IX shall, so far as may be, apply to an affidavit filed or presented in Court. It shall be in the language of the Court and shall bear the general hearing:
“In the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad.”
The affidavit and every exhibit annexed thereto shall be marked with the particulars of the case or proceeding in which it is sworn.
The affidavit shall contain no statement which is in the nature of an expression of opinion or argument.

9. Full particulars of persons and places to be given. – An affidavit shall fully describe the person swearing it with such particulars as will ensure his clear identification such as his full name, his age, the name of his father, his religious persuasion, his rank or degree in life, his profession, calling, occupation or trade and his true place of residence. Any person or place referred to in an affidavit shall be fully described in such manner as to enable his or its identity to be clearly fixed.

10. Persons who may make affidavits. – Except as otherwise provided by law or by these Rules or by order of the Court, an affidavit may be sworn by any person having knowledge of the facts deposed to therein.
Two or more persons may join in an affidavit, each deposing separately to such facts as are within his knowledge.

11. Form of affidavit. – When the deponent speaks to any facts within his own knowledge, he must do so directly and positively, using the word “I affirm” or “I make oath and say” or words to that effect.

12. Facts to be within the deponents knowledge or source to be stated. – Except on interlocutory applications, an affidavit shall be confined to such fact as the deponent is able of his own knowledge to prove.
On an interlocutory application when a particular fact is not within the deponent’s own knowledge, but is based on his belief or information received from others which he believes to be true, the deponent shall use the expression “I am informed and verily believe such information to be true, “or words to that effect, and shall sufficiently describe for the purpose of identification, the person or persons from whom his information was received.
When any fact is stated on the basis of information derived from a document, full particulars of that document shall be stated and the deponent shall verify that he believes such information to be true.

13. Identification of deponent. – Every person swearing an affidavit shall, if not personally known to the person before whom the affidavit is sworn, be identified before that person by someone known to him; and in such case the person before whom the affidavit is made shall state at the foot of the affidavit, the name, address and description of the person by whom such identification was made.
Such identification may be made by a person —
(a) personally acquainted with the person to be identified, or

(b) who is reasonably satisfied as to his identity :

Provided that in the latter case the person so identifying shall sign at the foot of the affidavit a declaration in the following form, after there has been affixed to such declaration in his presence the thumb impression of the person so identified, namely–
Form of declaration

I (name, description and address) declare that I am satisfied on the grounds stated below that the person making this affidavit and alleging himself to be A B is that person :
(Here state the grounds)

14. Affidavit by Pardanashin woman. – No affidavit purporting to have been sworn by a woman who did not appear unveiled in the presence of the person before whom the affidavit was made, shall be used unless she was identified in the manner specified in Rule 13, and the affidavit is accompanied by a separate affidavit by the person identifying her made at the time of identification setting forth the circumstances in which she was personally known to him or he was satisfied that she was such person as she alleged herself to be in her affidavit.
15. Contents to be explained to deponent. – The person before whom an affidavit is sworn shall ask the deponent if he has read the affidavit and understands the contents thereof. If the deponent state that he has not read it or appears not to understand the contents or does not know the language thereof he shall read and explain it or cause another person to read and explain it to such person in his presence. Until he is satisfied that the deponent fully understands its contents he shall not allow the affidavit to be sworn.

16. Impounding of affidavit. – When it appears to the Oath Commissioner that the deponent cannot be made or will not understand the contents of the affidavit, he shall impound it and forward it to the Registrar General for such action as he may consider necessary.
When an affidavit is impounded under this Rule, the person impounding the same shall certify thereon the date on which and the circumstances in which it was impounding.

17. Oath or affirmation by deponent. – The person administering an oath or affirmation to the person making an affidavit, shall follow the provisions of the Indian Oaths Act, 1873.
The following forms are prescribed, namely–
Oath

I swear that this my declaration is true; that it conceals nothing; and that no part of it is false. So help me God.
Affirmation

I solemnly affirm that this my declaration is true; that it conceals nothing; and that no part of it is false.
18. Correction in affidavit. – All interlineations, alterations or erasures in an affidavit shall be initialled by the person swearing it and the person before whom it is sworn. Such interlineations, alterations, or erasures shall be made in such manner as not to obliterate or render it impossible or difficult to read the original matter. In case such matter has been obliterated so as to make it impossible or difficult to read it, it shall be re-written on the margin and initialled by the person before whom the affidavit is sworn.
No interlineation, alteration or erasure shall be made in an affidavit after it has been sworn.
19. Certificate of verification. – The person before whom an affidavit is sworn shall certify at the foot of the affidavit the fact of the swearing of the affidavit before him, the manner in which he has complied with Rule 15 and the date and hour of the swearing of the affidavit and shall mark, initial and date any exhibits referred to therein.
20. Affidavit containing numerous correction may not be accepted. – The Court or the Registrar General may refuse to receive an affidavit in which interlineations, alterations or erasures appear to be so numerous as to make it expedient that the affidavit should be re-written.
21. Interpretation. – In this Chapter ‘affidavit’ includes a petition or other document required to be sworn, and ‘sworn’ shall include ‘affirmed’.
CHAPTER V

Jurisdiction of Judges Sitting Alone or In Division Courts

1. Constitution of Benches. – Judges shall sit alone or in such Division Courts as may be constituted from time to time and do such work as may be allotted to them by order of the Chief Justice or in accordance with his directions.
2. Jurisdiction of a single Judge. – Except as provided by these Rules or other law, the following cases shall be heard and disposed of by a Judge sitting alone, namely–
(i) a motion for the admission of a memorandum of appeal or cross objection or application or for ex parte interim order on an application;

[(ii) (a) a civil [***] Second Appeal from a decree,including an appeal arising out of a case instituted in a revenue court, in which the value of appeal for the purpose of jurisdiction does not exceed [one lakh] rupees;]

[(aa) A Civil First Appeal instituted before [or after] the commencement of the [U.P. Civil Laws Amendment Act of 1991 (U.P. Act No. 17 of 1991)] from a decree including an appeal arising out of a case instituted in a revenue court in which the value of appeal for the purpose of jurisdiction does not exceed [five lakh] rupees;]

(b) an appeal under Section 28 of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955;

(c) any other civil appeal in which the value of the appeal does not exceed [two lakh] rupees :

[Provided that where an ad valorem court-fee has been paid such value shall be deemed to be the amount on which such court-fee has been paid;]
(iii) a civil revision;

(iv) an application for the withdrawal of an appeal or application, or for a consent decree or order, which is uncontested or which is made in a case which can be heard under these Rules by a Judge sitting alone;

(v) any other application which is not–

(a) an application [***] under Section 5 of the Limitation Act, 1963 in a case which cannot be heard by a Judge sitting alone;

(b) [***]

(c) an application [other than an application for interim order] to which Chapter XXII, Part IV applies;

(d) an application [other than an application for interim order] which by these Rules or other law is required to be heard by a Bench of two or more Judges;

(e) an application [other than an application for interim order] under Chapter IX, Rule 10; or

(f) [***]

(vi) a suit or a proceeding in the nature of a suit coming before the Court in the exercise of its ordinary or extraordinary original civil testamentary or matrimonial jurisdiction including a proceeding under the Indian Trusts Acts, 1882 [the Companies Act, 1956] or the Indian Patents and Designs Act,1911;

(vii) a criminal appeal, application or reference except-

(a) an appeal or reference in a case in which a sentence of death or imprisonment for life has been passed [from the stage of admission including consideration of bail onwards];

[(b) “an appeal under section 378 of the code of Criminal procedure, 1973 from an order of acquittal [in respect of an offence for which the maximum punishment is either life imprisonment or death”.]

(c) (***)

(d) a case in which notice has been issued under [Section 401 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973] to an accused person to appear and show cause why his sentence should not be enhanced;

(e) [***]

(f) an application to which Chapter XXI, Part IV applies;

(viii) a case coming before the Court in the exercise of its ordinary or extraordinary original criminal jurisdiction;

(ix) an appeal or revision from an order passed [under Sections 340, 341 or 343 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973] :

Provided that:-
(a) the Chief Justice may direct that any case or class of cases which may be heard by a Judge sitting alone shall be heard by a Bench of two or more Judges [or that any case or class of cases which may be heard by a Bench of two or more Judges, by a Judge sitting alone;]

(b) a Judge may, if he thinks fit, refer a case which may be heard by a Judge sitting alone or any question of law arising therein for decision to a larger Bench; and

(c) a Judge before whom any proceeding under the Indian Trusts Act, 1882, [the Companies Act,1956] or the Patents and Designs Act, 1911, is pending may with the sanction of the Chief Justice, obtain the assistance of one or more other Judges for the hearing and determination of such proceeding or of any question or questions arising therein.

[3. Case to be decided by three Judges. – A reference under Section 57 or 60 of the Indian Stamp Act,1899 shall be heard and disposed of by a Bench of not less than three Judges.]
4. Proceedings under the Legal Practitioners Act, 1879. – (1) A proceeding under Legal Practitioners Act, 1879, against a pleader or Mukhtar with respect to any misconduct or his conviction for any criminal offence shall be heard and disposed of ;by a Bench of not less than two Judges.
(2) An enquiry under Section 36 of the Legal Practitioners Act, 1879, shall be made by Bench of not less than two Judges.
5. Cases withdrawn under Art. 228 of the Constitution. – A case withdrawn from a court subordinate to the Court under Art. 228 of the Constitution shall be heard by a Bench of two or more Judges specially appointed by the Chief Justice.
6. Reference to a larger Bench. – The Chief Justice may constitute a Bench of two or more Judges to decide a case or any question of law formulated by a Bench hearing a case. In the latter event the decision of such Bench on the question so formulated shall be returned to the Bench hearing the case and that Bench shall follow that decision on such question and dispose of the case after deciding the remaining questions, if any, arising therein.
7. Contempt in facie curiae. – Where a contempt as contemplated by [Section 345 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973] is committed before the Court, the Judge or Judges before whom such contempt is committed may take cognizance of the offence and deal with the offender under the provisions of that Code and subsequent sections of that Code.
8. Case to be heard by two Judges. – Save as otherwise provided by these Rules or other law or by any general or special order of the Chief Justice, every other case [including writ petitions in which Special Appeals are not barred shall be heard and disposed of by a Bench of two Judges.]
9. Senior Judge. – Subject to any general or special order of the Chief Justice, Senior Judges at Allahabad and Lucknow shall, in the absence of the Chief Justice, exercise jurisdiction at their respective places in connection with the arrangement of Benches, listing of cases and other like matters.
10. Judge on duty during vacation. – (1) Criminal work shall continue to be dealt with during the vacation by such Judges as may be appointed for the purpose by the Chief Justice.
[They may also exercise original, appellate, revisional, civil or writ jurisdiction vested in the Court in fresh matters which in their opinion require immediate attention.]
Such jurisdiction may be exercised even in cases which are under the Rules cognizable by two or more Judges, unless the case is required by any other law to be heard by more than one Judge.
[(2) Subject to any general or special order of the Chief Justice, the senior most vacation Judge at Allahabad or Lucknow, as the case may be, shall in the absence of the Chief Justice, exercise jurisdiction at Allahabad or Lucknow,as the case may be, in connection with the arrangement of Benches, listing of cases and other like matters.]
11. Hearing in Chambers [an urgent application]. – (1) A proceeding under the Indian Trusts Act, 1882, [or the Companies Act, 1956] or the Patents and Designs Act, 1911, or any question arising or application made therein, may, in the discretion of the Judge or Judges hearing the same, be heard in Chambers. Every other application or ex parte motion shall be made in court unless the Judge before whom it is made allows it to be made in Chambers.
[(2) On a day when the Court is not sitting an urgent application may be presented before the appointed Judge who received similar application on the immediately preceding working day with his leave in Chambers or at his residence.:
Provided that if the Judge or Judges constituting the Bench are not available the Chief Justice may constitute another Bench.]
(3) During the vacation an urgent application may be made to the vacation Judge with his leave in Chambers or at his residence.
12. Application for review. – An application for the review of a Judgement shall be presented to the Registrar General, who shall endorse thereon the date when it is presented and lay the same as early as possible before the Judge or Judges by whom such judgement was delivered along with an office report as to limitation and sufficiency of court-fees. If such Judge or Judges or any one or more of such Judges be no longer attached to the court, the application shall laid before the Chief Justice who shall having regard to the provisions of Rule 5 of Order XL VII of the Code, nominate a Bench for the hearing of such applications :
[Provided that an application for the review of a judgement of one Judge who is precluded by absence or other cause for a period of six months next after the presentation of the application from considering the decree or order to which the application refers, shall be heard or disposed of by a single Judge, and that an application for the review of a judgement of two or more Judges, any one or more of whom is or are precluded by absence or other cause for a period of six months next after the presentation of the application from considering the decree or order to which the application refers, shall be heard or disposed of by a Bench consisting of the same or a greater number of Judges.]
[Explanation. – For the purposes of this rule the expression ‘no longer attached to the Court’ shall be deemed to include absence from the permanent place of sitting on account of the directions given under rule 17 of this Chapter, illness or any other cause.]
13. Subsequent application on the same subject to be heard by the same Bench. – No application to the same effect or with the same object as a previous application upon which a Bench has passed any order other than an order of reference to another Judge or Judges, shall, except by way of appeal, ordinarily be heard by any other Bench.
The application when presented by or on behalf of the person by whom or on whose behalf such previous application was made shall give the necessary particulars of such previous application, the nature and the date of the order passed thereon and the name or names of the Judge or Judges by whom such order was passed.

14. Tied up cases. – (1) A case partly heard by a Bench shall ordinarily be laid before the same Bench for disposal. A case in which a Bench has merely directed notice to issue to the opposite party or passed an ex parte shall not be deemed to be a case partly heard by such Bench.
(2) When a criminal revision has been admitted on the question of severity of sentence only, it shall ordinarily be heard by the Bench admitting it.

15. Application in a tied up case. – Any application in case which may under the next preceding Rule be heard by a particular Bench shall ordinarily be heard by such Bench.

16. Application in a case entered in the cause list. – An application in a case appearing before a Bench in the Cause List shall ordinarily be presented before such Bench.

17. Places of sitting of Judges. – The Chief Justice shall determine the permanent place of sitting of a Judge and may from time to time give directions that a Judge at Allahabad may for such period as he may specify sit at Lucknow and vice versa.

CHAPTER VI

Hearing and Adjournment of Cases

1. Order sheet. – (1) As soon as an appeal, reference or application which may be registered and numbered as a separate case under sub-rule (1) of Rule 1 of Chapter IX is received, an order-sheet in the prescribed form shall be attached thereto.
(2) where an appeal or application is presented in court or before the Registrar General, the first entry on the order-sheet shall be made by the reader concerned. In the case of reference it shall be made by the clerk concerned.
(3) The entry shall indicate the date on which the appeal or application was presented or the reference received in the office. It shall also record the order, if any, passed on that date.
2. Order-sheet to be in chronological order. – The order-sheet is intended to be a complete record of the history of the case in chronological order and all orders passed and all office reports in the case, including reports as to nonpayment of process-fees, service of notice, etc. shall be entered thereon.
3. Order on interlocutory application. – Where the order-sheet is not with the Reader when an order in made by the court or the Registrar General, he shall immediately send for it and make the necessary entry thereon.
4. Maintenance of order-sheet. – (1) No entry shall be made on a new sheet until all available space on the previous sheet has been utilized. The order-sheet shall be continuous one consisting of as many sheets as may be necessary.
(2) The order-sheet shall bear one general number, different sheets thereof being given separate sub-numbers.
(3) When an order is recorded by the Court or the Registrar General on the order-sheet, a note thereof shall be made by the Readers on the paper to which the order relates. When an order passed by the Court or the Registrar General is recorded elsewhere, an entry thereof shall be made by the Reader on the order-sheet.
(4) All orders recorded by the Court or the Registrar General on the order-sheet and all entries on the order-sheet of orders recorded elsewhere, shall be serially numbered.
(5) All office reports recorded on the order-sheet shall be signed and dated by the clerk concerned, the date being entered immediately below the signature.
(6) The order-sheet shall be kept in a separate cover and it shall be the duty of the Munsarim concerned to see that it is properly maintained and preserved in good condition.
5. List of ready cases. – Subject to the directions of the Chief Justice, the Registrar General shall cause to be published from time to time a list of all cases ready and likely to be put up for hearing.
6. Cause List. – The Registrar General shall, subject to such directions as the Chief Justice may give from time to time, cause to be prepared a Cause List for each day on which the Court sits containing lists of cases which may be heard by the different Benches of the Court. The List shall also state the hour at which and the room in which each Bench shall sit.
7. Part-heard cases. – A case which remains part-heard at the end of the day shall, unless otherwise ordered by the Judge or Judges concerned, be taken up first after miscellaneous cases, if any, in the Cause List for the day on which such Judge or Judges next sit. Every part-heard case entered in the list may, unless the Bench orders otherwise, be proceeded with whether any Advocate appearing in the case is present or not :
Provided that if any part-heard case cannot be heard for more than two months on account of the absence of any Judge or Judges constituting the Bench, the Chief Justice may order such part-heard case to be laid before any other Judge or Judges to be heard afresh.
8. Case in which a date is fixed. – A case in which a date has been fixed for hearing shall, so far as possible, be placed in the Cause List immediately after miscellaneous and partheard case.
9. Case may be disposed of on date fixed if notices served. – If on the day fixed for the hearing of any case or other matter, it appears that the requisite notices have been duly served such case or other matter may be disposed of by the Court on that day. But if it is not disposed of on that day no further notice of the date of hearing other than an entry in the Cause List of the day on which it is to be heard, shall be necessary.
10. Cases to be called on in their order in Cause List. – Cases in the Cause List of a Bench shall, unless otherwise directed by the Bench, be called on and disposed of in the order in which they stand in the List.
11. Adjournment on party’s application. – In civil cases, except where an adjournment is made with the consent of the parties or where from insufficiency or want of notice a party has not been able to prepare itself for the hearing of the case, the Court while granting an adjournment may direct the party applying for such adjournment to pay to the opponent or his Advocate such costs as it may consider reasonable.
12. Court may order a case to stand out of its place or be adjourned on application. – On an application made to it the Bench may for sufficient cause shown order any case listed before it for hearing to stand out of its place in the Cause List or to be adjourned for such period as may be considered just. Where an adjournment for not more than three days is sought the application may be made orally. In considering whether there is sufficient cause any objection on behalf of the other party shall be taken into account.
A motion under this Rule may be made as soon as the Bench begins its work for the day and shall not ordinarily be entertained if made at any other time :
Provided that no adjournment shall be granted under this Rule unless there is sufficient work for the day.
13. No party has right to have a case put out of its place in Cause List owing to Advocate’s engagement elsewhere. – No party shall have the right to have a case put out of its place in the Cause List on the ground that his Advocate or his brief-holder is engaged before another Bench.
The Bench may, however, order any case to stand out of its place in the list if such Advocate or brief-holder is alone in the case and is actually arguing a case before another Bench or is alone in a case that is actually being heard by another Bench and has, before the case is called on, given information in writing to the Bench Reader that he is so engaged before another Bench. A case will, however, not ordinarily be so put out of its place unless there is another case in the List in which the parties or their Advocates are ready and present in the court-room so that the case may be proceeded with at once.
It shall be the duty of the Advocate to inform the Bench Reader as soon as the case, in which he is engaged in the manner indicated above in another Bench, is over.
A case shall not ordinarily be put out of its place in the Cause List under this Rule more than once.
14. Application that a case be not listed on any particular day or days. – (1) The Chief Justice may on the application of any party order that a case shall not be placed in the Cause List on any particular day or days.
(2) Such application shall be duly stamped and signed by the applicant or his advocate and presented before the Registrar General. The application shall be laid before the Chief Justice for orders along with a note by the Registrar General showing the extent to which,. if at all, the work of the Court will be interfered with if the application were to be granted.
15. Advocate’s application for postponement of his cases. – (1) The Chief Justice may on the application of an Advocate postpone his cases for such time as he may deem proper, if he is satisfied that such postponement is necessary on account of a marriage, death or illness, or any other unavoidable or urgent reason.
(2) An application under this Rule shall be accompanied by a list of cases desired to be postponed specifying the occasion or occasions, if any, when any such case was previously postponed under this Rule. It shall also indicate the cases in which the date of hearing has been fixed by a Bench. If any omission or inaccuracy in this regard is discovered in the application later, [or if any Advocate whose such application has been allowed is found to have appeared before any of the Benches of the Court or before any other Court or Tribunal except where the postponement has been ordered specifically on ground of appearance before any particular Court or tribunal, in any case, whether for orders, admission or hearing, the application for postponement of cases shall stand rejected automatically].
16. Alteration of date when fixed by a Judge. – If the date of hearing in any case has been fixed by a Judge any alteration in such date shall, so far as possible, be made after consulting him.
17. Inspection of record of a case on the Cause List. – Except with the permission of the Bench or the Bench Reader, no Advocate shall be allowed access to the record of a case entered in the Cause List of a Bench before the case is called on for hearing. During the progress of the arguments in the case, any of the parties’ Advocates may have access to record when it is not being actually referred to or examined by the Bench.

CHAPTER VII

Judgement and Decree

1. Pronouncing of judgement. – (1) After a case has been heard judgement may be pronounced either at once or on some future date [of which notice shall be given to the Advocates of the parties : Provided that notification in the Cause List shall be deemed to be sufficient notice.]
2. Where a case is heard by two or more Judges and judgements is reserved, their judgement or judgements, may be pronounced by any one of them. If no such Judge be present such judgement or judgements may be pronounced by any other Judge.
[(3) Where a case is heard by a Judge sitting alone and judgement is reserved, his judgement may, in his absence, be pronounced by any other Judge.]
2. Judgement or order to be recorded. – Every judgement or order delivered by the Court shall be recorded. Where a written judgement or order is delivered, such judgement or order shall form part of the record. Where the judgement or order is delivered orally in open Court it shall be taken down by a judgement clerk and a transcript thereof shall form part of record.
3. Transcript of judgement or order prepared by a judgement clerk. – The transcript of the judgement or order prepared by the judgement clerk shall be filed by him with the paper-book of the case to which it relates not later than on week from the date on which such judgement or order was delivered. He shall initial the transcript and enter at the foot thereof the date on which the judgement or order was delivered and the date on which the transcript was filed with the paperbook of the case.
4. Judgement or order to be sealed with the seal of the Court. – (1) When the transcript of the judgement or order prepared by the judgement clerk has been filed with the paperbook of the case, the Bench Reader shall submit it to the Judge or Judges who delivered it. It shall then be signed or intialled by such Judge or Judges after such corrections as may be considered necessary. Thereafter it shall be sealed with the seal of the Court by the Bench Reader.
(2) Where the Judge or any one of the Judges by whom the judgement or order was delivered is not available on account of death, illness, retirement or any ;other cause, the transcript shall be submitted to the Chief Justice and it may be sealed under his orders without the signature of such Judge, an endorsement to that effect being made on such judgement or order under the signature of the Registrar General.
(3) Where a written judgement or order is delivered it shall, after it has been signed or initialled by the Judge or Judges delivering it, be sealed with the seal of the Court by the Bench Reader.
5. Personal Assistants to Judges. – There shall be attached to each Judge a Personal Assistant who shall act as his judgement clerk. If the Personal Assistant is not present or the Judge needs another Judgement clerk, the senior-most Personal Assistant on duty shall make necessary arrangement.
6. Preparation of decree or formal order. – After a suit or a proceeding in the nature of a suit or an appeal from a decree has been heard and decided, a decree shall follow the judgement. In other cases, unless otherwise ordered a formal order shall follow the order finally disposing of the case or any order by which costs have been awarded.
7. Taxation of costs. – (1) Where the court has passed an order that the parties shall pay their own costs or that no costs be allowed or an order to the same effect or has passed no order as to costs no costs shall be allowed on taxation except such sum as may have been ordered to be paid by a party irrespective of the result of the case.
(2) Where a party is only partially successful and costs are ordered to be paid in proportion to the success of such party, the amount of all taxable costs payable to it shall be proportionately reduced.
8. Contents of decree of formal order. – (1) The decree or formal order shall be drawn up in the language of the court and shall bear date of the day on which the judgement or order upon which it is founded was delivered.
[Provided that Hindi may be used in place of English, on optional basis, in any judgement, decree or order to be passed by the Court. Such judgement, decree or order shall be accompanied by an authorised English translation thereof.]
(2) It shall contain the nature, number and year of the case, the names and descriptions of the parties, the names of their Advocates and a clear specification of the relief granted or other adjudication made.
(3) It shall state the amount of costs incurred in the case and by whom and in what proportions such cost and costs in the courts below, if any, are to be paid.
9. Notice of decree or formal order for objection. – As soon as the decree or formal order has been drawn up the Registrar General shall cause to be exhibited on the notice board a notice stating that the decree or formal order has been drawn up. The notice shall further state that any party to it or his Advocate may on or before a date to be specified in the notice peruse the same and sign it or file with the Registrar General an objection thereto on the ground that there is a clerical error or omission in the decree or formal order or that it is not in accordance with the judgment or order upon which it is founded. Such objection, if any, shall state clearly what the alleged clerical error or omission is or in what respect the decree or formal order is not in accordance with the judgment or order. It shall be signed and dated by the party or the Advocate filing it.
10. Procedure of objection. – Where an objection is filed under the next preceding Rule the Registrar General shall after giving notice to the Parties concerned decide such objection with liberty to adjourn any matter to the Judge by whom such Judgement or order was delivered in Chambers. If such Judge is not available the matter shall be put up before such Judge as the Chief Justice may nominate.
11. Decree or formal order to be signed and sealed. – (1) After the decree or formal order has been corrected or altered as directed by the Registrar General or the Judge, as the case may be, it shall be signed by the Deputy Registrar and sealed with the seal of the Court.
(2) If no objection is filed the Deputy Registrar shall sign the decree or formal order and seal it with the seal of the Court on the expiry of the date specified in the notice.
[At Lucknow Bench, however, the functions of the Deputy Registrar as mentioned in sub-rules (1) and (2) shall be performed by the Assistant Registrar, and in his absence by the Joint Registrar of that Bench.]

CHAPTER VIII

Miscellaneous Provisions

Section A-Seal of the Court

1. Seal of the Court. – The Court shall have and use as occasion may require a seal bearing a device and impression of the Ashoka Capital with an exergue if label surrounding the same, with this inscription : “The seal of the High Court at Allahabad”, and the words “Satyameva Jayate” in Devanagari script. The said seal shall be delivered to and kept in the custody of the Chief Justice in such manner as he may think fit and in case of vacancy of the office of the Chief Justice or during any absence of the Chief Justice the same shall be delivered over and kept in the custody of the person appointed to act as Chief Justice.
All writs, summons, precepts, rules, orders and other mandatory processes to be used, issued or awarded by the Court shall run and be in the name style of the Court and shall be sealed with the said seal.
Section B-Judges Sitting Alone and in Division Courts

2. Powers of a single Judge and Division Court. – Any function which may be performed by the Court in the exercise of its original or appellate jurisdiction may be performed by any Judge or by any Division Court appointed or constituted for such purpose in pursuance of Article 225 of the Constitution.
3. Procedure when Judges are divided in opinion. – When a case [to which the provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure do not apply,] is heard by a Division Court composed of two or more Judges and the Judges are divided in opinion as to the decision to be given on any point, such point shall be decided according to the opinion of the majority, if there shall be a majority,. Should the Judges be equally divided they may state the point upon which they differ and each Judge shall record his opinion thereon. The case shall then be heard upon that point by one or more of the other Judges as may be nominated by the Chief Justice and the point decided according to the opinion of the majority of the Judges who have heard the case including those who first heard it.
Section C-Civil Jurisdiction of the Court

4. Extraordinary original civil jurisdiction of the Court. – The Court may remove and try and determine as a Court of extraordinary original jurisdiction any suit being or falling within the jurisdiction of any Court subject to its superintendence when it shall think proper to do so either on the agreement of the parties to that effect or for the purposes of justice, the reasons for so doing being recorded on the proceedings of the Court.
[5. Special appeal. – An appeal shall lie to the Court from a judgement (not being a judgement passed in the exercise of appellate jurisdiction) in respect of a decree or order made by a Court subject to the superintendence of the Court and not being an order made in the exercise of revisional jurisdiction or in the exercise of its power of superintendence or in the exercise of criminal jurisdiction [or in the exercise of the jurisdiction conferred by Article 226 or Article 227 of the Constitution in respect of any judgement, order or award–(a) of a tribunal, Court or statutory arbitrator made or purported to be made in the exercise or purported exercise of jurisdiction under any Uttar Pradesh Act or under any Central Act, with respect to any of the matters enumerated in the State List or the Concurrent List in the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution, or (b) of the Government or any officer or authority, made or purported to be made in the exercise or purported exercise of appellate or revisional jurisdiction under any such Act of one Judge.]]
6. Application for declaration that the case is a fit one for appeal in the case of a judgement by one Judge. – [***].
7. Guardianship Jurisdiction. – The Court shall have the like power and authority as that which is now lawfully exercised by it with respect to the persons and estates of infants, idiots and lunatics within its territorial jurisdiction subject to the provisions of any law for the time being in force.
8. Testamentary and Intestate jurisdiction. – The Court shall have the like power and authority as that which is now lawfully exercised by it in relation to the granting of probates of last wills and testaments and letters of administration of the goods, chattels, credits and all other effects whatsoever of persons dying intestate so as not to interfere with the provisions of any law by which power is given to any other Court to grant such probates and letters of administration.
9. Matrimonial Jurisdiction. – The Court shall have jurisdiction in matters matrimonial between persons within its territorial jurisdiction so as not to interfere with the exercise of any jurisdiction in such matters lawfully possessed by any Court within its jurisdiction.
Section D-Criminal Jurisdiction of the Court

10. Ordinary original criminal jurisdiction. – The Court shall have ordinary original criminal jurisdiction in respect of all persons within its territorial jurisdiction and shall in the exercise of such jurisdiction, be empowered to try all persons brought before it in due course of law.
11. Extraordinary original criminal jurisdiction. – The Court shall have extraordinary original criminal jurisdiction over all persons residing in places within the jurisdiction of any Court subject to its superintendence and shall have authority to try at its discretion any such persons brought before it on charge preferred by any Magistrate or other officer specially empowered by the Government in that behalf.
Section E-Service of Notice

12. Service of notice by post or publication. – Any notice may in lieu of or in addition to any other mode of service provided by law or by these Rules be served if so ordered by sending it by registered post addressed to the person upon whom it is to be served or by publishing it in [a daily newspaper circulating in the locality in which the defendant is last known to have actually and voluntarily resided, carried on business or personally worked for gain :]
[Provided that where an order for publication of notice has been passed by the Court or by the Registrar General, as the case may be, the party on whose behalf the notice is to be published shall, within seven days from the date of the order, obtain the tentative date from the office on the prescribed form of the notice duly filled in by the party or his counsel and shall get it published before the date fixed in a daily newspaper circulating in the locality in which the respondent or the opposite party, as the case may be, is last known to have actually and voluntarily resided, carried on business or personally worked for gain :
Provided further that the party or his counsel getting the notice published as aforesaid shall so arrange that the notice is published at least ten days before the date fixed in the notice and shall file a copy of the newspaper containing the notice before the Registrar General a week before the date fixed :
Provided also that where the copy of the newspaper is not supplied within the time prescribed in the preceding proviso, the case or the application, as the case may be, on which the order for publication of notice had been passed, shall be listed before the Court for such orders as the Court deems fit.
[Explanation I. – Where the party fails to file the copy of the newspaper he shall be deemed to have committed default in supplying the notice, and the provisions of Rule 4 of Chapter XII shall mutatis mutandis apply in such cases.
Explanation II. – A notice sent by registered post shall, unless it is received back from the post office as undelivered, be deemed to have been served at the time at which it would be delivered in the ordinary course of post.]]
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Section F-Form of Oaths

14. Forms of oaths and affirmations. – [The following forms of oaths and affirmations are prescribed under Section 6 of the Oaths Act, 1969, namely–]
(1) Form of the oath or affirmation to be administered to the witness– “I do swear in the name of God/solemnly affirm that what I shall state shall be truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth”.
(2) Form of the oath or affirmation to be administered to the interpreter – “I do swear in the name of God/solemnly affirm that I will well and truly interpret and explain all questions put to and evidence given by witnesses and translate correctly and accurately all documents given to me for translation”.
Section G-Record of Evidence

15. Recording of evidence. – (1) Witnesses in attendance shall be examined orally under the direction and supervision of the Court and their evidence taking down in the form of question and answer or in that of a narrative by a judgement clerk or by such other person as may be appointed for the purpose.
(2) The evidence so taken down or, if it is taken down in shorthand the transcript of the shorthand note shall be read and, where necessary, interpreted to the witness and shall be signed by him, and the Judge shall also sign it after making such corrections therein as may be found necessary.
16. Evidence recorded by another Judge. – Except as provided by law where at any stage of the hearing of a suit or other proceeding any Judge or Judges constituting the Bench are replaced by another Judge or Judges, such Judge or Judges may deal with any evidence taken under these Rules as if such evidence had been taken under their direction and supervision and proceed with the suit or other proceeding from the stage at which it may be when the case is taken up by them.
Section H-Issue of Commission

17. Deposit of expenses of commission. – [***] [No] commission may be issued by the Court unless the party at whose instance or for whose benefit such commission is to be issued [or the prosecution in criminal cases] has deposited with the Cashier within such time as may be fixed, such sum as the Court may consider reasonable for the expenses of the commissions.
Section I-Furnishing of Security

18. Form of security. – Security furnished under the provisions of Order XLV of the Code or otherwise in pursuance of any order of the Court shall unless otherwise ordered be furnished in the form of cash or Government securities or Post Office National Savings Certificates or immovable property.
19. Determination of sufficiency of Government securities of PONS Certificates. – In determining the sufficiency or otherwise of the security when furnished in the form of Government securities or Post Office National Savings Certificates, the value on the date on which such security is furnished, and not the face value, shall be taken into consideration.
20. Endorsement in case of Government securities. – Where security is furnished in the form of Government securities, they shall be endorsed in the name of the Registrar General.
21. Procedure when PONS Certificates are given as security. – Where security is furnished in the form of Post Office National Savings Certificates, they shall be in the name of the Registrar General.
In such case the following procedure shall be followed, namely–
[(a) If fresh certificates have to be purchased, the application for the purchase of such Certificates shall be signed by the pledger and handed over to the Registrar General along with an affidavit affirming that his total holdings in the post office–including the amount of the Certificates proposed to be pledged as security do not exceed the maximum amount prescribed for individual investment under the postal rules.]

(b) If the Certificates stand in the name of the pledger, he shall present them to the Register General along with an application addressed to the Postmaster at Allahabad or Lucknow, as the case may be, praying that the Certificates be transferred to the name of the Registrar General, and an affidavit as required by clause (a).

(c) The Registrar General shall, if he is satisfied that the application is in order, give the pledger an authority to the Postmaster at Allahabad or Lucknow, as the case may be, to invest the amount of security in the following form :

“I hereby sanction the investment of Rs………. in Post Office National Savings Certificates on account of security pledged to the Registrar General of the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad in …….no………..of 20 .”
(d) The pledger shall thereafter present the cash or the Certificates, as the case may be, along with the necessary papers to the Postmaster concerned who will then either issue the Certificates in the name of the Registrar General of transfer them to his name. The Certificates shall thereafter be deposited by the pledger with the Registrar General.

(e) When the security is to be released, the Registrar General shall return the Certificates to the pledger giving him written authority to resume possession. The pledger may thereafter present such authority and the Certificates at the Post Office concerned and have the Certificates transferred to his own name.

22. Particulars of security to be stated in memorandum. – Where security is furnished in the form of cash, Government securities of Post Office National Savings Certificates it shall be accompanied by a memorandum containing all necessary particulars.
23. Security of immovable property. – Where the security offered consists of immovable property, the person giving such security shall file a security bond duly registered hypothecating such property in the name of the Registrar General and his successors-in-office together with-(1) a specification of the title of the mortgagor, (2) an affidavit of the person executing the security bond affirming that the property secured is of sufficient value to cover the amount of security required, and (3) the necessary certificate from the Registration office concerned indicating that the property is free from encumbrances or, in case the property is encumbered, the particulars and extent of such encumbrances. The Court may before accepting such security direct that it be verified by the District Judge of the district within which such immovable property is situated.
Section J-Summary Determination of Appeal

24. Application for summary determination of a First Appeal. – (1) A respondent to a first appeal [***] who has filed no cross-objection, may on receipt of a notice to appear and answer the appeal and within thirty days of the date fixed in the notice for his appearance make an application for the summary determination of the appeal on the ground that it is frivolous or vexatious or that it has been filed merely to cause delay or that it can be disposed on of a preliminary ground and that a paper-book is not necessary for its disposal.
(2) The application shall be accompanied by documentary proof of the fact that a copy of the application has been served on the appellants’ Advocate. Such proof may consist of an acknowledgment from such Advocate of having received the copy or a postal acknowledgment in case the copy was served on him by registered post or an affidavit showing how the service was effected.
(3) The application along with the appeal shall be listed for hearing as early as possible after the expiry of thirty days from the date when notice of the application was served on the appellants’ Advocate provided that no cross-objection has been filed in the appeal. If the Court does not summarily dismiss the appeal, it shall reject the application and thereafter the appeal shall proceed as if no application under this Rule had been made. In case a cross-objection has been filed before the application is listed for hearing, the court shall reject the application.
Section K-Civil Revisions and Appeals From Appellate orders

25. Civil Revisions and Appeals from Appellate Orders. – Subject to these Rules, the procedure prescribed in [Order XLI] [* *] of the Code with respect to appeals shall, so far as may be, also apply to revisions and appeals from appellate orders where such appeals are allowed under any law.
Section L-Connecting Cases

26. Connecting Cases. – No application shall be required for connecting cases arising out of the same decree, judgment or order and such cases shall be connected whether there be any application or not.
When any other cases are sought to be connected, a properly stamped application shall be presented to the Registrar General after giving notice to the Advocates for all the other parties to such cases. The signature of an Advocate on such application shall be sufficient indication that notice has been given to him. Any party desiring to contest the application may file an objection within ten days. Where no objection has been filed, the Registrar General may pass orders on the application. Where an objection has been filed, the application shall be listed before the Court for orders.
Section M–Paper-Book

27. Exclusion of papers from paper-book by order of Chief Justice. – The Chief Justice may be general order direct that any copy or paper required under these Rules to be included in a paper book be not so included therein. In such case the original paper on the record of the case shall be entered in the general index and clearly flagged.
28. Inclusion of papers in paper-book by order of the Bench. – Where the Bench hearing the case requires any paper not on the paper-book to be copied, transliterated or translated, typed copy or transliteration or translation, of such paper shall be included in the paper-book.
29. Inclusion of transliteration or translation instead of a copy in paper-book. – The Chief Justice may from time to time issue directions as to the manner in which and the conditions according to which transliteration or translation of any paper on the record of a case may be prepared for inclusion in the paper-book instead of a copy as required by these Rules.
Section N-Information on Application

30. Information on Application. – (1) Any person desirous of ascertaining the serial number or date of institution or other registered particulars respecting a case or proceeding, shall present or send by post to the Registrar General a written application bearing a court-fee label of the value of [Rs. 5.00] giving the best particulars he can as to the nature of the case, the year of institution and the names of parties. If detailed information in a pending case is required, the person seeking such information shall similarly make an application for the purpose, bearing a court fee label of the value of [Rs. 5.00.]
The Registrar General shall forward such application to the Section Officer of the department concerned, who shall have the application marked with a serial number and return it with the necessary information, if obtainable, to the applicant within three days from the date of receipt of the application or earlier, if possible. If such information cannot be given within the aforesaid period the Superintendent shall on the expiry of the said period report to the Registrar General the cause of non-compliance and specify the date when it would be possible for such information to be supplied. The application shall be returned to the applicant and the information given to him when he returns it to the Registrar General after such date.
(2) Where the applicant desires that the information be sent to him by post, he shall attach to his application postage stamp of the requisite value to enable the application to be returned to him along with the reply by post.
(3) A translation of this Rule in Hindi shall be pasted on the notice board in a conspicuous place in the Court-house.
(4) Section Officers of the Judicial and Criminal Departments shall each maintain a register of applications made under this Rule in the form given below :

Applications for Information (Chapter VIII, Rule 30)

Serial No.

Date

Name of Applicant

Description of case

Number of questions asked

Value of court-fee labels affixed

Date of return of application

Remarks

31. Information on application by a party. – A party to a pending [or decided] case or proceeding may obtain information with respect to such case or proceeding by means of a written application in the prescribed form. A fee of [Rs. 5.00] for every question asked shall be paid in court-fee labels affixed to the application.
The questions asked must be of a simple nature admitting of a short answer and in no circumstances shall the right conferred by this Rule be so exercised as to be a substitute for obtaining more detailed information by an inspection of the record or by an application for copy.
[Detailed information on one subject in a pending case on proceeding can also be obtained under this rule by means of a written application in the prescribed form, bearing court fee label of the value of Rs. 5.00.]
An application under this rule shall be presented and dealt with, so far as may be, in the manner provided in the next proceeding rule, except that the Section Officer concerned shall apply the necessary information, if possible, the same day in case the application is presented in the forenoon and the next day in the case if is presented in the afternoon.
Section O-Approved Law Journals

32. Supply of copies of Judgments to approved law journals. – (1) Rules 16, 17, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28 contained in Chapter XL, Part VIII shall, so far as may be, apply to the issue of copies of judgments approved for reporting to representatives of approved law journals. The other Rules contained in that Chapter shall not apply.
(2) The issue of copies to representatives of such journals shall be governed by the following provisions namely. –
(a) An approved list of law journals entitled to receive copies of judgments approved for reporting under the Rule shall be maintained under the orders of the Chief Justice.

(b) No law journal shall be entered in the list unless it has given an undertaking that it will apply for a copy of every judgment delivered by the Court which is marked A.F.R. (Approved for Reporting.)

(c) No law journal on the approved list shall be entitled to receive more than one copy of such judgment under this Rule.

(d) As soon as a judgment has been approved for reporting by the Court, [the Bench Secretary] shall enter it in a register to be called “Register of judgments marked A.F.R.”, the entries being made in chronological order. He shall send such judgment immediately to [the Section Officer concerned of the Judicial or the Criminal Department, as the case may be.]

(e) As soon as a judgment marked A.F.R. has been received by [the Section Officer concerned] he shall send it to the [Section Officer of the Copying (E) Department] for the preparation of as many copies as there are law journals on the approved list together with one copy for the Indian Law Reports (Allahabad Series).

(f) Two registers in the prescribed form to be called “Register of Copies of Judgments marked A.F.R.” and “Register of Applications for Copies of Judgment marked A.F.R.” respectively shall be maintained by the [Section Officer of the Copying (E) Department] with respect to such copies.

(g) Copies prepared under this Rule shall contain the following additional information, namely,-

(i) the names of Advocates appearing in the case on both sides;

(ii) the names of Judges delivering the judgment of the Court; and

(iii) full designation of the lower court along with the date of its judgment or order.

Such additional information shall be sent to [the Section Officer, Copying (E) Department] by [the Section Officer concerned of the Judicial or the Criminal Department, as the case may be] along with the judgment.
(h) Copies prepared under this Rule shall be given priority over all ordinary copies and shall be prepared as quickly as possible.

(i) As soon as copies are ready, the first impression copy shall be delivered to the Law Reporter representing the Indian Law Reports (Allahabad Series) on his submitting an application for copy to [the Section Officer, Copying (E) Department]. Such application shall require no stamps. The remaining copies shall be delivered to the representatives of the other journals on the approved list on their submitting a duly stamped application and paying the necessary charges as required by the Rules.

(j) If the representative of any law journal on the approved list other than the Law Reporter does not apply for copy of any judgment marked A.F.R. within three weeks from the date on which it is so marked the name of such journal may be removed from the approved list.

(k) The “Register of Copies of Judgments marked A.F.R.” shall be open to inspection by the Law Reporter or his clerk or by the representative of any law journal on the approved list.

Section P-Miscellaneous

33. Certain applications to be laid before Chief Justice for orders. – An application for the expediting of the hearing of a case or for listing a case out of turn or for the removal of a case to be tried and determined by the Court under Rule 4 or for the withdrawal of a case under Art. 228 of the Constitution shall be laid before the Chief Justice [or any other Judge or a Bench nominated by the Chief Justice in respect of any case or class of cases] for orders.
[33-A. In addition to the Hon’ble Chief Justice, the concerned Bench including that hearing bail plea of the appellant, may pass an order for expediting the hearing of appeal].
34. Examination of records. – Immediately on the receipt of a record, the office shall examine its condition and note on the form for transmission of record received along with the record the date of its receipt and its condition. The record shall thereafter be examined and if on such examination it is found that any paper is missing from the record or is mutilated, or that the record is in any other respect defective, a note thereof shall be made forthwith on the back of the aforesaid form and it shall be laid before the Registrar General for such orders as he may deem fit to pass.
35. Receipt of papers filed. – Any party to a case or his Advocate desirous of obtaining a receipt for any paper including an application, Vakalatnama or retainer or appearance slip shall attach to and present with such paper a receipt slip in the subjoined form. The slip shall be signed in acknowledgment of the receipt of such paper by the [Bench Secretary] or other official receiving such paper and returned to the person presenting it :

Description of case

Name and description of person filing paper

Description of paper

Signature of official paper receiving and date of receipt

1

2

3

4

36. Transliteration or translation of document filed in court. – (1) Where a document filed by a party in Court in any case or proceeding is not in Hindi written in the Devanagari character or in the language of the Court, it shall, subject to any general or special orders of the Chief Justice or the Court, file therewith if the document is in Hindi but is not written in Devanagari character, a transliteration thereof in such character or if the document is in another language a translation thereof in the language of the Court.
(2) Such transliteration or translation shall be verified to be correct by the Advocate of the party filing it or by the person making it. In the latter event such person shall give his full name and address with such particular as may be sufficient to identify him and verify such transliteration or translation in the following manner, namely–
“I, A, B, do declare that I read and understand the language and character of the original and that the above is a true and accurate transliteration/translation thereof.”
Such transliteration or translation shall, if so ordered by the court, be revised and certified as correct by [the Section Officer of the Translation Department, may be filed in court along with the document.]
(3) In lieu of the method indicated in the foregoing sub-rule the party required to file a transliteration or translation of a document may on application to the Registrar General have such document transliterated or translated, as the case may be, by a translator on the establishment of the Court and such transliteration or translation certified to be a true transliteration or translation by [the Section Officer of the Translation Department, may be filed in Court along with the document.]
(4) The charges for the transliteration or translation of documents under this Rule shall be such as may be fixed from time to time by the Registrar General. Where by these Rules a transliteration or translation may be certified as correct by [the Section Officer of the Translation Department] the person applying for such certificate shall pay such charge as may be prescribed by the Registrar General not exceeding sixty per cent of the charges prescribed for the transliteration or translation of such document. If the transliteration or translation is so defective that the work of revision and correcting it practically amounts to transliterating or translation it afresh the full charges may at the discretion of the Registrar General be charged for such work.
37. Application of Rules 14 to 21 of Chapter XV to other civil proceedings. – Rules 14 to 21 of Chapter XV of Part II shall also be applicable in the case of civil proceedings other than those to which the Rules contained in that Chapter apply.
38. Application of other Rules to Part III, IV, V or VII. – (1) Where any Rule contained in Part III, IV, V or VII is inconsistent with any Rule in any other Part the former shall prevail and the latter shall, to the extent of such inconsistency, be deemed to have been modified or repealed so far as the former is concerned.
(2) Subject to the provisions of sub-rule (1) the Rules contained in Part II shall, so far as may be and with necessary modifications and adaptations, also apply to proceedings under the said Parts.
[38A. Adjustment of appeals, petitions and references etc. – The provisions contained in Rules 1 to 6 and 9 of Order XXII and in Order XXXII of the Code of Civil Procedure shall, so far as may be and with necessary modifications and adaptations, apply to special appeals, writ petitions under Article 226 of the Constitution and Tax Acts references [and revisions] falling under Chapter IX, XXII and XXVII of these rules.]
39.Forms. – The forms set forth in Schedule III to these Rules shall, with such variations as the circumstances of each case may require, be used for the respective purposes indicated therein added in these Rules.
40. Court fee to be paid in cases coming up before the Court. – Court fees shall be payable in cases coming before the Court in the exercise of its ordinary original civil jurisdiction or in the exercise of its jurisdiction as regards appeals from judgment passed by it in the exercise of its ordinary civil jurisdiction to the extent to, and the manner in which they are payable in similar classes of cases coming before it, under the provisions of Section 4 of the Court Fees Act, 1870.
[41. Restriction on carrying of arms. – No person, not belonging to the security force on duty shall carry or have in his possession within the court premises any arm as defined in sub-clause (c) of sub-section (1) of section (2) of the Arms Act, 1959, except by authority in writing of the Chief Justice.]
Explanation I. – The expression ‘Security force’ shall include such member of the Police Force, P.A.C. or any other like force as may be placed at the disposal of the Court for purposes of security and for maintenance of law and order within the court premises.
Explanation II. – The expression ‘Court premises’ shall mean all land, buildings and structures situate within its limits at Allahabad and Lucknow including buildings in the occupation of the Members of the Bar, but shall not include residential quarters, if any, of the Judges, officers and staff situated within its bounds.
[42. Dress for Officer, Official and Advocates’ Clerks of the High Court. – (1) Class I, II and III employees.- They shall wear buttoned up coat. Achkan or Sherwani, of black colour with black shoes. They may wear an open neck coat of the same colour instead and they shall wear a black tie with it. With the coat, trousers and with the Achkan or Sherwani, Chooridar Paijama or trousers shall be worn.
The officer of the Court in the Registry may wear aforesaid dress of any sober colour.
(2) Lady Employees.- They shall wear a regional dress of subdued colour with a black coat.
(3) Advocate’s Clerk.- They shall wear buttoned up coat, Achkan or Sherwani of black colour with black shoes. With the coat, trousers and with the Achkan or Sherwani, Chooridar Paijama or trousers shall be worn.
(4) Class IV employees. – They shall wear uniform as prescribed by the Court from time to time.]
43. Entry in Court Building. – (1) Officers/Officials/Advocates/Clerks of Advocates for whom dress has been prescribed shall enter in the Court Building in the prescribed dress. The officers, officials and clerks of advocates shall also carry their identity cards issued to them from High Court Officer and the Advocates shall carry with them the identity card issued by the concerned Bar Council.
(2) Entry of all other persons into the Court Building shall be regulated by entry passes only, which shall be issued from the Protocol Section of the Court.]
Note:- The amendment shall come into force from the date of publication in the Uttar Pradesh Gazette.]

Part II-Civil Jurisdiction-Chapters IX To XVI

CHAPTER IX

Appeals and Applications

1. General heading of application and memorandum of appeal or objection. – (1) Every memorandum of appeal or objection and every application other than an application made in any case pending in the Court shall bear the general heading :
“In the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad”.
and shall have written on it immediately below such heading the following, namely–
(a) In the case of a memorandum of appeal or objection, or application for review or revision.

The description such as, `First Appeal’; ‘Execution First Appeal’, ‘First Appeal From Order’, ‘Execution Second Appeal’, ‘Second Appeal From Order’ `Special Appeal’ `Civil Revision’ or `Application for Review, ‘ as the case may be, followed by a reference to the section and the Act or the Rule under which it is filed and below it the words `no. of (year)’ and

(b) in the case of other

The words `Civil Miscellaneous Case no. of (year)’ followed by a reference to the section and the Act or the Rule under which it is filed.

(2) Every application made in a pending case shall state the section and the Act or the Rule under which it is made. It shall bear the general heading :
“In the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad”
and shall have written on it immediately below such heading the following, namely–
Civil Miscellaneous Application …………..(No. and year of the application). Under……………… (state law) …………………. ……………….(Name of the applicant) …………………….. In ………………….. (Nature, number and year of the pending case).
Versus

(Name of the parties of the pending case)]

(3) Every memorandum of appeal or objection and every application shall be in the language of the Court.
Every application except those mentioned in rule 12 shall set out concisely in numbered paragraph the facts upon which the applicant relies and the grounds upon which the Court is asked to grant the relief asked for and shall conclude with a prayer stating clearly, so far as circumstance permit, the exact nature of the relief sought.
(4) The appellant or the applicant, as the case may be, shall append a note duly signed by the appellant, applicant or the advocate engaged in that behalf, at the bottom of the memorandum of appeal or application stating clearly the name, parentage and address of the person arrayed as a party in the appeal or application, who did not file a written statement or objection in the trial court/court below, or who, having filed the written statement or objection, did not thereafter contest the case, or who was being arrayed only as proforma respondent or opposite party.
2. Appeals, references and miscellaneous applications to be registered and numbered. – (1) Appeals, references and all applications referred to in Rule 1, except those expressly exempted, shall be separately registered and numbered immediately after they have been received.
(2) Every defective appeal or application required to be registered and numbered under sub-rule (1) shall be entered in a register of defective cases. After the defect has been removed it shall be entered in the appropriate register of regular case and numbered.
3. Application for extension of time. – An application for extension of time after time has been granted for depositing security or costs of translation and printing or filing an affidavit or taking any other step for the progress of a case, shall be in writing.
4. Full description of parties. – Every person presenting an application or arrayed as an opposite party therein shall be described with such particulars as will ensure his clear identification, such as his full name, the name of his father, his religious persuasion, his rank or degree in life, his profession, calling, occupation or trade and his true place of residence.
5. Application to be divided into paragraphs. – Every application containing a statement of facts shall be divided into paragraphs which shall be numbered consecutively and each paragraph shall, as nearly as may be, be confined to a distinct portion of the subject.
6. Water-marked paper to be used. – Every memorandum of appeal or objection or application shall be fairly and legibly written or typewritten, lithographed or printed with quarter margin on one side only of Government watermarked paper :
Provided that the Court may, when considered necessary, permit any other paper of foolscap size or both sides of the paper to be used for the purpose.
[7. Contents of memorandum of appeal or application for review or revisions. – (1) Every memorandum of appeal or application shall be accompanied by date/event wise synopsis of the case and shall further state –
(a) The name and address of each of appellant or applicant and whether he was plaintiff or defendant or applicant or opposite party in the Court of first instance;

(b) The name and address of each person whom it is proposed to join as respondent or opposite party and whether he was plaintiff or defendant or applicant or opposite party in the court of first instance;

(c) The name of the court by which, and the name of the presiding officer by whom, the decree or order objected to was made;

(d) The number and the description of the case;

(e) The date when decree or order was made;

(f) The grounds, numbered consecutively, objection to such decree or order;

(g) The precise relief sought;

(h) The value of the suit and appeal separately for purposes of (1) jurisdiction, and (2) Court-fees; and

(i) The memorandum shall be signed by the appellant or the applicant as the case may be, or on his behalf, by an advocate on the roll of the court.

Where the particulars indicated above are not available at the time of filing of the appeal, they may be supplied as soon as available but before the hearing of the appeal by the Bench.
(j) In case of appeal arising from any order, decree or award, the details of appeal if any, filed earlier by any party to the order, decree or award, shall also be mentioned.]

8. Documents to accompany memorandum of appeal or revision application. – Every memorandum of appeal or application for revision shall be accompanied by-
(a) a copy of the decree or formal order against which the appeal or application is directed;

(b) a copy of the judgment upon which such decree or formal order is founded;

(c) a copy of the judgment of the Court of first instance where the appeal or application is directed against an appellate or a revisional decree or order;

(d) in the case of an appeal under Section 6-A, Court Fees Act, one extra copy of each of the plaint, the order appealed against and the memorandum of appeal; and where the appeal is against an order directing payment of Courtfee on a written statement, one copy also of the written statement. Such copies shall be certified to be true either by the appellant or his counsel or recognised agent;

(e) in the case of a memorandum of appeal which is filed after the expiry of the period of limitation, an application supported by an affidavit for extension of the period of limitation under Section 5 of the Limitation Act, 1963;

(f) in the case of an appeal from an order under Rule 1 of Order XLIII of the Code or revision from an interlocutory order, copies of all other papers upon which the appellant or the applicant, as the case may be, relies;

(g) in the case of a first appeal from order, where such an appeal is to be heard by a Bench of two Judges, an extra copy of the order appealed against duly certified to be correct by the appellant or his counsel, as the case may be:

Provided that the Judge may, for sufficient cause shown, dispense with a copy of the formal order under clause (a) or a copy of the judgment under clause (b) or (c) or any paper under clause (f) or an extra copy of the order under clause (g).
No copy of any paper under clause (f) shall, however, be dispensed with unless the Court thinks that such copy is not required for the consideration of the motion for admission of the appeal or revision, as the case may be :
Provided secondly that the Court may for sufficient reasons, accept memorandum of appeal without a copy of the decree appealed from, if the counsel for the appellant certifies that the copy has been applied for, within the period of limitation and has not been issued, subject to the copy being filed, subsequently within the time granted by the Court :
Provided thirdly that where a copy of the Judgment of the Court of first instance referred to in clause (c) or any copy or copies of the papers referred to in clause (f) cannot be filed along with the memorandum of appeal or application for revision as the case may be, the Court may, on the presentation of an application accompanied by an affidavit, for sufficient cause shown, allow such further time for the filing thereof, as it may think fit :
Provided fourthly that where the affidavit is not filed with the application referred to in clause (e), it may be filed within there months of the date of the filing of the appeal.
9. Certain grounds in memorandum of appeal to be certified. – If one of the grounds of appeal be that there is no evidence or admission on the record to support the decree, the fact shall be mentioned in the memorandum which there is no evidence or admission on the record.
Such ground shall not be allowed to be urged unless the Advocate for the appellant has certified under his hand before the hearing of the appeal that he has examined the record and that the ground is well founded.
10. Special Appeal. – (i) A person desiring to prefer a Special Appeal from the judgment of one Judge passed in the exercise of original jurisdiction shall present a duly stamped memorandum of appeal accompanied by a copy of the judgment appealed from within thirty days from the date of the judgment. The time requisite for obtaining the copy shall be excluded in computing the said period of thirty days.
(ii) Where a Special Appeal is presented after the expiry of the period mentioned in clause (i), the memorandum of appeal shall be accompanied by an affidavit explaining the cause of delay and it shall be rejected unless the appellant satisfies the Court that he had sufficient cause for not preferring the appeal within the aforesaid time.

(iii) the memorandum of appeal shall be drawn up so far as may be in accordance with Rules 1, 6 and 7 of this Chapter.

[(iv)(a)]-The memorandum of appeal shall be accompanied by an affidavit of service stating that on the date specified a copy of the memorandum and the summons has been served on the counsel who had in the Court of Single Judge appeared for the respondents; and also stating that a copy and the summons has on the date specified, been sent by registered acknowledgement due post to each of the respondents at his registered address (except those who were represented by the Standing Counsel of the Union of India or of the State Government and also those who were unrepresented by counsel). The summons served on the respondents of the counsel shall be in Form No. 18-A.

(iv) (b)-The memorandum shall be accompanied by two sets of entire pleading which was there before the learned Single Judge;

(v) If the appellant desires to file an application for interim orders he shall alongwith the application file an affidavit of service of a copy of the application on the counsel who appeared for the opposite parties in the Court of the Single Judge and stating that the date and time of the filing of the application has been intimated to him and also stating that a copy has, on the date specified therein, been sent by registered acknowledgment due post to each of the respondents (except those represented by the Standing Council of the Union of India or of the State Government and except those who were unrepresented by counsel).

(vi) The date to be entered in the summons of the appeal for appearance shall be the working day next after the expiry of six weeks of the date of filing of the appeal.

(vii) The copy of the memorandum of appeal or application, the summons and the requisite registered postage for service on unrepresented respondents or opposite parties, as the case may be, shall be filed along with the appeal.

(viii) In case more than one counsel had appeared for the same party, the copy shall be served on the junior of them.

(ix) The counsel who appeared for the respondent before the Single Judge, shall not refuse to accept the copy under sub-rules (iv) and (v).

(x) Service of the copy on the counsel or his registered clerk under sub-rules (iv) and (v) shall deem sufficient notice.

(xi) “Copy” means and include all accompaniments or annexures of the memorandum of appeal or application.

(xii) The appeal shall be listed for hearing on the working day immediately after the expiry of six weeks of the institution, unless the Bench directs otherwise :

Provided that where an application for an interim relief is filed the Bench may, after hearing the Counsel, dismiss the appeal itself or dispose of the application.
Note:- Where the application is filed subsequent to the filing of the appeal, it shall unless the Bench otherwise directs, be put up with the appeal for orders.

(xiii) Defective appeals (e.g. deficiently stamped or barred by time or those accompanied by an application for leave to appeal as pauper etc.) shall be listed for orders within a week of their institution.

(xiv) the Bench may in any case direct that the summons of the appeal or application be served afresh on the respondents or any of them.

(xv) The Bench shall pass final orders on the application for interim orders.

(xvi) If the respondent to an application for interim orders has not been heard when orders were passed under sub-rule

(xv) he shall be at liberty to make an application for the vacation or modification of the interim order.

(xvii) Service of the copy on the counsel shall be effected by tendering it to him or to his registered clerk and obtaining on the original memorandum of appeal or the application an endorsement in that regard, and in case of refusal, by sending it to the counsel by registered acknowledgment due post.

11. Memorandum of appeal or objection or application to be accompanied by copies there of. – (1) Every memorandum of appeal or objection and every application shall be accompanied by as many typed copies thereof as there may be parties to be served, together with –
(i) two extra copies in a Division Bench case, 17 [to be supplied at once,] and

(ii) one extra copy in every other case :

Provided that it shall not be necessary to supply copies for service on the parties until the Court has ordered notice to issue.
It shall be deemed to be sufficient compliance with this Rule if the person presenting the memorandum of application gives a written undertaking to supply the necessary copies within four days of its admission. Such copies shall be certified to be correct by the party supplying them or his Advocate :
Provided further that in every Division Bench case an extra copy of all the documents (including judgments or orders appealed against) duly certified to be correct by the appellant or his counsel, as the case may be, shall also be filed for the use of the Court along with the memorandum of appeal, objection or application. It shall not, however, be necessary to supply an extra copy of the decree or formal order.
(2) If the requisite copies are not supplied within such time or within such further time as may, for sufficient cause shown, be allowed by the Registrar General, the memorandum or application shall be listed for rejection before the Court.
(3) No order shall issue from the Court on such memorandum or application until the required copies have been supplied.
(4) The copies shall be fairly and legibly written or type written, lithographed or printed with quarter margin on one side of durable paper :
Provided that the Court may, when considered necessary, permit any other paper of foolscap size or both sides of the paper to be use for the purpose.
12. Affidavit to accompany certain application. – (1) The following application shall set out the prayer stating clearly the exact nature of the relief sought and shall be supported by an affidavit setting out in the form of a narrative the material facts and circumstances, including names and dates, where necessary on which the applicant relies-
(i) an application for review made on the ground of the discovery of new and important matter or evidence or any other sufficient reason;

(ii) an application for stay of execution or proceedings;

(iii) an application for the vacating of an order for stay;

(iv) an application for security, including an application under Rule 6 or 10, of Order XLI of the Code;

(v) an application for attachment before judgment or injunction or any other application under Order XXXVII or XXXIX of the Code;

(vi) an application for the appointment or discharge of a receiver;

(vii) an application for the re-admission or restoration of an appeal or application dismissed for default of appearance or for want of prosecution or for the setting aside of an ex parte decree;

(viii) an application for substitution of parties including an application under Rule 3 (1) or 4 (1) of Order XXII of the Code or for a note to be made on the record that the legal representative of a deceased party is already on the record or that a party has died without leaving any legal representative;

(ix) an application for the appointment, or removal of a guardian ad litem or next friend;

(x) an application under Rules 12, 13, 14 or 15 of Order XXXII of the Code;

(xi) an application for transfer of case including an application under Section 22 of the Code :

Provided that it shall be obligatory to annex to the application for transfer of a case a copy of the order passed by the District Judge, if any;
(xii) an application praying that a person be punished for contempt of court;

(xiii) an application by way of complaint against a legal practitioner;

(xiv) an application under Section 5 of the Limitation Act, 1963;

(xv) an application for the setting aside of an abatement;

(xvi) any application which is required by these Rules or by any other law to be supported by an affidavit; and

(xvii) any other application in support of which the Court may require an affidavit to be filed.

(2) The Court or the Registrar General may call for an affidavit in any other matter coming up before it or him.
13. Affidavit in reply. – Any person opposing the grant of an application or showing cause against a rule may bring before the Court any facts not contained in the application of the other party, by an affidavit, containing in the form of a narrative the material facts on which he relies.
14. Contents of review application. – An application for review on the ground of the discovery of new and important matter or evidence shall state in clear terms what such new or important matter or evidences, the affect or purpose thereof, how the same after the exercise of due diligence was not within the applicant’s knowledge or could not be produced by him at the time when the decree was passed or order made and how and when he came to know of it or became able to produce it and the affidavit accompanying it shall be made by the applicant himself.
15. Contents of application for stay. – An application for stay of execution of, or proceedings under, a decree or order shall contain such of the following particulars as may be material to such application, namely-
(a) the date of the decree or order;

(b) the particulars and nature of the suit to which the proceedings relate and the Court to which the stay order is to be communicated;

(c) the date of the order for sale, if any;

(d) the date fixed for sale, if any;

(e) the grounds upon which stay is sought; and

(f) where stay is sought under Rule 5 (1) or Order XLI of the Code, the facts necessary to satisfy the Court as to the matters mentioned in subrule (3) of that Rule.

16. Advocates certificate as to sufficiency of courtfee. – Where an application for stay of execution of, or proceedings under, a decree is presented through an Advocate before the admission of the appeal in which the application is made, it shall also bear a certificate of such Advocate stating that to the best of his knowledge and belief the full court-fee payable on the memorandum of appeal has been paid.
17. Contents of application for re-admission or the setting aside of an ex parte decree. – (1) An application for the re-admission of an appeal or application dismissed for default of appearance, shall state the circumstances in which such default was made, and whether or not the party concerned had, previous to such dismissal engaged an Advocate to conduct such appeal or application.
Where an advocate had been so engaged, the application shall further state the name of such Advocate, the date when he was engaged, the amount of fee agreed to be paid and whether the full fee had been paid to him before the date of such dismissal. And the affidavit in support of these facts shall, if possible, be based on the personal knowledge of the deponent and not merely on his information and belief.
(2) The provisions contained in sub-rule (1) shall with necessary adaptations and modifications apply to an application for the setting aside of an ex parte decree or order.
18. Contents of application for substitution. – (1) An application to bring on record the legal representatives of a deceased party shall state the precise date of the death of the party concerned.
19. Contents of application for appointment of guardian or next friend. – (1) An application for the appointment of a guardian ad litem or next friend of a minor shall state –
(a) whether or not the minor has a guardian appointed under the Guardian and Wards Act, 1890, and if so, his name and address;

(b) the name and address of the father or other natural guardian of the minor;

(c) the name and address of the person in whose care the minor is living;

(d) how the person sought to be appointed guardian or next friend is related to the minor;

(e) that the person sought be appointed guardian or next friend has no interest in the matters in controversy in the case adverse to that of the minor and that he is a fit person to be so appointed;

(f) whether the minor is less than ten years of age.

(2) The provisions contained in sub-rule (1) shall apply mutatis mutandis to an affidavit accompanying an application for appointment of a guardian ad litem or next friend of a person of unsound mind.
20. Prayer for an order of interlocutory nature. – A paper for stay of execution or proceedings or for the vacating of an order staying execution or proceedings or for admitting additional evidence or for any other order of an interlocutory nature shall not be contained in the memorandum of appeal or the application for revision to which it relates but shall be made by a separate application.
21. Defective application or memorandum of appeal or objection may not be received. – (1) No application or memorandum of appeal or objection shall be received if it is not in the proper form or is not accompanied by the necessary documents :
Provided that the Judge or the Registrar General, as the case may be, before whom such application or memorandum is presented, may receive it and for sufficient cause shown, grant such time as he may consider proper for supplying such documents or removing such defects, and
Provided further that nothing done under the first proviso shall have the effect of extending the period of limitation in the case of memorandum of appeal where the copy of the judgment or decree or formal order is not filed within the prescribed time.
(2) The required documents are not supplied or the defects are not removed within the time allowed by the Judge or the Registrar General, as the case may be, the application or memorandum of appeal shall be listed for rejection before the Court.
22. Certain copies not to be returned. – No copy of a judgment, decree or formal order accompanying a memorandum of appeal or an application for revision, shall be returned unless such memorandum or application itself is ordered to be returned.
CHAPTER X

Appeal or Application by or Against Legal Representative, Assignee, etc.

1. Appeal by legal representative, assignee, etc. – Where by a decree or order which is applicable to the Court the interest of-
(a) a legal representative as such of a deceased party to such decree or order, or

(b) an assignee of a party to such decree or order by assignment subsequent to the date of the decree or order, or

(c) a beneficiary in such property as was at the date of such decree or order vested in, or in the possession of, a trustee, executor or administrator or a receiver or manager appointed by a Court, who as such was a party to such decree or order, or

(d) a person whose interest arose after the date of such decree or order by reason of any creation or devolution of interest by, through, or from any party to such decree or order,

is affected, and such legal representative, assignee, beneficiary or person desires to appeal therefrom, he may name himself in the memorandum of appeal as an appellant.
He shall also present along with such memorandum of appeal an application, accompanied by an affidavit, for leave to make himself an appellant, stating in the application such facts as may be necessary to support it :
Provided that no such application shall be required if such legal representative, assignee, beneficiary or person, has already been made a party to any proceeding under the decree or order appealed from subsequent to the date on which it was passed. In such case a note to that effect shall be made in the memorandum of appeal.
2. Appeal against legal representative of deceased party. – Where a person has died after the date of an appealable decree or order to which he was a party, any other party to the decree or order who wishes to appeal therefrom may enter the name of the legal representative of the person who has died, in the memorandum of appeal as a respondent if that person would, if alive, have been a necessary or proper party to appeal. The appellant shall also present along with his memorandum of appeal an application for leave to make such legal representative a respondent to the appeal. The application shall state such facts as may be necessary to support it and shall be accompanied by an affidavit :
Provided that no such application shall be required if such legal representative has already been made a party to any proceeding under the decree or order subsequent to the date on which it was passed. In such case a note to that effect shall be made in the memorandum of appeal.
3. Appointment of legal representative or deceased party after the filing of appeal. – Where after a memorandum of appeal has been presented to the Court, any appellant or any party interested in the maintenance of an objection filed under Rule 22 of Order XLI of the Code, is informed that any person who is arrayed as a party in such appeal or objection had died before the memorandum of appeal was presented but after the decree or order appealed from was passed, he may, subject to the law of limitation, make an application for an order that the memorandum of appeal be amended by substituting for the person who is dead, his legal representative. The application shall state such facts as may be necessary to support it and shall be accompanied by an affidavit.
4. Death of party after hearing but before Judgment. – For the purposes of Rules 1, 2 and 3 a person who died after the conclusion of the hearing but before the pronouncement of the judgment or order appealed from shall be deemed to have died after the date of the decree or order.
5. Time may be allowed for filing affidavit. – Where an application is presented under Rules 1, 2 or 3 without an affidavit, the Court may allow reasonable time for the presentation of such affidavit if it is satisfied that the applicant could not by the exercise of due diligence have procured it in time for presentation along with the application.
6. Substitution to operate in respect of all future proceedings in the case. – Where the legal representative of a deceased party has been brought on the record on an application under Rules 1, 2 or 3 such substitution shall operate in respect of all future proceedings in the case.
7. Special Appeals and applications for review and revision. – Rules 1 to 6 shall, with necessary modifications and adaptations, also apply to special Appeals and applications for review and revision.
CHAPTER XI

Presentation of Appeals and Applications

1. Presentation of appeals and applications. – Every memorandum of appeal or objections under Rule 22 or 26 of Order XLI of the Code and every application shall be presented for admission in Court.
This Rule shall not apply to appeals and applications that may under these Rules be filed before the Registrar General or other officer.
2. Application Judges to be notified each day. – The Judge or Judges before whom appeals, objections or applications may be presented and motions made in different classes of cases, shall be notified for each day by the office in accordance with the directions of the Chief Justice.
3. Office report. – No memorandum of appeal or objections under Rule 22 or 26 of Order XLI of the Code and no application for revision shall be presented unless it bears an office report specifying–
(a) in the case of memorandum of appeal or objections, or an application for revision, that it is within time or, if beyond time, the period by which it is beyond time;

(b) whether the case is or is not such as may be heard by a Judge sitting alone;

(c) whether it is accompanied by the necessary papers, if any;

(d) whether any court-fee is payable or not;

(e) where court-fee is payable, whether the court-fee paid is sufficient and in case it is deficient, the extent of such deficiency; and

(f) whether it is drawn up in accordance with these Rules, or other law and, if not, in what manner it is defective.

Where a report under clause (e) cannot be made without an examination of the record, the office shall state that a further report would be made on receipt of the record.
4. Objection as to court-fee to be decided by Taxing Officer. – If the appellant or the applicant, as the case may be, or his Advocate contests the office report as to court-fee, he shall, before presenting the application or memorandum of appeal or objections, take it to the Taxing Officer for the determination of his objection and the Taxing Officer shall determine it forthwith.
If the Taxing Officer decides that there is a deficiency in the amount of court-fee paid, the appellant or the applicant as the case may be, shall make good such deficiency before presenting the memorandum or application in Court :
Provided that if limitation is about to expire and the time is too short to enable the appellant to make good such deficiency, he may present the memorandum of appeal or application in Court and make good such deficiency within such time as may be allowed by the Court.
If the Taxing Officer is unable to decide such objection forthwith and the limitation is about to expire, the appellant or the applicant, as the case may be, may obtain from him an endorsement to that effect and may thereafter present such memorandum or application in Court.
5. Final report as to court-fees in First Appeal. – In every first Appeal the record shall be examined by the office as soon as may be after it has been received and a final report made as to the sufficiency of court-fees.
6. Procedure in case of insufficiently stamped documents. – (1) whenever on an examination of the record under the last preceding Rule, or otherwise, the Stamp Reporter or any other officer appointed in this behalf, finds that a document has been filed without being properly stamped, he shall make a report to that effect indicating the precise amount of deficiency and such report shall be shown to the Advocate of the party concerned.
(2) Such Advocate shall at once initial the report and note thereon whether or not he contests the accuracy thereof. If he contests it, he shall within three weeks or such further time as the Taxing Officer may allow, file his grounds of objection. If no such note is made or no such objection is filed within time, he shall be deemed to have accepted the report.
(3) Where the deficiency relates to a document received in Court, the Taxing Officer shall decide such objection.
(4) Where the deficiency relates to a document received in a lower Court, the report together with the objection shall after notice to the Standing Counsel be laid before the Court for orders.
7. Defective application or memorandum of appeal or objection. – If the Bench before which a motion is made for the admission of an application or a memorandum of appeal or objections finds that the application or the memorandum of appeal or objections as the case may be or the affidavit or other paper accompanying it, is not in order, or that such application or memorandum of appeal or objections is not accompanied by the necessary papers, the Bench may either return it or may, subject to the provisions of these Rules or any other law, receive it, granting time for the removal of the defect. A motion for its admission may be made again after the removal of such defect :
Provided that nothing contained in this Rule shall have the effect of extending the period of limitation.
8. Effect of non-removal of defect. – Every defective application or memorandum of appeal or objections received under the last preceding Rule shall be listed before the Court for order, immediately after the defect has been removed, and where the defect has not been removed within the time allowed by the Court, immediately after the expiry of such time. In the latter event it shall be reject unless the Court on a written application for sufficient cause shown decides to grant further time.
9. Hearing under Order XLI, Rule 11 of the Code. – If the Bench before which a motion is made for the admission of an application or memorandum of appeal or objections finds that it is accompanied by the necessary papers, if any, and is otherwise in order and has been presented within time, it shall –
(a) in the case of a First Appeal (other than Execution First Appeal) or a memorandum of objections make on order admitting it and directing notice to be issued;

(b) in the case of any appeal admit it and after admitting it –

(i) if it deems fit, hear it the same day under Rule 11 of Order XLI of the Code and if it is not dismissed under that rule, direct that notice be issued; or

(ii) direct that the appeal be put up for hearing under Rule 11 of Order XLI of the Code on a future date;

(c) in the case of an application, pass such order as may be considered proper :

Provided that nothing contained in this rule shall-
(i) preclude such Bench from hearing any First Appeal, if consented to by the appellant, under Rule 11 of Order XLI of the Code the same day or directing that it be put up for hearing under that rule on some future date; or

(ii) require such Bench to direct notice of an application or memorandum of objections to be issued where notice of such application or memorandum of objections has already been served on the other party or his Advocate.

Admission of appeal. – Filing of appeal before the Registrar does not amount to admission. Under Rule 9 Registrar cannot admit appeal. The order for admission is passed by the Court. [Shanti Swarup v. Radhaswami Satsang Sabha, Agra, AIR 1969 All 248.]
Limitation of cross-objection. – Where the crossobjection was filed after the date of admission of the appeal by the Court and the objection of the appellant, on the conception that the appeal was admitted by the Registrar soon after it was filed was that the cross-objection was beyond time, it was held that the cross-objection was filed within time in relation to the date of admission of the appeal. [Shanti Swarup v. Radhaswami Satsang Sabha, Agra, AIR 1969 All 248.]
10. Application for extension of time. – If the Bench finds that a memorandum of appeal or objection or an application for revision presented beyond time is otherwise in order and is accompanied by the necessary papers, if any, as well as application for extension of time supported by an affidavit, it shall take such application into consideration. If the application is rejected the memorandum [or an application for revision] shall also be rejected, but, it notice of application is directed to be issued the memorandum shall be put up for orders along with the application for extension of time in due course.
11. When memorandum of appeal may be presented to the Registrar General. – (1) On any working day on which Judges are not sitting a memorandum of appeal or objections or an application for revision or review may be presented before the Registrar General during Court hours. On the last day of limitation the Registrar General may receive a memorandum of appeal or objections or an application for revision or review or view even after Court hours where the appellant or applicant was unable to present it in Court :
Provided that the Registrar General may not receive memorandum or application if it is not in order.
(2) The Registrar General shall direct that the memorandum of appeal or objections or the application for review received under sub-rule (1) be put up for order on the next working day before the Court or before himself if he be authorised to deal with it.
12. Presentation of appeals on the re-opening day after Vacation. – (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Chapter every memorandum of appeal or objections under Rule 22 or 26 of Order XLI of the Code or an application for revision may be presented before the Registrar General and not in Court on the day on which the Court reopens after the vacation or on any other day if so directed by the Chief Justice. The office shall thereupon submit a report as provided in Rule 3 as early as possible and on receipt of such report the Registrar General shall direct that all memoranda of appeal or objection or applications for revision which are not reported to be defective in any way shall be registered and numbered.
In the case of appeals and objections mentioned in clause (a) of Rule 9 after they have been registered and numbered, he shall direct notice to be issued except that no notice shall be necessary in the case of a cross-objection a copy whereof has already been served on the appellant or his Advocate.
In the case of other appeals after they have been registered and numbered he shall order that they be put up for hearing under Rule 11 of Order XLI of the Code. They shall thereafter be listed as early as may be before the Court for such hearing.
In the case of applications for revision after they have been registered and numbered he shall order that they be put up as early as may be before the Court for orders.
(2) If it is desired that a copy of any judgment or formal order required to be filed along with a memorandum of appeal presented under this Rule be dispensed with, a note to that effect shall be made on the memorandum. If no such note is made, a subsequent request for that purpose shall not be entertained. Where such note has been made the Registrar General shall pass suitable orders.
If such copy is not dispensed with a period between the day on which the appeal was presented and the day on which the order is made shall not be excluded in computing the period of limitation for the appeal, but if the copy is dispensed with the appeal shall be deemed to have been duly presented on the day on which it was filed.
13. Defective memorandum of appeals or objections filed under Rule 12. – (1) If any defect in the memorandum of appeal or objection or an application for revision is pointed out in the office report, the Deputy Registrar shall immediately cause a notice of the defect to be served on the Advocate of the appellant or objector, or applicant as the case may be, requiring him to remove the defect or to file an objection within seven days of receipt of notice.
(2) The objection, if any, filed under sub-rule (1) shall, along with the report, be listed immediately for orders before the Registrar General. If the Registrar General allows the objection, he shall proceed to deal with such appeal or objection or application as if it had been reported to be in order, and if he rejects it, the defect shall be removed within seven days from the day of the rejection.
(3) If the defect is not removed within the time specified in sub-rule 1 & 2 or such further time as may be followed by the Registrar General memorandum or application shall be listed for rejection before the Court and shall be rejected unless the Court for a sufficient clause supported by an affidavit grants further time for its removal. On expiry of the further time without the defect removed, the Court shall reject the memorandum :
Provided that no order passed under the provisions of this rule shall be deemed to extend the period of limitation.
CHAPTER XII

Service of Notice and Summoning of Record

1. Issue of notice and requisition for record. – Where an order has been made directing notice of an appeal, revision or reference to issue the office shall take immediate steps to cause notice thereof to be served on such persons as are indicated in Rule 9 and shall also give notice thereof to the Court from whose decree or order the appeal or revision has been presented or by which the reference has been made. The office shall, if not directed otherwise, also send a requisition to such Court asking it to transmit within ten days of the receipt of such requisition all material papers in the case or, if so directed, a part thereof, unless such record has already been received :
Provided that in second appeal an appeal from an order or revision papers need not be summoned unless directed otherwise or until the case is likely to be listed before the Court for hearing:
Provided further that in an appeal from order or revision directed against an interlocutory order, the record shall not be summoned unless the Court directs otherwise. In such cases, the parties may file an affidavit annexing to it copies of documents and/or evidence on which they wish to rely at the hearing.
A notice of the receipt of the record in every case, except a First Appeal to which Rule 7, Chapter XIII of these rules applies, shall be exhibited on the notice board as soon after its receipt as possible :
Provided further that in case any ad interim stay order has been passed by the Court on an application such stay order shall be attached with the notice to the opposite party.
2. When record not to be requisitioned at once. – When a record or a portion thereof is required from a subordinate Court in appeal or revision from an interlocutory order while proceedings in the case are pending in the Court, it shall not be sent for at once and only information of the fact that all material papers in the case would be sent for when actually required shall be sent, and that Court shall submit the papers immediately on receipt of intimation that the appeal or revision is ready for hearing :
Provided that the papers shall not be summoned unless specially directed by the Court :
Provided further that when a record or a portion thereof has been summoned at the special request of a party or otherwise during the pendency of such appeal or revision for disposing of any interlocutory matter, it shall be sent back to the Court concerned as soon as possible and recalled only when the appeal or revision is ready for hearing.
A case shall not ordinarily be listed for hearing before the expiry of two weeks after the receipt of the record under this or the next preceding Rule.
3. No notice to issue unless requisite process-fee or cost is paid and notices supplied. – Not with standing anything contained in the foregoing Rules no notice shall be issued in a case in which process fee or cost of issuing notice is livable, unless the requisite process-fee or cost has been paid and notice in duplicate in the prescribed form, duly filled in, have been supplied for service, within ten days from the date on which the order for the issue of notice is made, or unless such fee or cost has been paid and such notices have been supplied under the next following Rule and the Court has condoned the delay.
4. Effect of non-payment of process-fee or cost or supply of notices within time. – If the requisite process-fee or cost of issuing notice is not paid or the requisite notices are not supplied within the time prescribed in Rule 3 the case shall be listed for dismissal and shall be dismissed as against the persons who have not been served on account of the default unless on the case being called an application signed by the party or his Advocate or brief-holder together with the requisite process fee cost or notices, as the case may be, is presented to the Court or an application similarly singed discharging from the case the persons not served on account of the said default or withdrawing it as against them and the Court deems fit to grant it :
Provided that in such cases in which the Court has granted interim stay or injunction and the applicant fails to take necessary steps for service of notice, the office shall list the stay or injunction matter along with the default report before the Court immediately on expiry of ten days from the last date by which such steps ought to have been taken by the party concerned :
Provided further that the power to condone the delay in supplying the requisite process-fee or the notices etc. or to grant extension of time be delegated by the Chief Justice to the Registrar General /Registrar/Joint Registrar. Where, in the opinion of the Registrar General / Registrar /Joint Registrar, no case has been made out for condoning the delay, he shall direct the case to be listed for orders before the court.
5. No party entitled to summon record without payment of requisite cost.- Except as provided in Rules 1 and 2 no record shall be summoned from another Court at the instance of a party unless the cost of summoning such record, if any, has been previously paid by such party.
6. Objection as to the amount of process-fee etc. to be decided by the Registrar General. – Where objection is taken as to the correctness of the amount or process-fee or cost of issuing notice or summoning a record demanded by the office, the Advocate concerned or his clerk shall immediately bring the matter to the notice of the Registrar General who shall decide such objection forthwith.
7. Contents of notice. – The notice of an interlocutory application or an application for review shall be to appear and show cause why the application be not granted and the notice of an appeal, reference or other application shall be to appear and answer such appeal, reference or application. The date for appearance shall be fixed with due regard to the current business of the Court, the place of residence of the person to be served, the time required for service and the time necessary for entering appearance after service of notice has been effected.
8. Particulars to be noted in the notice by party. – All the required particulars except the date fixed for appearance and the date of issue of notice shall be legibly entered in every notice by the party concerned before it is supplied to the office.
Where there is a registered address such address alone shall be entered followed by the letters ‘R.A.’ in red ink or red chalk.
Where no such address exists, the fact shall be clearly indicated in the notice.
9. Persons to whom notice shall go. – Unless otherwise ordered by the Court or the Registrar General-
(a) notice of an appeal shall be issued to all respondents and proposed respondents;

(b) notice of an application in revision shall be issued to all opposite parties or proposed opposite parties;

(c) notice of a reference shall be issued to all parties to the case;

(d) notice of an interlocutory application shall be issued to all opposite parties, provided that no notice of such application shall be issued to a person who has not filed a registered address and who is not represented in this Court by an Advocate;

(e) notice of an application for appointment of a guardian shall also be issued to-

(i) the proposed guardian,

(ii) the minor, if he is not less than ten years of age, and

(iii) the natural guardian of the minor;

(f) notice of an application for the removal of a guardian shall also be issued to-

(i) the guardian sought to be removed,

(ii) the proposed guardian, and

(iii) the minor, if he is not less than ten years of age; and

(iv) the natural guardian of the minor, if any;

(g) notice of an application for the transfer of a case shall be issued to all parties to the proceeding sought to be transferred, other than the applicant;

(h) no notice of any proceeding relating to a Supreme Court appeal shall be issued to any person who is not proposed to be made a respondent to such appeal;

(i) no notice of an application for stay of execution shall be issued to any judgment-debtor; and

(j) no notice of an application for injunction shall be issued to any person other than the person sought to be restrained.

10. Service of notice. – The provisions of Order V of the Code shall apply to the service of notice in all proceedings in this Court :
Provided that–
(a) where a party is represented by an Advocate notice of any proceeding in the case shall unless order otherwise be served on such Advocate;

(b) notice to a person residing in a Presidency town or notice of an interlocutory application may be sent by registered post; and

(c) where the Registrar General or the Court directs that a notice be served in a particular manner it shall be served in such manner.

11. Application for summoning record, register or document. – Any party desiring to summon a record, register or document from a Court or office shall make an application to the Registrar General for that purpose. Such application shall–
(a) be signed by the party or his Advocate;

(b) be accompanied by a statement signed by the Advocate stating;

(i) that such record, register or document was before the lower Court and that in his opinion the summoning thereof is necessary for supporting or opposing the case or other proceeding in which the application is made, or

(ii) that the record, register or document was not before the lower Court and giving reasons why it is necessary to summon it; and

(c) contain all such particulars as may be necessary to enable such record, register or document to be summoned, including–

(i) the name of the Court or the office from where the record, register, document is to be summoned,

(ii) the description of such record, register or document,

(iii) in the case of a register or document, the language in which such register or document is written and the date and the year, if any, which it bears.

(iv) in the case of a register or document, forming part of any record, the date on which such register or document was filed and description of such record including the date of decision, if any; and

(v) where the record desired to be summoned is the record of a decided case, the date when the case was decided;

Provided that the Registrar General, if otherwise satisfied that the summoning of record, register or document is necessary, may dispense with the statement mentioned in Clause (b) or, if not satisfied by such, statement that a record, register or document is relevant or material, may before summoning it, require an affidavit stating clearly how it is relevant or material : and
Provided further that the Court may at any stage of the proceeding, if satisfied that the summoning of a record, register or document is necessary, dispense with such application or statement.
12. Deposit of cost for summoning record, register or document. – No requisition for a record, register or document ordered to be summoned at the expense, of a party shall be issued by the office unless the cost of summoning it and, if the record ordered to be summoned includes registers or account books, an equivalent additional sum in respect of each such register or account-book, is deposited as cost with the Cashier. If the party at whose expense a record has been ordered to be summoned, deposits only the cost of summoning the record and does not specify in his application the registers or the account-books to be summoned, only the record without such registers and account-books shall be sent for.
CHAPTER XIII

Paper Book in first Appeal

1. Definitions. – In this Chapter, unless the context otherwise requires–
(a) “Necessary paper” means papers mentioned in Clauses (a) to (g) or Rule 2;

(b) “First appeal” does not include an Execution First Appeal.

2. Papers to be included in Paper Book. – The paper book in a First appeal shall, unless otherwise directed by the Chief Justice, be either typewritten or cyclostyled on one side of stout paper with double spacing and consist of a fly-leaf, an index and copies, transliterations or translation of the following papers, namely–
(a) Plaint;

(b) Written statement;

(c) Further pleadings, if any;

(d) Statements of parties or their pleaders recorded under Rules 1 and 2 of Order X of the Code.

(e) Judgment under appeal;

(f) Decree under appeal;

(g) Memorandum of appeal;

(h) Such evidence, oral or documentary, or other papers as the appellant may wish to refer to;

(i) Memorandum of cross-objection, if any, and

(j) Such other evidence, oral or documentary, or other papers as the respondent may wish to refer to :

Provided that papers in Hindi written in Devanagari script shall not be translated :
Provided further that documents in Urdu shall be transliterated in Devanagari script.
3. Paper Book to be prepared out of Court. – Paper book in a First appeal shall be prepared out of Court by the appellant and respondent in accordance with these rules except that documents which are in Hindi or Urdu need not be translated. Documents in Urdu shall be transliterated in Devanagari script. The correctness of the translation and typing of such paper book shall be certified by the Advocate of the party preparing the paper book. The appellant, unless otherwise ordered by the Court, within six months from the date when a notice is exhibited by the High Court of the receipt of record under Rule 5 and the respondent, within three months from the date when the appellant has supplied the copies of the paper book to the Court, shall supply to the Court as many copies of the paper book as there may be parties to be served together with six extra copies for the use of the Court :
Provided that if the paper book is not supplied within time, the appeal or the cross-objection, as the case may be, shall be listed before the Judge or Judges for hearing such an appeal or cross-objection and the same may be dismissed unless, on an application in writing made in this behalf, the Court for sufficient cause shown grants further time.
The Registrar General shall determine the cost of preparation of such paper books before the appeal comes up for hearing and the Court shall decide whether the whole or a portion of such cost shall be cost in the cause.
4. Duties of Appellant and Respondent. – (1) It shall be the duty of the appellant to include in the paper book all the evidence and papers; whether produced by him or by the respondent, to which he wishes to refer at the hearing either for the purpose of showing that the decision appealed against is erroneous or for the purpose of supporting his case.
(2) It shall be the duty of the respondent to include in his paper book all other evidence and papers, whether produced by him or by the appellant, to which he wishes to refer at the hearing for the purpose of supporting his case or crossobjections.
5. Notice of the Receipt after Record. – (1) The Deputy Registrar shall, as soon as possible after the record in a First appeal has been received, exhibit a notice of its receipt in the cause list :
Provided that in the case of an appeal which may be summarily determined under Rule 24 of Chapter VIII, no such notice shall be exhibited until the time for making an application or its summary disposal has expired, or, where an application for such summary disposal has been made, until such application has been rejected.
(2) The Deputy Registrar shall keep a record of the dates on which such notice was exhibited in the cause list.
(3) The Deputy Registrar shall also cause to be exhibited on the notice board for thirty consecutive dates commencing from the date when the notice was exhibited in the cause list, a notice stating that the record has been received.
6. Papers to be included in the Paper book to the respondent. – The respondent shall include in his paper book the memorandum of cross-objection and all the evidence and papers upon which he relies in support of his cross-objection and which are not already included in the appeal, within 30 days of admission of the cross-objection, and where an appeal has been dismissed, he shall include all such papers as are enumerated in Rule 2.
7. Additional Paper Book. – Where during the hearing of the appeal the Court considers that the parties should include in their paper book any relevant documentary, oral or additional evidence, it may direct the appellant or the respondent, as the case may be, to file the additional paper book containing such documents.
8. General instructions for preparation of Paper Book. – The party shall be guided by the following instructions namely –
(a) All evidence and documents not relevant to the subject-matter of the appeal and documents not proved or not forming part of record, shall be excluded and every effort should be made to reduce the bulk of the paper book.

(b) Duplication of documents and unnecessary repetition of headings and other formal parts of documents should be avoided.

(c) Long series of documents, such as accounts rent rolls, inventories etc., should not be typed infull unless absolutely necessary, only short extracts or specimens only may be included.

(d) If more appeals than one have been preferred from the same decree, the same evidence or document shall not be included in more than one paper book.

(e) Where there has been a previous appeal to this Court arising out of the same suit, and a paper book has been filed, all papers included in such paper book shall be excluded from translation and typing in the subsequent appeal provided that sufficient number of copies of the paper book of the previous appeal is available for the use of the Judges and the parties.

(f) The party shall at the top of the paper book describe the title of the appeal giving its serial No. name of the parties, nature of suit, name of the Court with district and the date of the decree appealed against.

9. Contents of Paper Book. – The papers in the paper books shall ordinarily be arranged in the following order :
(a) Title cover as nearly as possible as mentioned below-

In the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad
Civil Side
On Appeal from the Court of ————————-
District ————————–
F. A. No. of 19
Between
………… Plaintiff/Defendant/Appellant. (Complete list of parties to be given on the next page)

Counsel for the Appellant …………….
Counsel for the Respondent ……………
(i) Number of original suit/suits

(ii) Date of institution

(iii) Nature of suit

(iv) Date of decision

(v) Nature of decree passed

(vi) Date of filing the appeal

(vii) Date of cross objection, if any

(b) Complete list of parties

(c) Index containing serial no., description of documents with date and page number

(d) Plaint

(e) Written statement/statements

(f) Further pleadings, if any

(g) Statement of parties or their pleaders recorded under Rules 1 and 2 of Order X, C.P.C.

(h) Exhibited documentary evidence of the plaintiff on which the appellant or respondent wishes to rely

(i) Exhibited documentary evidence of the defendant on which the appellant or the respondent wishes to rely

(j) Statement of witnesses produced on behalf of the plaintiff

(k) Statements of witnesses produced on behalf of the defendants

(l) Judgment

(m) Decree

(n) Any relevant order sheet/sheets

(o) Miscellaneous matters such as applications moved and orders passed thereon which may be relevant.

10. Paper Book to be printed by order of Chief Justice. – The Chief Justice shall, from time to time, according to the circumstances of a particular case or class of cases may direct that the paper book shall be printed and the parties shall, in such cases or class of cases arrange to get the paper book printed out of the Court and the rules framed herein before shall be applicable for such paper books.
CHAPTER XIV

Paper-Book in cases Other than first Appeals

1. Paper-book to be prepared in every case. – A paper-book shall be prepared in every case for the use of the Judge of Judges hearing it except in cases coming up for hearing under Rule 11 of Order, XLI of the Code or for summary hearing under Rule 24 of Ch. VIII or in the case of an application which is not required under these rules to be registered and numbered as a separate case or in any other case if so ordered.
Where an application which had not been registered and numbered as a separate case is listed for hearing before a Bench consisting of more than one Judge, copies of applications and affidavits supplied by the parties shall be stitched together for the use of the Judges constituting the Bench.
2. Contents of paper-book. – A paper-book shall consist of -(i) a flyleaf, (ii) an index, and (iii) such copies as are indicated in the succeeding rules. Ordinarily certified copies of judgments or orders filed by the appellant along with the memorandum of appeal shall be used for inclusion in the paper book. If any such copy is faint or not properly typed or not legibly written, it shall not be so included and a fresh neatly typed copy shall be prepared for inclusion in the paper-book.
3. Paper-book to be type-written. – Unless otherwise ordered, every copy included in a paper-book shall be typewritten and the paper-book shall be paged. The index shall indicate the pages of all the papers included in the paper-book together with their identification numbers as entered in the general index prepared in the Court below. Papers flagged and not included in the paper-book shall also be entered in the index along with their identification numbers.
4. Paper book in Execution First Appeal. – Copies to be included in the paper-book of an Execution First Appeal shall be of the following papers, namely–
(a) memorandum of appeal;

(b) memorandum of objections, if any, to the decree appealed from;

(c) judgment under appeal;

(d) application or objection disposed of by the judgment under appeal;

(e) reply to such application or objection; and

(f) reply to such reply, if any,

5. Paper-book in Execution Second Appeal. – Copies to be included in the paper-book of an Execution Second Appeal shall be of the following papers, namely–
(a) memorandum of appeal;

(b) memorandum of objections, if any, to the decree appealed from;

(c) judgment under appeal;

(d) judgment of the court of first instance;

(e) any order under Rule 25 or 28 of Order XLI of the Code, return to such order and in the case of an order under Rule 25, any memorandum of objections to such return, if any;

(f) application or objection disposed of by the judgment of the Court of first instance;

(g) reply to such application or objections; and

(h) reply to such reply, if any.

6. Paper-book in Second Appeal. – (1) Copies to be included in the paper-book of an appeal from an appellate decree in a case other than a case arising out of an execution matter shall be of the following papers, namely–
(a) memorandum of appeal;

(b) memorandum of objections, if any, to the decree appealed from;

(c) plaint;

(d) Written statement;

(e) further pleadings, if any;

(f) statements recorded under Rule 1 or 2 Order X of the Code, if any;

(g) judgment of the Court of first instance;

(h) judgment of the appellate Court; and

(i) any order under Rule 25 or 28 of Order XLI of the Code, return to such order, and in the case of an order under Rule 25, memorandum of objections to such return, if any.

(2) Written statement of defendants who are not parties to the appeal and long schedules annexed to the plaint where the grounds of appeal raise no questions relating to such schedules, shall not be included in the paper-book.
7. Paper-book in First Appeal from an order of remand. – Copies to be included in the paper-book of a First Appeal from an order or remand shall be of the following papers, namely–
(a) memorandum of appeal;

(b) memorandum of objections to the order appealed from, if any;

(c) plaint;

(d) written statement;

(e) further pleadings, if any;

(f) judgment of the court of first instance; and

(g) judgment upon which the order under appeal is founded.

8. Paper-book in First Appeal from order. – Copies to be included in the paper-book of a First Appeal from an order, other than an order of remand, shall be of the following papers, namely–
(a) memorandum of appeal;

(b) memorandum of objections to the order appealed from, if any;

(c) application on which the order under appeal was passed;

(d) objection to such application, if any; and

(e) judgment upon which the order under appeal is founded.

9. Paper-book in Appeal from Appellate order. – Copies to be included in the paper-book of an appeal from an Appellate order where such appeal is allowed by any law, shall contain copies of the following papers namely–
(a) memorandum of appeal;

(b) memorandum of objections to the order appealed from, if any;

(c) application on which the order under appeal was passed;

(d) objection to such application, if any;

(e) judgment or order of the court of first instance;

(f) judgment upon which the order under appeal is founded.

10. Paper-book in Application for Revision. – Copies to be included in the paper-book of an Application for Revision shall be of the following papers, namely–
(a) application for revision;

(b) judgment or order to which the application relates; and

(c) if such judgment or order is once passed in appeal, the judgment or order of the court of first instance.

11. Paper-book in application for Review. – Copies to be included in the paper-book of an application for Review shall be of the following papers, namely–
(a) application for review;

(b) affidavit filed in support of the application, if any;

(c) affidavit in reply, if any; and

(d) judgment or order to which the application relates.

12. Paper-book in Special Appeal. – (1) Copies to be included in the paper-book of a Special Appeal from a judgment in an original trial or proceeding shall be of the following papers, namely–
(a) memorandum of appeal;

(b) judgment appealed from;

(c) pleadings and further pleadings, if any; and

(d) where the proceedings had originated on an application or petition, such application or petition and the objection thereto, if any.

(2) Such copies of evidence, oral or documentary, as may be supplied by the parties after having been certified as correct by their Advocates shall also be included in the paper-book.
13. Paper-book in cases not otherwise provided for. – The paper-book in cases not otherwise provided for in these Rules shall be prepared under the direction of the Registrar General subject to such orders an may be passed from time to time by the Chief Justice or any other Judge or a Bench nominated by the Chief Justice in respect to of any case or class of cases.
14. When party to provide transliteration or translation of a document. – Where the question of construction of a document is desired to be raised by a party in an appeal from an appellate decree or order, the Advocate of the party concerned shall pro-vide a sufficient number of copies of such document or, if so required, of a transliteration or translation thereof to enable a copy to be placed on each copy of the paper-book. Such copies shall be supplied not less than one week before the hearing of the appeal.
15. Copies of oral or documentary evidence to be supplied by party. – (1) Any party desiring to refer to any paper or evidence, oral or documentary, where reference to such paper or evidence is permissible, shall supply a sufficient number of copies thereof or, if so required, of a transliteration or translation thereof, to enable a copy to be placed on each copy of the paper-book. Such copies shall be supplied not less than one week before the hearing of the case .
(2) No party shall be entitled to refer to any paper or evidence copies of which have not been supplied in accordance with sub-rule (1).
16. When a party may supply paper-book. – The Chief Justice or any other Judge or a Bench nominated by the Chief Justice in respect of any case or class of cases may permit a party to supply for the use of the Court and the other party copies of paper-book prepared in accordance with these Rules. In such case no paper-book shall be prepared by the office.
17. Cost of preparing paper-book not to be charged from parties. – No charge shall be made for the preparation of a paper-book under this Chapter by any party to a proceeding. Where copies of any document, paper or evidence or its transliteration or translation are supplied under this Chapter by any party to a proceeding, the cost thereof shall be borne by such party whatever may be the result of the case.
18. Supply of copy of paper-book. – A party my obtain a copy of the paper-book except of a Special Appeal prepared by the office under this chapter on payment of such cost as may be fixed by the Registrar General. No such copy shall be supplied if the application is not made or the cost is not paid, sufficiently before the date when the case is likely to come up for hearing.
CHAPTER XIV-A

Special Provisions Relating to Proceedings in Appeals From Orders of Election Tribunal

1. Preliminary. – The provisions of this Chapter shall govern appeals under Section 116-A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951.
2. Accompaniment of a memorandum of appeal. – Every memorandum of appeal shall be accompanied by–
(a) a certified copy of the order against which the appeal is directed;

(b) a list setting out the documents on which the appellant relies and which he would include in the paper-book, together with as many typed copies of the list as there may be parties to be served;

(c) as many typed copies of the memorandum of appeal as there may be parties to be served, together with two extra copies;

(d) an affidavit setting out the present address of the respondent where he can be served;

(e) tender deposit receipt for Rs. 25 issued by the Cashier of the Court, towards cost of publication of the notice;

(f) postal envelopes bearing requisite postage stamps to enable service to be effected on the respondent or respondents by registered post acknowledgment due; and

(g) the Government Treasury receipt as contemplated by Section 119-A of the Act.

3. Service by post. – Where the postal acknowledgment has been duly signed or where the envelope has been returned with the endorsement “Refused” the respondent shall be deemed to have been served.
4. Publication of notice in newspaper in addition to postal service. – In addition to service through post, notice of the appeal shall simultaneously be published in a newspaper selected by the Registrar General.
5. Deposit of excess amount to cover cost of publication of notice and its refund. – Where the cost of publication in the newspaper exceeds Rs. 25, the Registrar General shall call upon the appellant to deposit the excess amount in Court within a time to be fixed by him. On failure of the appellant to deposit such costs, the appeal shall be laid before the Court for dismissal. In case the cost of publication is less than Rs. 25, the appellant will be entitled to a refund of the amount paid by him in excess.
6. Supply of paper-book by appellant. – The appellant shall, within fifteen days from the date of filing the appeal, supply to the Court as many typed copies of the paper-book as there may be parties to be served together with two extra copies for the use of the Court :
Provided that the Registrar General may, in special circumstances, extend the period of supplying the paper-book up to a fortnight on a written application made to him in this behalf.
7. Contents of paper-book. – The paper-book shall consist of a flyleaf and index and copies and transliterations or translations of the following papers, namely :
(a) election petition;

(b) written statement;

(c) further pleadings, if any;

(d) statements of parties or their pleaders recorded under Rules 1 and 2 of Order X of the Code;

(e) judgment under appeal;

(f) memorandum of appeal; and

(g) such evidence, oral or documentary, or other papers, except ballot papers, as the appellant may wish to refer to.

8. Supplementary paper-book by respondents. – On the date fixed for appearance of the respondent, the respondent shall be supplied with a copy of the paper-book filed by the appellant and shall be required to intimate in writing on the next working day if he wants to file a supplementary paper-book containing such other evidence, oral or documentary, or other papers as he may wish to refer to. In case he gives this intimation, he shall file three typed copies of the supplementary paper-book within fourteen days of the intimation referred to above.
9. Certificate of correctness of paper-book. – The correctness of the translation and typing of the paper-book shall be certified by the party concerned or his Advocate.
10. Taxation of cost of paper-book. – The Registrar General shall determine the cost of preparation of a paper-book before the appeal comes up for hearing and the Court shall decide whether the whole or a portion, of the costs shall be taxed.
11. Appellant to pay fee for summoning records. – The fee for requisition or record shall be paid by the appellant at the time of the presentation of the appeal. The Registrar General shall send for the record at once after the appeal has been filed.
12. Form of notice for appearance. – Notice to appear issued to respondent shall be in Form No. 18-A.
13. Registrar General power to direct change in preparation of paper-book. – The Registrar General may, suo motu or on a request made in this behalf, direct any change in the preparation of the paper-book.
14. Application of certain provisions of Rules of Court to appeals under these rules. – Subject to the provisions of this Chapter, rules relating to First Appeal contained in Chapter IX, X, XI, XII and XIII will apply also to appeals under this Chapter.
15. Transmission of treasury receipt to the Election Commission. – The treasury receipt of rupees five hundred referred to in Rule 2 (g) of these rules shall, as soon as the appeal is filed, be transmitted by the Court to the Secretary to the Election Commission of India for payment of costs of appeal or refund, as the case may be, in accordance with the Court’s orders.
16. Application of these Rules to similar proceedings under the U.P. Nagar Mahapalika Adhiniyam and U.P. Zila Parishad (Election of Adhyaksha, Upadhyksha and Settlement of Election Disputes) Rules. – The provisions of this Chapter shall apply mutatis mutandis to appeals under Section 74 of the U.P. Nagar Mahapalika Adhiniyam, 1959 and under Rule 49 of the U.P. Zila Parishad (Election of Adhyaksha, Upadhyaksha and Settlement of Election Deputes) Rules, 1963, except that Rule 15 shall not apply to such appeals.
CHAPTER XV

Original and Extraordinary Original Civil Jurisdiction

1. Institution of suit. – (1) Every suit shall be instituted by presentation to the Judge appointed to receive applications, of a plaint bearing an office report as to sufficiency of court-fee, limitation, jurisdiction and any other matter upon which a report may be necessary.
(2) The provisions of Rule 11 of Chapter XI relating to the presentation of a memorandum of appeal or objection before the Registrar General on any working day on which Judges are not sitting or on the last day of limitation shall, with necessary modifications and adaptations, also apply to plaints presented on such day.
2. Constitution of Bench. – When a suit has been duly instituted it shall be registered and numbered and laid before the Chief Justice for the constitution of a Bench to hear the case.
3. Supply of process fees, etc. – As soon as the Bench has been constituted the case shall be put up before it and it may direct that notice be issued to the defendant to appear and answer the claim.
Process fees for the issue of notices, summonses or other processes, cost of advertisement, if any and copies of plaints, petitions, affidavits, etc. for service on the defendant if not supplied at the time of presentation of the plaint shall be supplied by the plaintiff within ten days of the date of the order directing the issue of notice to the defendant. If this is not done, the plaint shall be listed before the Court for rejection and shall be rejected unless the Court for sufficient cause shown allows further time for supplying such process fees, cost of advertisement or copies, as the case may be.
4. Notice. – On the plaintiff complying with the requirements of the next preceding Rule, notice shall be issued to the defendant to appear and answer the claim on a date to be specified therein. Such notice shall also direct that if he wishes to put up a defence he shall file his written statement together with a list of all documents in his possession or power upon which he intends to rely in support of his case at least ten days before the date fixed and that in case of delay he may be liable to pay the cost of any adjournment that be necessitated thereby.
5. Appearance by defendant. – The defendant shall enter appearance by filing with the Registrar General a memorandum signed by him or his Advocate giving an address at which service of notice, summon or other process may be made upon him. Such address shall be within the territorial limits of the jurisdiction of the Court.
In default of appearance being entered before the date mentioned in the notice, the suit may be heard and determined in his absence.
6. Form of pleadings and applications. – All pleadings and applications shall be drawn up in manner provided in subrules (1) and (4) of Rule 1 and Rules 4, 5 and 6 of Chapter IX with such modifications and adaptations as circumstances may require. Rule 11 (1) of the same Chapter shall, with necessary modifications and adaptations as circumstances may require, also apply to such pleadings and applications.
Material corrections or alteration shall be authenticated by the initials of the person verifying the plaint or written statement or signing the application, as the case may be.
7. Rejection of defective plaint, etc. – If a plaint, written statement or application is not drawn up in accordance with these rules or if it is otherwise defective or not in order, it may be rejected where time has been allowed by the Court for the removal of any defect and such defect has not been removed within such time or such further time as the Court may allow.
8. Production of documents. – Subject to any orders that may be passed by the court, the parties or their Advocates shall on the date fixed for the defendant’s appearance, produce all the documents in their possession on which they intend to rely.
The Registrar General or any other officer authorised by the Court may record admissions or denials on such documents.
9. Filing of documents. – All documents filed in the case shall be accompanied by a list signed by the party filing them or his Advocate. On every such document the Registrar General or the Bench Reader, as the case may be, shall note the date or presentation under his initials.
10. Issues. – It shall not be incumbent upon the Court to frame issues unless it considers that the decision of the case will be assisted thereby.
11. Absence of parties. – Where on any day to which the hearing of the suit is adjourned, the parties or any of them fail to appear, the Court may proceed to dispose of the suit in such manner as it thinks just.
12. Summoning of witnesses. – An application for the issue of summonses to witnesses may be made by a party to the suit, or by his Advocate. Summonses shall be on the printed form which shall be filled in by the applicant, the date of appearance and the date of the summons being left out. The date fixed for appearance shall be inserted by the office and the summons shall be dated and signed by an officer of the Court.
The Registrar General may direct that in any particular case all the entries in the form be made by the office.
13. Allowance and diet money to witnesses. – (1) The rules contained in the Appendix to Chapter XVII for the payment of travelling allowance and diet money to witnesses in criminal proceedings shall, with such modifications and adaptations as may be found necessary, also apply to civil proceedings provided that, in any special case or in a case not specifically covered by these Rules, the court may allow such payment to be made to them as it may think fit.
(2) In the case of a person summoned to give evidence as an expert, the Court may allow such remuneration as it may consider reasonable for the time occupied in giving evidence or in performing any work of an expert character necessary for the case.
14. Deposit of travelling allowance and diet money. – A party applying for a summons shall, before the summons is granted and within a period to be fixed by the Registrar General deposit with the cashier such amount as may appear to the Registrar General to be sufficient to defray the reasonable travelling expenses and diet money for one day’s appearance in Court of such witness. In the case of a person summoned to give evidence as an expert the Registrar General may also require the party applying for summons, to deposit with the Cashier such further sum as may, in his view, be sufficient to enable payment to be made to such witness by way of remuneration under the next preceding rule.
In case of any disagreement or doubt as to the amount to be deposited under this rule, the matter be decided by the Registrar General.
15. Issue of summons. – After the deposit required by Rule 14 has been made, the Deputy Registrar shall cause a summons to be issued.
16. Tender of expenses with the summons. – Every person summoned to give evidence before the Court shall have tendered to him along with the summons a sum sufficient to cover his reasonable travelling expenses and diet money for one day’s attendance in Court.
17. Witness residing outside the territorial jurisdiction of the Court. – No one residing without the local limits of the Court’s ordinary civil jurisdiction shall be compelled to attend in person to give evidence.
18. Witness required to attend on a subsequent day. – (1) If the evidence of witness is not taken or completed on the first day on which he attends the Court in obedience to a summons, the party summoning him shall, before 4 p.m. on that day, deposit with the Cashier an amount sufficient to enable the witness to attend on the subsequent day and if on such subsequent day also his evidence is not taken or completed, a similar procedure shall be followed :
Provided that the party may, if it so desires, make payment to the witness direct in the presence of the Court or the Deputy Registrar and file the receipt in Court.
(2) If the expenses of a witness are not paid by the party him in accordance with sub-rule (1) the witness shall not be bound to remain in attendance on any subsequent day.
19. Payment to witness of money deposited with Cashier. – Where expenses have been deposited with the Cashier under the next preceding rule, they shall be paid to the witness on the next day.
20. Claim by witness. – Any claim made by a witness with respect to the expenses payable to him may be considered and decided by the Bench hearing the case or by an officer authorised by it.
21. Original proceedings. – The Rules contained in this Chapter shall, with such modifications and adaptations as may be necessary, also apply to other original proceedings instituted in the Court.
22. Extraordinary civil jurisdiction. – The Rule contained in this Chapter with respect to the trial of suits instituted in this Court shall, so far as may be also apply to–
(i) any suit removed from any Court subject to the superintendence of the court, to be tried and determined by it in the exercise of its extraordinary original civil jurisdiction; and

(ii) any suit or other original proceeding withdrawn from a subordinate Court under Art. 228 of the Constitution :

Provided that any such suit or proceeding shall unless otherwise ordered proceed from the stage at which it was before it was so removed or withdrawn.
23. Court’s power to give directions in matters of practice and procedure. – The Court may in any suit or proceeding to which this Chapter applies, give such directions in matters of practice and procedure as it shall consider just and expedient.
CHAPTER XV-A

Special Provisions Relating to the Trial of Election Petitions

1. Scope. – The provisions of this Chapter shall govern the trial of election petition under the Representation of the People Act, 1951.
2. Definition. – In this Chapter unless the context otherwise requires–
(i) ‘Act’ means the Representation of the People Act, 1951;

(ii) ‘Bench’ means the Bench to which an election petition has been referred by the Chief Justice under sub-section (2) of Section 86 of the Act.

3. Presentation of election petition. – Every election petition shall be presented to the Registrar General.
The petition shall bear an office report on Court-fee and no compliance, in addition to other matters, with Sections 81, 82, 83 and 117 of the Act.
The petitioner shall file with the petition a list of all documents whether in his possession or power or not, on which he relies as evidence in support of his claim.
4. Constitution of Bench. – An election petition duly presented shall be registered and numbered, and shall, after an additional office report regarding other election petitions, if any, in respect of the same election as are referred to in sub-section
(3) of Section 86 of the Act and the Bench, if any, to which they have been referred, be laid forthwith before the Chief Justice for reference to a Bench.
5. Issue of notice to respondent. – The election petition shall be laid before the Bench so constituted without delay, and unless it is dismissed under sub-section (1) of Section 86 of the Act or for being otherwise defective, the Bench may direct issue of notice to the respondent to appear and answer the claim on a date to be specified therein. Such notice shall also direct that if he wishes to put up a defence he shall file his written statement together with a list of all documents, whether in his possession or power or not, upon which he intends to rely as evidence in support of his defence on or before the date fixed in the notice the election petition may be heard and determined in his absence. The notice shall be in Form No. 34- A.
6. Process fee and charges. – (a) Notice for the respondent shall issue by ordinary process and simultaneously by registered post.
(b) Notice of the election petition shall also be simultaneously published in a newspaper selected by the Registrar General.

(c) Notices, process fee, charges and a sum of Rs. 250 as an initial deposit on account of the cost of publication in a newspaper shall be supplied by the petitioner within seven days of the order directing notice to issue. In default, the election petition shall be laid before the Bench for orders. The Bench may reject the election petition unless for sufficient cause it grants further time.

(d) Where the cost of publication in a newspaper exceeds Rs. 50 the Registrar General shall call upon the petitioner to deposit the excess amount in Court within the time to be fixed by him. On failure of the petitioner to deposit such costs, the petition shall be laid before the Bench for such orders as the Bench may think fit. In case the cost of publication is less than Rs. 50 the petitioner shall be entitled to a refund of the amount in excess.

7. Appearance by respondent. – The respondent shall enter appearance by filing with the Registrar General a memorandum signed by him or his Advocate giving an a address at which service of notice, summon or other process may be made upon him.
8. Full description of parties etc. – All pleadings and applications shall be drawn up in the manner provided in Rules 1, 4, 5 and 6 of Chapter IX with such modifications and adaptations as circumstances may require.
Copies of the election petition, applications and other documents filed in Court shall be on durable paper and written, typewritten, lithographed or printed on one side of the paper only.
9. Summoning of witnesses and payment of expenses. – Rule 8 about production of documents and recording admissions or denials, Rule 9 regarding filing of documents and Rules 12 to 20 dealing with summoning of witnesses, payment of expenses of witnesses, etc., of Chapter XV shall also apply to proceedings under this Chapter.
10. Other applications under the Act. – An application of a candidate under sub-section (4) of Section 86 seeking to be joined as a respondent, notice of intention to prove recrimination under Section 97 of the Act accompanied by the prescribed statement and particulars duly verified, an application for withdrawal of an election petition under Section 109 of the Act and an application for substitution under subsection (3) of Section 112 or Section 116 of the Act together with an adequate number of copies for service shall be presented to the Registrar General who shall lay it before the Bench along with an office report.
11. Affidavit. – An application shall ordinarily be accompanied by an affidavit. Subject to the proviso to subsection (1) of Section 83 of the Act, the provisions of Chapter IV as to affidavits shall apply to proceedings under this Chapter.
12. Court’s power to give directions in matters of practice and procedure. – The Bench may, consistently with the provisions of Section 87 of the Act, give such directions in matters of practice and procedure (including the recording of evidence) as it shall consider just and expedient.
13. Table of costs. – After an election petition has been decided a table of costs shall be prepared reproducing the order relating to payment of costs and provisions of Rules 6 to 11 of Chapter VII relating to the preparation of a decree shall apply with necessary modifications and adaptations.
CHAPTER XVI

Taxation of Advocates’ Fees

1. Preliminary. – The Rules contained in this Chapter shall regulate the inclusion of Advocates’ fees in the taxation of costs.

2. Suits, application for probate and letters of administration and appeals from original or appellate decrees. – (1) The fee to be allowed on taxation in a contested suit, or a contested application for probate or letters of administration, or an appeal, contested or uncontested, from an original or appellate decree in a suit shall, subject to minimum of Rs.[100] in a suit or an application for probate or letters of administration or a First Appeal and Rs. [50] in a Second Appeal, be an amount calculated on the value of the claim in accordance with the following scale, namely–

(i) On the first Rs. 5,000

[10 per cent.]

(ii) On the next Rs. 15,000

[3-3/4 per cent.]

(iii)On the next Rs. 30,000

[1-7/8 per cent.]

(iv) On the remainder

[1-¼ per cent.]

(2) When any suit or application for probate or letters of administration is decided ex parte, on confession of judgment or on compromise, or withdrawn or dismissed for default, the amount of fee to be included in the taxation of costs shall be one-half of the amount calculated in accordance with the scale given in sub-given in sub-rule (1) subject to minimum of Rs.100.

3. First appeal in which application for summary determination is made. – The fee to be allowed on taxation in a First Appeal on the disposal of an application for the summary determination of such appeal under (Rule 24 of Chapter VIII) shall be as follows :

(i) Where the application for the summary determination of an appeal is allowed and the appeal is dismissed, the fee shall be as in sub-rule (1) of Rule 2.

(ii) Where the application for the summary determination of an appeal is rejected, onefourth of the amount of fee taxable under sub7 rule (1) of Rule 2 shall, subject to a minimum of Rs. [70] be allowed to the appellant as against the party which made the application. Any order as to costs passed under this clause shall not affect the costs in the appeal.

4. Cases under Section 14 (2) of the Arbitration Act, 1940. – The fee to be allowed on taxation in a case under subsection (2) of Section 14 of the Arbitration Act, 1940 shall, subject to a minimum of Rs. 70 be an amount calculated on the value of the claim in accordance with the following scale, namely–

(i) On the first Rs. 5,000

……

5 per cent.

(ii) On the next Rs. 15,000

……

2-½ per cent.

(iii)On the next Rs. 30,000

……

1-¼ per cent.

(iv) On the remainder

……

⅝ per cent.

5. Cases under Section 20 of the Arbitration Act, 1940. – The fee to be allowed on taxation in a case under Section 20 of the Arbitration Act, 1940, shall be such as the Court may direct.6. Matrimonial cases. – In matrimonial suits and appeals arising therefrom the fee to be allowed on taxation shall, subject to such order as the Court may having regard to the difficulty and duration of the case allow, be as given below, namely–

(1) In an undefended case

………

200

(2) in a defended case–

    (i) up to the end of the first day of hearing

………

375

    (ii) for each succeeding day or part of a day such part being of not less than one hour’s duration

………

7. Cases under the 52 [Income Tax Act, 1961]. – (1) The amount of fee to be allowed to the Advocate for the Commissioner of Income-tax on taxation in a case under the Income Tax Act, 1961, shall–
(i) in a case under Section 66 (1) or (2) of the Income Tax Act, 1961, be such as may be fixed by the Court, not being less than Rs. 125 or more than Rs. [250];

(2) Where a higher fee is fixed by the Court under sub-rule (1) it shall be included in the taxation of costs, provided such Advocate files a certificate within one month from the date of the order passed by the Court or within such further time as the Court may on application made by him allow, that he has received the consent of the Government to the payment to him of such higher fee.
(3) The fee payable to the Advocate for the other party shall be such as may be fixed by the Court in each case and shall be included in the taxation of costs, provided a certificate as required by Rule 25 of this Chapter has been duly filed showing the payment to such Advocate of a fee not less in amount than the fee allowed by the Court. Where the fee so paid is less than the amount of fee allowed by the Court, such lesser fee alone shall be included in the taxation of costs.
8. Certain miscellaneous cases. – In a miscellaneous case for the setting aside of an abatement or an ex parte decree or an order dismissing the case for default, a fee of Rs. 70 shall be allowed in the case of a First Appeal and Rs. 50 in any other case.
9. Application under Article 226 of the Constitution. – Where the Court, while disposing of an application for a direction or order or writ under Act, 226 or Art. 227 of the Constitution or a Special Appeal arising therefrom, allows costs but does not specify the amount of Advocate’s fee, the fee to be allowed on taxation shall be Rs. [125] both in the case of an application and in he case of a special Appeal.
10. Cases not specifically provided for. – In cases not specifically provided for in this Chapter including execution appeals,. appeals from orders, revision, applications under Chapter XXIII, references, cases under the Companies Act, 1956, and testamentary and intestate cases other than applications for probate or letters of administration, the fee shall, if the claim is capable of valuation, be an amount calculated on the value of the claim in accordance with the following scale, namely-
(i) On the first Rs. 5,000

….

6-¼ per cent.

(ii) On the next Rs. 45,000

1-¼ per cent.

(iii)On the remainder

….

⅝ per cent.

The minimum taxable fee in such cases shall be Rs. 50 and the maximum unless otherwise ordered by the Court Rs. 1200.
11. Additional fees. – The following fees shall, if the Bench disposing of the matter allows costs,] be allowed on taxation in addition to those allowable under the preceding rules, namely-
(i) For each application numbered as a miscellaneous application

Rs.

(a) Contested

[50]

(b) Uncontested

….

[32]

Provided that the Court may in special cases allow a larger or a smaller sum or disallow any fee.
……………… Rs.
(ii) For each affidavit filed in support of an application or an answer thereto or a reply to such answer, if any … . .. [20]
Provided that the Court may allow a larger or a smaller sum having regard to the circumstances of the case or wholly disallow any fee if the affidavit or the application does not contain proper particulars and material averments or is prolix or contains unnecessary or irrelevant matter.
(iii)For settling of documents for translation and printing in First appeals- Rs.

(a) if the number of documents in the list does not exceed 16

……

[32]

(b) If the number of documents in the list exceeds 16 but does not exceed 48

………

[60

(c) For each additional document beyond 48

………

[45P.]

Provided that the whole or any part of such fee or the whole or any part of the costs of the appeal may be disallowed by the Bench hearing the appeal if in the selection of documents for inclusion in the list unnecessary documents or group of documents of the same tenor have been included and material documents omitted.
12. Cross objection. – Any cross-objection filed under Rule 22 of Order XLI of the Code shall for the purposes of this Chapter be treated as a separate appeal.
13. Value of claim. – The value of the claim in Rules 2, 3, 4 and 10 shall be the value stated in the plaint in the case of a suit, the value as stated in the memorandum of appeal in the case of an appeal, the value stated as that of the property in respect of which the application is made in the case of an application for probate or letters of administration, and in other cases the value as stated in the application, provided the case is one in which the relief claimed is capable of valuation. Fractions of a rupee shall be omitted from the value of the claim in calculating fees. The value shall be the value for the purpose of jurisdiction.
14. Cases in which relief is incapable of valuation. – In a case referred to in the next preceding Rule in which the claim is incapable of valuation in the manner provided in that Rule, the Court may allow such fee as it may consider reasonable.
15. Court may allow higher or lower fee or disallow any fee. – Notwithstanding anything contained in Rules 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 12 the Court may allow a higher fee if in its opinion the fee allowable under the Rule, is having regard to the circumstances of the case, inadequate or may for sufficient reason allow a lower fee or order that no fee be entered in the table of costs of a party.
16. Several defendants succeeding upon a joint or common defence. – Where several defendants whether arrayed as appellant or respondents in this Court having a joint or common interest, succeed upon a joint defence to the suit or upon separate defences which are substantially the same, the total sum to be entered in their joint table or in their respective tables of costs shall not exceed that allowable under the Rule applicable to the class to which the case belongs, unless the Bench hearing the case orders otherwise.
If only one fee is allowed, the Court may indicate to which of the defendants it shall be paid or may apportion it amongst them in such manner as it may think fit. If the Court makes no such order, the Taxing Officer shall apportion it equally among such defendants as may have appeared by an Advocate at the hearing of the case.
This rule shall with necessary modifications also apply to original suits in this Court.
17. Several defendants succeeding upon separate and distinct defences. – Where several defendants whether arrayed as appellants or respondents in this Court having separate interests have set up separate and district defences a separate fee as allowable under the Rule applicable to the class to which the case belongs may, if the Court, so orders, be allowed in respect of the separate interest of each such defendant as may have appeared at the hearing by a separate Advocate and succeeded upon his separate and distinct defence.
This Rule shall, with necessary modifications, also apply to original suits in this Court.
18. Effect of engaging Advocate having dealings with touts. – Notwithstanding anything contained in this Chapter, no sum on account of Advocate’s fee shall be included in the table of costs of a party who has engaged for the purposes of the case, any Advocate–
(a) who is known or reputed to have any dealing, communication or correspondence direct or indirect, with a person who has been proclaimed as a tout or with any person who frequents the precincts of any Court, office, railway station, landing stage or lodging place or other places of public resort, as a tout, or

(b) who employs any such person in any capacity whatsoever.

19. Effect of falsely valuing claim. – Notwithstanding anything contained in this Chapter, the Court may order that no sum in respect of Advocate’s fee shall be included in the table of costs of a party in whose plaint, memorandum of appeal or application, as the case may be, the value of the claim has been falsely and dishonestly stated. In such case the Court may allow such additional sum to be included in the table of costs of the other party on account of Advocate’s fee as may appear to it to be reasonable.
20. Fee of Advocate not practicing at Allahabad or Lucknow. – No fee with respect to any advocate who does not bona fide reside and practice at Allahabad or Lucknow as the case may be, shall, unless he is present at the hearing of the case or the Bench hearing the case directs otherwise, be included in the taxation of costs.
21. No further fee in review or execution application. – Where a sum allowed on account of Advocate’s fees has under Rule 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 or 14 been included in the table of costs of party, no further sum on account of any fee paid to an Advocate shall be allowed to such party in respect of any application for a review of judgment, decree or order or for the execution of the decree or order of the Court unless it be shown to the satisfaction of the Bench hearing such application that the service of the Advocate in respect of whose fees the entry was made in the table of costs were not available for making of such application.
22. Fee of State Counsel in cases under Court Fees Act, 1870 and Stamp Act, 1899. – These Rules shall also regulate the inclusion of Advocate’s fees in the taxation of costs in favour of or against the State in cases under the Court Fees Act, 1870, or the Stamp Act, 1899, in which, although the Government is not a party, costs are awarded to or against the Government.
23. Fees of the State Counsel in inquiries as to pauperism. – In an inquiry under Order XXXIII or XLIV of the Code on an application of a plaintiff or an appellant for permission to sue or appeal as pauper, or on an application for the dispaupering of a plaintiff or an appellant, the fee for the Advocate of the party making the application or the Advocate opposing it (including the Advocate for the State who opposes the application for pauperism or makes the application for dispaupering of a plaintiff or an appellant) shall be Rs. 90:
Provided that the Court may in a special case allow such fee as it may consider proper not exceeding an amount calculated according to the provisions of sub-rule (1) of Rule 2.
24. Fee of Advocate’s clerk. – A sum calculated at the rate of 15 per cent, on the taxed fee of the Advocate of a party shall, subject to a minimum of two rupees be included in the taxation of costs on account of the fee of such Advocate’s clerk.:
Provided that the clerk concerned, other than the clerk of the Standing Counsel, has filed a fee certificate in the prescribed form duly signed by him, in the manner described in Rule 25 for filing fee certificate of advocates.
The Rule shall also apply to the clerk of Standing Counsel, the amount so included being on realisation credited to Government.
25. Certificate of fee. – (1) Except in the case of an Advocate appearing for the Government or Goan Sabha or the Court of Wards or the Custodian, Evacuee Property, no fee shall be included in the taxation of costs unless the Taxing Officer is satisfied that the fee was paid to the Advocate prior to the delivery of the judgment or order by which costs became payable and unless the party claiming to have such fee included in the taxation of costs has prior to the delivery of such judgment or order filed a certificate signed by the Advocate concerned enrolled in Part II of the common roll, showing that such fee has actually been paid to him by or on behalf of such party :
Provided that in cases in which a senior Advocate is appearing such certificate shall be accompanied by a voucher/receipt signed by the senior Advocate for the fee paid to him :
Provided further that the certificate filed after the time mentioned above but before the judgment or order is signed may, for sufficient cause shown, be accepted for inclusion in the taxation of cost by the Bench deciding the case.
(2) The certificate under this Rule shall be in the prescribed form and shall be presented by the Advocate or his clerk–
(a) if the case is before the Court to the Bench Secretary concerned;

(b) in other cases, to the office between the hours of 11 a.m. and 12 noon.

The person presenting the certificate shall obtain the signature of the officer receiving it on the counterfoil. The officer receiving the certificate shall endorse thereon the date and the hour of its presentation.
In exceptional cases such certificate may be presented [to the Bench Secretary or the Registrar General] between the hours of 3 and 3.30 p.m.
(3) Where the Court by its judgment or order allows a fee higher than that allowable under the Rules applicable to the class to which the case belongs, the certificate with respect to the payment of such additional fee may be filed within one month of the date of such judgment or order.
Part III-Criminal Jurisdiction-Chapter XVII to XX

CHAPTER XVII

CHAPTER XVIII

Proceedings other than Original Trials

1. Presentation of appeals and applications. – Every petition of appeal or application for revision or other application in a criminal matter shall be presented in Court except where it may under these Rules or by order of the Court or the Chief Justice be filed before the Registrar General or any other officer of the Court.
2. Order of Court on motion to admit an appeal or application. – Where the Bench before which a motion is made for the admission of a petition of appeal or an application for revision or other application finds that it is not accompanied by the requisite papers, if any, or is otherwise not in order or has not been presented within time to it may decline to receive it or reject it or pass such other order as it may consider fit.
Where it finds that such petition or application is in order, has been presented within time and is accompanied by the requisite papers, if any, it may–
(i) in the case of petition of appeal make an order admitting it and directing notice to be issued; and

(ii) in the case of an application for revision or other application dismiss it or direct notice to be issued or pass such other order as it may deem fit :

Provided that nothing contained in this Rule shall preclude the Bench from dismissing any petition of appeal under Section 384 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973], or require notice of an application to be issued where notice of such application has already been served upon the other party or his Advocate.
[3. Contents of petition of appeal or application for revision or other application. – (1) Every petition of appeal or application for revision or other application shall be accompanied by date/eventwise synopsis of the case and shall further state–]
(a) the name and, where the appeal or revision is not on behalf of State, the address, of each appellant or applicant;

(b) the name and, where the opposite party is not the State, the address, if available, of each opposite party;

(c) the Court of whose order the appeal or revision is filed and the name of presiding officer of such Court;

(d) the nature of the order passed including the sentence awarded, if any, by such Court;

(e) the provisions of law defining the offence of which the accused person was convicted or acquitted by such Court or under which he was dealt with by such Court;

(f) the ground or grounds, numbered consecutively, of objection to the order from which the appeal or revision is filed;

(g) the relief sought; and shall be signed by the appellant or the applicant, as the case may be, or by an Advocate on his behalf.

[(2) If the advocates are relying upon any judgement, they must have three photocopies thereof ready, two for the Judges and one for the other side.]
(3) A petition of appeal from an appellate order of acquittal or an application for the revision of an order passed in appeal or revision shall also state the name and description of the Court which tried the case in the first instance and the nature of the order passed by it.
(4) In a case in which a sentence of imprisonment has been awarded the petition of appeal or the application for revision shall also contain a certificate signed by the Advocate for the appellant or the applicant, as the case may be, stating that the accused was not on bail or that, if he was on bail, he has surrendered to it. In a case in which bail has been granted by the Court appealed from under sub-section (3) of Section 389 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, the fact shall be stated in the petition of appeal indicating the period for which such bail has been granted.
4. Appeal or revision to be connected with jail appeal for revision previously filed. – Where a petition of appeal or an application for revision has been previously presented by the appellant to the officer-in-charge of the jail, the petition of appeal or application for revision filed on his behalf through an Advocate shall mention that fact if known to such Advocate. In such cases the Bench Secretary shall obtain an order from Court that the two cases be connected and heard together.
5. Copies of Judgment. – Every criminal appeal or revision shall be accompanied by a copy of the judgment or order appealed against or sought to be revised and where there has been an appeal or revision in a subordinate Court by copies of the judgments of all the subordinate Court :
Provided that every criminal revision shall also be accompanied by an extra copy of the judgment or order sought to be revised or extra copies of the judgments of all the subordinate Courts, as the case may be, duly certified by the counsel, for use of the Government Advocate, and by a certificate from the Sessions Judge to the effect that no application for revision in regard to an order sought to be revised by the High Court has been made in the Sessions Courts. The applicant shall give an undertaking that he will not file a revision against the said order in the Sessions Court :
Provided further that the Court may for sufficient cause shown dispense with any such copy.
6. Petition of appeal, or application or affidavit to be accompanied by copies. – Every petition of appeal or application or affidavit filed in Court shall be accompanied by as many typed copies thereof as there be parties to be served, together with–
(i) two extra copies in a Division Bench case or in an application for bail or stay or proceedings in a case pending before a Court of Session; or

(ii) one extra copy in every other case.

No order shall issue from the Court on a petition of appeal or application until the required number of such copies has been supplied.
Such copies shall be certified to be correct by the party supplying them or his Advocate.
7. Office report on a petition of appeal or revision. – Before a petition of appeal or a leave petition under Section 378, Cr.P.C. or application for revision is presented the appellant or the applicant, as the case may be, or his Advocate shall obtain thereon a report from the office with respect to the following matters, namely–
In the case of an appeal or a leave petition-
(i) whether it lies to this Court;

(ii) whether it is within time;

(iii)whether it is accompanied by the requisite papers;

(iv) whether any court-fee is payable and where a court-fee is payable, whether the court-fee paid is sufficient; and

(v) whether the appeal had been previously filled on behalf of the appellant or any other person tried along with him and, if it had been so filed, the result in case the appeal has been decided.

In the case of a revision–
(i) whether it has been filed within the ninety days excluding the time taken in obtaining the requisite copies;

(ii) whether it is accompanied by the requisite papers;

(iii) whether any Court-fee is payable and if a Courtfee is payable, whether the Court-fee paid is sufficient;

(iv) whether an application for revision had been previously filed in the Court of the Sessions Judge or the District Magistrate, as the case may be;

(v) whether an application for revision had been previously filed in this Court on behalf of the applicant or any other person tried along with him or whether any leave petition had been preferred under Section 378, Cr.P.C. and if it had been so filed, the result in case the revision or leave petition filed under Section 378, Cr.P.C. has been decided.]

8. Cases to be registered and numbered. – (1) After an appeal or revision has been admitted it shall be registered and numbered.
(2) The following applications shall be registered and numbered after presentation as Criminal Miscellaneous cases, namely–
(a) application for bail;

(b) application for cancellation of bail;

(c) application for transfer of a case;

(d) application for withdrawal of a case from a subordinate Court;

(e) [* * *]

(f) application under Section 96 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973;

(g) application for stay of operation of order of, or proceedings in, lower court [[Such application must be accompanied by the certified copy of the order assailed, including all other documents, if any, on the basis of which a particular order has been challenged]];

(h) application for the issue of a direction, order or writ under Article 226 of the Constitution in a criminal matter;

(i) [application under sub-section (1) or sub-section (2) of Section 340 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973];

(j) application for the taking of proceedings in contempt of court; and

(k) application under Section 378(4) of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973:

Provided that an application for transfer of cases shall be accompanied by a copy of the order passed by the Sessions Judge, if any.
(3) Cases in which the Court takes proceedings under Section 340 (1) or 340 (2) of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 or issues notice for contempt of Court otherwise than on an application and references under Section 318 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 shall also be registered and numbered Criminal Miscellaneous Cases’
(4) The application aforesaid shall set out the prayer stating clearly the exact nature of the relief sought supported by an affidavit setting out in the form of paragraphs the material facts and grounds upon which the applicant relies.
9. Issue of Notice. – If an appeal is not dismissed summarily a day shall be fixed for its hearing and notices in the prescribed form shall be issued.
If an application for revision or other application is not rejected and an order directing the issue of notice is made, a day shall be fixed for its hearing and notices in the prescribed form shall be issued.
After notices have been issued in an appeal or revision the record shall be sent for unless otherwise ordered.
In the case of an appeal under Section 341 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, the record of the case out of which the proceedings under appeal arose shall also be sent for unless otherwise ordered.
10. Free legal aid to indigent accused. – (1) A panel of lawyers shall be drawn up every third year by the Court to re present such accused persons who are incapable of engaging any counsel for their defence due to indigence or incommunicado situation within the meaning of Section 304 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.
(2) The Panel shall consist of such number of Advocates having three years’ practice at their credit, as the Court may from time to time, fix.
(3) In cases where the circumstances of the case, the gravity of the sentence and the ends of justice so require, if the accused intimates his intention to appeal to the High Court and expresses his inability to engage a counsel for the purpose, the Court shall afford him an opportunity to name an advocate from the panel of lawyers maintained under sub-rule (1) and, as far as possible, shall assign the case of that accused person to the Advocate so named by the prisoner.
(4) The scale of fees of the Advocates serving on the Panel of the Court shall be fixed by the State Government on the recommendation of the Court, which shall, while recommending the scale of fees for various types of cases, keep into consideration the nature of offence, the gravity of sentence and other allied matters.
(5) In order to ascertain under sub-rule (1) aforesaid whether the accused person is indigent or not, the Court shall order an enquiry to be made from the District Magistrate concerned whether he is possessed of sufficient funds to engage an Advocate at his expense in this Court.
(6) The power of appointment of the Advocate for a particular case shall be vested in the Chief Justice.
(7) The Advocate appointed under this rule to represent an accused shall be furnished with the necessary papers and allowed sufficient time to prepare the case.
(8) Where there are more than one such accused entitled to be represented by an Advocate at the State expense, the Chief Justice may appoint several Advocates to represent them if their defences are inconsistent.
11. Personal attendance of accused in custody. – Where the accused is in custody his personal attendance shall not be required unless so ordered by the Court. A prayer for the personal attendance of the accused in Court shall not ordinarily be entertained if not made in sufficient time before the date of hearing to enable arrangements to be made with the Officer-in8 charge of the jail in which the accused is confined for his attendance in the Court.
12. Personal attendance of accused unable to appear on account of poverty. – Where an accused in an appeal from acquittal or in a case in which notice has been given to him to show cause why his sentence should not be enhanced though not in custody is unable to appear before the Court on account of poverty, he may make an application to the Court for permission to appear accompanied by a certificate from his Advocate that his attendance is necessary for the purposes of the case. If the Court grants such application the District Magistrate concerned shall, if satisfied as to his poverty, provide him with sufficient funds to enable him to proceed to this Court and certify the fact to the Court. When the accused appears he shall report himself to the Registrar General.
13. Jail appeals and revisions. – (1) Rules 1, 2, 3, 6 and shall not apply in the case of a petition of appeal or an application for revision presented by an accused person who is confined in jail to the officer-in-charge of the jail. Where a petition of appeal or an application for revision has been so presented, the officer-in-charge of the jail shall have recorded thereon the name and other particulars of the appellant or the applicant, as the case may be, the particulars of the case from which the appeal or revision arises and the dates when the application for copy of judgment was dispatched, when the copy was received and when the appeal or application was presented by the accused, and forward such petition or application along with the requisite copies to this Court with as little delay as possible.
(2) On receipt of such petition or appeal or application for revision the office shall examine it and endorse thereon a report containing as nearly as may be the particulars required under Rule 7 and the Registrar General shall thereafter submit it to a Judge for orders. If the case is one which cannot be dealt with by a Judge sitting alone, the orders passed by the Judge shall be laid before another Judge for concurrence before they are issued. If the Judge does not dismiss the appeal or revision summarily and orders notice to be issued, the procedure prescribed for appeals and revisions presented in Court shall, as nearly as may be, be followed.
14. Jail appeal to be connected with a previously filed appeal. – Jail appeals shall be submitted to a Judge for orders after the expiry of the period of limitation, jail appeals by accused persons convicted in the same trial being submitted together. If an appeal arising out of the same case has been presented previously in Court, the fact shall be noted on the flyleaf before the papers are submitted to a Judge for orders and the Judge shall, if such appeal has not already been decided, direct that the appeal be admitted and connected with such previous appeal.
15. When jail appeal is presented beyond time. – Where a jail appeal is presented after the expiry of the period of limitation the officer-in-charge of the jail shall submit along with it a report as to the cause of delay. Where no such report has been submitted a report shall be called for from the jail concerned as to the cause of delay. Such report shall be laid before the Judge to whom the appeal is submitted for orders.
16. Information to prisoner of summary jail appeal, dismissal of. – Where a jail appeal is dismissed summarily [under Section 384 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973] information shall be sent to the prisoner through the Sessions Judge concerned.
17. Revision and other applications from prisoner in jail. – Rules 14, 15 and 16 shall, as nearly as may be, be followed in the case of a jail revision. Other applications received from a prisoner through the officer-in-charge of the jail in which he is confined shall be laid before the Judge appointed to receive application on the criminal side for orders.
18. Application for bail. – (1) No application for bail shall be entertained unless accompanied by a copy of judgment or order appealed against or sought to be revised and a copy of order passed by the Sessions Judge on the bail application for the applicant and unless the accused has surrendered except where he has been release on bail after conviction under Section 389 (3) of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.
Explanation. – the copy of the order refusing bail passed by the Sessions Judge shall either be a certified copy or the copy furnished by the Sessions Judge free of charge to the accused.
(2) Every application for bail in a case which is under investigation or which is pending in a lower Court shall state whether application for bail had or had not been previously made before the Magistrate and the Sessions Judge concerned and the results of such applications, if any.
(3) Save in exceptional circumstances-
(a) No order granting bail shall be made on an application unless notice thereof has been given to the Government Advocate and not less than ten days have elapsed between the giving of such notice and the hearing of such application.

(b) If the application for bail has not been moved within two days after the expiry of the aforesaid period of ten days the applicant or his Counsel shall give two days previous notice to the Government Advocate as to the exact date on which such application is intended to be moved.

(c) Where the prayer for bail is contained in a petition of appeal or application for revision, notice thereof may be given to the Government Advocate the same day prior to the hearing of such petition or application and the fact of such previous notice having been given, shall be endorsed on such petition or application. Alongwith such notice a certified copy or one attested to be true by the counsel, of the Judgment appealed from or sought to be revised shall also be given to the Government Advocate.

(4) Every application for bail shall show prominently in the first page thereof the crime number, the police station by which and the section or sections and the Act or Rules under which the applicant is being prosecuted or has been convicted and whether such application is the first, second or any such subsequent application moved by him before this Court, and shall be accompanied by a copy of the first information report. It shall also state the following particulars, namely:-
(a) The date of the alleged occurrence;

(b) The date of the applicant’s arrest.

The Bench Secretary shall while entertaining a bail application for presentation to the court check every page there of and shall affix a rubber stamp of the bail application and all the annexures thereto before putting it up before the court in token of his having checked, every page of the bail applications and containing his initials on every page he shall, thereafter, make the following endorsement on the bail application :
‘Moved before Hon’ble ………………………….. J. on …………………………….. (date)’
Similarly the official whose duty it is to receive the bail application from the court after orders, shall affix a rubber stamp containing his initials on the first page of the bail application in token of his having checked that all the pages of the bail application bear the rubber stamp of the Bench Secretary.
The rubber stamps containing the initials of the Bench Secretary and the official or officials authorised to receive fresh bail application from the Court shall be supplied to the Bench Secretaries and the officials by the Registrar General of the Court.
The application shall not be returned to the applicant or his counsel after the above endorsement has been made.]
(5) Every page of the application for bail and every page of the annexures thereto shall bear the full signature of the applicant or his counsel.
(6) In every such application shall be stated the full particulars of the previous application or applications, if any, moved in this Court by same applicant in respect of the same crime and the date or dates on which such previous application or applications had been rejected.]
19. Revision arising out of an order of a Judge on a Sessions statement etc. – Where a Judge acting [under Section 397 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973] directs on the perusal of a Sessions statement or a periodical return of a judgment or otherwise that the record be sent for or that notice be given to the accused to show cause why his sentence should not be enhanced, a copy of the order accompanied by all relevant extracts and references, if any, shall be sent to the Criminal Department and the case shall be registered as a revision and proceeded with accordingly.
20. Notice. – Notice in different classes of cases shall, unless otherwise ordered, be issued as indicated below, namely–
(1) Appeal. – Where an appeal has not been dismissed summarily notice of the time and place at which such appeal will be heard shall be given to–

(i) the appellant or his Advocate, or, where the State is the appellant, to the Government Advocate, and

(ii) where the State is not the appellant, to the Government Advocate, and, where the State is the appellant to the respondent as also to the Court appealed from.

(2) Revision. – Where notice has been directed to be issued, notice shall be given to the applicant, if any, or his Advocate and the Government Advocate as also to such opposite parties as may be arrayed in the application. Where the State is the applicant notice shall be given to the Government Advocate and such opposite parties as may be arrayed in the application.

Where the Court acting under Section 401 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 directs notice to be issued, notices shall be given to the Government Advocate and the accused or in a case in which there has been no conviction or acquittal, the parties affected by the order passed in the case.
(3) Reference. – Where notice has been directed to be issued on a reference [under Section 395 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973], notice shall be given in accordance with the second paragraph of Clause (2).

In a reference under Section 366 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, notice shall be given to the Government Advocate and, if possible, to the accused or his guardian or Advocate.
In a reference under section 318 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, notice shall be given to the Government Advocate and, if possible, to the accused or his guardian or Advocate.
(4) Miscellaneous Application. – In a miscellaneous application notice shall be given to the applicant, the Government Advocate and the opposite parties and where the application is on behalf of the State to the Government Advocate and the opposite parties

Provided that no notice of an application under Section 378 (4) of the Code Criminal Procedure, 1973 need be issued to the accused opposite party.
21. Notice to prisoner confined in jail to show-cause against enhancement of sentence. – Where notice is sent to the officer-in-charge of a jail for service upon a prisoner confined in the jail calling upon him to show-cause why his sentence should not be enhanced it shall require such officer to serve the notice and return it along with an endorsement showing that it has been served upon the prisoner and that he has been informed that he can appear either in person or by Advocate in the High Court and that if he desires to appear in person necessary arrangements will be made by him for his presence in that court through the district magistrate. It shall further require him to indicate whether the prisoner wishes to appear in person and show-cause against his conviction or declines to appear in person or to show cause against such conviction.
22. Rules 2 and 3 of Chapter XIV to apply to preparation of paper book. – Except as otherwise provided in this Chapter Rules 2 and 3 of Chapter XIV shall, with necessary modifications and adaptations, apply to a paperbook in a criminal case under this Chapter.
23. Paper-book in criminal appeal. – Copies to be included in the paper-book of a criminal appeal (other than a jail appeal which may be heard by a Judge sitting alone) [or an appeal under section 341 (1) of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 or a reference under Section 366 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973] or a case in which the accused has been called upon to show-cause why his sentence should not be enhanced shall, unless otherwise ordered, be those of the following papers or such of them as may be on the record, namely–
(A) Papers relating to investigation–

(i) first information report;

(ii) confession or statement recorded under Section 164 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973;

(iii) dying declaration;

(iv) injury report;

(v) report of post-mortem examination;

(vi) report of Chemical Examiner;

(vii) report of Serologist to Government of India;

(viii)record of identification proceedings; and

(ix) recovery list.

(B) Papers relating to magisterial enquiry–

(i) statement of witnesses recorded by the magistrate which have been brought on the record of the sessions court;

(ii) examination of accused and his written statement, if any, and

(iii) charge framed against the accused.

(C) Papers relating to proceedings before the sessions court–

(i) amended charge;

(ii) plea of accused;

(iii) statements of witnesses;

(iv) examination of accused and his written statement, if any;

(v) important exhibits other than those included under heads A and B; [and]

(vi) [* * *]

(vii) judgment.

(D) High Court Papers.

Petition of appeal.
24. Paper-book in appeal [under Section 341 (1) of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973]. – Copies to be included in the paper-book of an appeal [under Section 341 (1) of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973], shall, unless otherwise ordered, be those of the following papers or such of them as may be, on the record, namely–
(i) petition of appeal;

(ii) judgement or order under appeal;

(iii)application together with annexures, if any, made under sub-section (1) or sub-section (2) of Section 340 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973;

(iv) reply to such application;

(v) affidavit filed by parties relating to the charge;

(vi) evidence recorded at preliminary enquiry; and

(vii)complaint made in consequence of judgment or order under appeal.

25. Paper-book in Criminal Revision of Jail Appeal. – Subject to Rule 25 the paper-book in criminal revision, jail appeal, or any other case not provided for shall, unless otherwise ordered, consist of High Court papers and such papers on the record of the court or courts below as may be necessary :
Provided that a typewritten paper-book shall, subject to orders passed by the Chief Justice, be prepared in a case which may be heard by a Division Bench.
Where the copy of the judgment included in High Court papers is not in English or in the language of the State, a translation of such judgment in English shall also be included in the paper book.
26. Paper-book in a contempt of court case. – In a case of contempt of court, copies to be included in the paper-book, shall, as nearly as may be, be of the following papers, namely–
(i) application or report or order with relevant annexures, if any, upon which notice was issued; and

(ii) copies of the following papers shall be added to the paper-book from time to time as occasion arises, namely–

(i) affidavit filed in the case;

(ii) orders passed by the Court.

27. Paper-book in a reference [under Section 313 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973]. – In a reference [under Section 313 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973], the paper-book shall, as nearly as may be, be as in the case of criminal appeal.
28. Preparation of paper-book. – In all cases in which a sentence of death has been passed or notice has been given to the accused to show cause why his sentence should not be enhanced and the offence is one in which a sentence of death may be passed [or appeals under Section 374 (2) or under sub-section (1) or(2) of Section 378 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973], a printed paper-book shall be prepared. In [appeals under sub-section (4) of Section 78 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973] and in cases covered by Rules 25, 26, 29 and 30 a typed written paper-book shall be prepared.
Where a reference has been made by the Court of Session [under Section 366 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973], for the confirmation of the sentence of death passed by him and an appeal has also been presented by a person convicted in the same case, a single printed paper-book shall be prepared :
Provided that no typewritten paper-book shall be prepared in a case which may be heard by a Judge sitting alone if so ordered by the Chief Justice.
29. Arrangement of papers in parts. – Except in cases covered by Rule 29, before preparing a typewritten or printed paper-book the office shall remove from the records of the case the papers indicated below and arrange them as nearly as may be, in three parts :
Part I shall consist of High Court papers.
Part II shall consist of papers mentioned under heads (A), (B) and (C) of Rule 25 or under Rule 26.
Part III shall consists of the following papers, namely–
(i) police charge-sheet;

(ii) commitment order;

(iii)calendar;

(iv) opinions of assessors; and

(v) exhibits other than those included in Part II arranged in the order of their exhibit numbers.

30. Number of printed copies of paper-book. – Where a printed paper-book is prepared under these Rules [twenty two] copies thereof shall be printed, ten being reserved for the use of the Court.
The Registrar General may, where necessary, direct a larger number of copies to be printed.
31. Number of copies of typewritten paper-book. – (1) Where a typewritten paper-book is required, two copies thereof shall be prepared in a case which may be heard by a Judge sitting alone and three in other cases, one copy being given in either case to the Government Advocate for his use.
(2) The Advocate for the parties may, except in a case of contempt of court, apply for the preparation of as many copies of such paper-book as may be required for their use on payment at such rates as may be fixed by the Chief Justice from time to time. Such copies may be supplied if the Registrar General can conveniently arrange to have them prepared by the office. No application for such copies shall be considered if made after the lapse of thirty days from the date on which the appeal is admitted [or in the case of a reference under Section 318 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973], after the lapse of thirty days from the date on which such reference is received by the Court, or in a case in which notice has been given to the accused to show cause why his sentence should not be enhanced, after the lapse of thirty days from the date on which such notice is served :
Provided that the Registrar General may in his discretion allow an application for copy or copies of such paper book to be made even after the expiry of thirty days as enjoined in the Rules, if he is satisfied that the record or manuscript of the paper-book has not been sent for typing or printing.
(3) Before an application for preparation of a copy or copies of the paper-book is presented under sub-rule (2) a sum of Rs. 50 for every such copy] shall be deposited with the Cashier, who shall make an entry on the application indicating that such deposit has been made. If the amount so deposited be found to be less than the actual cost of the paper-book the Advocate concern shall pay the balance of the time of taking the paper book and if this amount is in excess of the actual cost of the paper book an unstamped application for refund of such excess may be presented to the Deputy Registrar after the amount of such cost has been ascertained. In the event of the paper book not being taken the amount of the deposit shall stand forfeited to Government after the case has been decided.
32. Material exhibits. – When the record of a sessions case has been received in an appeal or reference under Section 366 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 and there are material exhibits in the case, the office shall see whether the Judge has recorded an order as required by the rules contained in Chapter XIII, General Rules (Criminal), 1957 regarding such exhibits and whether the exhibits required by such order to be submitted to the High Court have been received. Any defect shall immediately be brought to the notice of the Sessions Judge. (in U.P. Gazette, dated 13th February, 1960.)
Where there are material exhibits in the case and no order as indicated above has been recorded by the Judge, his attention shall immediately be drawn to such omission and he shall be asked to state what material exhibits are fit for submission to the High Court and in case they have not already been forwarded to the Court to submit them without delay.
33. Custody of material exhibits. – All material exhibits received in a case shall be examined by and kept in charge of the clerk concerned. He shall enter them in the appropriate register showing the number of the case in which and the district from which each exhibit has been received. He shall see that all such exhibits are in accordance with the list, if any, on the record of the case. Where no such list exists, he shall himself prepare one in duplicate and have it checked and signed by the Section Officer. The duplicate copy of such list shall be sent to the Court from which the exhibits have been received, the original being placed on the record of the case. Any discrepancy in the number or condition of exhibits shall immediately be brought to the notice of the Registrar General. All valuable exhibits consisting of ornaments, cash or currency notes shall be kept in an iron safe the key of which shall remain with the Registrar General or such officer as he may nominate. All exhibits shall be kept in a locked room.
34. Application or petition by post. – The officer-incharge of a jail may forward an application or petition presented to him by a prisoner confined in the jail to the High Court by post. Any other application or petition received by post shall be returned for presentation either in person or through an Advocate or where the prisoner is confined in a jail through the office-in-charge of the jail concerned.
35. Recommendation for mercy. – In a case in which the Court makes a recommendation to the State Government for the exercise of the prerogative of mercy, a copy of the Court’s judgment together with a copy of the judgment of the Court below shall be forwarded to the State Government along with a letter setting out the recommendation. Where a printed paperbook has been prepared, a copy of such paper book shall also be forwarded along with the letter.
36. Signing of notices etc. – All notices, summonses and warrants issued by the Court in criminal cases shall be singed by the Registrar General or the Deputy Registrar.
37. Registrar General to sign complaint [under Chapter XXVI of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973]. – Where an order has been passed 191[under Chapter XXVI of the Code of Criminal Procedure,1973], that a complaint be made, such complaint shall be drawn up and signed by the Registrar General after it has been approved by the Judge or Judges passing order.
38. List of ready cases. – A list of cases ready for hearing shall be prepared from time to time and posted on the noticeboard.
39. Adjournment on request by Government Advocate. – In special cases if the Government Advocate is not ready or needs instruction from the district magistrate or some other authority or requires the attendance of some officer to instruct him at the time of hearing, he may apply to the Registrar General that the case may not be listed for a specified period or that a particular date be fixed for hearing. The Registrar General may thereafter fix a date after consulting the Advocate for the other party.
40. Issue of order after decision. – (1) Where a sentence of death has been confirmed or passed by the court, an order in the prescribed form shall be issued immediately to the Court concerned.
In a case in which a sentence has been set aside or a conviction has been reversed or there has been reduction or alteration in the nature of the sentence or an accused who is on bail has been ordered to surrender to his bail on the decision of the case, a copy of the relevant entry in the order sheet shall be issued immediately to the court concerned along with a letter in the prescribed form and an entry made in register in Form No. 59-A] :
Provided that in any case in which the accused is in jail and his conviction has been reversed and/or sentence of imprisonment has been set aside or reduced to the period already undergone or altered into one of fine only, a copy of the relevant entry in the order-sheet together with a release order in prescribed Form No. 59-B under the signature of the Deputy Registrar (Judicial) and the seal of the Court shall be sent to the Superintendent or the Officer-in-charge of the jail in which the accused is in confinement directing him to release the accused, if not required in any other case, and the fact of such release shall be communicated to the trial Court as early as possible :
Provided further that when a release order is issued to a jail outside the district, the Deputy Registrar (Judicial) shall simultaneously give an intimation about its dispatch by radiogram to the Superintendent or the Officer-in-charge of the jail concerned. A copy of the judgment shall in every such case be certified to the Court concerned in due course.
(2) In other cases an order in the appropriate form shall be issued to the court concerned as soon as the judgment or order of the court has been received in the office and shall be accompanied by a copy of such judgment or order.
41. Copy of judgment to be sent to magistrate. – Where in a case decided by the Court the proceedings of a magistrate were under consideration an additional copy of the judgment shall be sent to the Sessions Judge for being forwarded to the magistrate concerned through the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Chief Metropolitan Magistrate or District Magistrate, as the case may be.
42. Copy of paper-books to be forwarded to Government in case of sentence of death. – In a case in which a sentence of death has been confirmed or passed by the Court or where a sentence has been enhanced to one of death two copies of the printed paper-book along with two copies of the Court’s judgment shall be forwarded to the State Government. Where no printed paper-book has been prepared, the original paper-book containing the proceedings of the Court below shall be forwarded along with two copies of the Court’s judgment to the State Government with a request that the original paper-book be returned when no longer required.
[44A. In compliance of the directions contained in the decision of criminal appeals/ Government appeals/ Revisions (where conviction has been maintained, sentence awarded or modified), a register in the following form shall be maintained by the office. Initially, the entries in the register shall be made in respect of criminal appeals and Government appeals decided since 01.01.2001 onwards. In respect of criminal revisions, the register shall be opened with effect from 01.01.2006. For different nature of matters i.e. criminal appeals, Government appeals and revisions separate registers shall be maintained. Such registers shall be put up before an Hon’ble Judge of the Court to be nominated by the Hon’ble Chief Justice in the first week of every quarter of calendar year]

SPECIMEN FORM)

Compliance Register in respect of Criminal Appeals/Government Appeal/Revisions

No.of Criminal Appeals/ Government Appeals/Criminal Revision

District/Police Station

Session Trial No. Lower Appellate Court’s case No.

List of High Courts Final Order

Date of Communication of the High Court’s order to the Court below

Date of Receipt Of Compliance report

Date of issuance of reminder(s) in case of noncompliance

Remarks

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

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CHAPTER XIX [ * * * ]

CHAPTER XX

Examination of Judgments of Sessions Judges

1. Submission of judgment in sessions trials to Judges. – (1) Copies of judgments in sessions trials received monthly from Sessions Judges shall remain with the Superintendent, Criminal Department, for two months from the last date of the month in which such judgments are received and shall thereafter be submitted without delay to Judges for perusal and orders in groups as approved by the Judge in the Administrative Department. The same group shall be submitted to one and the same Judge for two consecutive months. Before such judgments are submitted to Judges, they shall be duly entered in the appropriate register and a note made on each judgment after an examination of relevant registers whether an appeal or application for revision from such judgment has been received or filed in Court. Where no appeal lies to the High Court, a note shall be made on the judgment to that effect. Judgments shall be submitted to Judges in separate batches under appropriate heads.
(2) Such judgments shall not be submitted to the Chief Justice or the Judge in the Administrative Department.
(3) During the vacation such judgments shall be submitted only to Judges sitting during the vacation in equal proportions.
2. Orders by the Judge. – Where a Judge on a perusal of a judgment directs that the record be sent for or notice issued, the appropriate procedure prescribed in these rules shall be followed. If the order passed by the Judge contains a criticism of the judgment, it shall be put up before the Registrar General for necessary orders.
3. Register of submission of judgments to Judges. – The Superintendent, Criminal Department, shall make a note in the appropriate register of the date of submission of each judgment to the Judge concerned and shall within two months from such date obtain from that Judge its return together with his order, if any, thereon and shall also record the date of such return in the register.
Part IV-Enforcement of Fundamental Rights

(CHAPTERS XXI AND XXII)

CHAPTER XXI

Writ in the Nature of Habeas Corpus Under Article 226 of the Constitution

1. Application. – (1) An application under Article 226 of the Constitution for a writ in the nature of habeas corpus except against private custody, if not sent by post or telegram shall be made to the Division Bench appointed to receive applications or, on any day on which no such Bench is sitting, to the Judge appointed to receive applications in civil matters. In the latter event, the Judge shall direct that the application be laid before a Division Bench for orders.
(2) The application shall set out consciously in numbered paragraphs the facts upon which the applicant relies and the grounds upon which the Court is asked to issue a direction, order or writ, and shall conclude with a prayer stating clearly, so far as the circumstances permit, the exact nature of the relief sought. It shall also state whether any previous application was moved by or on behalf of the person restrained, and, if so, with what result :
Provided that an application under Article 226 of the Constitution in the nature of habeas corpus directed against private custody shall be made to the single Judge appointed by the Chief Justice to receive such an application.
2. Application by post or telegram. – The application if received by post or telegram shall be put up as soon as possible before the Bench concerned for orders.
3. Contents of application and affidavit. – The application shall be accompanied by an affidavit of the person restrained verifying the facts stated therein by reference to the numbers of the paragraphs of the application containing the facts :
Provided that where the affidavit is made by a person other than the person restrained, such affidavit shall also state the reason why the person restrained is unable to swear the affidavit himself.
The affidavit filed under this rule shall be restricted to facts which are within the deponent’s own knowledge :
Provided that subject to such orders that may be passed by the Bench concerned in this behalf, this rule shall not apply to an application made by post or telegram.]
4. Application by a Court-martial or any Commissioner. – Where the application is on behalf of a Courtmartial or any Commissioner it may be in the form of a letter addressed to the Registrar General setting out the circumstances in which the order is sought and need not be accompanied by an affidavit. The Registrar General shall lay the letter as soon as possible before a Division Bench for orders.
5. Contents of application for a change in custody for purposes of trial of a prisoner. – Where the application is for an order 197[that a prisoner within the Court’s appellate criminal jurisdiction be removed from one custody to another for the purpose of trial] the affidavit accompanying it shall state in whose custody the prisoner is detained, to what other custody it is proposed to remove him and the reason for the change of custody. Before any orders are passed, notice of such application shall also be served upon the prisoner and he shall be given an opportunity to be heard against such application.
6. Warrants. – In case in which the Court orders any person in custody to be brought before it, or before a Courtmartial, or before any Commissioner, or to be removed from one custody to another, a warrant shall be prepared and signed by the Registrar General and sealed with the seal of the Court.
7. Service of warrant. – Such warrant shall, where the person is under detention in a jail, be forwarded by the Registrar General to the Officer-in-charge of the jail in which the prisoner is confined; in every other case the warrant shall be served upon the person to whom it is directed personally or otherwise as the Court may direct.
8. Notice. – If the Court does not find sufficient reasons to admit the application, it may reject it. Where the application is not so rejected, notice thereof shall be served upon the person against whom the order is sought calling upon him to appear on a day to be named therein to show cause why the application should not be granted, and if the Court so orders, the notice may direct such person at the same time to produce in Court the body of the person alleged to be illegally or improperly detained then and there to be dealt with according to law.
The Court may also order that notice of the application be served upon such other person or persons as it may consider proper. A notice issued under this rule shall, if the Court so directs, be accompanied by copies of the application and the affidavit, the copies being supplied by the applicant.
9. Order on application. – After the service of notice, on the day fixed for hearing or on any subsequent day to which the hearing may be adjourned if no cause is shown or if cause is shown and disallowed, the Court shall, in the case of a person found to be illegally or improperly detained, pass an order that he be set at liberty or delivered to the person entitled to his custody. In other cases the Court shall pass such orders as the circumstances of the case may require. If cause is allowed, the application shall be dismissed. The order for release made by the Court shall be a sufficient warrant to any galore or other public servant or other person for the release of the person under restraint.
10. Procedure. – All questions arising for determination under this Chapter shall be decided ordinarily upon affidavits, but the Court may direct that such questions as it may consider necessary be decided on such other evidence and in such manner as it may deem fit and in that case it may follow such procedure and pass such orders as may appear to it to be just.
11. Costs. – In disposing of an application under this Chapter the Court may make such order as to costs as it may consider just.
12. Communication of orders. – Any orders passed by the Court shall be communicated for compliance to such person or persons as may be necessary.
CHAPTER XXII

Direction, Order or Writ Under Article 226 [and Article 227] of the Constitution Other than a Writ in the Nature of Habeas Corpus

1. Application. – (1) An application for a direction or order or writ under Article 226 [and Article 227] of the Constitution other than a writ in the nature of habeas corpus shall be made to the Division Bench appointed to receive applications or, on any day on which no such Bench is sitting, to the Judge appointed to receive applications in civil matters. In the latter event the Judge shall direct that the application be laid before a Division Bench for orders:
Provided that an application under Article 226 [and Article 227] of the Constitution questioning a judgment, decree or order made or purported to be made by revenue Courts including the Board of Revenue arising out of any proceeding under the United Provinces Land Revenue Act, 1901, or the U.P. Tenancy Act 1939, or the Uttar Pradesh Zamindari Abolition and Land Reforms Act, 1950, or the Uttar Pradesh Urban Areas Zamindari Abolition and Land Reforms Act, 1956, or the Jaunsar Bawar Zamindari Abolition and Land Reforms Act, 1956, or the Kumaun and Uttar Khand Zamindari Abolition and Land Reforms Act, 1960, or any order or judgment of any authority constituted under the U.P. Consolidation of Holdings Act, 1953 including the Director of Consolidation, shall be presented to a Judge sitting alone and appointed to receive such applications and those already presented to the Division Bench shall be heard by a Single Judge.
Where an ad interim order is sought, a separate application, after furnishing its copies and copies of all documents in support of the plea for such interim order to the other side against whom the order is sought, shall be made for the purpose. Such application need not be supported by another affidavit unless it is based on the facts which are not stated in the affidavit accompanying the writ petition:
Provided that the Court may, on being satisfied about the urgency of matter, dispense with the furnishing of copies of the application and other papers in support thereof to the other party:
(*Substituted by notification no.728/VIII-C-2, dated 26.5.2005, vide correction slip no.233, published in the U.P. Gazette, Part-II dated 11.6.2005)

Provided still further that where any party against whom an interim order whether by way of injunction or stay, or in any other manner, is made on, or in any proceedings relating to, a writ petition-
(a) without furnishing to such party copies of such petition and all documents in support of the plea for such interim order; and

(b) without giving such party an opportunity of being heard, makes an application to the Court for the vacation of such order and furnishes a copy of such application to the party in whose favour such order has been made, or the counsel of such party, the Court shall dispose of the application within a period of two weeks from the date on which it is received or from the date on which the copy of such application is so furnished, whichever is later, or where the Court is closed on the Ist day of that period, before the expiry of the next day afterwards on which the Court is open; and if the application is not so disposed of, the interim order shall, on the expiry of that period, or, as the case may be, the expiry of the said next day, stand vacated].

(2) The application shall set out concisely in numbered paragraphs the facts upon which the applicant relies and the grounds upon which the Court is asked to issue a direction, order or writ, and shall conclude with a prayer stating clearly, so far as the circumstances permit, the exact nature of the relief sought. The application shall be accompanied by an affidavit (or affidavits) verifying the facts stated therein by reference to the numbers of the paragraphs of the application containing the facts.
All corrections and alterations in the application shall be initialed by the Oath Commissioners before whom such affidavit (or affidavits) is (or are) sworn.
Such affidavit (or affidavits) shall be restricted to facts which are within deponent’s own knowledge and such affidavit shall further state whether the applicant has filed in any capacity whatsoever, any previous application or applications on the same facts and, if so, the orders passed thereon.
[(3) Where objection is taken to any judgment or order of a court or an officer thereof the application shall be accompanied by a copy of such judgment or order and where there has been an appeal or revision from such judgment or order also by a copy of the judgment or order of the higher court.
(i) The petitioner(s) shall categorically state in the opening paragraph of their Application, Affidavit, Petition, etc. that no Writ Petition, Application, including review Application, etc. or any other proceedings arising from or related to the impugned order or the relief sought before this Court has been filed or is pending to the best of his knowledge before this Court, at Allahabad or Lucknow or any Court/Authority, Tribunal, etc.

(ii) If there is any related proceeding pending elsewhere, the full details thereof shall be mentioned.

(iii) In continuation, in a subsequent paragraph a categorical statement shall be made by the petitioner(s), Applicant(s) etc. to indicate whether Petitioner(s), Applicant(s) etc. ‘have received’ or ‘not received’ notice, information or copy of any caveat application by Registered Post or otherwise from any of the opposite parties or from any other source.

(iv) Any substantial omission or misstatement in the above regard shall render the application liable to be dismissed summarily.]

(4) Where the Government or an officer or department of the Government, or a Court, or a Tribunal, Board, Commission or other body appointed by the Government is an opposite party named in the application, the applicant shall before presenting the application serve notice of motion upon the Government Advocate in, criminal matters and upon Standing Counsel, if he is authorised to receive notice on behalf of such opposite party, in other matters along with as many copies of the application, affidavit and other papers accompanying it as may be equal to the number of parties to be represented by the Government Advocate or the Standing Counsel, as the case may be, and one extra copy for the use of the Government Advocate or the Standing Counsel naming therein the day for the making of the motion. The application shall indicate that such notice of motion has been served. There shall be at least twenty four hours between service of notice of motion and the day named therein for the making of the motion except where the matter is one of urgency and permission of the court is obtained for making such motion earlier.
Note. – The word Government, in the above sub-rule also refers to those departments of the Union of India for which a Standing Counsel has been duly appointed.

(4-A) Where the motion is intended to be made on a day other than the one named in the notice of motion referred to in sub-rule (4), another notice mentioning the date for the making of the motion shall be served, at least two clear days before the Government Advocate or the Standing Counsel, as the case may be. The application shall indicate that such notice of motion has been served].
2. Notice. – (1) If the court does not find sufficient reasons to admit the application it may reject it. Where the application is not so rejected, notice thereof shall be served on such opposite parties named in the application and on such other persons, if any, as the Court may direct:
Provided that unless the Court otherwise directs it shall not be necessary to serve any notice on the parties represented by the Government Advocate or the Standing Counsel as the case may be:
[Provide further that unless otherwise directed by the Court, the notice to other parties shall be issued by Registered post with acknowledgement due/speed post.]
Provided [still] further that where notice of motion has already been served upon the Government Advocate or Standing Counsel, as the case may be, and there is no other party to be served, the court may dispose of it on the merits at the very first hearing.
(2) Where the application relates to any proceeding in or before a court and the object is either to compel the court or an officer thereof to do any act in relation to such proceeding or to quash it or any order made therein, notice thereof shall also be served on such court or officer as well as the other parties to such proceeding, and where any objection is taken with respect to the conduct of a Judge, also on the Judge.
(3) If at the hearing of the application the court is of opinion that any person who ought to have been served with notice of the application has not been so served. the Court may order that notice may also be served on such person and adjourn the hearing upon such terms, if any, as the Court may consider proper.
(4) Every notice under this Rule shall be accompanied by copies of the application and the affidavit, such copies being supplied by the applicant.
(5) The opposite party shall at the time of putting in appearance through counsel or otherwise file in Court his registered address. In default address given in the proceeding by the other side will be deemed his registered address.
(6) Order III, Rule 4, C. P. C. shall apply to proceedings under this Chapter].
3. Conditions as to costs or giving of security before issue of notice. – The Court may, before issuing notice of the application, impose upon the applicant such terms as to costs or the giving of security as it may think fit.
4. Application to be heard not less than eight clear days after service of notice. – Unless the court otherwise directs, the application shall be heard not less than eight clear days after the service of notices issued under Rule 2.
Unless otherwise ordered, the counter-affidavit shall be filed not more than three weeks after the service of notice and the rejoinder thereto shall be filed not more than two weeks after the service of the copy of such counter-affidavit on the applicant.
5. Lodging of Caveat. – (1) Where an application is expected to be made or has been made, any person claiming the right to oppose such an application, may, either personally or through his counsel, lodge a caveat in the Court in respect thereof.
(2) The caveator shall serve a notice of the caveat by registered post, acknowledgment due, on the person by whom the application is expected to be made and submit proof of service in Court.
(3) After the caveat has been lodged and notice thereof has been served on the applicant’s counsel, the applicant shall forthwith furnish to the caveator or his counsel, at the caveator’s expense, with a copy of the application as well as any miscellaneous application made therein for interim relief.
(4) Where a caveat has been lodged and notice thereof has been served, the applicant shall when presenting the application in Court, furnish proof of having given prior notice in writing to the caveator’s counsel of the date on which the application is proposed to be presented.]
[(5) Where a Caveat has been lodged under sub-rule (1), such Caveat shall not remain in force after expiry of 90 days from the date on which it was lodged. This, however, shall not preclude an applicant from filing a fresh Caveat.]
5A. Hearing of persons not served with notice. – At the hearing of the application, any person who desires to be heard in opposition to the application and appears to the Court to be a proper person to be heard, may be heard notwithstanding that he has not been served with notice under rule 2.
6. [Deleted].
7. No second application on same facts. – Where an application has been rejected, it shall not be competent for the applicant to make a second application on the same facts.
8. Procedure. – All questions arising for determination under this Chapter shall be decided ordinarily upon affidavits, but the court may direct that such questions as it may consider necessary, be decided on such other evidence and in such manner as it may deem fit and in that case it may follow such procedure and may pass such order as may appear to it to be just.
9. Costs. – In disposing of an application under this Chapter the Court may make such order as to costs as it may consider just.
10. Communication of orders. – Any order passed by the Court shall be communicated for compliance to such person or persons as may be necessary.
11. Transmission of order or costs for execution. – Where costs have been awarded by the Court in a Writ Petition or in a special appeal from an order passed on a writ petition, but have not been paid, the person entitled to them may apply to the Court for execution of the order. The application shall be accompanied by an affidavit stating the amount of costs awarded and the amount remaining unpaid. The Court may direct the order to be sent to the District Court of the district in which the order is to be executed. The order may be executed by such court as if it is a decree for costs passed by itself]or be transferred for execution to any subordinate court.
12. Notice to Standing counsel for Gaon Sabha cases. – The provisions contained in sub-rule (4) of Rule 1 and 2 with regard to the Government and the Standing Counsel shall also apply mutatis mutandis to the Goan Sabhas and the counsel appointed by the Government for conducting Gaon Sabha cases.
13. Return of documents. – Except for a copy of impugned order/judgment, any document filed with a writ petition or with its affidavits may, after the disposal of the writ petition and after the expiry of the period allowed for filing special appeal/an application for a certificate of fitness for appeal to the Supreme Court or an application made to the Supreme Court itself for special leave to appeal, and in case of special appeal, an application for a certificate of fitness for appeal to the Supreme Court and an application made to the Supreme Court itself for special leave to appeal being filed after their disposal, be returned to the party or his counsel on his making an application in that behalf :
Provided that even during the pendency of the writ petition, special appeal/an application for a certificate of fitness for appeal to the Supreme Court and an application made to the Supreme Court itself for special leave to appeal, an original document accompanying the petition may be returned if a certified copy thereof is supplied and the party or his counsel gives an undertaking in writing that the original shall be produced if and when required by the Court :
Provided further that the copy of the impugned order shall be returned only when the writ petition is itself ordered to be returned].
Part V-Appeal to the Supreme Court of India

CHAPTER XXIII

Section ‘A’-Cases Other than Criminal Cases

1. Title of petition. – A petition for certificate of fitness to appeal to the Supreme Court of India shall be entitled:
In the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad.
Petition for Certificate
Under Article . . . ( ) of the Constitution of India.
Supreme Court Petition No . . . of . . .
2. Contents of petition. – The petition shall contain a brief statement of the case and the grounds of appeal.
In a case falling under Article 133 (1) of the Constitution, it shall clearly state how it fulfills the requirements thereof.
In a case falling under Article 132 (1) of the Constitution, it shall state how a substantial question of law as to the interpretation of the constitution is involved.
In a case falling under Article 135 of the Constitution it shall State how appeal lies to the Supreme Court.
3. Copies. – The petition shall be accompanied by a certified copy of the judgement or final order in respect of which the certificate is sought and a certificate of the counsel that the array of parties is the same as in the case giving rise to the petition and that the Vakalatnama has already been filed.
This copy shall be for the use of the Court in addition to the copies filed in accordance with the provisions of sub-rule (1) of Rule 11 of Chapter IX and shall be a copy certified to be correct [* *] by the Head Copyist [* *].
4. Limitation. – Article 132 of the Schedule of Limitation Act, 1963, shall, subject to the provision of any law for the time being in force, also apply to a petition for a certificate under Articles 132 (1), 133 (1) or 135 of the Constitution.
5. Notices. – (1) In connection with a Supreme Court appeal, the following notices shall be issued, namely–
(a) notice of petition for a certificate

(b) notice of judgement of petition of appeal in the Supreme Court;

(c) notice for deposit of cost of transmission of record; and

(d) notice of dispatch of record to the Supreme Court.

No other notice shall be necessary unless expressly provided for in these rules or ordered by the Court.
(2) Service of notice upon the Advocate on Record of the Appellant in the Supreme Court shall be deemed sufficient service under this Chapter. In other cases, where a party had appeared by an Advocate service of notice on such Advocate shall be deemed to be sufficient service.
(3) No process fee shall be levied in the case of notice under Clauses (b), (c) or (d) of sub-rule (1) where it may be served upon an Advocate.
6. Presentation of petition for certificate. – The petition shall be presented before the Registrar General. Where the Registrar General finds that the petition is in order, has been presented within time and is accompanied by the requisite papers, he may direct notice of petition for grant of certificate to be issued.
7. Removal of defects. – Where the Registrar General finds that the petition is not in order or is not accompanied by the requisite papers, he may either return it or may, subject to the provisions of these rules or any other law, receive it granting time for removal of the defect; provided that the time to be so granted shall not exceed the period prescribed by the Limitation Act, 1963 for such petitions. In other cases, he shall lay the case before the Court for orders.
8. Hearing of petition. – Soon after the notice of petition has been served on the opposite party, the petition shall be listed before the Bench for final hearing.
9. Disposal of petition. – Such applications shall be heard and disposed of by a Judge sitting alone where leave is sought from judgment, final order or decree passed by a single Judge and, in other cases, by a Division bench. As far as possible such applications shall be laid before the single Judge or Bench which passed the judgment, or final order or decree.
10. (a) Service of notice of lodgement of petition. – On receipt from the Supreme Court of the copy of the petition of appeal on receipt from the Supreme Court of the copy of the petition or appeal. –
(a) a notice of lodgement of the petition of appeal shall be served on the respondent and as soon as the notice is served a certificate as to date or dates on which the said notice was served shall be sent to the Supreme Court.

(b) Cost of transmission of record and balance to be refunded on an application. – Unless otherwise ordered by the Supreme Court, a notice shall issue to the appellant requiring him to deposit within a week from the date of service of this notice a sum of rupees ten on account of costs of transmission of record to the Supreme Court provided that, after meeting the cost of transmission of the record of the Court below as well as this Court, the balance, if any, shall be refunded to the appellant, on an application in this behalf being made by him.

Default to be reported to Supreme Court. – Any default on the part of the appellant to deposit the amount to cover the cost of transmission of the record as above shall be reported to the Supreme Court for orders; and
(c) Summoning of record. – The record and proceedings of the case shall be summoned from the Court below, if the same are not already in the High Court.

(i) Filing of list of documents. – On receipt of the records a notice shall issue to the appellant calling upon him to file, within four weeks of the service upon him of the said notice a list of documents which he proposes to include in the paper book, after serving a copy thereof on each of the respondents. The appellant shall produce an acknowledgment in writing from each of the respondents that a copy of the list has been served on him.

(ii) Contents of notice to respondent. – The notice to the respondent under sub-rule (a) of Rule 10 shall also intimate to him the fact that a notice has already been issued to the appellant for filing the list of documents, and requiring firm (the respondent) to file, within three weeks from the service of a copy of the list on him by the appellant, a list of such additional documents as he desires to be included in the paper book.

11. (i) Inclusion of records. – Where the decision of the appeal is likely to turn exclusively on a question of law, the appellant may apply for inclusion of such parts only of the record as may be necessary for the discussion of the same.
(ii) List to accompany application. – The application mentioned in sub-rule (i) shall in a case in which a printed record has already been prepared for the use of this Court, be accompanied by;

a list of documents already printed but considered as not relevant to the subject-matter of the appeal;
a list of documents printed on behalf of the opposite party and included in the list under Clause (i); and
a list of documents not already printed but the printing of which is considered essential for the prosecution of the appeal, a short note being entered against each document in the list showing in what respect its inclusion is essential.
The petitioner shall serve copies of these lists on the Advocate for the opposite party.
12. Settling of index. – After the expiry of the time fixed for the list of additional documents by the respondent, the case shall be listed before the Registrar General for the settlement of the list (hereinafter referred to as the Index) of documents to be included in the transcript of the record of appeal and shall notify the same on the notice board of the Court. No separate notices will be issued to the parties or their Advocates. In settling the index, the Registrar General as well as the parties concerned shall endeavor to exclude from the record all documents that are not relevant to the subject-matter of the appeal and generally to reduce the bulk of the record as far as practicable.
13. Procedure where respondent objects to inclusion of document. – Where the respondent objects to the inclusion of a document on the ground that it is not necessary or is irrelevant and the appellant nevertheless insists upon its inclusion, the transcript of the record as finally prepared shall, with a view to subsequent adjustment of costs of or incidental to the printing of the said document, indicate in the index of the transcript or otherwise the fact that the respondent has objected to the inclusion of the document and that it has been included at the expense of the appellant.
14. Procedure where appellant objects to inclusion of documents. – Where the appellant objects to the inclusion of a document on the ground that it is not necessary or is irrevalent and the respondent nevertheless insists upon its inclusion, the Registrar General, if he is of the opinion that the document is not relevant, may direct that the said document be included separately at the expense of the respondent and require the respondent to deposit within such time as he may prescribe the necessary charges thereof. If the amount so deposited is found insufficient the Registrar General may call upon the respondent to deposit additional amount or amounts within such further time as he may deem necessary. The question of the costs thereof will be dealt with by the Supreme Court at the time of the determination of the appeal.
15. Estimate of costs of the preparation of the transcript of record, etc. – As soon as the index of the record is settled, the Registrar General shall cause an estimate of the costs of the preparation of the transcript of the record (and of printing or cyclostyling the record, where it is required to be printed or cyclostyled) to be prepared and served on the appellant and shall require him to deposit within thirty days of such service the said amount. Such costs shall include the costs of translation, if any. The appellant may deposit the said amount in lump sum or in such installments as the Registrar General may prescribe.
16. Where record is printed for High Court appeal, no fresh transcript necessary. – Where the record has been printed for the purpose of the appeal before the High Court and sufficient number of copies of the said printed record is available, no fresh transcript of the record shall be necessary except of such additional papers as may be required.
17. Registrar General may call for additional deposit made is insufficient. – If at any time during the preparation of the transcript of the record ( or printing or cyclostyling of the record, where it is required to be printed or cyclostyled) the amount deposited is found insufficient, the Registrar General shall call upon the appellant to deposit such further sum as may be necessary within such further time as may be deemed fit but not exceeding 8 days in the aggregate.
18. Procedure on appellant making default in making deposit. – Where the appellant fails to make the required deposit, the preparation of the transcript of the record (and the printing or the cyclostyling of the record, where the same is required to be printed or cyclostyled) shall be suspended and the Registrar General shall not proceed therewith without an order in this behalf of the Supreme Court.
19. (i) Record not to be printed unless ordered by the Supreme Court. – Unless the Supreme Court so directs the record shall not be printed or cyclostyled in this court.
(ii) Rules regarding printing and cyclostyling. – where the Supreme court directs that the record be printed or cyclostyled in this court the same shall be printed or cyclostyled in accordance with the rules in the First Schedule to the Supreme Court Rules, 1966.

(iii) Record may be cyclostyled if consisting less than 200 pages. – Where the appeal paper-book is not likely to consist of more than 200 pages, the Registrar General may, instead of having the record printed, have it cyclostyled.

(iv) Number of copies for the use of the Supreme Court. – Unless otherwise directed by the Supreme Court, at least 20 copies of the record shall be prepared for the use of the Supreme Court.

(v) Number of copies for the parties. – Unless party informs its requirements before the printing or the cyclostyling is undertaken, each party shall be entitled to three copies of the record for its use.

20. Translation of papers. – All documents included in the list which are not in English and are not already translated shall be translated into English. All such translations shall be made or certified as correct by one of the court translator.
21. (i) Transcript of the record to be transmitted to Supreme Court within six months. – The Registrar General shall, within six months from the date of the service on the respondent of the notice of the petition of appeal, transmit to the Supreme Court in triplicate a transcript in English of their record proper of the appeal to be laid before the Supreme Court, one copy of which shall be duly authenticated by appending to certificate to the same under his signature and the seal of this High Court. If for reason the same cannot be transmitted within the period of six months mentioned above, the Registrar General shall report the facts to the Supreme Court and obtain necessary extension of time for transmitting the same.
(ii) Certificate of expense to be appended to the transcript or forwarded separately. – The Registrar General shall also append to the transcript of the record or separately forward a certificate, showing the amount of expenses incurred by the parties concerned for the preparation and the transmission of the transcript of the record.

22. Form of notice of transmission of the transcription to the parties. – When the transcript has been made ready, the Registrar General shall certify the same and give notice to the parties of the certification and the transmission of the transcript of the record (or of the printed or cyclostyled record, where it is required to be printed or cyclostyled record) and thereafter shall send a certificate to the Supreme Court as to the date or dates on which the notice has been served on the parties in form No. X of Schedule A appended to this Chapter.
23. Procedure regarding investigation of pauperism of applicants to Supreme Court. – When an order of the Supreme Court directing investigating into the pauperism of an appellant is received, it shall be laid before the court for orders as to whether the necessary enquiry in the matter is to be made by the Court itself or by a subordinate court. In the latter case the court shall, while forwarding the findings of the subordinate court to the Supreme Court record its own opinion therein.
24. Notice to appellant where special leave granted by the Supreme Court. – As soon as certified copy of the order of the Supreme Court granting special leave to appeal has been received by the Court, the Registrar General shall give immediate notice thereof to the appellant.
25. Application of Rules in this Chapter and Order XLV of the Code to cases in which special leave has been granted. – Subject to such special directions as may be given by the Supreme Court the provisions of the rules contained in this Chapter and Order XLV of the Code of Civil Procedure shall, so far as may be and with such modifications and adaptations as may be found necessary apply to a case in which special leave to appeal has been granted by the Supreme Court.
26. Suits on death of party by or against minor. – Where any party to the petition dies before the certificate is granted the provisions contained in Rules 1 to 6 and 9 of Order XXII and Order XXXII of the Code shall, so far as may be and with necessary modifications and adaptations, apply.
27. Taking of evidence in case of dispute as to legal representative. – Where it becomes necessary to take evidence in order to determine whether any person is or is not proper person to be substituted, or entered, on the record in place of, or in addition to, the party on record, the court may either take such evidence itself or direct any lower court to take such evidence and to return it together with its findings and reasons and take such findings and reasons into consideration in determining the questions.
Section ‘B’- Criminal Cases

28. Applications for a certificate under Art. 132 (1) or Art. 134 (1) (c) of the Constitution. – An application for a certificate under Art. 132 (1) or 134 (1) (c) of the Constitution in criminal proceedings shall be made in writing, stating the grounds on which the leave is sought, within sixty days from the date of the judgment, final order or sentence passed by the court. The provisions of Secs. 4 and 5 of the Limitation Act, 1953 shall apply to such an application and the remaining provisions shall not apply.
In computing the period of limitation prescribed in the preceding paragraph, the time requisite for obtaining a copy of the judgment, final order or sentence passed by the court shall be excluded.
Such application shall be heard and disposed of by a Judge sitting alone where leave is sought from the judgment, final order or sentence passed by a single Judge and in other cases by a Division Bench. As far as possible such application shall be laid before the single Judge or Bench which passed the judgment, final order or the sentence :
Provided that where the applicant has been sentenced to a term of imprisonment the application shall not be entertained until the applicant has surrendered and in proof thereof has filed a certificate either of the Magistrate before whom he has surrendered or of the Superintendent of Jailor of the Jail in which he has been lodged unless the court on a written application for that purpose orders otherwise. Where the application for a certificate is accompanied by such an application both the applications shall be listed together before the court.
29. Intimation of application to Sessions Judge. – As soon as an application for grant of a certificate under Art. 134 of the Constitution of India from or on behalf of the condemned prisoner is received the fact shall be notified to the Sessions Judge concerned to enable him to defer execution of the sentence of death. Intimation will again be sent to the Sessions Judge when application is finally disposed of.
30. Appeal to Supreme Court on cases covered under Sec. 426, Cr.P.C. – (1) On the applicants executing a bond with or without sureties undertaking to lodge an appeal in the Supreme Court within prescribed time, the Court may–
(1) in a case covered by Section 426 (2-A) of the Code of Criminal Procedure order that the appellant be released on bail for a period sufficient in the opinion of the court to enable him to present the appeal and obtain the order, of the Supreme Court under Section 426(1);

(2) in cases under Section 426(2-B) order that pending the appeal, the sentence or order appealed against be suspended and also if the applicant is in confinement, that he be released on bail;

Provided that a person applying under Section 426 (2-B) shall make an averment to the effect that he has not made a similar application to the Supreme Court.
(2) No application for bail or suspension of sentence or order shall be entertained unless the applicant has surrendered himself in court and has noted the fact in his application.
(3) Where the application is by the State, no such bond shall be required before an order under this rule is made.
(4) A certified copy of the order under Section 426 (2-B) granting bail on suspending operation of the sentence or order appealed against shall be transmitted to the Registrar, Supreme Court without delay.
31. Preparation and upkeep of transcripted records. – After the appeal has been lodged in the Supreme Court and copy of the petition of appeal has been received from the Registrar General of that court, the Registrar General shall, with all convenience spend, cause a transcript of the record to be prepared keeping in view the period within which copies of the record are required to be dispatched to the Supreme Court in cases falling under Art. 134 (1) (a) and (b) of the Constitution.
32. Notice of dispatch of record. – As soon as the requisite number of copies of the transcript and the record have been dispatched to the Supreme Court, the Registrar General shall give notice thereof to the parties.
33. Application of certain rules in Section ‘A’. – Rules 3, 5, 19 and 20 of Section ‘A’ shall with such modifications and adaptations as may be found necessary, also apply to appeals to the Supreme Court in criminal matters.
Section ‘C’-Supreme Court Decrees

34. Enforcement of Supreme Court decrees. – The enforcement of decrees passed or decrees made by the Supreme Court shall be made in accordance with the provisions contained in the Supreme Court (Decree and Orders) Enforcement Order, 1934, reproduced in the Appendix to this Chapter.
Part Vi-Legal Practitioners

CHAPTER XXIV TO XXVI

CHAPTER XXIV

Rules Framed Under Section 34 (1) Read With Section16 (2) of the Advocates Act, 1961 Designation of Senior Advocate Rules, 1999

1. Short title, extent and commencement. – (i) These Rules may be called ‘Designation of Senior Advocates Rules.’
(ii) These Rules extend to the whole jurisdiction of the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad.

(iii)They shall come into force by notification from the date of its publication in the official Gazette.

2. Definitions. – In these Rules unless the context otherwise requires . –
(a) “Advocate” means an Advocate entered in any roll under the provisions of Advocates Act, 1961;

(b) “Court” means the same as defined in Rules of the Court, 1952;

(c) “High Court” means as defined in section 2 (g) of the Advocate’s Act 1961;

(d) “Roll” means the roll of Advocates prepared and maintained under the Advocates Act, 1961;

(e) the term “Standing at the Bar” means the position of eminence attained by an Advocate at the Bar by virtue of his seniority, legal acumen and high ethical standards maintained by him both inside and outside the Court.

[3. (A) Unless the Court grants leave, an Advocate who is not on the roll of Advocates in the High Court at Allahabad or Lucknow shall not be allowed to appear, act or plead in the High Court at Allahabad or Lucknow as the case might be unless he files appointment along with an Advocate who in on such roll for Allahabad Cases at Allahabad and for Lucknow Cases at Lucknow.
(ii) The High Court shall prepare a Roll of Advocates in Parts ‘A’ and ‘B’ of those who ordinarily practice in the High Court, Part ‘A’ for Allahabad and part ‘B’ for Lucknow.

(iii) the roll of Advocates shall bear in regard to each advocate entered, his full name, father name, passport size coloured photograph, enrolment number, date of enrolment, complete postal address both of residence and office which shall be (Deleted) of Allahabad or Lucknow as the case may be.

(iv) The roll shall be prepared and revised periodically in the manner and under the authority as may be prescribed by the Chief Justice.

(v) This Rule 3-A shall come into force after notification by the Chief Justice that both the rolls for Allahabad and Lucknow in Part ‘A’ and ‘B’ are complete.]

3. [(B) Procedure for designation. – (i)the recommendation shall be screened by a Committee comprising five Senior Most Judges of the Court at Allahabad and two Senior Most Judges of the Court at Lucknow and after it is screened by the Committee it shall be placed by the Chief Justice along with the report of the Committee before the Full Court for consideration and approval through secret Ballot.
(ii) “A blank vote shall not be counted either as a negative vote or as positive vote”.

The “Blank Vote” means that vote where the Hon’ble Judge marks neither ‘yes’ nor ‘no’.]
4. Designation of Advocates as Senior Advocates by the Chief Justice. – (i) On the approval of the recommendation by the Court, the Chief Justice shall designate such an advocate as a Senior Advocate under section 16 of the Advocates Act, 1961.
(ii) The Registrar shall notify the designation to the Registrar of the Supreme Court of India, the Bar Council of Uttar Pradesh, Bar Council of India and also all the District and Sessions Judges subordinate to the High Court.

(iii) A record of the proceedings of the Court in this regard shall be maintained by the Registrar General of the Court for further reference.

5. Restriction for designation of Senior Advocates. – A Senior Advocate shall be subject to such restrictions as the High Court, the Bar Council of India or the Bar Council of the State may prescribe.
6. Canvassing. – Canvassing by a nominee for designation as a Senior Advocate shall disqualify him for being so designated.
7. Review. -(i) If, after being designated as a Senior Advocate it is reported by a Judge of the Court, that by virtue of his conduct and behavior either inside or outside the Court he has forfeited his privilege to the distinction conferred upon him by the Court, the matter may be placed by the Chief Justice before the Full Court for a consideration of withdrawal of designation as Senior Advocate.
(ii) If, majority of Judges present and voting through secret ballot at a meeting are of the view that the Senior Advocate has for filed his privilege, the Court may recall his designation as a Senior Advocate. The Registrar General shall notify the decision in the same manner as in clause (ii) of Rule 4 of these Rules.

Explanation. – A Judge who does not express his opinion shall be deemed to have declined to express any opinion.
8. Saving. – Notwithstanding anything contained in these Rules, all acts and proceedings of the Court under the Rules hitherto existing are saved.
9. Repeal. – On the date of coming into force of these Rules, all Rules framed by the Court in this regard under Section 16 of the Advocate Act, 1961, shall stand repealed.
Rules Framed Under Section 34(1)

1. Definition of word “Advocate”. – In these rules, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context, the word “advocate” shall include a partnership or firm of advocates.
2. Certain conditions of advocate’s appearance in Court. – Save as otherwise provided in any law for the time being in force, no advocate shall be entitled to appear, plead or act for any person in any court in any proceeding unless the advocate files an appointment in writing signed by such person or his recognised agent or by some other person duly authorised by or under a power of attorney to make such appointment and signed by the Advocate in token of its acceptance, or the advocate files a memorandum of appearance in the form prescribed by the High Court :
Provided that where an advocate has already filed an appointment in any proceeding, it shall be sufficient for another advocate, who is engaged to appear in the proceedings merely for the purpose of pleadings, to file a memorandum of appearance or to declare before the Court that he appears on instructions from the advocate who has already filed his appointment in the proceeding:
Provided further that nothing herein contained shall apply to an advocate who has been requested by the Court to assist the Court in any case or proceeding or who has been appointed at the expense of the State to defend an accused person in a criminal proceeding.
Explanation. – A separate appointment or a memorandum of appearance shall be filed in each of the several connected proceedings not with standing that the same advocate is retained for the party in all connected proceedings.
[2A. Vakalatnama or Memorandum of Appearance to contain full name, address etc. of the counsel. – The Stamp Reporter/Office shall not accept any vakalatnama or memorandum of appearance unless it bears full name of the counsel, his complete address both of High Court, chamber/office, if any residence including telephone number(s), if any, date of signing vakalatnama, enrolment number etc.]
3. Advocate who is not on the Roll of Advocates. – An advocate who is not on the Roll of Advocate or the Bar Council of the State in which the Court is situated, shall not appear, act or plead in such Court, unless he files an appointment along with an advocate who is on the Roll of such State Bar Council and who is ordinarily practicing in such Court.
In cases in which a party is represented by more than one advocate, it shall be necessary for all of them to file a joint appointment or for each of them to file a separate one.
[3A. (i) Unless the Court grants leave, an Advocate who is not on the Roll of Advocates in the High Court at Allahabad or Lucknow shall not be allowed to appear, act or plead in the High Court at Allahabad or Lucknow as the case might be unless he files appointment along with an Advocate who is on such roll for Allahabad Cases at Allahabad and for Lucknow Cases at Lucknow.
(ii) The High Court shall prepare a Roll of Advocates in Parts ‘A’ and ‘B’ of those who ordinarily practice in the High Court, Part ‘A’ for Allahabad and Part ‘B’ for Lucknow.

(iii) The Roll of Advocates shall bear in regard to each advocate entered, his full name, father’s name, passport size coloured photograph, enrolment number, date of enrolment, complete postal address both of residence and office which shall be in the municipal limits of the city of Allahabad or Lucknow as the case might be.

(iv) The Rolls shall be prepared and revised periodically in the manner and under the authority as may be prescribed by the Chief Justice.

(v) This Rule 3-A shall come into force after notification by the Chief Justice that both the Rolls for Allahabad and Lucknow in Parts ‘A’ and ‘B’ are complete.]

4. Appointment of advocates by the firms, etc. – The acceptance of an appointment on behalf of a firm or partnership of advocates shall be indicated by a partner affixing his own signature as a partner on behalf of the firm or partner on behalf of the firm or partnership of advocates.
5. Conditions after appointment of advocates for firm. – An Advocate at the time of acceptance of his appointment shall also endorse on it his address, which address shall be regarded as one for service within the meaning of rule 5 of Order III of the Code of Civil Procedure,1908
Provided that where more than one advocate accept the appointment it shall be sufficient for one of them to endorse his address, which address shall be regarded as one for service within the meaning of rule 5 of Order III, C.P. Code. Where an advocate appointed by a party in any or the proceedings is prevented by reasonable cause from appearing and conducting the proceedings at any hearing, he may instruct another advocate to appear for him at that hearing.
6. Appointment of advocate in civil or criminal matters. – (1) In civil cases, the appointment of an advocate unless otherwise limited, shall be deemed to be in force to the extent provided in that behalf by rule 4 of Order III of the Code of Civil Procedure,1908.
(2) In criminal cases, the appointment of an advocate unless otherwise limited, shall be deemed to be in force until determined with the leave of the Court by writing signed by the party or the advocate, as the case may be, and filed in Court or until the party or the advocate dies, or until all proceedings in the case are ended so far as regards the party.
(3) For the purposes of sub-rule (2), a case shall be deemed to mean every kind of enquiry, trial or proceedings before a Criminal Court whether instituted on a police report or otherwise than on a police report, and further-
(i) an application for bail or reduction, enhancement or cancellation of bail in the case,

(ii) an application for transfer of the case from one Court to another,

(iii) an application for stay of the case pending disposal of a civil proceedings in respect of the same transaction out of which the case arises,

(iv) an application for suspension, postponement or stay of the execution of the order or sentence passed in the case,

(v) an application for the return, restoration or restitution of the property as per the order of disposal of property passed in the case,

(vi) an application for leave to appeal against an order of acquittal passed in the case,

(vii) any appeal or application for revision against any order or sentence passed in the case,

(viii) a reference arising out of the case,

(ix) an application for review of an order or sentence passed in the case or in an appeal, reference or revision arising out of the case,

(x) an application for making concurrent sentences awarded in the case or in an appeal, reference, revision or review arising out of the case,

(xi) an application relating to or incidental to or arising in or out of any appeal, reference, revision or review arising in or out of the case (including an application for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court),

(xii) any application or act for obtaining copies of documents or for the return of articles or documents produced or filed in the case or in any of the proceedings mentioned herein before,

(xiii) any application or act for obtaining the withdrawal or the refund or payment of or out of the moneys paid or deposited in the Court in connection with the case or any of the proceedings mentioned herein before (including moneys paid or deposited for covering the costs of the preparation and the printing of the Transcript Record of Appeal to the Supreme Court),

(xiv) any application for the refund of or out of the moneys paid or recovered as fine or for the return, restitution or restoration of the property forfeited or confiscated in the case of any appeal, reference, revision or review arising out of the case as per final orders passed in that behalf,

(xv) any application for expunging remarks or observations on the record of or made in the judgment in the case or any appeal, reference, revision or review arising out of the case, and

(xvi) any application or proceeding for sanctioning, prosecution under Chapter XXXV of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898, or any appeal or revision arising from and out of any order passed in such an application or proceeding, shall be deemed to be proceeding in the case :

Provided that where the venue of the case or proceeding is shifted from one Court (subordinate or otherwise) to another the advocate filing the appointment referred to in sub-rules (1) and (2) above, in the former Court, shall not be bound to appear, act or plead in the latter Court, unless he files or he has already filed memorandum, signed by him in the latter Court, that he has instructions from his client to appear, act and plead in that Court.
7. Advocate to plead with consent of party. – (1) Except when specially authorised by the Court or by consent of the party, an advocate, who has advised in connection with the institution of a suit, appeal or other proceeding or has drawn up pleadings in connection with such matter, or has, during the progress of any suit, appeal or other proceedings appeared, acted or pleaded for a party, shall not, unless he first gives the party whom he has advised or for whom he has drawn up pleadings, appeared, acted or pleaded, an opportunity of engaging his services, appear or act or plead in such suit, appeal or other proceeding or in an appeal or application for revision arising therefrom or in any matter connected therewith for any person whose interest is in any manner in conflict with that of such party.
(2) Where it appears on the face of the record that the appearance of an advocate in any proceeding for any party is prejudicial to the interest of the other party on account of the reasons mentioned in sub-rule (1) above, the court may refuse to permit the appearance to be filed or cancel such appearance if it has already been filed, after giving the said advocate an opportunity of being heard.
(3) An advocate who discloses to any party information confided to him in his capacity as an advocate by another party without the latter’s consent shall not be protected merely by reasons of his being permitted to appear, act or plead for the said party.
8. Appointment of advocate with consent of partner. – (a) The appointment of a firm or partnership of advocates may be accepted by any partner on behalf of the firm.
(b) No such firm or partnership shall be entitled to appear, act or plead in any Court unless all the partners thereof are entitled to appear, act or plead in such court.

(c) The name of the firm or partnership may contain the names of the persons who were or are members of the partnership but of no others.

(d) The words “and Company” shall not be affixed to the name of any such partnership or firm.

(e) The names of all the members of the firm shall be recorded with the Registrar General of the High Court and/or the District Judge, as the case may be, and the State Bar Council and the names of all the partners shall also be set out in all professional communications issued by the partners or the firm.

(f) The firm of advocates shall notify to the Registrar General of the High Court or the District Judge, as the case may be, the State Bar Council any change in the composition of the firm or the fact of its dissolution as soon as may be from the date on which such change occurs or its dissolution takes places.

(g) Every partner of the firm of advocates shall be bound to disclose the names of all the partners of the firm whenever called upon to do so by the Registrar General of the High Court, the District Judge, the State Bar Council, as the case may be, or any Court or any party for or against whom the firm or any partner thereof has filed the appointment or memorandum of appearance.

(h) In every case where a partner of a firm of advocates signs any document or writing on behalf of the firm he shall do so in the name of the partnership and shall authenticate the same by affixing his own signature as partner.

(i) Neither the firm of advocates nor any partner thereof shall advise a party to appear, act or plead on behalf of a party in any matter or proceeding where the opposite party is represented by any other partner of the firm or by the firm itself.

9. Advocate to correct clerical error. – An advocate may correct any clerical error in any proceedings with the previous permission of the Registrar General or an officer of the Court specially empowered in this behalf by the Court obtained on a memorandum stating the correction desired.
10. Suspension of advocate under C.P.C. – No advocate who has been debarred or suspended or whose name has been struck off the Roll of Advocates shall be permitted to act as a recognised agent of any party within the meaning of Order III of the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908.
11. Appearance of advocate after committing contempt. – No advocate who has been found guilty of contempt of Court shall be permitted to appear, act or plead in any Court unless he has purged himself of contempt, either by tendering apology which is accepted or by suffering punishment imposed on him or where, in case of an appeal, a stay order is in operation.
[Explanation. – For the purpose of purging of contempt under this Rule, the suffering of punishment or payment of fine or both shall not necessarily be sufficient.]
12. Dress of advocate appearing before Court. – Advocates, appearing before the Court, shall wear the following dress :
(1) Advocates other than lady advocates :

(a) Black buttoned up coat chapkan, Achakan or Sherwani, Barrister’s gown and bands, or

(b) Black open collar coat, white shirt, white collar, stiff or soft with Barrister’s gown and bands.

(2) * * *

CHAPTER XXV

Pleaders and Mukhtars

1. Interpretation. – In this Chapter the term “district Judge” shall in the case of a district where the highest permanent Civil Court is that of a Civil and Sessions Judges, include such Civil and Sessions Judge and the term “district Court” shall include the Court over which such Civil and Sessions Judge presides.
2. Pleaders. – Persons entitled to be admitted as pleader in subordinate courts are those who are eligible–
(a) under Circular Order (Civil) No. 7 of 1882; or

(b) under the Rules of March 18, 1895; or

(c) under the Rules contained in this Chapter.

3. Pleader of the first grade. – Subject to these Rules a pleader holding a certificate written upon a stamp paper of the value of twenty five rupees shall be competent to appear, plead and act in any subordinate Court, civil or criminal, or in any revenue office as defined in Section 3 of the Legal Practitioners Act, 1879.
4. Pleader of the second grade. – Subject to these Rules a pleader holding a certificate written on a stamp paper of the value of fifteen rupees shall be competent to appear, plead and act in any subordinate criminal Court or in any Court of Small Causes, Civil Judge or munsif or in any revenue office.
5. Pleader of the third grade. – Subject to these rules a pleader holding certificate written on a stamp paper of the value of five rupees shall be competent to appear, plead and act in the Court of a munsif or a collector in any revenue office subordinate to a collector or in any subordinate criminal Court except the Court of Session and the Court of a Magistrate when such Magistrate is exercising appellate jurisdiction.
6. Mukhtars. – Persons entitled to be admitted as mukhtar are those eligible for admission as mukhtar under the rules contained in this chapter.
7. Mukhtar of the first grade. – Subject to these rules a mukhtar holding a certificate written on a stamp paper of the value of fifteen rupees shall be competent to appear, plead and act in any subordinate criminal Court or revenue office and to practice as a mukhtar in any subordinate Civil Court.
8. Mukhtar of the second grade. – Subject to those rules a Mukhtar holding a certificate written on a stamp paper of the value of ten rupees shall be competent to appear, plead and act in any subordinate criminal Court or revenue office and to practice as a mukhtar in the Court of a Civil judge or munsif or in a Court of Small Causes.
9. Mukhtar of the third grade. – Subject to these rules a mukhtar holding a certificate written on a stamp paper of the value of five rupees shall be competent to appear, plead and act in any subordinate criminal Court except the Court of Session and the Court of a Magistrate when such Magistrate is exercising appellate jurisdiction or revenue office and to practice as a mukhtar in the Court of any Munsif.
10. Right of a mukhtar entitled to practice as a mukhtar. – A mukhtar entitled by his certificate to practice as a mukhtar in any subordinate civil Court may not plead before such Court. He may, however, on being duly appointed by a vakalatnama address it for the purpose of stating the nature and effect of any application but may not offer any legal argument. He may not examine or cross-examine any witness without the special leave of the Court. He may perform the following acts, namely–
(1) present plaint, memorandum of appeal or petition;

(2) file written statement;

(3) file objection;

(4) receive service of process;

(5) apply for summonses to persons whose attendance may be required either to give evidence or to produce document;

(6) pay into court process-fee, money or security for money;

(7) give notice requiring admission of genuineness of a document;

(8) inspect record;

(9) apply for the summoning of a record;

(10) instruct an Advocate, vakil or pleader;

(11) be present at the execution of a commission;

(12) apply for and receive a copy;

(13) bid for or purchase for his principal any property which such principal may himself legally bid for or purchase;

(14) receive delivery of possession of immovable property, decreed or sold;

(15) receive back documents produced in evidence; or

(16) refunds or repayment of Court-fees, money or securities for money :

[Provided that a Mukhtar who also holds a certificate as a revenue agent under Section 18 of the Legal Practitioners Act, 1879 may, on being duly appointed by a vakalatnama, appear, plead and act in any such Court [in any reference, appeal or other proceeding which, on the day immediately preceding the day of the coming into force of the U.P. Nagar Mahapalika Adhiniyam, 1959, was cognizable by the Commissioner or the District Magistrate or] in any suit, appeal, application or proceedings of the class or substantially of the class of suits, appeals, applications or proceedings which prior to the passing of the U.P. Zamindari Abolition and Lands Reforms Act, 1951, were cognizable by a revenue Court. Where a question arises as to the right of any Mukhtar to appear, plead and act in any case under this proviso the decision of the Court in which such case is proceeding shall be final for the purposes of that case.]
11. No right to practice without enrollment. – A pleader or mukhtar is entitled to practice only after enrollment and then only in a Court or revenue office within the territorial limits of the jurisdiction of the district Judge of the district in which he is enrolled, or in a Court or revenue office without such limits if the case is one in which the cause of action arose within such limits.
12. Admission as pleader. – Any of the following persons may be admitted as a pleader, if he satisfies the Court that he possesses an adequate knowledge of the Hindi language and can read and write it with ease and correctness in the Devanagari character and can also read and write the Urdu language in the Persian character; that unless he has passed an examination in law relating to land tenures, rent and revenue in the State of Uttar Pradesh from a University recognized by law, he possesses an adequate knowledge of that subject; and that he is a fit and proper person to be admitted as a pleader :
(a) A person who has obtained a degree in law from any University established by law in the State of Uttar Pradesh.

(b) A person who has taken a degree in law from any University recognized by Law in India outside the State of Uttar Pradesh, provided that, unless specially exempted by the Court, the High Court of the State in which such University is situate admits as pleader law graduates of the University situated in the State of Uttar Pradesh on a reciprocal basis.

(c) A person who took a degree in law from the University of Dacca or Lahore before the 15th day of August, 1947, and has permanently settled in India.

[(d) Subject to such conditions as the High Court may impose, a person who was, or is, entitled to practice as a pleader, vakil or Advocate in an area which has been, or hereafter may be, merged with the State of Uttar Pradesh.]

13. Admission as pleader of Advocate or pleader of another High Court. – An Advocate or pleader or any other High Court in India as it was before the 15th day of August, 1947, may be admitted as a pleader, provided that :
(a) he is by his character and conduct a fit and proper person to be enrolled as a pleader;

(b) he possesses an adequate knowledge of the Hindi language and read and write it with ease and correctness in the Devanagari character;

(c) the High Court in which the applicant was enrolled as an advocate or pleader has reciprocal arrangement in this regard with this Court; and

(d) he submits a certificate from the Registrar General of the High Court in which he was previously enrolled to the effect that he has been permitted to suspend his practice in that Court or courts subordinate thereto

Provided that the condition as to reciprocal arrangement provided in Clause (c) and the certificate referred to in Clause (d) shall not be necessary in the case of an Advocate or pleader who was practicing before the 15th day of August, 1947, in the area now included in Pakistan.
[13A Disqualification for enrollment. – Where an applicant for admission as a pleader or mukhtar holds any appointment or is engaged in any trade or business, the court may refuse to admit him or may pass such order as it may deem proper.]
14. Application for admission. – An application for admission as a pleader or mukhtar, shall, as nearly as may be, be in the prescribed form and bear a proper Court-fee stamp. It shall be accompanied by a stamp paper of the requisite value 25[and an affidavit verified in accordance with Section 139 of the Code of Civil Procedure] stating therein whether or not the applicant is under employment or is engaged actively in trade or business. Particulars of the employment, trade or business, if any, shall be given in the affidavit]. The application also furnish the necessary certificate along with his application. The application shall be presented to the District Judge of the district in which the applicant desires to practice; if the District Judge finds that the application is in order and is satisfied as to the correctness of the particulars mentioned therein he shall forward it to the Court.
15. Certificate under Section 7 of the Legal Practitioners Act, 1879. – If the application is granted by the Court a certificate shall be issued to the applicant under Section 7 of the Legal Practitioners Act, 1879, under the signature of the Registrar General in the prescribed form. Such certificate shall be written on stamp paper of the appropriate value.
16. Application for enrollment. – On a certificate being granted under Section 7 of the Legal Practitioners Act, 1879, the pleader or mukhtar, as the case may be may present an application for enrollment accompanied by such certificate in person to the District Judge of the district in which the applicant desires to practice.
(2) If the certificate be in order and the District Judge is satisfied that the applicant is not suffering from leprosy or other dangerous or infectious malady and is otherwise a fit and proper person to be enrolled, he shall enroll him.
If the District Judge considers that the applicant is not fit and proper person to be enrolled as pleader or mukhtar, he shall make a report to the High Court.
17. Enrollment in more than one district. – Where a pleader or mukhtar wishes to practice in more than one district, every application for enrollment other than the first shall be forwarded to the Court by the District Judge concerned with report indicating whether in his opinion he is a fit and proper person for such further enrollment.
18. Legal training. – No person other than a person to whom Rule 1, 25, 26 or 27 applies shall unless specially exempted by the Court, be enrolled as a pleader unless he has furnished to the Court a certificate in writing by an Advocate of not less than twelve years’ standing or by a pleader of not less than fifteen years’ standing [including pleader subsequently enrolled as an Advocate who has practiced for not less than fifteen years] that he has read with such Advocate or pleader and worked in his chambers for a period of not less than six months, that he has during that period regularly attended Court with him and that he has worked regularly and with diligence.
19. Submission of certificate of training to the Court. – (1) The Certificate of training referred to in the next preceding rule shall be submitted to the Court through the district Judge who shall endorse thereon a certificate to the effect that he has satisfied himself that the applicant has under gone the requisite training in accordance with the rules. Where the highest judicial officer in the station where the applicant is undergoing such training is a Civil Judge or Munsif, such certificate may be endorsed by such officer and countersigned by the District Judge concerned.
(2) Where the District Judge is not satisfied with the training undergone by the trainee, he may call for an explanation from the senior Advocate or pleader with whom he was under training concerning any matter upon which he may not be so satisfied.
The District Judge shall forward the certificate and, such explanation along with this opinion thereon, if any, to the Court.
If the certificate is approved by the court such approval shall be communicated to the District Judge who may then enroll such person as a pleader.
20. Choice of senior and his fee. – The pupil may engage himself for training with a senior Advocate or pleader of his own choice, provided that no senior Advocate or pleader shall, save the exceptional reasons and with the approval of the Court or the District Judge, have more than four pupils under training with him at any time. No senior Advocate or pleader shall demand from such pupil a larger fee than three hundred rupees for such training.
21. Right of trainee. – While under training with a senior Advocate or pleader, a pupil may, after his admission as a pleader, hold the brief of his senior with his permission and appear and plead but not act for him in any case.
22. Change of district of enrollment. – Any pleader or mukhtar desiring to be enrolled in any district other than the one in which he was last enrolled or re-enrolled shall submit along with his application his last certificate of practice together with a certificate from the District Judge of the district in which he last practiced that he is a fit and proper person to be enrolled and that nothing is known against him such as may debar him from being enrolled as a Pleader or Mukhtar. If sufficient cause is shown why the applicant is unable to furnish his last certificate of practice or the aforesaid certificate from the District Judge of the district in which he last practiced, the District Judge may accept any other evidence in proof of his having been previously enrolled in such district and of his being a fit and proper person to be enrolled as a Pleader or Mukhtar. If the application is in order and the District Judge is satisfied that the applicant is not suffering from leprosy or other dangerous or infections malady and is otherwise a fit and proper person to be enrolled he may enroll him.
Upon every enrollment under this rule the District Judge shall notify the fact of such enrollment to the Court.
23. Enrollment after discontinuing practice. – Any pleader or mukhtar desiring to be enrolled in the same district after an interval during which his name was not on the roll shall submit along with his application his last certificate of practice and furnish to the district judge satisfactory proof of his being a fit and proper person to be enrolled. If sufficient cause is shown why the applicant is unable to furnish his last certificate of practice, the district judge may satisfy himself in any other way as to his having been previously enrolled as a Pleader or Mukhtar. If the application is in order and the district judge is satisfied that the applicant is not suffering from leprosy or other dangerous or infectious malady and is otherwise a fit and proper person to be re-enrolled he may re-enroll him.
24. Right of certain persons to practice as mukhtar in the Kumaun Division. – The following persons are declared as mukhtars of the first grade and shall, on the renewal of their certificates on payment of the requisite fee, be competent to appear, plead and act in any subordinate criminal Court or in any civil Court, presided over by a Sub-divisional officer or Tahsildar in Kumaun Division, namely–
(1) Sri Harak Singh, Naini Tal District.

(2) Sri Mathura Datt, Naini Tal District.

(3) Sri Jitendra Nath Saxena, Naini Tal District.

(4) Sri Shibdatt Pande, Almora District.

(5) Sri Mathura Datt Pant, Almora District.

(6) Sri Kirti Ballabh Joshi, Almora District.

25. Right of certain persons belonging to the former States of Samthar and Charkhari to be enrolled as pleader. – The following legal practitioner of the former State of Samthar and Charkhari shall be entitled to be admitted as a pleader of the third grade and enrolled as such in the districts in which the said States or certain areas therefrom have been absorbed under Notification No. 1637/III-604-50, dated 25th January, 1950 of the Ministry of Law, namely–
Samthar State–

Charkhari State

(1) Sri Gopal Singh,

(1) Sri Vishwnath Prasad

(2) Sri Baboo Prasad,

(2) Sri Lakshmi Prasad Verma,and

(3) Sri Raghuraj Singh,

(3) Sri Kamta Prasad Verma.

(4) Sri Madan Mohan Lal, and

(5) Sri Kunj Behari Lal.

26. Right of certain persons to be enrolled as pleader or mukhtar in Rampur judgeship. – Where a person was enrolled as an Advocate or Vakil of the first or second grade by the late High Court of Rampur State on the date of its merger with the State of Uttar Pradesh he shall be entitled to be admitted as a pleader or Mukhtar in accordance with the following rules :
(a) If he has passed the law examination held by the High Court of Rampur or Hyderabad or possesses the LL. B. Degree of any University establish by law in India as constituted on, before or after the 15th day of August, 1947, he may on application and on payment of the requisite fee be admitted as a pleader entitled to be enrolled in Rampur district only.

(b) If he has not passed any of the examinations mentioned in Clause (a) above he may on application and on payment of the requisite fee be admitted as a pleader of the second or third grade or as a Mukhtar entitled to be enrolled in Rampur judgeship only.

27. Right of certain persons to be enrolled as pleader or mukhtar in Tehri District. – Where a person was enrolled as a legal practitioner in the State of Tehri Garhwal on the date of its merger with the State of Uttar Pradesh he shall be entitled to be admitted as a pleader or Mukhtar in accordance with the following rules :
(a) If he was enrolled as an Advocate by the late Hazoor Court of the said State, he may on application and on payment of the requisite fee be admitted as a pleader entitled to be enrolled in Tehri district with the right to practice in a Court in Kumaun judgeship in respect of cases relating to Tehri district;

(b) If he was enrolled as mukhtar in the said State he may on application and on payment of the requisite fee be admitted as a Mukhtar entitled to be enrolled in Tehri district with the right to practice in a Court in Kumaun judgeship in respect of cases relating to Tehri district. He shall not withstanding anything contained in Rule 10 be intitled to appear, plead and act in any civil Court other than of the District Judge in which he has a right to practice as a mukhtar.

28. Pleader or mukhtar not to take up appointment or engage in trade or business. – (1) While carrying on legal practice no pleader or Mukhtar shall ordinarily be permitted to take up appointment or to engage actively in any trade or business.
[(2) Where any person having been enrolled as a pleader or Mukhtar accepts any appointment or engages himself in any trade or business, he shall give notice thereof through the District Judge concerned to the Court which may thereupon withdraw his certificate of practice or pass such order as it may deem fit.]
CHAPTER XXVI

Allahabad High Court Advocates’ Clerks (Registration and Conduct) Rules,1997

1. Short title and commencement. – (1) These rules may be called the Allahabad High Court Advocates’ Clerks (Registration and Conduct) Rules, 1997.
(2) They shall come into force with effect from the date of their publication in the Gazette.
CHAPTER I

General

2. Definition. – In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires-
(a) `Advocate’ means an Advocates as defines in the Advocates’ Act, 1961;

(b) `Advocate’s Clerk’ means a clerk of an advocates registered or empanelled under these rules;

(c) `competent authority’ means the Registrar General of the High Court or any person nominated by the Registrar General to perform the functions of Competent Authority under these rules;

(d) `Court’ means the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad as constituted by the U.P. High Court’s (Amalgamation) Order, 1948;

(e) `Registrar General’ means Registrar General of the Court as defined in Rules of the Court, 1952.;

(f) `Roll’ means the Roll of Advocates Clerks prepared and maintained under these Rules.

3. Preparation and maintenance of Roll. – (1) The competent authority shall prepare and maintain a roll in which-
(i) the names of persons working as clerks of advocates on the date of commencement of these rules; and

(ii) the names of persons who are engaged, after the commencement of these rules, as clerks to advocates shall be entered.

(2) The Roll shall contain the following details of an advocates clerk—
(a) his name and address;

(b) his age;

(c) his passport size recent photograph;

(d) his date of engagement ; and

(e) the name of advocate with whom he is engaged.

4. Prohibition to work as clerk. – No person shall act as a clerk of more than one advocate, and unless his name is entered in the Roll.
5. Qualifications for an Advocates Clerk. – Subject to the provisions of the rules, a person shall not be qualified to be registered as an Advocate’s Clerk unless he-
(a) is a citizen of India;

(b) has completed the age of 21 years;

(c) has passed Intermediate examination or an examination equivalent thereto;

(d) has proficiency in Hindi and English languages.

(e) has worked for one year in the office of an advocate under a registered advocate’s clerk.

Provided that clauses (c), (d) and (e) shall not be applicable to a person who is already registered as Advocate’s clerk on the date of the publication of these rules in the Gazette.
6. Disqualification for enrolment. – (1) No person shall be registered as an Advocate’s clerk-
(a) if he is convicted for an offence involving moral turpitude or implying a defect of character;

(b) if he is an undischarged insolvent;

(c) if he has ever been declared a tout;

(d) if he is suffering from any contagious or infectious disease.

CHAPTER II

Procedure For Preparing the Panel For Registration of Clerks

7.Preparation of Panel. – (1) The competent authority will ascertain the number of clerks seeking registration during the year and thereafter hold a written test to judge the suitability of those candidates. The exercise will be done once in a year preferably in the month of June.
(2) The competent authority shall make all necessary arrangements to hold a written examination in the following subjects and require payment of such fee for the examination as it may consider necessary :
(a) General English;

(b) General Hindi;

(c) General procedure including questions on Rules of the Court,1952, and Court Fees Act,1870.

(d) Maintenance of accounts.

(3) On the basis of marks obtained in the written examination, which must be not less than 50 per cent, the competent authority shall prepare a panel of candidates arranged in order of merit. The panel shall contain such number of candidates as may be determined by the competent authority consisting the number of clerks likely to be engaged during the year.
(4) The panel prepared under sub-rule (3) shall be published by placing a copy of it on the notice board of the office of the Registrar General.
(5) Any person so empanelled shall be eligible to be engaged as Advocate’s Clerk.
(6) Empanelled candidate shall not acquire any right to work as a clerk unless he is engaged by an advocate and his name is duly entered in the Roll.
8. Terms and conditions of engagement. – The retainer of an advocate’s clerk shall not be less than Rs. 750 per mensem. Other terms and conditions of engagement shall be such as may be mutually agreed upon between him and the advocate concerned, and shall in all respects be regulated by the provisions of these Rules and instructions issued by the Registrar General from time to time.
9. Application for registration on roll. – (1) When any person whose name appears in the panel prepared under Rule 7 and who has after such empanelment worked for one year in the office of an advocate under a registered advocate’s clerk, is engaged by an Advocate to work as his clerk, such person shall make an application to the competent authority in writing giving the following details :
(i) full name and address;

(ii) date of birth;

(iii) name, complete address and enrolment number of the advocate who has engaged him;

(iv) date of engagement ;

(v) three copies of recent passport size photograph

(vi) serial number at which his name appears in the panel.

(2) The application shall contain a declaration that the applicant does not suffer from any disqualification under Rule 6.
(3) The application shall be accompanied by a certificate from the registered advocate’s clerk under whom the applicant worked for one year certifying that he has acquired working knowledge of the rules and practice of court, can read and write Hindi and English well, and can maintain accounts.
(4) The application shall also contain a certificate from the advocate who has engaged the applicant that such advocate has engaged the applicant to work as his clerk; that his retainer while in engagement shall not be less than Rs.750 per mensem; that he is honest and bears good character, and that the particulars given in the application are correct.
(5) If, on examination, the competent authority finds the application to be in order, it shall enter the name of applicant in Roll :
Provided that on any given time not more than four advocates’ clerk shall be registered for one advocate.
10. Registration of fee. – (1) An application for registration under Rule 9 shall be accompanied by a fee of rupees one hundred; and a renewal fee of rupees twenty five shall be payable by January 31st for each subsequent Calendar year failing which the competent authority shall remove the name of the advocate’s clerk from the Roll.
(2) Where the name of a clerk has been removed from the register under the preceding paragraph, his name shall not be registered again unless he pays the renewal fee of rupees fifty alongwith the arrears and an extra sum of rupees twenty per year (or fraction of a year) for the period of default by way of penalty :
Provided that the competent authority may, if satisfied, for good and sufficient reasons by affidavit or otherwise, waive the penalty for the period or part of the period during which he ceased to work as a registered clerk in the court.
11. Removal of the name from the roll or panel. – The competent authority may remove from the Roll or Panel, as the case may be, the name of a person who is dead or who has incurred a disqualification as mentioned in Rule 6, or who is found guilty of any misbehavior or false declaration or fraud or suppression or misrepresentation or grossly improper conduct in discharge of his professional duties or breach of any provision of these rules, or censured by court, or from whom a request has been received to that effect or in respect of whom an order of removal of his name from the Roll has been passed in accordance with these rules, or for any other good and sufficient cause, such as termination of the engagement with an advocate.
CHAPTER III

12. Acts which a registered clerk may perform. – (a) A registered clerk shall not make any motion or advance an argument in court nor shall he swear an affidavit as pairokar of a litigant unless authorised by general or special power of attorney of the litigant. The power of attorney will not be insisted where an application is made for restoration/recall of the order on a case which has been dismissed in default/disposed of ex parte in the absence of the counsel. He may act in matters of a routine nature which do not require the personal attendance of the Advocate and may do the following acts, namely-
(1) receiving notice on behalf of the advocate or application with whom he is registered;

(2) obtaining report on an appeal or application from the Stamp Reporter of the court or the Registrar General;

(3) presenting an appeal or application before the Reader of the court or the Registrar General;

(4) obtaining office report on an application for adjournment.

(5) taking back an appeal or application filed before the Registrar General if found defective or returned by him for presentation in Court.

(6) presenting to the Registrar General or the competent authority an application signed by the advocate with whom he is registered for-

(a) copy of document;

(b) inspection of record,

(c) return of document,

(d) refund of surplus balance,

(e) translation and printing, or

(f) transliteration or translation of document or the verification of such transliteration or translation;

(7) taking notes from the deficiency report of the Stamp Reporter and filing the necessary stamps;

(8) inspecting record, if authorised by his master and sanctioned by the court;

(9) depositing money and paying court-fees;

(10) receiving paper-book, certified copies, etc.;

(11) filing Vakalatnama or retainer’s slip or certificate of fee; or

(12) identifying person inspecting record with him or swearing affidavit :

Provided that a registered clerk shall always write his registration number below his signatures.
The acts set out in this rule, in cases in which the State is a party, may be performed by such clerk of the office State Law Officers as may be authorised in this behalf by the Government Advocate or the Standing Counsel. Such clerks shall nor exceed four in number at any time and their name shall be communicated to the Registrar General or competent authority.
(b) An advocate’s clerk shall not do any act for any advocate other than the one with whom he is registered. Such conduct will be deemed to be misbehavior for the purpose of Rule 11 and misconduct for the purposes of Rule 14 of these Rules.

13. Identity card, dress and name plate. – (i) The Registrar General or competent authority shall issue an Identity Card to every Advocate’s Clerk entered on the roll.
(ii) Every Advocate’s clerk shall carry the identity card on his person when he visits any Court or office of the Court and shall be obliged to show it to any Officer of the Court on demand.

(iii) Any person who ceases to be an Advocate’s clerk shall surrender the identity card to the competent authority.

(iv) In case the identity card is lost or mutilated, a fresh identity card shall be issued by the competent authority on the application of the Advocate’s clerk which shall be accompanied by two recent photographs and a fee Rs.50.

(v) In the discharge of his duties every advocate’s clerk shall wear black coat or Shervani with a name plate/tag exhibiting his name and registration number above the left chest-pocket.

CHAPTER IV

Conduct of Advocates’ Clerk

14. Punishment to Advocates’ Clerk for misconduct. – (1) Where on receipt of a complaint or otherwise the Registrar General or competent authority has reason to believe that any Advocates clerk has committed professional or other misconduct, it shall appoint an enquiry officer to conduct an enquiry into the complaint.
(2) The Enquiry Officer shall, after giving a reasonable opportunity of being heard to such advocate’s clerk, conduct an enquiry and submit his report to the Registrar General or competent authority.
(3) The Registrar General or competent authority on receipt of the report of the Enquiry Officer and after giving the Advocates’ clerk concerned an opportunity of making written submissions against the report of the enquiry officer and of oral hearing, if prayed for, may pass any or more of the following order, namely-
(a) removal of name from the roll or panel,

(b) Imposition of fine which may extend to rupees five hundred, or

(c) Suspension of registration for such period as he may deem fit.

(4) Where registration is suspended, such advocates’ clerk shall during the period of suspension, be debarred from acting as a clerk and from doing any act permissible under these Rules.
(5) In an enquiry under this rule, the clerk shall have no right to be represented by an advocate without leave of the Chief Justice .
(6) A clerk may be suspended in contemplation of or during the pendency of an enquiry under this Rule by the Registrar General or competent authority. During the period of such suspension the clerk shall not be entitled to perform any function enumerated in Rule 12.
15. Representation to the Judge appointed by Chief Justice. – (1) Any person aggrieved by an order of the Registrar General or competent authority under sub-rule (3) of Rule 10 may, within sixty days of the date of communication or notification of the order to him or notification thereof on the notice board of the office of the Registrar General, which ever is earlier, make a representation to the Judge appointed by the Chief Justice for the purpose :
Provided the Judge may, for good and sufficient reasons, condone the delay and entertain the representation after expiry of the period of limitation.
(2) The Judge may make such order on the representation as he may deem fit, and such order shall be final.
(3) Such representation shall contain all submissions intended to be made by the aggrieved clerk in a dignified language, and shall be accompanied by documents relied upon by him or Photostat copies thereof.
(4) It shall not be necessary to hear the representationist in person or through counsel in support of the representation.
16. The Rules contained in Chapter XXVI of Rules of Court,1952 shall repealed from the date on which these rules come into force.]
Part VII-Special Provisions-

CHAPTERS XXVII TO XXXV-E

CHAPTER XXVII

[References Under the Income Tax Act, 1961 and other Acts Including Revisions Under Sales Tax Acts]

1. Title of application. – An application under [sub-section (2) of Section 256 of the Income Tax Act, 1961] (hereinafter referred to in this Chapter as ‘the Act’) shall be entitled :
In the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad
Income Tax Case No………….. of sub-section (2) …….
Under (…….) Section 256 of the Income-tax Act, 1961.
……………… Applicant
Versus
……………. Opposite Party
2. Array of parties. – In an application presented on behalf of the assessee the opposite party shall be the Commissioner of Income Tax and in an application presented on behalf of the Commissioner of Income Tax, the assessee.
[3. Application and affidavit under Section 256(2) and appeal under Section 260-A of the Act. – (1) Application under sub-section (2) of Section 256 of the Act, shall state in precise language question of law upon which the Appellate Tribunal is required to make a reference to the Court and contain a concise statement of the material facts out of which it arises. The application shall be accompanied by the copies of the application under sub-section (1) of Section 256 of the Act, order of the Appellate Tribunal refusing to state be case, the order of the Appellate Tribunal under sub-section (1) of Section 254 of the Act, the order of the Appellate Assistant Commissioner and the order of the Income Tax Officer:
Provided that the copies of the order of the Appellant Assistant Commissioner and/or the order of the Income Tax Officer may be true copies certified to be correct by the Advocate for the applicant or verified to be true by an affidavit of the applicant.
(2)(a) An appeal under Section 260-A of the Act shall be in the form of Memorandum of Appeal precisely stating therein the substantial questions of law arising from the order of the Appellant Tribunal. The appeal shall be accompanied by copies of Memorandum of Appeal under sub-section (1) of Section 260-A, the order of the Appellate Tribunal under sub-section (1) of Section 254 and copies of such other orders as were liable to be filed along with Memorandum of Appeal under the relevant provisions of the Act.
(b) An application for revision which lies to High Court under an Act, shall precisely state the question of law involved in the case. It shall be accompanied by the order of the Tribunal and copies of such other order or orders as were liable to be filed along with memorandum of appeal before the Tribunal.

(3) An application under sub-rule (1) or an appeal or an application for revision under sub-rule (2) shall, where the circumstances so require, be also accompanied by an affidavit.
(4) The memorandum of appeal shall be drawn up, so far as may be in accordance with Rules 1, 6 and 7 of Chapter IX of the rules of the court.
(5) The memorandum shall be accompanied with true copies of the orders of the Authorities below and a certified copy of the order of Tribunal and of the last order appealed along with memorandum of appeals before the first Appellate Authority and the Income Tax Tribunal.
(6) The memorandum shall set forth, concisely and under distinct heads, the grounds of objection, without any argument of narrative, and such grounds shall be numbered consecutively.
(7) It shall also necessarily contain the question/questions of law or substantial question/questions of law which arise for determination in the appeal or the application for revision.
(8) If against a common order a certified copy of the order of the Tribunal has been filed along with one appeal, its dispensation in other appeals may be applied for by an application:
Provided that the court may, for sufficient reasons accept the memorandum of the appeal without a certified copy of the judgement/order of Tribunal appealed from, if the counsel for the appellant certifies that certified copy has been filed in the other connected appeal.
(9) The memorandum of appeal/documents accompanied shall be filed in duplicate and should by typed out or printed on stout and legal size paper, with index and date and event chart.]
4. Presentation of application. – the application shall be accompanied by two copies thereof as well as the affidavit, if any, filed under Rule 3 (3) and shall be presented before the Registrar General, [It shall bear an office report under Rule 3 of Chapter XI as far as it may be applicable]. The application shall be numbered and registered as a Miscellaneous Case :
Provided that where more than one application are filed together, the Registrar General may dispense with the filing of copies of orders common to all of them in cases where they are filed in one of the applications.
5. Certain conditions for an affidavit. – (1) An application made by an assessee shall be accompanied by an affidavit of service stating that two copies of the application together with other papers or affidavit accompanying it have been served on the Standing Counsel authorised to receive notice on behalf of the Department concerned, and further stating that the Standing Counsel has been intimated the date of filing in Court of the application.
(2) An application made by the Commissioner of Income Tax shall normally be accompanied by an affidavit of service stating that a copy of the application together with other papers and affidavit accompanying it have been served on the assessee in accordance with the procedure prescribed there for by the Income Tax Act, 1961, and also stating that the assessee has been intimated in writing the date of filing in Court and the date of hearing of the application :
Provided that if due to lack of time or other sufficient reason the affidavit of service does not accompany the application filed by the Commissioner of Income Tax, the aforesaid affidavit must be filed within three weeks of the date of institution of the application.
(3) A counter affidavit, if any, may be filed within two weeks of the service of the application after serving a copy thereof on the counsel for the applicant, a rejoinder affidavit may similarly be filed in another one week.]
6. Application to be heard by a Division Bench specially constituted. – Unless otherwise ordered by the Chief Justice, the Registrar General shall direct that the application be laid before the Division Bench appointed by general or special order by the Chief Justice to hear applications under this Chapter [immediately after the expiry of six weeks of the date of institution, along with counter and rejoinder affidavits, if any, received] (or if the Court is not sitting on that day, the next working day).
7. Defective application to be listed within a week. – The Registrar General shall list a defective application (e.g. deficiently stamped or barred by time, etc.) for orders before the Division Bench appointed by general or special order by the Chief Justice to hear applications under this Chapter, within a week of its institution.]
8. Bench may direct fresh notice. – The Bench may, in any case, direct that the service of the application may be effected afresh on the opposite parties or any of them.]
9. Advocates to accept service of notice. – Advocates for the parties shall be bound to accept service on behalf of the party represented by them of any notice issued by the Court or the Appellant Tribunal, as the case may be, or of copies under Rule 5], until the case has been finally disposed of.
Any change of Advocates appearing for a party shall immediately be notified by it to the Court, the Appellate Tribunal and the opposite party.
10. Orders on application. – On the date fixed for the hearing of the application, the Court may after hearing the parties, if they appear, either pass an order dismissing it or, in the case of an application under [sub-section (2) of Section 256] of the Act, require the Appellate Tribunal to state the case and to refer it to the Court.
11. Form of reference by Appellate Tribunal. – The statement of a case referred to the Court by the Appellate Tribunal shall indicate the precise question of law arising in the case and concisely state such facts as may be necessary to enable the Court to decide it. It shall also contain references to all such documents as may be necessary to enable the Court to decide the question and shall be accompanied by copies of such documents or relevant extracts therefrom.
The statement may include more than one question of law arising in a case.
12. Notice of reference by Appellate Tribunal. – On receipt of the statement of a case referred to the Court by the Appellate Tribunal under sub-section (1) or (2) of Section [256] of the Act, notice thereof shall be given to the parties and the Registrar General shall call upon the party at whose instance the reference has been made to prepare or cause to be prepared [through Court] a paper book of the case within [four weeks from the date fixed for entering appearance.] The Registrar General may for sufficient cause shown extend such time.
13. Listing of cases before the Bench. – Where the party concerned fails to prepare or cause to be prepared the paperbook within the time allowed by the Registrar General under the next preceding rule, the case shall be listed before the Bench concerned and the question referred to the Court may be returned unanswered, unless, on an application in writing made in this behalf, the Court for sufficient cause shown grants further time for preparation of the paper book.]
14. Paper book. – (1) The paper book shall consist of a flyleaf and a general index and contain copies of the following papers, namely–
(i) application and the affidavit accompanying it, if any;

(ii) reply to the application and the affidavit accompanying it, if any;

(iii) any orders passed by the Court under sub-section (2) of [Section 256] of the Act;

(iv) statement of the case and copies of documents or extracts therefrom, if any, forming part of the case;

(v) any objection by a party to the statement of the case;

[(v-a) an application made before the Tribunal under Section 256 (1) of the Act;]

(vi) order of the Appellate Tribunal under subsection [( 1) of Section254] of the Act;

(vii) order of the Appellate Assistant Commissioner; and

(viii) order of the Income Tax Officer.

(2) Where the case is referred back to the Appellate Tribunal under [Section 258] of the Act, a copy of the statement of the case as added to or altered by the said Tribunal shall also be included in the paper-book.
(3) If any party desires that a copy of any other document be included in the paper-book on the ground that it is necessary for the determination of the question of law referred to the Court, it shall make an application in writing to the Registrar General explaining the relevancy of such document. The Registrar General shall give notice of the application to the opposite party and may after hearing any objection that may be filed by such party, either reject the application or direct that a copy of such document be included in the paper book.
(4) The paper-book shall, unless otherwise ordered, be a type written one and such number of copies thereof shall be prepared as the Registrar General may direct.
15. Cost of preparation of paper-book. – (1) The Registrar General shall within two weeks of the filing of the paper-book or of an application for preparing the paper-book through Court, determine the cost of preparing the paper-book and such cost shall be cost in the cause.
(2) Where the paper-book is applied for to be prepared through Court, a copy of the estimate shall forthwith be delivered to the Advocate for the party concerned and the amount shall be deposited within two weeks thereof].
16. Preparation of paper-book. – Where the Registrar General directs that the paper-book be prepared under his direction and supervision, the preparation of such paper-book shall not be undertaken unless the party concerned furnishes evidence to the Registrar General of his having deposited the cost of preparing it as determined by the Registrar General, with the Cashier.
Where the paper-book is prepared by the party concerned it shall bear a certificate signed by his Advocate that the copies included therein are true copies of the documents on record.
17. Hearing of case after preparation of paper-book. – When the paper-book has been prepared the Registrar General shall cause copies thereof to be supplied to the parties and thereafter the case shall be listed for hearing before the Bench concerned.
18. Copies of orders passed by Court to be sent to Appellate Tribunal. – Copies of any orders passed by the Court under 261[sub-section (1) of Section 256 of Section 258] or any judgment delivered by it under [sub-section (1) of Section 260] of the Act shall be sent forthwith to the Registrar General of the Appellate Tribunal under the seal of the Court and the signature of the Registrar General together with two uncertified copies of the same.
19. Costs. – Costs taxable as Advocates fees shall be determined by the Court having regard to the provisions of Rule 7 of Chapter XVI of these rules.
19A. Transmission of order of costs for execution. – Where costs have been awarded by the Court in a reference or in an application for reference under the Act, but have not been paid, the person entitled to them may apply the Court for execution of the order. The application shall be accompanied by an affidavit stating the amount of costs awarded and the amount remaining unpaid. The Court may direct the order to be sent to the District Court of the district in which the order is to be executed. The order may be executed by such Court or be transferred for execution to any subordinate Court].
19B. Cases under Indian Income Tax Act, 1922. – Case governed by the Indian Income Tax Act, 1922, shall be, and shall continue to be, governed by the rules as they existed before January 1, 1970].
[20. Application of rules to similar proceedings under other Acts. – The rules contained in this Chapter shall, so far as may be and with necessary modification, and adaptations also, apply to proceedings of a similar nature or revisions under any other tax Act, including those under –
(i) Section 21 of 66 of the Excess Profits Tax Act, 1940;

(ii) Section 19 and 66 of the Business Profits Tax Act, 1947;

(iii) Section 11 of the U.P. Sales Tax Act, 1948 or the U.P. Trade Tax Act, 1948;

(iv) Section 24 of U.P. Agricultural Income Tax Act, 1948;

(v) Section 27 of the Workmen’s Compensation Act, 1923;

(vi) Section 57 or 60 of the Indian Stamp Act, 1899; or

(vii) Section 64 of the Estate Duty Act, 1953;

(viii) Section 27 of the Wealth Tax Act, 1957;

(ix) Section 26 of the Gift Tax Act, 1958;

(x) Section 130 of Chapter XV of the Customs Act, 1962;

(xi) Section 35-G of the Central Excise and Salt Act, 1944, Section 83 of the Finance Act, 1994;

(xii) Section 82-B of the Gold (Control) Act, 1968; and

(xiii) Section 58 of the U.P. Value Added Tax Act, 2008:

Provided that where a reference may under the law be made by the Court or authority making the reference without an application by a party, the paper book shall be prepared under the direction and supervision of the Registrar and Rules 15 and 16 shall not apply:
Provided further that no application for revision under sub-section (1) or sub-section (2) of Section 11-A of the U.P. Sales Tax Act, 1948 shall be entertained unless it is accompanied by a treasury challan showing a deposit of two hundred and fifty rupees under the Head “040-Sales Tax Receipts under the Central-State Tax Act (4) other receipts”. No such deposit shall, however, be necessary in the case of an application for revision by or on behalf of the Commissioner of Sales Tax.]
CHAPTER XXVIII

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CHAPTER XXIX

Banking Companies Rules

1. Short title. – The Rules contained in this chapter may be cited as Banking Companies Rules.
2. Definitions. – In this chapter unless the context or subject-matter otherwise requires–
(a) “Act” means the Banking Companies Act, 1949;

(b) “Company” means a company to which the provisions of the Act apply; and

(c) “Judge” means the Judge for the time being exercising the original jurisdiction of the Court in company matters.

3. General heading. – (1) The following shall be used as general heading in all cases under the Act or the Rules contained in this chapter :
In the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad.
In the matter of the Banking Companies Act, 1949 (Act X of 1949), and of …………. Bank Ltd.
(2) In matter relating to the winding up of a company, the words “The Indian Companies Act, 1913 (VII of 1913) and” shall be inserted between the words “of” and the “Banking Companies Act” in sub-rule (1).
4. Verification of petition. – Every petition under the Act shall be verified in the manner specified in Rule 6 of Chapter XXVIII and presented to the Judge.
5. Service of notices and summonses. – [All notices and summonses issued under the Act by the Court or the Official Liquidator shall be sent by registered post Acknowledgment Due and, unless the cover is returned undelivered by the post office [for reasons other than refusal by the person to whom it is addressed], the notice or the summons, as the case may be, shall be deemed to have been delivered to the addressee even if the acknowledgment signed by him has not been received back.]
6. Contest of depositor’s claim by Official Liquidator. – [A claim deemed to have been filed under Section 43 of the Act may be contested by the Official Liquidator by means of a report to the Court that there are reasons for doubting the genuineness or correctness of the entry or entries in the books of the company on which it is based. The report shall also state the reasons for doubting the claim. Upon receipt of the report, and if the Court is satisfied that there is reason for such doubt, it shall cause notice to be given to the depositor calling upon him to appear and prove his claim.]
7. Special rules of procedure. – During the course of all enquiries and proceedings under Parts III and III-A of the Act, the following special rules of procedure shall be followed, viz :
(A) The Court may presume–

(a) in the case of any document which has been duly registered in accordance with the provisions of the Indian Registration Act (XVI of 1908), that the signature and every other part of such document which purports to be in the handwriting of any particular person is in that person’s handwriting and that it was duly executed and attested by the person or persons by whom it purports to be executed and attested;

(b) as against a party, that any document which purports to have been signed by him has been so signed.

(B) Secondary evidence of the contents of a document shall be allowed to be tendered without giving previous notice prescribed by Section 66 of the Evidence Act in cases where the original is in the custody of the person against whom the document is sought to be proved.

(C) Where it is necessary to record the deposition of a witness the same shall be taken down to the dictation of the Judge in open Court. The record so prepared shall, in cases where the witness can read the language of the Court, be read and signed by him. In other cases, the statement shall be read over to him only if he makes a request for it. But a note shall in every case be appended by the Judge to the effect that the statement has been recorded under his supervision.

(D) If a party, who has been ordered by the Court to produce a document to make discovery or grant an inspection or to answer interrogatories, makes default (without sufficient cause), in doing so, he shall be liable, if a petitioner, to have his petition dismissed and, if an opposite party, to have his defence struck off.

(E) The Court may take cognizance of any offence under Section 45-J of the Act either upon a report of the Official Liquidator or on facts being brought to its notice by any depositor, creditor or contributory or suo motu.

(F) (i) Where an offence triable under Section 45-J (i) is tried summarily the procedure provided in the Code of Criminal Procedure for the trial of summons cases shall, so far as it is not inconsistent with the provisions of the Act be applicable, Where, however, the offence to be tried summarily under Section 45-J (1) is tried jointly with an offence under Section 45-J (2) the procedure provided in the Code of Criminal Procedure for the trial of warrant cases shall be applicable, provided that it shall not be necessary to adjourn the case under Section 256 (1) of the Code of Criminal Procedure before requiring the accused to enter upon his defence or inquiring of him whether he wishes to further crossexamine any witness whose evidence has been taken.

(ii) Where the offences triable under Section 45-J are not tried summarily, the procedure provided in the Code of Criminal Procedure for the trial of Warrant cases shall, so far as it is not inconsistent with the provision of the Act, be applicable.]

(G) An appeal shall lie against a judgment of the Court to a Division Bench in cases where the said Court awards a sentence of more than six months’ imprisonment.

(H) The period of appeal for any such appeal shall be thirty days exclusive of the time taken in obtaining a copy of the judgment appealed against.

(I) Notice of every appeal shall be sent, in addition to the parties concerned to the Official Liquidator, and if it be an appeal against conviction, to the Government Advocate also.

(J) All offences punishable under the Act or under the Indian companies Act, 1913 or under the Company’s Act, 1956 may be tried summarily, provided they are publishable with imprisonment not exceeding three years with or without fine.

(K) A person applying under Section 45-D (9) for varying the list of debtors settled ex parte, shall, at the time of presenting his application, either deposit in the Court the amount due from him by reason of the order passed under Section 45-D (4) or give such security for the payment thereof as the Court may, on a previous application made by him in this behalf have directed.]

8. Paper book in appeal. – In every appeal preferred against the decision of a claim by or against a company, a printed paper-book shall be prepared if the valuation of the appeal is twenty thousand rupees or more. In other cases a typewritten paper-book shall be prepared.
The cost of preparation of such paper-book shall be paid by the appellant and the procedure prescribed in Chapter XIII shall, in so far as may be and with necessary modifications and adaptations, apply.
9. List of Debtors. – List of debtors shall be filed by the Official Liquidator in the form prescribed by the Central Government in the rules framed under Section 52. So long as the form is not prescribed, they may be filed in any suitable form, but they should contain all the particulars mentioned in the Fourth Schedule.]
10. Settlement of Lists. – Rules 112 to 118 of Chapter XXVIII of the Rules of Court, 1952, Volume I, for settling the lists of contributories shall apply mutatis mutandis for settling the lists of debtors.
[11. Preparation of reports under Section 45-G. – The Official Liquidator may, if he so desires, be allowed the assistance of a firm of chartered accountants in the preparation of his report under Section 45-G.]
12. Presentation of report. – The report under Section 45-G shall be presented to the Judge in chambers in the first instance. If the Judge perusing the report considers it desirable to hold a public examination, he shall direct notice to issue to the party concerned to appear in Court and show cause why he should not be publicly examined.
13. Public examination of report. – If after hearing the opposite party, the Judge orders the public examination to be held, he shall fix a date for the purpose.
[14. Notice of date. – The Official Liquidator shall give notice of the date appointed for holding the public examination to the creditors and contributories by advertisement in such newspapers as the Judge may direct.]
[15. Notice of adjournment. – Where an adjournment of the public examination has been directed, notice of the adjournment shall not be advertised unless it is directed by the Judge.]
[16. Failure to attend. – If any person who has been directed by the Judge to attend for public examination fails to attend at the time appointed for holding or proceeding with the same, and no good cause is shown by him for such failure, or if before the day appointed for the examination the Official Liquidator satisfied the Judge that such person has absconded or that there is reason to believe that he is about to abscond with the view of avoiding examination, the Judge, on being satisfied that notice of the order and of the time appointed for attendance at the public examination was duly served, may without any further notice issue a warrant in the prescribed form for the arrest of the person required to attend, or make such other orders as the Judge may deem just.]
17. Inspection of record by Reserve Bank. – The Registrar shall allow any Official of the Reserve Bank authorised in this behalf by the [Bank] to inspect the record of any case concerning any Bank in liquidation, unless for reasons to be recorded in writing, he considers the inspection unnecessary or vexations, or the Court in its discretion has disallowed the inspection.
18. Application of Rules in Chapter XXVIII. – Subject to the Rules contained in the Chapter and the provisions of the Act, the Rules contained in Chapter XXVIII shall, in so far as may be and with necessary modifications and adaptations, also apply proceedings under this Chapter.
CHAPTER XXX

Testamentary and Intestate Jurisdiction Section A-Preliminary

1. Definitions. – In this Chapter, unless the context otherwise requires–
(i) “The Act” means the Indian Succession Act, 1925;

(ii) “Will” includes a codicil.

2. General heading. – The following shall be used as general headings in all cases under the Act or this Chapter:
In the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad
Testamentary and Intestate Jurisdiction
Testamentary Case/Suit No. of 19 . . .
In the matter of the goods of . . . . . . . . . . deceased
Section B–Non-Contentious Business

3. Non-contentious business. – Non-contentious business shall include the business of obtaining probate and letters of administration (with or without the will annexed, and whether general, special or limited) where there is no contention as to the right thereto or where there has been contention the contest is terminated, and all ex parte business to be taken in the Court in matters of testacy and intestacy not being proceedings in any suit, and also the business of lodging caveats against the grant of probate or letters of administration.
4. Notice to Board of Revenue. – The Registrar General shall give notice of every application for probate or letters of administration to the Board of Revenue within one week of the filing of the application.
5. Application for probate. – Application for probate shall be made by petition with the will annexed, accompanied, if the will is not in English or Hindi, with an official translation thereof in English. Such application shall contain an undertaking that an inventory and account will be filed within six and twelve months respectively after the date of issue of probate. the petition shall be in the prescribed form or as near thereto as the circumstances of the case may permit and shall be accompanied by–
(a) an affidavit of one of the attesting witnesses if procurable, in the prescribed form; and

(b) an affidavit of valuation in the form set forth in Schedule III of the Court Fees Act, 1870 along with an appropriate account specifying all the property in respect of which estate duty is payable upon the death of the deceased.

(c) an authenticated copy of the application; and

(d) a certificate of death by a competent authority or an affidavit of the person who may have actually witnessed the death or may be fully acquainted to testify about the death of the testator.

A copy of the affidavit under Clause (b) shall also be delivered to the Controller of Estate Duty, Uttar Pradesh.
6. Application for letters of administration. – Application for Letters of administration shall be made by petition in the prescribed form or as near thereto as the circumstances of the case may permit and shall be accompanied by annexures (b) [(c) and (d)] mentioned in the last preceding Rule :
Provided that the application for grant of letters of Administration under Section 244 or 246 of the Act, shall also, if the petitioner is acquainted with the facts, state the age of the minor or shall be accompanied by the affidavit of the person who is so acquainted, stating the age of the minor.
7. Application for letters of administration with the will annexed. – Where the application is one for letters of administration with the will annexed it shall also set out the names and addresses of the legal representatives of the deceased (unless the Court sees fit to dispense with them), and shall also be accompanied by annexure (a) referred to in Rule 5.
8. Certificate that no other grant has been made. – Within fourteen days of the filing of an application for probate or letters of administration the Registrar General shall certify whether any intimation has been received by the Court from any other High Court or any district Court, of any grant of any probate or of letters of administration of the property and credits of the deceased having effect throughout the territory of India.
Such certificate shall be made on the order-sheet and shall be in the prescribed form.
9. Certificate as to Court-fee. – No order for the issue of a grant of probate or letters of administration shall be made–
(a) until after the Registrar General has certified either that the Court-fee payable on the grant has been paid or that no Court fee is payable, such certificate being made on the order-sheet in the prescribed form; and

(b) until the applicant has delivered the account referred to in clause (b) of Rule 5 and has produced a certificate from the Controller, under Section 60 or 67 of the Estate Duty Act, 1953, that the estate duty payable in respect of the property included in the account has been or will be paid or that none is due, as the case may be.

10. Proof of identity. – the Judge may, where he deems it necessary, require proof, in addition to the usual statement required to be made in the petition, of the identity of the deceased or the party applying for the grant.
11. Interlineations, alterations, etc. in will to be sworn to by attesting witnesses. – Where interlineations, alterations, erasures or obliterations appear in the will (unless duly executed as required by the Act or recited in or otherwise identified by the attestation clause) a statement shall, if possible, be made in the affidavit of the attesting witness whether they existed in the will before its execution or not.
12. In absence of attesting witness what other evidence must be produced. – If no affidavit by any of the attesting witnesses is procurable, an affidavit shall be procured (if possible) from some other person (if any) who may have been present at the execution of the will; but if no affidavit of any such person can be obtained, evidence on affidavit must be produced of that fact and of the handwriting of the deceased and one attesting witness and also of any circumstances which may raise a presumption in favour of due execution.
13. Attempted cancellation must be accounted for. – Any appearance of an attempted cancellation of a testamentary writing by burning, tearing obliteration or otherwise, and every circumstance leading to a presumption of abandonment or revocation of such writing or part thereof, must be accounted for.
14. Unsigned or unattested will. – In cases in which it is not necessary that a will should be signed by the testator or attested by witnesses to constitute a valid testamentary disposition of the testator’s property, the testator’s intention that it should operate as his testamentary disposition must be clearly proved by affidavit.
15. Renunciation. – No person, who renounces probate of a will or letters of administration of the property of a deceased person in one character, shall, without the leave of the Judge, take out representation to the same deceased in another character.
16. Application for administration by creditor. – In all applications by a creditor for letters of administration, it shall be stated particularly how the debt or debts arose, the amount due on the date of the application, and whether the applicant has any and what security therefor.
17. Production for deed referred to in will. – If a will contains a reference to any paper, memorandum, or other document of such nature as to raise a question whether it ought not to form a constituent part of the will, such paper, memorandum or other document shall be produced with a view to ascertain whether it is entitled to probate, and where not produced, its non-production must be accounted for.
18. Persons consenting to an application for letters of administration shall do so on affidavit. – Persons desiring to give their consent to an application for letters of administration shall do so on affidavit, stating their relationship to the deceased and that they consent to the grant of letters of administration to the petitioner.
19. Citation to rightful parties. – On an application for letters of administration, unless otherwise ordered by the Judge or Registrar General, a citation shall issue to all persons including the Administrator General having a right to take the grant prior or equal to that of the applicant, unless such persons have signified their consent to the application.
20. Citation on application by creditor. – Where letters of administration are applied for by a creditor, a special citation shall be issued to the widow, if any, and to the next-of-kin, provided they shall be resident within the jurisdiction or have any known agent or agents resident within the jurisdiction, and to the Administrator General, and a general citation shall be issued to all persons claiming to have any interest in the estate of the deceased.
21. Citations. – All citations shall, unless otherwise ordered, direct the persons cited to show cause on such day certain as the Judge shall direct and shall be in the prescribed form and, where they cannot be served in the manner provided for service of process, may be served by the insertion as an advertisement in such newspaper as may be directed, of a notice in the prescribed form.
22. Proof of publication. – Proof of due publication of a citation by advertisement shall be by affidavit, unless the Judge or Registrar General has directed that such citation be published once only in a single newspaper in which case a copy of the issue of the newspaper containing the said advertisement may be filed in lieu of an affidavit. The affidavit shall be in the prescribed form or as near thereto as circumstances permit.
23. Proof of power-of-attorney. – Unless a power-ofattorney constituting such attorney or the attorney of an executor absent from the State can, under Section 85 of the Indian Evidence Act, 1872, be presumed to have been executed and authenticated as in the said section mentioned, the Court may require further proof of its due execution.
24. Grant when to have effect in the State. – All grants of probate or letters of administration (with or without the will annexed) other than grants under the Administrator General’s Act, shall unless otherwise ordered, be drawn up by the Registrar General to have effect within the State.
25. Grant when to have effect throughout India. – In all cases in which it is sought to obtain a grant of probate or letters of administration (with or without the will annexed) to have effect throughout the territory of India, or, under the Administrator General’s Act, 1913, to have effect throughout one or more of the other Divisions as defined in that Act such grant shall be expressly asked for, and it shall be shown where the assets are situated.
26. Administration bond. – Every person to whom a grant of letters of administration, other than a grant under Section 241 of the Act, is committed, shall give a bond to and in the name of the Chief Justice with one or more sufficient sureties to be approved by the Registrar General. Such bond shall in all cases be prepared in the office of the Registrar General and shall unless otherwise ordered by the Court, be given in the amount of the full value of the property for which the grant is to be made less the amount of debts (if any) secured by mortgage of the estate property. The bond, unless given by a Guarantee Society, shall be in the prescribed form.
27. Guarantee Society as surety. – A Guarantee Society, if approved of by the Court, may be accepted as surety upon its joining in a bond, which shall be in the prescribed form, with the Administrator or Administrators.
28. Representation of Guarantee Society by agent. – Where such a Guarantee Society is represented by an agent, the document or documents authorising the latter to; act on behalf of the Society shall in the first instance be submitted to and approved of by the Court, and whenever a bond is sent to him for signature, it shall be accompanied by a letter and the agent shall send a reply under his signature (forms prescribed).
29. Filing of annual balance-sheet by such Society. – Every such Society shall each year file with the Registrar General a copy of the Society’s annual balance-sheet duly audited, which copy shall be verified by the affidavit of the agent or principal officer and be submitted by the Registrar General to the Court.
30 Attestation of bond. – The execution of administration bond by person other than a Guarantee Society shall be attested by the Registrar General or where executed outside the Court-house, by the Registrar General or such gazetted officer as may be nominated by the Registrar General for that purpose.
31. Consequence of neglect to proceed with petition or to furnish security. – If a petitioner for a grant of probate or letters of administration, for three months from the date of admission of the petition, neglects to proceed with petition, or for three months from the date of the order for grant neglects to give the required security or otherwise to proceed with the application, or to take out the grant, the Registrar General shall give notice in writing of his default to the Administrator General, who may then apply to the Court for an order that the petition be dismissed and that he may be at liberty to apply for a grant of letters of administration.
If no further steps are taken in the matter the petition may be listed before the Court for dismissal and the Court may thereupon make such order as it thinks fit.
32. Schedule of property to accompany certificate under Section 274 of the Act or Section 24 of the Administration- General’s Act, 1963. – With every certificate to be sent to a High Court under the provisions of Section 274 of the Act or Section 24 of the Administrators- General’s Act, 1963, the Registrar General shall send a copy of so much of the schedule of the property and creditors of the deceased as relates to the estate within the jurisdiction of such Court.
33. Extension of grants. – A grant–(a) under the Act, or (b) under the Administrator General’s Act, 1913, having effect within the State may be amended so as to extend its effect in case (a) throughout the territory of India or in case (b) throughout one or more of the other Divisions as defined in that Act. The application shall be by petition supported by a further affidavit of valuation in the form set out in the Schedule III of the Court-fees Act, 1870, with such variations as the circumstances may require, and on payment of the probate duty payable in respect thereof, and in case of grant of letters of administration with or without the will annexed, on the petitioner giving a further bond, the grant may be amended accordingly.
34. Inventory and account. – Inventory and account to be furnished by an executor or administrator under Section
317 of the Act shall be in the prescribed form, and shall be verified in the manner following :
“I …, the executor (or administrator) named in the above inventory, do hereby declare that the said inventory is in every respect true, perfect and correct to the best of my knowledge, information and belief, and that the same contains a full, true and perfect inventory of all the property in the possession of the deceased, at the date of his death, and of all credits owing to him, and of all debts owing by him”; or
“I … , the executor (or administrator) named in the above account, do hereby declare that the said account is true, perfect and correct to the best of my knowledge, information and belief, and that it gives a full, true and perfect account of all the estate and effects of the deceased which has or have come into my hands, possession, power, control, custody or knowledge, and of the disposition of the same.
Section C–Contentious Business

35. Caveats. – Any person intending to oppose the issuing of a grant of probate or letters of administration must either personally or by his Advocate file a caveat in Court in the prescribed form. Notice of the filing of the caveat shall be given by the Court to the petitioner or his Advocate in the prescribed form.
36. Affidavit in support of caveat. – Where a caveat is entered after an application has been made for a grant of probate or letters of administration with or without the will annexed, an objection supported by affidavit shall be filed within fourteen days of the caveat being lodged. Such objection shall state the right and interest of the caveator and the ground of objection to the application.
37. When caveat is entered before application for grant is filed. – Where an application for grant of probate or letters of administration with or without the will annexed is presented after a caveat has been filed, the Registrar General shall forthwith issue notice to the caveator calling upon him to file his objection supported by affidavit within fourteen days from the service of such notice.
38. Consequence of non-compliance. – Where the caveator fails to file any objection in compliance with Rule 36 or in compliance with the notice issued under Rule 37, the caveat may be discharged by an order to be obtained on application to the Court.
39. Conversion of application into suit. – Upon the affidavit in support of the caveat being filed (notice whereof shall immediately be given by the caveator to the petitioner) the proceedings shall be numbered as a suit in which the petitioner for probate or letters of administration shall be the plaintiff, and the caveator shall be the defendant, the petition for probate or letters of administration being registered as and deemed a plaint filed against the caveator, and the objection filed by the caveator being treated as his written statement in the suit. The procedure in such suit shall, as nearly as may be, be according to the provisions of the Code.
40. Proof in solemn form. – The party opposing a will may, with his affidavit, give notice to the party setting up the will that he merely insists upon the will being proved in solemn form of law, and only intends to cross-examine the witnesses produced in support of the will, and he shall thereupon be at liberty to do so, and shall not, in any event, be liable to pay the costs of the other side, unless the Court shall be of opinion that there was no reasonable ground for opposing the will.
41. Trial of preliminary issue. – The Court may, on the application of the petitioner, before directing that the proceedings be numbered as a suit, direct the trial of an issue as to the caveator’s interest. Where, upon the trial of such issue, it appears that the caveator has no interest, the Court shall order the caveat to be discharged, and may order the issue of probate or letters of administration as the case may be.
Section D– Miscellaneous

42. Custody of original will. – (i) Every original will filed in the court for the purpose of an application for the grant of a Probate or Letters of Administration with the Will annexed shall, except as hereinafter provided, remain in the custody of the Registrar General and shall be preserved by him in the manner hereinafter mentioned :
Provided that it shall be lawful for the Registrar General upon the requisition from any other court for the production of an original Will in a case pending in such court to forward the Will in a sealed packet under the custody of a responsible officer to such court for production in the pending case. The Officer shall deliver the sealed packet containing the Will to the Judge of such court and the Judge shall thereupon take all needful precautions for the safe custody and preservation of the Will, until he has returned the same in a sealed packet to the officer to whom it was entrusted for production, who shall deliver the sealed packet to the Registrar General for the purpose for which it was filed.
(ii) The Registrar General may transmit a Will to a court requiring its production by registered post insured for not less than Rs. 1,000, when its production through a responsible officer before that court, shall entail an amount of delay or expense which is unreasonable.

(iii) The Registrar General shall not comply with any requisition for the production of a Will except on receipt of a sum sufficient to cover all necessary expenses.

(iv) When any such original Will is filed, the Registrar General shall endorse upon it a serial number and a reference to the application in which it is filed and shall cause a copy of the Will to be made and after the copy has been examined by himself or such officer of the court as he directs and found by him to be a true copy, shall certify the copy to be a true copy and shall place it with the records and the Will shall thereupon be placed in a sealed cover and shall be locked up in a fire proof box, which shall be kept in the sole custody of the Registrar General. The key of the box shall also be in the sole custody of the Registrar General, who will be held responsible for the safe custody of the box and its contents.

(v) No original Will, after being placed in the fire proof box, shall be removed therefrom except under an Order in writing of the Registrar General made for the purpose of–

(a) complying with a requisition as required by the proviso to Rule 42 (i), or

(b) for being produced in Court on the hearing of the application for the purpose of which it was filed or on the hearing of an application for the revocation of a grant of probate or Letters of Administration with the Will annexed or on the hearing of a case in court or in any subordinate court, in which it is necessary to put such Will in evidence,

(c) for being copied, and

(d) for inspection of the Will.

(vi) A special register shall be maintained in the prescribed form for making entries of such Wills filed in the court.

(vii) Alphabetical index shall also be prepared in the prescribed form to the entries made in the Register and a copy of such index shall be attached to the Register. The Registrar General may upon an application in writing for inspection of the Register or any Will mentioned in such Register, make an order for the inspection of the same :

Provided that rules contained in Chapter XXXIX, with regard to entertainment of an application for inspection and inspection of records and register of records shall also apply to the entertainment of an application for inspection of any original Will and Register of original Will and also for inspection of original Will and register of Wills.
(viii) Every copy of original Will shall be made in the presence of the Registrar General or such officer of the Court as the Registrar General may direct.

(ix) Application for copy of the original Will shall be submitted to the court and such a copy shall only be granted subject to the conditions which is attached to the inspection of original Wills.

43. Decree under Section 295 of Administrators- General Act, 1963. – (a) (i) In all cases falling under Section 295 of the Act, a decree shall be drawn up in the prescribed form.
(ii) The decree shall direct the grantee to file in court within six months and one year respectively the inventory and account mentioned in Section 317 of the Act.

(b) After an order for grant of probate is made and in contentious cases the decree is drawn up, the probate or Letters of Administration shall be drawn up in the form prescribed in Schedule VI or VII of the Act, as the case may be, on stamp paper of requisite value produced by the petitioner, upon the petitioner filing in the court the Administration Bond of himself and/of his sureties in accordance with the orders of the Court.]

44. Administrator-General Act, 1963. – Nothing in this Chapter shall apply to applications to be made or acts to be done by the Administrator General in so far as they conflict with the provisions of the Administrators-General’s Act, 1963.
45. Application of Rule to subordinate Courts. – The Rule contained in this Chapter shall, so far as may be and with necessary modifications and adaptations, also apply to proceedings under the Act in subordinate Courts.]
Appendix to Chapter XXX

Rules Under Sections 223 and 236 of the Indian Succession Act, 1925

The following Rules have been made by the Government under Sections 223 and 236 of the Indian Succession, Act 1925, for the issue of grants of probate and letters of administration to companies, namely-
(1) In these Rules-

(a) “Share capital” includes stock; and

(b) “Trust business” means the business of acting as trustee under wills and settlements and as executor and administrator.

(2) The condition to be satisfied by a company in order to render it eligible for the grant of probate or Letters of Administration under the Indian Succession Act,1925, shall be the following, namely–

(1) The company shall be either–

(a) a company formed and registered under the Indian Companies Act, 1913, or under the Indian Companies Act, 1866, or under any Act or Acts repealed thereby, or under the Indian Companies Act, 1882, or a company formed under any other Act of the Governor Generalin- Council or of the Indian Legislature, or

(b) a company constituted under the law of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern lreland or any part thereof, and having a place of business in India, or

(c) a company established by Royal Charter having a place of business in India.

(2) The company shall be a company empowered by its constitution to undertake trust business.

(3) The company shall have a share capital for the time being subscribed of not less than–

(a) rupees 10 lakhs in the case of a company of the description specified in sub-clause (a) of Clause (1), and

(b) pound 1,00,000 in the case of a company of the description specified in sub-clause (b) of Clause (1), of which at least one-half shall have been paid in cash :

Provided that the President may exempt any company from the operation of this clause.
CHAPTER XXXI

Arbitration Rules

1. Preliminary. – The rules contained in this Chapter are made under Section 44 of the Arbitration Act, 1940, hereinafter referred to as the Act.
2. Presentation of application under Arbitration Act, 1940. – All applications under the Act shall be made by petition and shall be presented to the Court in the same manner as a plaint or other application. The petition shall be verified in the same manner as a plaint and shall, if necessary, be supported by an affidavit.
3. Form of petition. – The petition shall be divided into paragraphs, numbered consecutively, and shall contain the name, description and place of residence of the petitioner as well as the opposite party, and a statement in summary form–
(a) of all material facts;

(b) of facts showing that the Court to which the application is presented has jurisdiction; and

(c) of the nature of the relief asked for; and shall specify the names, descriptions and place of residence of other persons likely to be affected by it.

4. Statement of special case under Section 13 (b) of the Act. – (1) In a reference under Section 13 (b) of the Act, the question of law on which the opinion of the Court is sought and the facts out of which it arises shall be distinctly stated. A copy of the arbitration agreement if any shall be annexed to such reference. The arbitrators or umpire making the reference shall give notice of the action taken by them to the parties concerned.
(2) When the Court has pronounced its opinion under Section 14 (3) of the Act, a copy thereof shall be sent to the arbitrators or umpire making the reference and they shall have such opinion added to and made part of the award.
5. Cases to be registered as suits or miscellaneous cases. – A case in which the award is filed under Section 14
(2) or an application made under Section 20 (1) of the Act shall be numbered and registered as a suit. Other applications under the Act shall be numbered and registered as a miscellaneous case.
6. Issue of notice. – After a petition has been presented the Court may, if it is not in order or according to law, reject it. If it is not so rejected, the Court shall direct notice thereof to be given to all persons mentioned in the petition and to such other persons as may seem to it to be likely to be affected by the proceedings, requiring all or any of such persons to show cause, within the time specified in the notice, why the relief sought in the petition should not be granted. Such notice should be accompanied by such copies of the petition and the affidavit, if any, copies being supplied by the petitioner.
7. Payment of process-fees. – (1) The petitioner shall deposit the necessary process-fees for service of notice on the other parties concerned within seven days of the order directing the issue of notice or within such further time as the Court may, for sufficient cause shown, allow.
(2) The party who may have requested the arbitrators or umpire under Section 14(2) of the Act to cause an award to be filed shall, within seven days after the filing of the award or within such further time as the Court may, for sufficient cause shown, allow, deposit the necessary process-fees for the service of notice on the other parties concerned.
8. Mode of filing award. – (1) Where the award is filed by the arbitrators or umpire under Section 14 (2) of the Act they shall send to the Court under sealed cover the award or a signed copy thereof together with any proceedings or depositions and documents which may have been taken and proved before them and the opinion pronounced by the Court on the special case under Section 14 (3) of the Act, if any. They shall also send with the award a copy of the notice given to the parties concerned under Section 14 (1) of the Act. If the sealed cover is sent by post, it shall be sent under registered cover.
(2) Where the award is filed by a party to the arbitration, any party may move the Court to direct the arbitrators or umpire to produce before it any proceedings or depositions and documents which may have been taken and proved before them together with record of the arbitration which may be in their possession.
9. Application under Section 20 (1) of the Act. – Every application under Section 20 (1) of the Act shall be accompanied by a copy of the arbitration agreement.
10. Issue of processes at the request of arbitrators or umpire. – (1) The Court shall cause processes to be issued to the parties to an arbitration proceedings or to witnesses on the written request of the arbitrators or umpire.
(2) If the proceedings are under Chapter II of the Act the request for the issue of such processes shall be accompanied by a copy of the agreement under which the arbitrators or umpire are acting.
11. Court-fees and process-fees. – Court-fees and process-fees chargeable with respect to all matters, under the Act shall, as nearly as may be, be in accordance with the provisions of the Court Fees Act, 1870, and the rules for the time being in force relating to the payment of such fees on the original side.
12. Procedure. – In matters not provided for in this Chapter the provisions of the Code and any rules governing the proceedings of the Court shall, so far as may be and with necessary modifications and adaptations, apply to all proceedings including appeals under the Act before the Courts.
13. Proceedings in subordinate Courts. – the rules contained in this Chapter shall, with necessary modifications and adaptations, also apply to proceedings under the Act in subordinate Courts.
CHAPTER XXXII

Rules Under Section 16 of the Indian Divorce Act, 1869

1. Decree nisi not to be made absolute for certain period. – A decree nisi shall not be made absolute till after expiration of a period of six months or such longer period as may be specially fixed by the Court at the time of the passing of the decree, from the pronouncing thereof.
2. Objections to decree nisi being made absolute. – (1) Any person other than the officer appointed under Section 17-A of the Indian Divorce Act, 1869, wishing to show cause against a decree nisi being made absolute may after obtaining the leave of the Court enter an appearance in the proceeding in which the said decree was pronounced, and at the same time file an objection, supported by affidavit, setting forth the facts upon which he relies.
(2) Copies of the objection and the affidavit shall thereafter be served upon the party in whose favour the said decree was pronounced or his Advocate and such party may within a time to be fixed by the Court file a reply supported by affidavit. The person showing cause against the said decree being made absolute may, within a further time to be so fixed, file a reply thereto.
(3) No such affidavit shall be required when cause is shown by the officer appointed under Section 17-A of the Indian Divorce Act, 1869.
Appendix to Chapter XXXII

Rules Under Section 17-A of the Indian Divorce Act, 1869

1. Short title. – These Rules may be called the Indian Divorce (Domiciled Parties) Intervention Proceeding Rules, 1928.
2. Definitions. – In these Rules, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,–
(a) “Act” means the Indian Divorce Act (IV of 1869);

(b) “Officer” means an officer appointed under Section 17-A of the Act to exercise the like rights to showing cause that a decree for the dissolution of marriage should not be made absolute or should not be confirmed, as the case may be, as is exercisable in England by the King’s Proctor.

(c) “Pleader” means any person entitled to appear and plead for another in court, and includes an Advocate, a vakil and an attorney of a High Court, and

(d) “Proceeding” means a suit or proceeding under the Act.

3. Officers to take steps in proceedings. – (i) If any person during the progress of a proceeding or before the decree nisi is made absolute gives information to the officer or any matter material to the due decision of the case, the officer may take such steps as he considers necessary or expedient.
(ii) If, in consequence of any such information or otherwise, the officer suspects that any parties to the petition are or have been in collusion for the purpose of obtaining a decree contrary to the justice of the case, he may, after obtaining the leave of the Court, intervene and produce evidence to prove the alleged collusion.

4. Appearance in proceedings in which decree nisi pronounced. – (i) When the officer desires to show cause against making absolute a decree nisi, he shall enter an appearance in the proceeding in which such decree nisi has been pronounced and shall, within a time to be fixed by the Court, file his plea setting forth the grounds upon which he desires to show cause as aforesaid and a certified copy of his plea shall be served upon the petitioner or person in whose favour such decree has been pronounced or his pleader. On entering an appearance the officer shall be made a party to the proceedings and shall be entitled to appear in person or by pleader.
(ii) Where such plea alleges the petitioner’s adultery with any named person a certified copy of the plea shall be served upon each such person omitting such part thereof as contains an allegation in which the person so served is not named.

(iii) All subsequent pleadings and proceedings in respect of such plea shall be filed and carried in the same manner as in respect of an original petition under the Act, except as hereinafter provided.

(iv) If the charges contained in the plea of the officer are not denied or if no answer to the plea of the officer is filed within the time allowed or if an answer is filed and withdrawn or not proceeded with, the officer may apply forthwith for the rescission of the decree nisi and dismissal of the petition.

(v) Where the officer intervenes and shows cause against a decree nisi in any proceedings for divorce, the Court may make such order as to the payment by other parties to the proceeding of the costs incurred by him in so doing or as to the payment by him of any costs incurred by any of the said parties by reason of his so doing, as may seem just.

CHAPTER XXXIII

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CHAPTER XXXIV

Rules Under the Press (Objectionable Matter) Act, 1951

1. Application of Rules in Chapter XXXIII. – The Rules contained in Chapter XXXIII shall, so far as may be and with necessary adaptations and modifications, apply to applications made to the Court under Section 24 of the Press (Objectionable Matter) Act, 1951.
2. Reference, appeal or revision under Press (Objectionable Matter) Act, 1951. – A reference made under Section 21 (2) of the Press (Objectionable Matter) Act, 1951, shall be dealt with in so far as may be as a reference under Section 307 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898, and an appeal or revision under that Act shall be dealt with in so far as may be as an appeal or revision under the same Code.
CHAPTER XXXV

References Under the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949

1. Papers to accompany the finding of the Council. – The Council of the Institute (hereinafter referred to as the Council) when forwarding its finding to the Court shall submit along with it all the relevant papers which were before the Council and the Disciplinary Committee and in particular the following papers, namely–
(a) complaint or information;

(b) written statement of defence;

(c) deposition of witnesses;

(d) documents marked as exhibits;

(e) notes of the hearing before the Disciplinary Committee and the Council; and

(f) report of the Disciplinary Committee.

The Council shall submit to the Court along with its finding two extra copies thereof together with two extra copies of the papers enumerated above or their translations in English where such papers are not in English or in the language of the State.
The council shall also furnish to the Court the postal addresses of all persons on whom notices are required to be served under Section 21 (2) of the Act.
2. Fixing date of hearing. – On receipt of the finding of the Council and the papers mentioned in the preceding Rule the Registrar General shall fix a date for the hearing of the case and shall forthwith issue notices in the prescribed forms at the addresses furnished by the Council under the next preceding Rule. Notices shall also be issued to the counsel and the central government. The notices shall also be sent by registered post so as to be served not less than fifteen days before the date fixed for the hearing of the case.
3. Constitution of the Bench for the hearing of the case. – The case shall be heard by a Bench consisting of not less than two Judges to be nominated by the Chief Justice.
4. Copy of final order to be sent to the Council and Central Government. – The Registrar General shall send certified copies of the final orders of the Court to the Council and the Central Government.

CHAPTER XXXV-A

Rules Under the Trade and Merchandise Marks Act, 1958

1. Definitions. – In these Rules, “the Act” means the Trade and Merchandise Marks Act, 1958.”Registrar General of Trade Marks” referred to in Section 4 of the Act includes any such other officer as may be appointed to discharge the function of the Registrar General in pursuance of Section 4 (2) of the Act.2. Title of application. – All applications or appeals under any provision of the Act shall be entitled :In the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad.Application/Appeal under Section ………. of theTrade and Merchandise Marks Act, 1958.

……………………………………………………………….. Applicant


Appellant

versus

…………………………………………………………… Opposite party


Respondent

3. Mode of application. – All applications and appeals under the Act, shall be made by petition supported by an affidavit and shall be presented to the Registrar General.If the Registrar General finds the application or appeal to be in order, he shall direct it to be placed before the Court for orders on the next working day.

4. Disposal by court at first hearing. – The Court may either admit the application or appeal so placed before it or reject summarily or make such order as the circumstances of the case may require.

5. Service on the Registrar of Trade Marks. – Notice of all applications or appeals admitted by the Court, shall be served on the Registrar of Trade Marks who shall have a right to appear and be heard and shall appear, if so directed by the Court.

6. Record of the case in appeal. – In all contested appeals from the decisions of the Registrar of Trade Marks, the petitioner and the respondent shall furnish to each other, within two weeks from the date of filing of the affidavit in reply, a list of the documents forming part of the record of the case before the Registrar of Trade Marks, on which they rely for the purposes of the hearing of an appeal. The petitioner shall prepare a duly indexed compilation of the documents relied upon by either side and furnish a copy thereof to the Court and to the other side.

7. Reference under Section 107 (2). – Where the Registrar of Trade Marks makes a reference to the Court under Section 107(2) of the Act, he shall give notice of the fact to the parties concerned. He shall also supply to the Court the postal addresses of all the persons concerned in the reference. After the reference has been filed, a date shall be fixed by the Registrar for the hearing of the same and notice thereof shall be given to the parties concerned.

8. Procedure for withdrawal of application under Section 109(7). – Where under Section 109 (7) of the Act, an applicant intends to withdraw his application, he shall give notice of the intention in writing to the Registrar of Trade Marks and to the other parties, if any, to the appeal, within one month after the leave referred to in that section has been obtained. He shall inform the Registrar also who shall fix a date for the disposal of the appeal as soon as possible.

9. Copy of order of Judgment to be sent to the Registrar of Trade Marks. – A certified copy of every order or judgment of the Court shall be communicated to the Registrar of Trade Marks.

10. Affidavits as evidence. – Affidavits shall be treated as evidence of the facts affirmed in them.

11. Application of the Code of Civil Procedure and Rules and Forms of the Court. – Matters not provided for in the foregoing Rules shall be governed by the provisions of the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908, and the Rules and Forms of the Courts, shall apply mutatis mutandis to all proceedings under the Act :Provided that it shall not be necessary for the Court to frame issues.

CHAPTER XXXV-B

Rules Under the Copyright Act,1957

(Act No. XIV of 1957)

1. Application of Rules of Court and C.P.C. – Appeals Section 72 (2) of the Copyright Act, 1957, shall be governed mutatis mutandis by the Rules of Court, 1952 and by provisions of Order XLI of the Code of Civil Procedure and for such purpose such appeals shall be deemed to be appeals from orders.2. Stay of proceedings. – The Court may, for sufficient reasons, direct that any proceedings in pursuance of the order appealed from shall remain stayed on such terms as it thinks fit.

CHAPTER XXXV-C

Rules Under the Banker’s Books Evidence Act, 1891 (XVIII of 1891)

1. Scale of fees. – A Bank ordered under the Banker’s Books Evidence Act, XVIII of 1891, to supply certified copies of entries from its books shall be entitled to charge on the following scale. –

Searching fee:-

For each year or part of year in respect of which search is made………………………..Rs. 5.

Copies:-

For each bank folio or part thereof………………………..Rs. 5.

Certificate:-

For the certificate under Section 6 of the Act ……………………Rs. 5.

A bank folio for this purpose is a page of the Banks book of not less than 40 and not more than 50 lines.
2. Application how made. – An application shall be made for an order under the said Act and the Court or Judge may either pass an ex parte order granting it or direct that notice of it shall be served on the bank or banks named in it. The application shall set out the particulars of the entries of which it is desired to obtain copies (or, if this is impossible, the year or years in which such entries appear) and their materiality.
3. Application made in insufficient time and procedure to be followed in such cases. – All applications shall be made in sufficient time to allow three clear day’s notice required to be given by Section 6 (2) of the Banker’s Books Evidence Act, and all applications made in insufficient time shall state the reasons thereof.
4. Service of order on Bank. – The party who has obtained such order shall serve it upon the Bank or Banks affected and at the same time pay to the Bank or Banks the searching fee.
5. Banks to make search and make out demand for fees for copies. – Upon service of the order the Bank or Banks shall forthwith cause search to be made and shall thereafter forthwith inform the party, who has obtained the order, the amount to be paid to such Bank or Banks for copies of the entries to be made in terms of the order.
6. Parties to pay for certified copies and certificates. – Thereupon the party concerned shall pay to the Bank or Banks the amount so stated and the fee for the certificate and the Bank or Banks shall upon receipt thereof forthwith prepare and deliver to the party the copies of the relevant entries together with the certificate under Section 6 of the Act.
7. Saving. – Nothing in the above rules shall be construed as derogating from the power of the court or the Judge to make such orders as to costs in particular cases as may seem appropriate to it or him under Section 7 of the Act.
CHAPTER XXXV-D

Rules Under Section 4 (E) of the Powers of Attorney Act, 1882

1. Presentation of Applications. – An application to deposit any instrument creating a power of attorney shall be made by a petition signed by the applicant which must be presented before the Registrar General either by the applicant in person or by an advocate.
2. Verification of due execution. – The instrument creating power of attorney the execution whereof must be verified by affidavit, statutory declaration or other sufficient evidence shall be annexed to such petition. It will be received for deposit to the High Court being satisfied as to its due execution, but the Court may, before making an order for its deposit require further evidence of such execution.
3. Custody of the instrument of Power of Attorney. – On an order being made by the Court a power of attorney shall be deposited in the file maintained for keeping such documents. The Registrar General shall have the custody of all such instruments.
Entries relating to instruments so deposited will be made in a register containing the following headings :
(i) Description of document.

(ii) Date.

(iii) By whom deposited.

(iv) Date of deposit.

(v) Remarks.

4. Inspection of the Register of Instrument. – Any person desiring to search the register of instruments so maintained or to inspect any such instrument shall be allowed to do so on his making an application to the Registrar General to that effect and paying fee in the form of court-fee stamp, as prescribed hereinafter. A certified copy of the instrument may be issued to an applicant therefor on his/her making a proper application and paying the fee therefor as prescribed hereinafter.
5. Certified copy of the instrument. – A copy of an instrument so deposited, if presented by a person in the office, may be stamped or marked as a certified copy on payment of the fee as prescribed therefor in the rules. The copy so stamped or marked, shall become and be a certified copy.
6. Evidentiary value of the certified copy. – A certified copy of an instrument deposited under Rule 2 above shall without further proof, be sufficient evidence of the contents of the instrument and its deposit in the High Court.
7. Table of fees. – The table of fees for purposes of this Chapter shall be as under :
(1). For application for depositing an instrument creating a power of attorney.

The fees as payable under Article D(e)(5) of Schedule-II of the Court Fees Act as amended in Its application to Uttar Pradesh.

(2) For search of register of instruments creating a power of attorney

Rs. 2.00

(3) For inspection of such instruments

Rs. 2.00

(4) For stamping or making a copy of such Instrument presented, as certified copy.

Rs. 2.00

(5) For issue of a certified copy–

(a) Urgent

Rs. 4.00

(b) Ordinary

Rs. 2.00

Notes. – (i) In addition to the fees prescribed in clauses (2), (3), (4) and (5) above, fee for applications for search, inspection and certified copies shall be payable as in the Court Fees Act as amended in its application to Uttar Pradesh.

(ii) The copies presented for stamping or making as certified copies in clause (4) above can be certified only when they are written or typed on stamp sheets of the value required under Article 24 of Schedule 1-B of the Indian Stamp Act, as amended in its application to Uttar Pradesh.

(iii) The stamp duty as payable under Article 24 of Schedule I-B of the Indian Stamp Act, as amended in its application to Uttar Pradesh, shall also be paid for issue of certified copies under clause (5) above.

CHAPTER XXXV-E

Rules Framed Under Section 23 of the Contempt of Court Act, 1971

1. Introduction. – The Rules contained in this Chapter shall govern presentation and hearing of Contempt of Court cases coming to this High Court under the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971.
2. Nature of contempt to be indicated. – Every application, reference or motion for taking proceedings under the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971 shall mention at the head whether it relates to the Commission of ‘Civil Contempt’ or ‘Criminal Contempt’ :
Provided that, if there are allegations both of commission of Civil Contempt and Criminal Contempt against the same person/persons, two separate applications shall be moved, one dealing with Civil Contempt and the other with Criminal Contempt.
3. Facts to be stated in the motion or reference. – (1) Every such motion or reference made under Section 15 (1) of the Act shall contain in precise language the statement setting forth the facts constituting the contempt of which the person charged is alleged to be guilty and shall specify the date or dates on which the contempt is alleged to have been committed.
(2) Every motion made by the Advocate General under sub-section (2) of Section 15 of the Act shall state the allegations of facts and the view of the informant that in relation to these facts contempt appears to have been committed of which the Court should take cognizance and take further action. The motion should contain sufficient material to indicate why the Advocate General is inclined to move the court.
(3) (a) A petition for taking contempt of court proceedings shall be supported by an affidavit. In case of criminal contempt three copies of the application and the affidavit shall accompany the application :
Provided that if there are more than one opposite parties, the petition shall be accompanied by as many extra copies as there are opposite parties.
(b) When the petitioner relies upon any document or documents in his possession, he shall file the same along with the petition or a copy thereof as annexure to affidavit.

(c) A petition made under Section 15 (1) (b) of the Act shall also be accompanied by the consent in writing of the Advocate General and a copy thereof.

(4) Every petition is respect of criminal contempt, where it is not moved by the Advocate General and where the consent in writing of the Advocate General had not been obtained, and every petition in regard to criminal contempt of a subordinate court where no reference has been made by it and the petition is moved without the consent of the Advocate General shall clearly state the reasons why the consent in writing of the Advocate General could not be obtained and why the court has been approached to act suo motu.
4. Civil and criminal contempt’s presentation after stamp reporter. – (a) Every case relating to civil contempt shall be presented before the Bench [***] constituted for that purpose.
(b) Every case of criminal contempt coming under Section 15 of the Act shall be presented before the Bench of not less than two Judges constituted for the purpose.

(c) provided that every case of contempt of Court presented before the Court shall bear the report of the Stamp Reporter as to sufficiency of Court-fee paid and also about limitation. References relating to contempt of court received on Administrative side from the subordinate courts shall, along with the office report with respect thereto, be laid before the Chief Justice, who shall have the discretion to file the same or to order that the same be laid before the Bench concerned, [at Allahabad or Lucknow as the case might be] for further proceedings in connection with the case.

5. Issuance of notice. – Such allegations contained in the petition as appears to the Court to make out a prima facie case of contempt of Court against the person concerned, shall be reduced into charge or charges by the Court against such person, and notice shall be issued only with respect to those charges :
Provided that the Court shall not issue notice if more than a year has elapsed from the alleged act of contempt of court.
6. Documents accompanied notice. – Where an order has been made directing that notice be issued to any person to show cause why he should not be punished for contempt of Court, a date shall be fixed for the hearing and a notice thereof in the prescribed form given to the person concerned. The notice of a criminal contempt shall also be served on the Government Advocate. The notice shall be accompanied by copies of the application, motion and the affidavit or a copy of the reference by a subordinate court as the case may be, and a copy of the charge or charges as framed by the court and shall require the person concerned to appear either in person or through counsel unless otherwise ordered before the Court at the time and on the date specified therein to show cause why he should not be punished for Contempt of Court. Notice of every proceeding under Section 15 of the Act shall be served personally on the person charged, unless the Court for reasons to be recorded directs otherwise.
7. Contempt in the presence of the Court. – When it is alleged or appears to the Court upon its own view that a person has been guilty of contempt committed in its presence or hearing, the Court may cause such person to be detained in custody, and at any time before the rising of the Court, on the same day or as early as possible thereafter, shall–
(a) cause him to be informed in writing of the contempt with which he is charged, and if such person pleads guilty to the charge, his plea shall be recorded and the Court may in its discretion, convict him thereon;

(b) if such person refuses to plead, or does not plead, or claims to be tried or the Court does not convict him, on his plea or guilt, afford him an opportunity to make his defence to the charge, in support of which he may file an affidavit on the date fixed for his appearance or on such other date as may be fixed by the court in that behalf;

(c) after taking such evidence as may be necessary or as may be offered by such person and after hearing him, proceed either forthwith or after the adjournment, to determine the matter of the charge; and

(d) make such order for punishment or discharge of such person as may be just.

8. Application for transfer of hearing to be placed before Chief Justice. – Notwithstanding anything contained in Rule 7, where a person charged with contempt under that rule applies, whether orally or in writing to have the charge against him tried by some Judge other than the Judge or Judges in whose presence or hearing the offence is alleged to have been committed, and the court is of opinion that it is practicable to do so and that in the interest of proper administration of justice the application should be allowed, it shall cause the matter to be placed together with a statement of the facts of the case, before the Chief Justice for such directions as he may think fit to issue as respects the trial thereof.
9. Detention of contemnor during pendency of the proceedings. – Pending the determination of the charge under clause (c) of Rule 7 the Court may direct that the person charged with contempt under section 14 of the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971, shall be detained in such custody as it may specify.
10. Informant not to plead unless directed by the court. – After giving information about the commission of contempt of court by any person or persons, the informant shall not have any right to appear or plead or argue before the Court unless he is called upon by the Court specially to do so.
11. Bail in contempt case. – When any person charged with contempt appears or is brought before the High Court and is prepared, while in custody or at any stage of the proceedings, to give bail, such person shall be released on bail, if a bond for such sum of money as the Court thinks sufficient is executed with or without sureties conditioned that the person charged shall attend at the time and place mentioned in the bond and shall continue to so attend until otherwise directed by the Court :
Provided that the High Court may if it thinks fit, instead of taking bail from such person, discharge him on his executing a bond without sureties for his attendance as aforesaid, or without executing such bond :
Provided further that on the failure of a person to comply with the conditions of the bail bond as regards the time and place of attendance, the Court may refuse to release him on bail when on a subsequent occasion in the same case he appears before the Court or is brought in custody and every such refusal shall be without prejudice to the powers of the Court to call upon any person bound by such bond to pay the penalty thereof.
The provisions of Sections 422 to 448 and 450 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, shall so far as may be, apply to all the bonds executed under the Rule.
12. Attachment of property and warrant of arrest in certain cases. – The Court may, if satisfied that the person charged is absconding or likely to abscond or is keeping or is likely to keep out of the way to avoid service of the notice, order the attachment of his property of such value or amount as it may deem reasonable. In case of criminal contempt the Court may, in lieu of or in addition to the order of attachment of property, order issue of warrant of arrest of such person :
Provided that, in case the Court considers it fit and expedient, it may issue warrant of arrest in the first instance.
Such warrant may be endorsed in the manner laid down in Section 71 of the Code of Criminal Procedure. The attachment referred to above shall be effected in the manner provided in the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 for the attachment of property in execution of a decree for payment of money. If after such attachment, the person charged appears and shows to the satisfaction of the Court that he did not abscond or keep out of the way to avoid service of the notice, the Court shall order the release of his property from attachment upon such terms as to costs or otherwise as it may think fit.
13. Paper book and issue of copies in contempt cases. – The rules contained in the Rules of Court pertaining to grant of copies and charging process fees in criminal matters and preparation of paper book in contempt of Court cases and such other matters in respect of which no provision has been made in this Chapter, shall apply mutatis mutandis to the proceedings under this Chapter and the appeals coming under Section 19 of the Act. Similarly when proceedings are pending in subordinate Court, the Rules made by the High Court for conduct of business of such subordinate Courts shall apply to those proceedings.
14. Costs. – Where costs have been awarded by the Court in proceedings for contempt of court but have not been paid, the person entitled to them may apply to the Court for execution of the order. The application shall be accompanied by an affidavit stating the amount of costs awarded and the amount, remaining unpaid, and it shall be laid before the Court for orders. The Court may direct the Chief Judicial Magistrate to realise the amount due by himself or by any Magistrate subordinate to him. Such amounts shall be realised as if it were an amount of fine.
Part VIII-Miscellaneous–Chapters XXXVI to XLI

CHAPTER XXXVI

Deposit and Repayment of Money

1. Heads of account. – Money received and paid shall be classified under the following heads of account, namely–
(1) Civil deposits, including–

(i) sums deposited in lieu of security in Supreme Court Appeals and other cases under the orders of the Court:

(ii) unexpended balances of miscellaneous receipt under Rule 9;

(iv) Sums deposited towards rent, damages, interest and costs etc. in any appeal or revision under Section 40 read with Section 39 of U.P. Act XIII of 1972 or similar other provisions.

(2) Miscellaneous deposits, including–

(i) travelling and other expenses of witnesses;

(ii) fees and incidental charges of Commissioners, Arbitrators, etc.

(iii) copying charges received by money order;

(iv) fee of Government Examiner of Questioned Documents.

(3) Government credit, including–

(i) sums paid in connection with the preparation of type written paper books;

(ii) fines, stamp duties and penalties;

(iii) sale proceeds of forms, waste paper and useless furniture, rent of chambers realised from Advocates and rent for the use of the premises realized from food vendors;

(iv) sale proceeds of paper-books;

(v) sums deposited by parties for summoning records; and

(vi) copying charges paid in cash for the preparation of copies of books, registers, maps or plans.

2. Payment of cash by tender. – Payment of money into Court shall ordinarily be made in cash accompanied by a copy of the prescribed tender (Form No. 197) in triplicate duly filled in Hindi or English by the payer.
3. Presentation of tender. – The payer shall present the form to the Deputy Registrar ordinarily between the hours of 10 and 11 a.m. The Deputy Registrar shall call for a report from the official in charge of the record of the case as to the correctness of the amount, the nature of payment tendered and the number of the case, if any, as entered in the form and whether the payment is due from the person on whose behalf it is tendered. After such corrections as may be found necessary have been made the Deputy Registrar shall put his signature on the tender form as well as sign the order to the cashier to receive and credit the amount if tendered to him within three days. Thereafter the tender form shall be returned to the payer for presentation and payment of the money to the cashier.
The Deputy Registrar shall ensure that the tender form is ordinarily returned duly signed to the payer the same day by 12.30 p.m.
4. Payment to Cashier. – On receiving the tender form and the money from the payer the cashier shall put his signature on the three portions of the form in acknowledgment of the payment and hand over the last portion of the form to the payer by way of receipt. The second portion of the form shall be retained by him and pasted in the file book. He shall put the serial number for the entry made by him in the day book on the first portion of the form and forward it to the Section Officer, Accounts (A) Department who shall send it without delay to the official concerned to be placed on record of the case.
5. Time for payment. – The time for the payment of money to the Cashier shall be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
6. Payment by money order. – Payment of money into Court may also be made by money order addressed to the Deputy Registrar.
The money order shall be received by the cashier and entered in the register of money orders, and the register and the money order shall be laid before the Deputy Registrar for signature. A tender form in triplicate, and the procedure laid down in the preceding Rules shall, so far as may be, be followed.
7. Deposit to be sent to State Bank of India. – Sums deposited under heads (1) (3) and (4) of Rule 1 shall be entered at once in their respective receipt registers and sent to the State Bank of India daily along with the pass book and a duplicate copy of the entries made therein. The copy shall after comparison with the pass book be retained by the Bank and forwarded to the Treasury in due course, the pass book being returned to the Court.
8. Disbursement of miscellaneous deposit. – Sums deposited under head (2) of Rule 1 shall be entered at once in the register of miscellaneous deposits and repayments.
Sums deposited under sub-heads (iv) of head (2) of Rule 1 shall be sent to the Treasury as soon as possible and credited to the Central Government under the appropriate head.
Sums deposited under other sub-heads shall be retained by the cashier if the money is expected to be disbursed soon; otherwise the money shall be credited to the personal ledger account maintained at the Treasury in the name of the Deputy Registrar and may be withdrawn as required by means of a cheque signed by the Deputy Registrar for the purpose of disbursement. In such case before the money is actually disbursed it shall again be entered in the register to which such deposit relates.
Unexpended balances which remain undisbursed shall be deposited under head (ii) of Rule 1 (1) under the orders of the Registrar General.
10. Manner of repayment. – The payment of sums entered under head (2) of Rule 1 may be made by the Cashier in cash or when the amount does not exceed Rs. 100 by postal money order under the orders of the Deputy Registrar after deducting money order commission therefrom.
11. Repayment orders. – The repayment of sums entered under head (1) or (3) or (4) of Rule 1 shall be made by means of repayment order upon an application in the prescribed form under the orders of the Registrar General or the Deputy Registrar.
12. Presentation of application for repayment. – Every application for repayment under Rule 11 shall be signed by the person to whom the money is repayable or by the person duly authorized by him by a general or special power of attorney. Where the person signing the application is not known to the Deputy Registrar, his signature shall be witnessed by an Advocate or any other person known to the Deputy Registrar.
If the applicant desires that the money be paid on his behalf to his Advocate, he shall sign a declaration on the form that the money be paid to such Advocate. Such Advocate shall also put his signature on the form.
The applicant shall fill up columns 1 to 4 of the form. If the precise amount due to him is not known, column 4 need not be filled up. The application shall bear the necessary Court-fee stamps and shall be presented to the Deputy Registrar during working hours.
13. Identification of applicant. – If the person to whom the money is payable appears in person and is not personally known to the Deputy Registrar no order for repayment shall be made until he has been identified by an Advocate or any other person known to the Deputy Registrar.
14. Repayment by money order. – Where the sum to be repaid does not exceed Rs. 500 and the applicant desires that the money be remitted to him by money order, he shall add to the application a request to that effect and mention the address at which the money is to be remitted to him. He may instead of presenting such application to the Deputy Registrar forward it to him by post after obtaining thereon the countersignature of a Judge, Munsif or Magistrate as to his identity under the seal of the Court. In such case the money repayable less money order commission shall be remitted to him by money order at the address given in the application.
If the applicant is serving in the Army, Navy or Air force the countersignature as to his identity by his commanding Officer will be sufficient for the purpose of this Rule.
15. Order by Court in certain cases. – In the case of appeals to the Supreme Court or appeals and revisions under Section 40 read with Section 39 of the U.P. Urban Buildings (Regulation of Letting, Rent and Eviction) Act, XIII of 1972 to this Court] the Deputy Registrar shall before making an order of repayment obtain an order of the Court, as to such repayment. The Deputy Registrar or the Court may before making an order of repayment direct notice to issue to any person or persons to show cause why such repayment should not be made.
16. Order of payment. – If the application is found by the Deputy Registrar to be incorrect or defective he may get it corrected by the applicant. The Deputy Registrar shall thereafter satisfy himself after calling for an office report that the repayment is due. He shall also obtain a certificate from the [Section Officer, Accounts (A) Department] showing that there is no order of attachment or stop order in force affecting such money or any part thereof.
On being satisfied that any repayment is due to the applicant, he shall make an order or repayment and thereafter a repayment order shall be prepared in the proper form.
Where it is considered desirable that repayment should be made through a bank, the repayment order shall be sealed with the seal containing the words “Recoverable through a bank”.
Where it is found that no money is payable to the applicant the application shall be rejected and placed on the record of the case.
17. Repayment to be promptly made. – It shall be the duty of the Deputy Registrar to see that applications for repayment are promptly dealt with and a repayment order should ordinarily be ready for delivery to the applicant not later than one week from the date of the application.
18. Counting of cash balance. – (1) The cash balance in the hand of the Cashier shall be counted at least once every month by the Registrar General. The counting shall also be done on the last working day of each month immediately after the closing of the cash account of the month or on the first working day of the following month before any disbursement is made on that day. This counting may be done by the Deputy Registrar.
(2) When the aggregate cash balance in the hand of the Cashier exceeds one-half of the amount of his security and is not capable of immediate reduction, the excess shall be remitted in a lump sum to the treasury as a civil deposit.
19. Registers. – The Cashier shall keep the following registers, namely–
(1) Day-book.

(2) Cash-book.

(3) pass-book.

(4) Register of Money Orders.

The Section Officer, Accounts Department, shall keep the following registers, namely–
(1) Register of Receipts and Repayments of Civil Deposits;

(2) Register of Miscellaneous Deposits and Repayments;

(3) Register of Government Credits;

(4) Register of Personal Ledger Account;

(5) Contract Contingent Register;

(6) Non-contract Contingent Register;

(7) Register of Sales of Paper-books; and

(8) Register of Rents.

20. Acquittance rolls. – The Cashier shall also maintain the acquittance rolls.
The Section Officer, Accounts Department shall also maintain a Register of Works, where necessary.
21. Annual lists of unpaid deposits. – Early in the month of February every year the registers of receipt and repayments of deposits shall be carefully examined by the Section Officer, Accounts Department, and a list shall be prepared of–
(i) (a) all deposits not exceeding rupees five which have remained in deposit from a date prior to April 1 of the preceding year; and

(b) all unpaid balances not exceeding rupee one of all deposits which have been partly repaid, and

(ii) all deposits and unpaid balances of deposits which had on the first day of February remained in deposit from a date more than two years prior to April 1 of the preceding year.

The list shall be affixed on the notice board in a conspicuous part of the Court-house with a notice stating that the items mentioned therein would lapse to Government if they are not withdrawn before April 1 following and that such lapsed deposit cannot thereafter be repaid without the sanction of the Accountant General.
22. Repayment application received from Subordinate Courts. – If an application for repayment of money is forwarded by a subordinate Court to the Court under Rule 300 of the General Rule (Civil), 1957, Volume 1, the Munsarim concerned shall, on its receipt, certify under his signature the particulars required in columns 5 to 8 of the application form and shall return it forthwith to the Court from which it was received.
CHAPTER XXXVII

Processes and Process-Fees

1. Process fees-Original jurisdiction. – The scale of fees chargeable for serving or executing any process issued by the Court in exercise of its matrimonial, testamentary and intestate, or original civil jurisdiction, ordinary or extraordinary, shall be double the scale of such fees chargeable in the Court of the district Judge under the rules in force for the service or execution of such processes.
2. Process fees-Appellate jurisdiction. – (1) The fees chargeable for serving and executing processes issued by the Court in exercise of its civil appellate jurisdiction shall be as follows :
(a) Notice of appeal or other notice to respondents, where the number of respondents to be served is not more than four–one fee of eight rupees.

Where the number of such respondents is more than four, the fee above mentioned shall be charge for the first four together with an additional fee of two rupees for every respondent in excess of four.
(b) Summons to witnesses, where the number of witnesses to be served is not more than four-one fee of six rupees.

Where the number of such witnesses is more than four, the fee above mentioned shall be charged for the first four together with an additional fee of one rupee for every witness in excess of four.
(c) Warrant of arrest, in respect of each person to be arrested ten rupees

(d) Notice, proclamation or injunction or other order, not otherwise provided for, where the number to be served is not more than four– one fee of eight rupees.

Where the number is more than four, the fee above mentioned shall be charged for the first four together with an additional fee of two rupees for every process in excess of four.
(2) sub-rule (1) shall, with necessary modifications and adaptations, also apply to fees chargeable for serving and executing processes in exercise of the Court’s civil revisional jurisdiction.
3. When fee not chargeable. – Notwithstanding anything contained in Rules 1 and 2, no fee shall be charged for–
(a) serving or executing any process issued by the Court of its own motion unless the Court orders that the process-fee be paid by any party; or

(b) serving or executing any process issued in consequence of the adjournment of a case otherwise than at the instance of a party; or

(c) affixing a copy of a notice, summons, proclamation or order in a Court-house or a public office; or

(d) serving or executing an order upon an officer-in-charge of a jail directing him to detain or release a person committed to his custody; or

(e) serving or executing any process or order in connection with a departmental inquiry.

4. Process not to issue unless fee paid. – No process in respect of which a fee is chargeable under Rule 1 or 2 shall be issued unless the requisite fee has been paid.
5. Fees to be paid in Court-fee stamps. – (1) Fees shall be paid in Court-fee stamps shall be affixed to the application by which the Court is moved to issue the process, or, if there be no such application, to the memorandum of appeal or cross-objection or the application initiating the proceeding :
Provided that in case of non-availability of court fee stamps for purposes of payment of process fee, such fee shall, within the prescribed period, be deposited in accordance with the provisions of Section 25-A of the Court Fees Act, 1870.
(2) Where an application is made for issue of process, the Court-fee paid on the application itself shall not be regarded as part of such process fee.
6. Service of process beyond Courts jurisdiction. – (1) Where the court sends a process for service or execution to any Court beyond its jurisdiction it shall endorse thereon a certificate that the fee chargeable under the rules has been levied, so that it may be served or executed free or further charge by the Court to which it is sent.
(2) Where any extraordinary local expenses, such as, boat hire, have to be incurred in the service or execution of such process, a sum sufficient to cover such expenses shall be paid in cash by the party concerned and sent by postal money order to the Court to which the process is sent for service or execution.
7. Fees for process to be issued by another Court. – Fees for processes to be issued by the court to which a commission is issued shall be payable in accordance with the rules of such Court. They shall be paid in cash by the party concerned and sent by postal money order to that Court.
8. Refund of process-fee when process not issued. – Where in consequence of a compromise or for some other reason, it becomes unnecessary to issue any process for which a process-fee has been paid and such process has not been issued, one-half of the process fee shall be refunded to the party concerned provided that an application for such refund is made before the Court-fee stamps by which such process-fee was paid are destroyed.
Save as provided above no fee paid in respect of process shall be refunded after the order directing the issue of such process has been made.
9. Fees paid to be costs in the cause. – Except as otherwise provided by these rules or ordered by the Court all fees and charges paid in accordance with the preceding Rules shall be costs in the cause :
Provided that no fees or charges which have been refunded or in respect of which a party might on application have obtained an order for refund, shall be deemed to be fees or charges paid within the meaning of this Rule.
10. Cost of summoning record. – The cost of summoning a record shall be rupees ten and Rules 3 (a) and (e) 4, 5 (2) 6, 7, 8 and 9 shall so far as may be and with necessary modifications and adaptations apply thereto. Such cost shall be paid in cash to the Cashier.
CHAPTER XXXVIII

Registers

1. Institution register. – A separate register of institutions in the prescribed form shall be kept for each of the following classes of cases, namely–
(1) First Appeals.

(2) Execution First Appeals.

(3) Second Appeals.

(4) Execution Second Appeals.

(5) Appeals from Orders.

(6) Civil Revisions.

(7) Application for Review of Judgment.

(8) Matrimonial References.

(9) Matrimonial Suits.

(10) Testamentary Cases.

(11) Testamentary Suits.

(12) Company Cases.

(13) Other Original Suits.

(14) Tax Writ.

(15) Tax Cases.

(16) Special Appeals.

(17) Applications for Leave to Appeal to Supreme Court.

(18) Civil Miscellaneous Cases.

(19) Criminal Appeals.

(20) Criminal Revisions.

(21) Criminal References.

(22) Cases under Section 366 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.

(23) Criminal Miscellaneous Cases.

(24) Caveat.

Cases shall be entered in the register according to the date of admission and no defective case shall be entered therein.
2. Progress register. – A record of the progress made in each case shall be maintained and a brief note made of the orders passed in the case from time to time and the dates, when and the manner in which such orders are complied with. Unless such entries can conveniently be made in the register of institutions, a separate progress register shall be maintained in the prescribed form for each class of cases mentioned in Rule 1.
3. Register of defective cases. – A register in the prescribed form shall be maintained of all defective cases under Clauses (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (13) and (16) mentioned in Rule 1 and of all criminal appeals and revisions received from prisoners confined in jail through the Officer-in-charge of such jail. The cases shall be entered therein according to the date of presentation and as record kept of the steps taken from time to time to remove the defect. As soon as the defect has been removed and the case admitted, it shall be entered in the appropriate register of institutions.
4. Register of interlocutory applications. – A register in the prescribed form shall be kept of all interlocutory applications mentioned in Rule 2 (1) of Chapter IX.
5. Alteration in form of Registers. – The Registrar General may, with the approval of the Chief Justice, make such alteration, addition or substitution in the form of any register as may be found necessary.
CHAPTER XXXIX

Inspection of Records

1. Removal of record from Court building. – No record of any case shall be removed from the Court building except under an order in writing of a Judge or the Registrar General:
Provided that if a Judge requires a record at his residence he may take it. The official in whose custody the record is, shall keep a note of the date when the Judge takes the record and the date when he returns it.
2. No inspection of record in Administrative Department. – No record or paper in the Administrative Department shall be inspected by any person other than a Judge or gazetted officer of the Court except under an order in writing of the Chief Justice.
3. Inspection of record in Judicial or Criminal Department. – Except as provided in Rule 17 of Chapter VI no record or paper in the Judicial or Criminal Department shall be inspected by any person other than a Judge or a gazetted officer of the Court without an order in writing of a Judge, the Registrar General or the Deputy Registrar.
4. Time of inspection. – Any person permitted to inspect a record may inspect it between the hours of 11 a. m. and 3 p. m. on such day or days for which permission is given.
5. Place of inspection. – No inspection of the record of a criminal case shall be made except in the room of the Section Officer, Criminal Department and in his presence of that of his assistant and no inspection of the record of a civil case shall be made except in the room of the Inspection Clerk and in his presence.
6. Inspection by a party. – Any party to a case or the Advocate or recognized agent of such party may apply for an order for inspection by himself or in the case of an Advocate by his registered clerk, of the record of such case or any paper or papers contained therein :
Provided that a party which has been ordered to file a written statement shall not be entitled to inspect a written statement filed by another party until it has first filed its own.
7. Inspection by a stranger. – (1) A person other than a party to a case may also apply for an order for the inspection of a record or any paper or papers contained therein provided he clearly states in his application the reason why such inspection is desired.
(2) Such person shall not be entitled as of right to obtain an order for inspection and shall in no case be allowed to inspect any exhibit on the record except with consent in writing of the person by whom such exhibit was filed or by his successor-in-interest. Such consent shall be filed along with the application for inspection.
8. Form of application. – Every application for inspection shall be on the printed form and shall specify clearly-
(a) the particulars of the record or paper of which inspection is desired;

(b) the party or the person on whose behalf the application is made;

(c) the name of the person by whom inspection is to be made; and

(d) whether the application is an ordinary or an urgent one.

9. Fees. – The fees for the inspection of records in civil and criminal cases shall be paid in Court-fee labels in accordance with the following scale namely; :
(a) By a party, his Advocate or agent-

(i) Ordinary- rupees five

(ii) Urgent – rupees ten

(b) By stranger- rupees ten

Provided that no fee shall be charged in the case of-
(a) an ordinary application by a party or on his behalf, in a pending criminal case;

(b) from officers of Government whose duty it is or who may have been empowered by Government to make inspection of records or from any person specially exempted from the payment of such fee by the Chief Justice.

10. Time of application. – Every application for inspection shall be made before the Deputy Registrar on a working day between the hours of 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and shall bear Courtfee labels as provided in Rule 9 :
Provided that a fresh application for the inspection of the same record on the next day shall be entertained upto 3.30 p.m.
11. Order of inspection. – Every order for the inspection of a record shall specify the record or the paper or papers of which inspection is allowed and shall state the name of the person or persons who may make such inspection.
12. Application to be forwarded to Section Officer concerned. – After an order for inspection has been made the Deputy Registrar shall forward the application to the Section Officer of the department concerned.
13. Application to be numbered, initialed and registered. – The Section Officer or one of his assistants shall number and initial the application and enter it in a register in which, the following entries shall be made, namely1
(a) serial number of the application and the nature of inspection (ordinary or urgent);

(b) particulars of the record or paper inspected;

(c) date of the order of inspection;

(d) date of inspection;

(e) name of each person inspecting the record;

(f) the date of receipt of record or paper and the date of its return; and

(g) remarks if any.

14. Ordinary and urgent application. – Inspection on an ordinary application shall be allowed on the day following the day on which the application is made or on a subsequent day mentioned in the order. Inspection on an urgent application shall be allowed on the same day:
Provided that if inspection is not made on the specified date, the officer in whose presence the inspection was to be made shall before returning the record make an endorsement under his signature on the inspection application that the inspection has not been made].
15. No pen, ink etc. to be brought into the inspection room. – The officer before whom the inspection is made shall not allow any person inspecting a record or paper to bring into the room any pen or ink or to make any mark upon, or in any respect to mutilate any record or paper before him. No person other than the person or persons named in the order of inspection shall be allowed to enter the room where inspection is made, and immediately after the inspection has begun the officer shall make an endorsement on the inspection application indicating the name of the person or persons making inspection and also the date of inspection. The signatures of the person or persons making inspection shall also be obtained on the inspection application.
16. Inspection of register. – (1) No one other than a Judge, the Registrar General or other gazetted officer of the Court may inspect any register except on an order in writing of the Registrar General and in the presence of the officer whose duty it is to keep such register; and no one other than a Judge or the Registrar General may inspect any confidential register.
(2) The fee for the inspection of a register in the Judicial or Criminal Department shall be rupees five. In other respects the Rules contained in this Chapter with reference to the inspection of record in any case or proceeding shall with necessary modifications and adaptations apply to the inspection of a register.
CHAPTER XL

Copies

1. Copy not to be made without order. – Except as otherwise directed by these Rules or by a Judge, no copy shall be made or permitted to be made of any record or of any paper in any record, without an order of the Court, the Registrar General or the Deputy Registrar on an application made as hereinafter provided.
2. Application for copy. – Every application for copy shall be presented in person or sent by post to the Deputy Registrar: Provided that an application for copy by a stranger to the case to which the paper of which a copy is sought relates shall be presented in person to the Registrar General–
(a) when it is made before the passing of the final decree or order in the case; or

(b) when the copy required is of an exhibit in the case, whether the application is made before or after the date of the passing of the final decree or order.

3. Contents of application. – Every application for copy shall be written on the prescribed form and shall state–
(a) the name and address of the applicant;

(b) whether the applicant is a party to the case to which the paper of which a copy is sought relates;

(c) whether the application is an ordinary or an urgent one;

(d) whether the copy is to be sent by post;

(e) full particulars of the paper of which a copy is sought and the record, in which it is contained mentioning in the case of an appeal, revision or reference, the district, in which the case under appeal, or revision was decided or from which reference was received;

(f) whether the case has been finally disposed of and the date of decision or final order, if any;

and when the applicant is not a party to the proceeding–
(g) the purpose for which the copy is sought.

4. Copy by post. – Where it is desired that the copy or where the application is rejected, notice of its rejection be sent to the applicant by post, the address at which such copy or notice may be sent shall also be given in the application and postage stamps of the requisite value shall be attached thereto
Where the cover is required to be sent by the registered post the fact shall be stated in the application and extra postage stamps sufficient to cover registration charges shall also be attached to the application.
5. Time of presentation. – All application for copy shall be received between the hours of 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The Registrar General or the Deputy Registrar, as the case may be, may in exceptional circumstances [if ordered by a Judge in writing] receive any application after 1 p.m. :
[Provided that no application for issue of a certified copy of bail, injunction or stay or any other interim order shall be entertained unless it bears an office report certifying that the requisite number of copies meant for service on opposite party/parties as contemplated by Rule 11(1) of Chapter IX and Rule 6 of Chapter XVIII of these Rules, together with the requisite process free have already been received and are on the record].
After receiving such application the Registrar General or the Deputy Registrar, as the case may be, shall endorse on them under his initials the date of receipt, pass order granting the applications and forward them to the Section Officer of the Copying Department. The Section Officer or his assistant shall without delay put serial numbers on them and enter them in the register of applications for copies mentioned in Rule 21.
6. Copy of written statement. – A party which has been ordered to file written statement shall not be entitled to take a copy of a written statement filed by another party until it has first filed its own.
7. Application by stranger. – An application by a stranger to the case for the copy of an exhibit whether the application is made before or after the passing of the final decree or order or for the copy of any other paper when it is made before the passing of the final decree or order in the case, shall not be granted unless the Registrar General is satisfied that there is sufficient reason for granting it.
The Registrar General may refer any application under this Rule to the Judge appointed to receive applications for orders.
8. Grant of copy of exhibit to stranger. – No order for a copy of an exhibit shall be made on the application of a stranger to the case in which such exhibit was filed, unless the application is accompanied by a properly authenticated consent of the person by whom such exhibit was filed to the grant of such copy.
9. Copy of deposition which is being recorded before the Court. – Where an application is made for the copy of deposition which is being recorded before the Court, the Deputy Registrar shall refer it to the Bench concerned for orders.
If the application is granted, the ordinary procedure shall be followed except that only such portion of the deposition shall each day be given to the Section Officer of the Copying Department as may reasonably be expected to be copied out during the day. At the close of the day the Section Officer shall return it to the Bench Secretary concerned.
In the case of an urgent application, if the Court so directs, such copy may be prepared by the judgment clerk by whom the deposition is taken down in shorthand and shall be issued by the Section Officer after he has compared it with the original. At the request of the applicant uncertified copies of such deposition may be issued without such comparison by the Section Officer to avoid delay.
[9A. Copy of the order sheet or part thereof. – Where an application is made for a copy of the entire order sheet, the same may be issued, Where, however, an application is made for a part of the order-sheet, the copy of only that part shall be issued which is signed by the Judge or Registrar General as the case may be.]
10. No charge for copy in certain cases. – Notwithstanding anything contained in these Rules, the Registrar General may order a copy of any paper on a record to be made and delivered free of charge upon an application on behalf of a Government or the head of any Department of a Government in India or any High Court in India, or any authority in India, exercising jurisdiction similar to that of a High Court or any Court subordinate to this Court, or any principal Court in any other country.
11. Free copy. – (1) A copy of the original or appellate decree in a pauper suit or appeal or application may be supplied free of charge on application to a Government law officer.
(2) A copy of the whole or any part of the record, when required for the purposes of conducting any trial or investigation or any judicial proceeding on behalf of the Government in a criminal case may on application be supplied free of charge to a Government law officer.
If, however, the Registrar General considers that the demand made is in excess of what is necessary for the purpose stated in the application, he may refuse to grant free of charge any or all the copies applied for.
(3) A copy of the judgment or order in a criminal case may be supplied free of charge to a prisoner confined in a jail on an application received through the officer-in-charge of the jail concerned.
If the application is made through a friend acting or purporting to act on behalf of the prisoner it shall be sent to the officer-in-charge of the jail concerned to be attested by the prisoner and when so attested, it shall be treated as the prisoner’s own application.
[12. No copy of, or extract from any minute, letter or document on any Administrative or confidential file of the Court, including a copy or extract from the minutes books of the Administrative Committee and full court, shall be issued except under an order in writing of the Chief Justice countersigned by the Registrar General.
Every such order shall be kept in a file by the Registrar General and he shall make a note thereof duly dated and signed by him on such minute, letter or document.]
13. Copy of copy. – No copy shall be given of any document which is itself a copy except for special reasons to be recorded on the application by the Registrar General or the Deputy Registrar, as the case may be. Where a copy of a copy is given the fact that it is such copy shall be noted in red ink on the top of each page of such copy.
14. Delivery of copy to registered clerk. – An application for copy duly signed by an Advocate may be presented by his registered clerk and the copy when ready may be delivered to the clerk presenting such application.
15. Copy of document in a language or character not current in the State. – Where an application is made for a copy of any document in a language or character with which no copyist on the establishment of the Court is acquainted the Registrar General shall, if possible, arrange for the preparation of a copy by any competent person acquainted with such language or character, who may, in his opinion, be relied upon for the purpose. In such case the person preparing the copy shall verify it in the following manner, namely–
“I, A.B., declare that read and understand the language and character of the original and that the above is a true and accurate copy thereof.”
If no such person can be found the Registrar General may send the document together with a copy of this rule to a Court in another State where such language or character may be in use and request it to have the copy made. Any additional charges incurred shall be borne by the applicant.
If agreed to by the person applying for such copy the Registrar General may, instead, have a photographic copy prepared of such document, if possible, on payment by the applicant of all such additional charges as may be incurred.
16. Application to be accompanied by copy folios and stamp labels. – Except in a case where no copying fee is chargeable under these Rules, every application for copy shall be accompanied by copy folios bearing extra adhesive copy stamp labels of the requisite value, unless the copy required be of a book, register, map or plan or an extract therefrom. If the whole of the copy cannot be written upon the copy folios accompanying the application it shall be completed upon ordinary foolscap size paper :
Provided that where the copy required is a copy of decree of the Court the application shall be accompanied only by adhesive [Copy] stamp labels of the requisite value and the copy shall be made on the printed form prescribed for the preparation of decrees, [the copy stamp labels] being affixed thereon

17. Scale of charges. – [ The following scale of charges is prescribed for copies; namely-

Ordinary Copy Rs

Urgent Copy Rs.

Interlocutory order

5.00

10.00

Judgment or final order

5.00

10.00

Deposition

5.00

10.00

Deed of agreement in writing or a general power of attorney

5.00

10.00

Any other paper except a book, register, map or plan or any extract thereof

5.00

10.00

Decree or formal order

5.00

10.00]

[In case the interlocutory order, judgment, final order, decree, or formal order is in Hindi and is accompanied by an authorised English translation thereof, copies of both Hindi and English version shall be issued and charges for each set of copies shall be double the rate as prescribed for the said orders, judgments and decrees in the above scale of charges.]
[Representatives of approved law journals shall be entitled to get copies of judgments and orders ‘Approved for Reporting (A.F.R.), on payment of rupees [five] per copy of every such judgment or order in accordance with the conditions laid down in Rule 32 of Chapter VIII].
18. Copy of book, etc. – Where the application is for the copy of a book register, map or plan, any extract therefrom, the Section Officer of the Copying Department shall, as soon as it has been received from the Registrar General or the Deputy Registrar, as the case may be, cause an estimate to be made of the cost of preparation of such copy and submit it along with the application to the Registrar General. After the Registrar General has approved the estimate notice thereof shall be affixed on the notice-board of the Copying Office on two consecutive working days requiring the applicant to deposit the estimated cost within seven days, if the application has been received by post, a copy of the notice shall be sent by unpaid post to the applicant requiring him to deposit the estimated cost within ten days. If within the time aforesaid the estimated cost mentioned in the notice is paid to the Cashier or received by him by money order, he shall enter it in the register of petty items and inform the Section Officer, Copying Department. The Section Officer shall obtain the order of the Deputy Registrar for the purchase of the necessary stamp and the copy shall thereafter be prepared. If the cost is not received by the Cashier within the aforesaid time the application shall be rejected.
19. Rejection of application. – If for any reason the copy applied for cannot be given, the application shall be rejected. The copy folios and stamps shall be returned to the applicant after taking his signature in the appropriate column of the register of applications and he shall be informed of the reason why the copy cannot be given. If the application is received by post, the information shall be given to the applicant and the copy folios and stamps returned to him by unpaid post. If, however, any postage stamps have been filed with the application under Rule 4 they may be used for the purpose. A note shall be made in the remarks column of the register of applications accordingly.
20. Destruction of copy folios and stamps which cannot be returned. – If any copy folios and stamps are to be returned to the applicant personally under the next preceding Rule and the applicant does not appear within three days of the date on which his application is rejected, they may be sent to him by post provided that the necessary postage stamps have been deposited on his behalf for this purpose. Any copy folios and stamps which cannot be returned to the applicant or are received back as undelivered from the post office, shall be destroyed under the orders of the Deputy Registrar after the lapse of a period of three months, the fact being noted in the remarks column of the register.
21. Register of applications. – A register of applications for copies shall be maintained by the Section Officer of the Copying Department in the form given below, separate registers being used for ordinary and urgent copies :
(1) Serial number

(2) Date of application

(3) Name of applicant

(4) Description of paper of which copy is applied for

(5) Description of the case.

(6) Fee paid.

(7) Date of receipt of record.

(8) Date of return of record.

(9) Date on which notice that copy is ready, is pasted on the notice board.

(10) Date on which copy is delivered or sent by post.

(11) Signature of assistant delivering copy or dispatching it by post.

(12) Signature of recipient.

(13) Remarks.

22. Application to be dealt with in serial order. – All applications for copy shall be dealt with according to their numbers in the order of the date of presentation, urgent applications being given priority over ordinary ones.
Any departure from this Rule shall be reported immediately to the Deputy Registrar with reasons for such departure and his orders shall be complied with.
23. Requisition for record. – As soon as an application for copy has been received by the Section Officer of the Copying Department a requisition for the document of which a copy is required or for the record in which it is contained shall be forwarded to the proper official and such official shall make over such document or record to the Copying Office without delay.
If there be any delay in complying with such requisition or if it cannot be complied with, the reason shall be communicated at once to the Copying Office.
24. Reference to Deputy Registrar. – If any difficulty arises in the preparation or issue of a copy the matter shall be referred to the Deputy Registrar for orders.
25. Notice of defective applications. – If an application for copy does not contain sufficient information to enable the record to be traced or if that fee paid is insufficient or the application is otherwise defective, a notice to the effect shall be affixed on the notice-board.
If the application has been received by post the information shall be communicated to the applicant by unpaid post.
If the defect is not removed or the deficiency not paid within one week, the application shall be rejected.
26. Delivery of copy to applicants. – After a copy has been prepared it shall be examined and certified to be a true copy by the Section Officer of the Copying Department and each page of the copy shall be stamped with the seal of the Court.
At the end of the day the Section Officer shall cause all copies which have been duly certified and sealed to be delivered to the applicant [or their nominees in writing] or where the requisite postage stamps have been deposited by the applicants for the purpose to be sent to them by post making necessary entries in the appropriate column of the register. [The nominee in writing may be a practicing advocate or a registered clerk of the advocate].
27. Notice of ready copies. – Copies not delivered to the applicants [or their nominee in writing] on the day on which they are ready or on the following day shall be entered in a list which shall be affixed forthwith to the notice-board.
28. Destruction of copies which cannot be delivered. – Where a copy remains undelivered to the applicant [or his nominee in writing] for a period of three months after the date of affixation of the notice on the notice-board under the next preceding Rule, it shall be destroyed under orders of the Deputy Registrar, an entry to that effect being made in the remarks column of the register of applications.
Where a copy sent to the applicant by post under Rule 26 is received back as undelivered, it shall similarly be destroyed if it is not taken delivery of by the applicant within a period of three months from the date on which it was received back by the office.
29. Delivery of urgent copies. – In the case of urgent application copies shall be delivered to the applicant [or his nominee in writing] not later than the end of the working day next after the day on which the application was presented, provided that the application is in order and the requisite fee has been duly paid.
30. Issue of copies of certain orders the same day. – Copies of all orders passed by the court granting bail or staying proceedings or execution or granting injunction or when so ordered by the court shall on application and on payment of [three times of the prescribed charged for ordinary applications] be given to the Advocate for the parties on the very day on which such orders are passed and, if this be not possible, on the following day.
31. Sending copies, folios etc., by post. – (1) where a communication may under this Chapter be sent to the applicant by unpaid post it may be sent to him by prepaid post provided the applicant has previously deposited the necessary postage stamps for the purpose. If the postage stamps so deposited are sufficient to cover registration charges also such communication may be sent to him by prepaid registered post.
(2) Where the postage stamps deposited by the applicant are insufficient for the purpose indicated by him the copies, folios and stamps or communication, as the case may be, may be sent to him in an insufficiently stamped cover.
(3) Where the applicant desires that any copies, folios and stamps or communication be sent to him under registered cover, but the postage stamps deposited by him are insufficient to cover registration charges such copies, folios and stamps or communication, as the case may be, may be sent to him by ordinary post.
(4) Where the postage stamps deposited by the applicant are in excess of requirement the unused postage stamps shall be returned to him in the same cover.
(5) Where any postage stamps cannot be returned to the sender they may be used as service stamp after being entered in the stock book of service postage stamps.
(6) Where an unpaid or insufficiently paid cover is received back undelivered from the post office the amount charged by the post office shall be debited under head “contingencies”.
[32. Special Provision for Lucknow Bench. – At Lucknow Bench, however, the functions of Deputy Registrar under this chapter shall be performed by the Assistant Registrar and in his absence by the Joint Registrar of that Bench.]
CHAPTER XLI

Arrangement, Preservation And Destruction Of Records

The following Rules have been framed under Section 3 of the Destruction or Records Act, 1917 :
Section – A

Civil Cases [or Writ Cases]

1. Division of record into files. – Each record in a civil [or writ] case shall be divided into two files to be called File A and File B.
2. General Index. – Each paper as it is filed shall be entered in a general index and shall be marked with the letter A or B according to the file to which it belongs.
3. Files A and B in Supreme Court Appeals. – In the case of Appeals to the Supreme court File A shall consist of the following papers, namely–
(1) General index.

(2) Order sheet.

(3) Application for leave to appeal.

(4) Court’s order refusing or granting certificate.

(5) Formal certificate granting leave to appeal.

(6) Security bond and papers relating to cash deposits.

(7) Compromise, waiver or confession of judgement

(8) Application for substitution of names and the order passed thereon.

(9) Affidavits.

(10) One copy of the printed record.

(11) Letter forwarding the Record to the Supreme Court.

(12) Judgment of the Supreme Court.

(13) All other orders of the Supreme Court.

(14) Any other paper directed by the Court to be included in File A.

All other papers shall be kept to File B.
4. File A and B in Civil Appeals etc. – In civil appeals, revisions and miscellaneous cases File A shall consist of the following papers, namely–
(1) General index.

(2) Order sheet.

(3) Memorandum of appeals or application.

[(4) Copy of decree or formal order under appeal or revision or of impugned judgment or order].

(5) Notice with report of service in ex parte cases.

(6) Memorandum of objections under Rule 22 or 26 of Order XLI of the Code.

(7) Objection or reply.

(8) Order of remand under Rule 25 or Order XLI of the Code.

(9) Copy of findings on issues referred to the lower Court for trial under Rule 25 of Order XLI of the Code.

(10) Application for substitution, addition or striking out of names of parties.

(11) Deposition of a party or witness.

(12) Order imposing a fine upon a witness under Rule 12 of Order XVI of the Code.

(13)Report, proceedings or examination of Commissioner.

(14) Order of appointment, or removal, of a guardian or next friend.

(15) Documents filed by parties.

(16) Order impounding a document.

(17) Affidavits.

(18) Arbitration agreement.

(19) Award of arbitrators.

(20)Compromise, waiver, or confession of judgments.

(21) Court’s judgment or final order along with one copy of the paper book, if any.

(22) Court’s decree.

(23) Certificate of return of record.

(24) Order of reference to the High Court.

(25) Certificate of fees paid to Advocates.

(26) Any other paper directed by the Court to be included in File A.

All other papers shall be kept in File B.
[(4A). Papers consisting in File A. – In writ petitions File A shall consist of the following papers, namely. –
1. General index.

2. Order sheet.

3. Writ petition.

4. Counter-affidavits and Rejoinder-affidavits.

5. Order of substitution of the heirs of parties.

6. Evidence, if any, recorded or permitted by Court.

7. Judgment.

8. Decrees.

9. Memorandum of Special Appeal or Appeal to Supreme Court, objection, judgments and decree in them.

10. Any other papers shall be kept in File `B’].

5. Destruction of File A. – [File A in civil appeals, revision and miscellaneous cases shall be retained for a period of twelve years from the first day of January following the date of judgment or final order or where there has been a Special Appeal or an appeal to the Supreme Court from the date of communication of the judgment or final order passed in the Special Appeal or in the Appeal to the Supreme Court and shall then be destroyed excepting general index, judgment with compromise, if any, on which the decree is based, decrees and unreturned documents, which shall be retained permanently. File a prepared under rule 4A shall be retained permanently.]
[6. Destruction of file B. – [* * *] File `B’ shall be retained for a period of one year from the first day of January following the date of judgment or final order or where there has been a Special Appeal or an Appeal to the Supreme Court from the date of communication of the judgment or final order passed in the Special Appeal or in the Appeal to the Supreme Court and then destroyed].
7. Original trials. – In suits coming before the court in the exercise of its ordinary or extraordinary original civil jurisdiction [the procedure] prescribed for the preparation, preservation and destruction of record in subordinate Civil Courts shall be followed.
Section – B

Matrimonial and Testamentary Cases

8. Division of record into files. – The record in a matrimonial [* * *] reference or a testamentary case shall be divided into two files to be called Files A and B.
9. General Index. – Each paper as it is filed shall be entered in a general index and shall be marked with the letter A or B according to the file to which it belongs.
10. Files A and B. – File A shall consist of the following papers, namely. –
(a) In matrimonial [* * *] references. –

(1) General index.

(2) Order sheet.

(3) Petition or application.

(4) Written statement.

(5) Issues.

(6) Statement of parties and witnesses.

(7) Document filed by parties.

(8) Judgment.

(9) Decrees.

(10) Any other paper directed by the court to be included in File A.

(b) In testamentary cases. –

(1) General index.

(2) Order sheet.

(3) Petition for grant for Probate or Letters of Administration with Annexures A and B and copy of the Will, if any.

(4) Application including application for appointment or discharge of an executor or for directions to the executor.

(5) Affidavits including affidavit of valuation and affidavits of attesting witnesses.

(6) Caveat.

(7) Objection or Written statement.

(8) Issues.

(9) Statements of parties and witnesses.

(10) Documents filed by parties.

(11) Judgment.

(12) Decrees.

(13) Security or administrative bond.

(14) Probate or Letters of Administration.

(15) Inventory.

(16) Accounts.

(17) Any other paper directed by the court to be included in File A. All other papers shall be kept in file B.

Original Wills shall be kept separately in an iron safe, a note to that effect being made against the corresponding entry in the general index.
11. Destruction of papers in matrimonial cases. – [Deleted]
12. Destruction of papers in matrimonial reference. – In matrimonial reference –
(a) File A shall be retained for a period of twelve years from the first day of January following the date of final decision and shall then be destroyed excepting general index, judgment and decrees, which shall be retained permanently.

(b) File B shall be retained for a period of two years from the first day of January following the date of final decision and then destroyed.

13. Destruction of papers in testamentary cases. – In testamentary cases–
(a) File A shall be retained for a period of [twenty-five] years from the first day of January following the date of final decision and shall then be destroyed excepting general index, petition or application, judgment decrees, probate or letters of administration and original wills, which shall be retained permanently ;

(b) File B shall be retained for a period of two years from the first day of January following the date of final decision and then be destroyed.

Section – C

[Criminal Cases and Contempt of Court Cases]

14. Division of record into files. – The record in a criminal [or contempt of court] case shall be divided into two files to be called File A and File B.
15. General index. – Each paper as it is filed shall be entered in general index and shall be marked with the letter A or B according to the file to which it belongs.
16. Files A and B. – File A shall consist of the following papers, namely–
(a) In original trials–

(1) General index.

(2) Record of the lower court.

(3) Paper-book.

(4) Record of evidence.

(5) Commission, the return thereto and depositions.

(6) Orders by the presiding Judge.

(7) Warrant or other paper returned on execution of sentence.

(8) Copy of order commuting a sentence or suspending the execution thereof of remitting punishment.

(9) Unreturned exhibits.

(10) Any other paper directed by the court to be included in File-A.

(b) In appeals, revisions, references and other cases [including cases under the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971] —

(1) General index;

(2) Grounds of appeals, application or reference;

(3) Affidavits.

(4) Copy of lower court’s judgment;

(5) Notice with report of service;

(6) Judgment;

(7) Warrant;

(8) Printed paper-book, if any;

(9) Any other paper directed by the court to be included in File-A.

All other papers shall be kept in File B.
17. Destruction of File A. – [File A in criminal cases other than contempt of court cases shall be retained for a period of 10 years and in contempt of court cases for a period of two years from the first day of January next following the date of final decision and shall then be destroyed excepting the General index and judgment of the Court, which shall be retained permanently].
18. Destruction of File B. – Papers in File B shall be destroyed after one year from the first day of January next following the date of final decision.
Section – D

General

19. Cases in which there has been an appeal to Supreme Court. – In a case in which an appeal has been filed in the Supreme Court no paper shall be destroyed until the judgment or final order of that Court is communicated to the court and the papers shall thereafter be destroyed in accordance with these rules, the period of destruction being counted as from the first day of January following the date of communication of such judgment or final order.
20. Notice to withdraw documents. – A notice shall be affixed in a conspicuous part of the court-house stating that documents filed in a case which may be returned having regard to the provision of Rule 9 of Order XIII of the Code or Section 294 of the Indian Succession Act, 1925, should be withdrawn as soon as the case has been finally disposed of and that if they are left in court they will be kept at the risk of the owner.
21. Court-fee stamps to be mutilated. – The recordkeeper when putting papers aside for destruction shall mutilate all court-fee stamps affixed to them in such manner as to make it impossible for them to be used again.
[21A. Destruction of Caveat Application. – The Caveat Application in such matters which have not been filed in court shall be destroyed after six months of the filing of the Caveat; an entry to that effect shall also be maintained in the Caveat register.]
22. Papers destroyed to be noted in index. – A note of every record destroyed shall be made at the time of destruction on the general index of the case under the signature of the Record-keeper.
23. Disposal of weeded papers. – All weeded documents and papers shall be disposed of in the following manner namely–
(a) Confidential papers including notes and orders on administrative matters and stamps and court-fee labels shall be torn into pieces and burnt in the presence of the Court Officer.

(b) All other papers including original documents and certified copies shall be torn across and then sold as waste paper.

(c) Spare paper-books shall be sold as waste paper without being torn.

The proceeds of the sale of waste paper shall be credited to Government.
[24. Period of preservation of records. – The period for preservation in the Record Room of registers maintained in connection with the under-mentioned kinds of cases shall be as noted against each kind of cases :

1. Civil cases

:

Twelve years.

2. Matrimonial and Testamentary cases

:

Twenty-five years.

3. Matrimonial references

:

Twelve years.

4. Criminal Cases

:

Twelve years.

5. Contempt of Court cases

:

Two years.

The above mentioned periods for preservation of register shall be computed from the date of consignment of such registers in the Record Room.After expiry of the periods as prescribed in this rule the registers shall be disposed of in accordance with the provisions of clause (b) of Rule 23 of this Chapter].

Calcutta High Court Original Side Rule [Appendix R TO Z]

Appendix R

Rules for the grant of subsistence allowance and conveyance hire to complainants and witnesses[N.B. With reference to the Notes to rules 5 and 6 of Chap. XXXVII, the following rules made by H.E, the Governor under the powers conferred upon him under section 544 of the Code of Criminal Procedure appear to have consolidated and superseded the four sets of rules previously existing as printed in the 1930 edn. of this work in Appendix R at p. 619 thereof (i. e., (i) the rules “for the grant of subsistence allowance and conveyance hire to complainants and witnesses who are residents of Calcutta for attending the High Court in cases committed by the Presidency Magistrates,” sanctioned by the Government of India Judicial Letter No. 432 dated 12th April 1896; (ii) the rules “as to the expenses of complainants or witnesses coming from the mofussi] to attend criminal trials before the High Court on its Original Side”, (iii) the Orders dated 17th February 1910 and given by the judges “regarding fees and travelling expenses of witnesses in cases before the Sessions Court”, and (iv) the directions prescribed in Notification No. 119 J.D. dated 6th June 1924 as to “allowances to mufassal complainants and witnesses attending courts in Calcutta”). Though the orders made by the Hon’ble Judges have Not been expressly rescinded, it will be Noted that any orders made by the judges under section 544 are by the express provisions of the section, to be “subject to any rules made by the Local Government”. Moreover the rules which are Now here set out below were made by the Local Government after correspondence with the High Court. See File No. 279 ending with the letter dated 17th April 1939 from the Secretary to the Government of Bengal to the Registrar. It will be Noted also that these rules are also expressed to have been made “in supersession of all previous rules and orders on the subject.”]

Part I-General

  1. In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires-

(i) “Mufassal” means any area lying beyond a circle of five miles in radius, the centre of which is the Government House at Calcutta, but does Not include any place in Calcutta as defined in Clause (11) of section 3 of the Calcutta Municipal Act, 1923* Now Calcutta Municipal Corporation Act, 1980.

(ii) “Code” means the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 (Act V of 1898).

(iii) “Court” means the High Court on the Original Criminal Side or the Court of a Presidency Magistrate in Calcutta.

(iv) “Witness” includes Complainant.

  1. The expenses of witnesses (other than those who are Crown servants referred to in rule 3) attending for the purpose of any inquiry, trial or other proceeding before a Court shall be payable at the rates specified in the Schedule to these rules in the following cases:-

(i). in all cases in which they are bound over to appear at the Criminal Sessions of the High Court;

(ii) in cases instituted or carried on under the orders of, or with the sanction of, Government or any Court, or any public officer, and in cases the prosecution of which appears to the trying Court to be directly in furtherance of the interests of the public service;

(iii) in all cases where the accused is being prosecuted for a Non-bailable offence;

(iv) whenever a person is summoned as a witness under the provisions of section 540 of the Code;

(v) whenever a witness is summoned to give evidence on a commission directed to a Court:

Provided that the Presiding Judge or Officer of the Court may by order disallow the payment of the expenses of any witness in any case in which he may think fit to do so and every such order of disallowance passed by the Judge presiding over the Criminal Sessions of the High Court shall be communicated immediately to the Commissioner of Police.3. (1) Crown servants attending as witnesses for the purpose of any inquiry, trial or other proceeding before a Court shall receive No subsistence allowance or conveyance allowance from the Court but shall be paid departmentally such travelling allowance as is admissible under the Fundamental and Subsidiary Rules in the same manner as for journeys perFormed on duty. When summoned to give evidence in their private capacity they may be paid such travelling and conveyance allowance as private persons of similar rank are entitled to. A Crown servant summoned in his official capacity from a place within a five miles radius of the Government House at Calcutta may be paid such conveyance allowance as private persons of similar rank are entitled to.Exception. – The Police Surgeon shall Not be entitled to any expenses for attending as a witness before a Court.(2) Every Crown servant attending as a witness before a Court shall be given a certificate of attendance and a Note shall be made thereon of any expenses paid to him and as to whether he has attended in his official or in his private capacity.Explanation. – In this rule “Crown servant” means a person who is paid out of the revenues of a Province or of the GoverNor General in Council for services rendered to the Crown whole-time or otherwise but does Not include a person who receives occasional payment for casual and specific work.4. For the purpose of computing expenses which a Court is authorised to pay under these rules, witnesses shall be divided into four classes, A, B, C and D as follow:-Class A-Labouring classes.Class B-Lower middle classes.Class C-Upper middle classes.Class D-Persons of superior rank.Only actual expenses shall be paid to the witnesses subject to the maxima laid down in the scales in the Schedule. Journeys shall be made always by the cheapest possible route, and, wherever possible, by rail and steamer; in journeys by boat or road, witnesses shall, as far as possible, travel together. Purdanashin women when travelling by rail in a detached compartment shall be allowed any necessary extra expense that may be incurred by them for that purpose.Explanation. – “Actual expenses” in the case of a journey by rail shall mean the cheapest fare of the appropriate class for the journey or return journey obtainable on the date on which the journey was undertaken.5. Subsistence allowance shall cease immediately after the witness has been discharged by the Court.6. Witnesses summoned or bound over and attending from the mufassal may be paid advances towards their expenses by District or Subdivisional Magistrates. Such advances shall be reported by the paying officer with full details, in the case of witnesses summoned or bound over to attend the Criminal Sessions of the High Court, to the Commissioner of Police, and in the case of witnesses summoned to attend the Court of a Presidency Magistrate, to the Chief Presidency Magistrate, and the amounts so advanced shall be deducted from the amounts paid to such witnesses and be remitted to the paying Magistrate.7. Witnesses who are temporarily residing in Calcutta, or who have permanent or temporary houses in Calcutta, but follow occupations elsewhere, if detained in Calcutta in consequence of being required to give evidence in a Court, shall be.dealt with in the same manner as witnesses coming from the mufassal, and shall be entitled to their reasonable expenses under these rules, so far as these are applicable to the case, if they prove to the satisfaction of the presiding Judge or officer that they have been actually detained in Calcutta by reason of their being so required to give evidence:Provided that witnesses who have permanent or temporary houses in Calcutta, but follow occupations elsewhere shall be paid as witnesses Not coming rrom the mufassal if they attend their usual occupation from their house in Calcutta.8. Special cases Not covered by any of these rules in which a claim is made by a witness for subsistence money or travelling allowance or both may be dealt with on their merits, and at the discretion of the presiding Judge or officer and as nearly as may be in accordance with these rules, but in No case shall the maxima allowable under these rules be exceeded.9. Nothing in these rules shall affect the right of the High Court to award compensation out of the Fine Fund to prosecutors, or the payment of expenses or compensation under the provisions of section 545 of the Code.

Part II-High Court

  1. Presidency Magistrates shall furnish to the Commissioner of Police lists of all witnesses bound over to appear before the Criminal Sessions of the High Court showing as determined by them to which class as mentioned in rule 4 each witness belongs. When a witness appears before the Criminal Sessions of the High Court on a summons issued by the Court itself, the Clerk of the Crown shall determine the class to which he belongs, and Note it in the certificate referred to in rule 12.11.Witnesses attending from the mufassal and appearing before the Criminal Sessions of the High Court shall report their arrival to the Inspector, High Court, and to the Clerk of the Crown.12. The Clerk of the Crown shall furnish to each witness a certificate stating the number of days he has actually attended the Court to give evidence in the case and the class to which he belongs and the witness shall present it to the Commissioner of Police for payment of his expenses according to the provisions of these rules.13. In the cases provided for in rules 7 and 8 and articles 2(iii) and 3 of the Schedule, the Clerk of the Crown shall furnish to the witness a certificate stating the amount allowed by the Presiding Judge, and the Commissioner shall pay such amount to the party named in the certificate.14. Except as provided for payment of allowances to Crown servants departmentally under rule 2, and for payment of advances under rule 6, all payments under these rules to witnesses attending the Criminal Sessions of the High Court shall be made by the Commissioner of Police on production of the certificates referred to in rules 12 and 13.

Note. – No payment shall be made to a witness where the High Court has communicated an order disallowing his expenses (vide rule 2, proviso).

  1. If in any case the Commissioner of Police refuses to pay he expenses claimed by a witness, or pays or offers to pay less than the amount claimed, he shall, if required by such witness, certify his reason for so doing to the High Court and shall pay to the witness such sum as the High Court directs him to pay.

Part III-Courts of Presidency Magistrates

  1. Except as provided for payment of allowances to Crown servants departmentally under rule 2, and for payment of advances under rule 6, all payments to witnesses attending Courts of Presidency Magistrates shall be made by such Magistrates.17.Witnesses appearing before the Court of a Presidency Magistrate shall report their arrival to the Court Inspector attached to the Court to which they are summoned.

Schedule

  1. Scale of maximum rates for witnesses attending Courts from places other than the mufassal:-
Nature of expense Class A Class B Class C Class D
Rs. a. Rs. A Rs. a. Rs. a.
Subsistence allowance…….. 1 8 2 8 5 0
0 10
Conveyance allowance…… 1 0 2 0 3 0
  1. (i) Scale of maximum rates for witnesses attending Courts from the mufassal:-
Nature of expense Class A Class B Class C Class D
Travelling expenses for journeys by road (outsides five mile radius) Bus fares Actual expenses Not exceeding two annas per mile. Actual expenses Not exceeding two annas per mile. Actual expenses Not exceeding four annas per mile.
Travelling expenses for journeys by steamer. Lowest class Inter or second where there is No inter class. 2nd class fare. 1st class fare.
Travelling expenses for journey by rail. 3rd class fare Inter class fare 2nd class fare 1st class fare
Travelling expenses for journeys by country boat. Actual expenses Not exceeding Re. 1 per diem. Actual expenses Not exceeding Rs. 2 per diem. Actual expenses Not exceeding Rs. 2 per diem Actual expenses Not exceeding Rs. 2 per diem
Conveyance hire for the days of actual attendance attendance at Court Bur or tram fare Rs. 1 Rs. 2 Rs. 3
Diet money at Calcutta. 12 annas Rs. 2-8 Rs. 4 Rs. 8
Diet money on the journey to Calcutta 12 annas Rs. 2 Rs. 2-12 Rs. 5-8

(ii) In addition to the above ferry tolls actually incurred shall be allowed at the authorised rates.

(iii) Cooly hire may also be allowed to respectable persons or to persons called upon to produce articles such as they would Not ordinarily be expected to carry themselves.

Special compensation-High Court Sessions

  1. If the Judge presiding over the Criminal Sessions of the High Court is of opinion that any witness following any trade or profession Or engaged in any commercial undertaking has suffered substantial loss by reason of his attendance, he may allow him in addition to the expenses to which he is entitled under whichever of the above scales is applicable to his case, reasonable compensation according to circumstances. Such compensation shall Not ordinarily exceed the rates prescribed in article 5 below, but shall be at the discretion of the Presiding Judge.4.Compensation under the foregoing article shall only be allowed for the number of days on which the attendance of the witness in a particular case shall be required, and No compensation shall be allowed to a witness for attendance except in the particular case in which his presence is required.The Crown Prosecutor shall inForm all witnesses for the prosecution of the approximate date when their evidence will be required so as to avoid witnesses attending Court unnecessarily on days on which they will Not be entitled to fees.5. Scale of ordinary maximum compensation for witnesses attending the Criminal Sessions of the High Court-
(a) Medical Practitioners-
Occupation.
Rate per diem.
Rs.
Not in the service of the Crown
In the service of the Crown, if entitled to private practice-
(i) in the case of Resident Surgeons and of those who are of the same grade.
(ii) in the case of those who are of a lower grade.
(iii) in the case of those who are
1616
8
31
(b) Legal Practitioners-
Barristers
Attorneys
Pleaders
Mukhtears
16
16
8 to 16
3 to 8
(c) Expert witnesses and others 16

Special compensation-Presidency Magistrates’ Courts.

  1. If a Presidency Magistrate is of opinion that any witness following any trade or profession or engaged in any commercial undertaking has suffered substantial loss by reason of his attendance, he may allow him, in addition to the expenses to which he is entitled under whichever of the above scale is applicable to his case, reasonable compensation according to the scale in article 5. The case shall be reported to the Chief Presidency Magistrate for orders if the loss is shown to exceed Rs. 16, and to the Provincial Government by the Chief Presidency Magistrate if it exceeds Rs. 80 in all with a full statement of the facts and of the proof adduced in support of the claim.When summoning a witness of this class the Court may, at its discretion, if, feasible, fix the date for his appearance in such a way that the loss entailed to the witness may be reduced to a minimum.

Appendix S

Home Department resolution No. 10-1101, dated 21st July 1875

No fee to judicial officers acting as commissioners

The question whether Judicial Officers of one province should be permitted to accept remuneration for executing commissions issued by Courts of other provinces has been submitted to the Government of India. After considering the opinions received from certain Local Governments and from the High Court, Calcutta, the Government of India concur with the majority of these opinions, and with the Lieutenant-GoverNor of the North-Western Provinces, that the receipt of such fees by officers who are paid by Government for all they do in their official capacity is improper; and the GoverNor-General in Council hereby directs that the practice of taking such fees, wherever it exists Now, shall be discontinued.

Court’s letter, No. 435, dated 18th February 1878, to the First Moonsiff of Comillah

No fee to judicial officers acting as commissioners

Sir,I am directed to ackNowledge the receipt of your letter of the 26th ultimo to the address of the Registrar of the High Court, Original Side, and in reply to inForm you that, under orders issued by the Government of India in July 1875, you are Not entitled to any remuneration for the execution of the commission to examine witnesses in the suit Courjon v Lehuraux, or in similar cases.

Government, Home Department, Resolution No. 11-Jud1.-1173-1190, dated 8th September 1896

The Government of India issued the following orders on the subject of Government officers retaining fees for executing commissions issued by Civil Courts:-“In the Resolution in the Home Department, dated the 21 st July 1875, the Government of India directed the discontinuance of the practice, where it existed, of allowing officers in the Judicial Department of one Province to retain fees for executing commissions sent out by Courts of other Provinces. The general question of the disposal of fees received by Government officers for executing commissions issued by Civil Courts came under the consideration of the Government of India in the year 1888, with reference to certain orders of the Government of Bombay on the subject. It was decided that the prohibition contained in the Resolution of 1875 should apply to all cases in which Government servants might be called upon to execute commissions whether issued by Civil Courts of the Province in which they are employed or of other Provinces. As, however, these orders were Not published, they have Not hitherto taken general effect. They were issued upon the following considerations:-(1) the Government pays its officers for the whole of their time, and if they have any additional work to perform in a public capacity, it is the Government, and Not the officers themselves, who should receive the fees granted in respect of it; and(2) the practice of allowing salaried officers of Government to retain fees in return for the perFormance of such additional duties is open to the objection that it may tend to encourage them to seek such work to the detriment of their proper duties.”The matter has Now come under reconsideration on a reference from the Government of Madras, and theGoverNor-General in Council is of opinion that while the principle underlying the orders communicated to the Bombay Government should be maintained, it should be declared subject to certain limitations.””2. There can be No question as to the proper course when the officer to whom the commission is addressed acts in the exercise of his official functions, for example, when a commission to examine a witness is addressed by one Civil Court to another. In such cases fees realised from the applicant for a commission should be credited to Government. But there may be other cases in which it is Not possible to lay down the rule with such inflexibility. In such cases, as for example, commissions for local investigations, or to examine accounts, -1 officer, in executing a commission, may (besides giving his time id labour) be required to use privately-acquired skill or kNowledge ihich has No connection with his official work or kNowledge which s connected with his official work and has perhaps in great measure been acquired in the discharge of official duties.””3. In a case in which an officer is required to use privately-acquired skill or kNowledge which has No connection with his official work, there does Not appear to the GoverNor-General in Council to be any objection to his retaining a fee, provided that the commission was accepted with the consent of his official superior and executed without detriment to, or delay in, his official duties. And even in cases falling under the second head above referred to in which an officer is required to use kNowledge which connected with his official work, it has been customary in some Departments to allow Government servants to retain fees for executing commissions issued by Civil Court. Thus the rule in the Public Works Department Code permits an officer of the Department, called upon by a Court to act as a Commission to give reliable inFormation on certain technical points of Engineering, to retain such fees as are fixed by the Court. In cases of this nature where the consent of the officer’s official superior has been obtained, and where the additional duty in No way interferes with his regular work, the Government of India see No objection to his retaining the remuneration which, if Not a Government servant, he would receive for his trouble. Cases of this short, however, will obviously sometimes approximate to those in which an officer is called on to execute a commission in his capacity as Government servant, and in such cases discrimination will have to be exercised in permitting fees to be retained. The GoverNor-General in Council is prepared to leave it to Local Governments to decide in any doubtful cases of this nature whether the fee should be credited to Government or Not.”

Appendix T

Note on the subject of fines

By section 58 of Geo. III, c. 155 [which Statute was repealed as to a part by Act XXII of 1854, and as to the rest by the Criminal Procedure Code, X of 1872], Magistrates in the provinces were required to transmit fines imposed on British subjects, less amount applied in satisfaction to the party aggrieved, to the Clerk of the Crown or other officer of the Supreme Court empowered to receive fines.By 9 Geo. IV, c. 73, section 74, provision is made for payment to the. assignee of an insolvent’s estate of fines imposed for certain offences\whereby creditors of the estate have been defrauded or suffered loss.By 9 Geo. IV, c. 74, section 52 [repealed by the. High Courts’ Criminal Procedure Act X of 1875], power was given to the Supreme Court to apply “towards the reasonable costs of prosecuting offences, or of compensating prosecutors [whether the prosecution be before the said Court or any Justice of the peace], any part of the whole sum arising out offines levied by or transmitted to the said Courts :-Provided always that No such allowance for costs or compensation shall be made, except upon motion in open Court; and that Nothing herein contained shall prevent Justices of the Peace from making such allowances for costs or compensation to prosecutors as they might before have lawfully done.”By the Royal Letters Patent, dated 1st March 1851, a grant was made to the East India Company of all fines whether imposed “by the Supreme Court, or by any Court of Oyer and Terminer and Gaol Delivery or General Court of Quarter Sessions, or by any of the Justices of the Peace, Commissioners of Oyer and Terminer or Goal Delivery for the Presidency of Fort William in Bengal, or any of them, or by any other Court of Justice, or by any other person or persons there having lawful authority to order, charge adjudge, set, impose or award the same;power being reserved to the Supreme Court to make such satisfaction to prosecutors of inFormation or indictmentas to the said Court shall seem reasonable and fit our of any fine or fines to be set or imposed upon any person or persons who shall be convicted upon such proceedings respectively. And we will and order that such fines shall be paid according to such order to be given by the said Court”-Calcutta Gazette, 31st May 1852.By section 27 of 16 and 17 Vict., c. 95, dated 20th August 1853, all fines and penalties incurred by sentence of any Court of Justice within the territories of the East India Company were placed at the disposal of the Company in trust for Her majesty for the service of the Government of India.By the High Court’s Criminal Procedure Act, X of 1845, section 106 when the Court imposes a fine, it may order the whole or any part of it to be paid in compensation-

(a) for expenses properly incurred on the prosecution;

(b) for the offence complained of, where such offence can, in the opinion of the Court, be compensated by money; and it may, if it thinks fit, order such payments to be made for the benefit of the complainant, or the person injured, or both.

Similar power is given to the other Criminal Courts by the Criminal Procedure ‘Code, X of 1872, section 308.For the purpose of meeting sessions expenses, and awards to prosecutors, a sum of Rs. 5,000 was always retained in Court out of the fine fund and the excess over that sum was, from time to time, on the application of the Advocate-General, transferred to Government.On the 24th of November 1855, the Accountant-General of Bengal wrote to the Comptroller-General of Accounts, suggesting that all fines, less any sums awarded by order of the Court to prosecutors or inFormers, should be paid direct to the revenue account, and that all sessions contingent expenditure should be paid out of grants to be made for that purpose.On the 4th of December 1865, the Comptroller-General of Accounts addressed the Government of India on the subject, and submitted the following proposition:-“Under the above Letters Patent, payments have been made from time to time by the officers of the Court (out of the fines realized) to the credit of Government, and have been treated in the public accounts as ‘Government receipts.’ Beyond this record, and the entries in the Police accounts of the fines levied and remitted, No inFormation has been furnished to the Account Department relative to the disposal of the amounts which have been realized. No accounts of these fines have ever been rendered to Government, No have the payments which have been made from them undergone any check in the Account Department. It is understood that the fines are partly appropriated to the payment of charges for preparing jury lists, summoning jurors, defending pauper cases, dieting witnesses, and other expenses connected with the sessions charges to which the Letters Patent already quoted have Not apparently any reference.””It seems desirable that some check should be exercised by Government over these receipt; and I would beg to suggest, for consideration, that it would be expedient that the gross amount of fines paid into the High Court, less awards to prosecutors, should be remitted to the General Treasury at the Bank for credit to Government, the several descriptions of charges enumerated in the preceding paragraph being annually provided for in the Budget prepared by the Accountant-General, High Court, and submitted for the sanction of Government.”This correspondence was forwarded to the Court, with a letter from the Government of India, Home Department, No. 88, dated 5th January 1866, explaining that “there is No intention on the part of the Government of disturbing existing arrangements as to the disposal of a portion of these fines under the orders of the Court, but only of requiring a periodical statement of the receipts and expenditure on this account.”The Court having communicated its concurrence in the proposition of the Comptroller-General, the following Resolution was passed by the Government of India:”The GoverNor-General in Council is pleased to direct, that in future, all Police fines, less compensation awarded to prosecutors, etc., be paid into the Government account at the Bank of Bengal, the Commissioner of Police, Calcutta, rendering monthly to the Accountant-General, Bengal, an account of the fines realized and the compensation awarded out of them.””2. Fines imposed and realized by the High Court, less awards to prosecutors, etc. shall similarly be paid into the Bank to the credit of Government and accounted for to the Comptroller-General ofAccounts, while the sessions expenses for preparation of jury lists, summoning jurors, defending pauper suits, dieting witnesses, etc., shall be met out of the budget grant for the High Court. In the event of the grant for the current year being insufficient to meet such expenses, a supplemental estimate of them may be submitted to Government by the High Court.””3. These charges will be subject to the audit of the Government Auditor, in like manner with other expenditure of the High Court, and the Accountant-General to the Court will always retain in his hands a permanent advance of Rs. 500 (for which he will be responsible to Government) to meet any expenditure which must be incurred before his monthly contingent bills can be sent in.”

Appendix U

Local Limits

[The Calcutta High Court (Jurisdictional Limits) Act (XV of 1919)1Section 159 of 33 Geo III, c. 52, authorised the GoverNor-General in Council “to declare and prescribe” the limits of the Town of Calcutta-Pursuant thereto a proclamation, fixing the limits of Calcutta, was issued by the GoverNor-General in Council on 10th September, 1794-which Proclamation was set out in Appendix T, p. 555 of the 1st edition of this book.In 1815 the Indian Presidency Towns Act, 55 Geo. III, c. 84, was passed-which in section 1 after reciting 33 Geo. III, c. 52, section 159 continues-“And whereas by reason of the increase of the population of the Town of Calcutta, Madras and Bombay” is expedient that the several Governments of Fort William, etc., should be further empowered in manner hereinafter mentioned to extend from time to time the limits of the said several Towns” it was enacted that it should be lawful for the GoverNor-General in Council at Fort William, from time to time, as circumstances should in their judgment require, to extend the limits of Calcutta.Section 159 of 33 Geo. III, c. 52 was repealed be Act XIV of 1870 (the Repealing Act). To section 1 of that Act there was a proviso “that the repeal by this Act of any enactment shall Not affect any Act or Regulation in which such enactment has been applied, incorporated or referred to.”Query as to whether the proviso to section I of the Repealing Act and the use of the words “further empowered” in the Indian Presidency Towns Act had the effect of keeping alive section 159 of 33 Geo. III, c. 52. It will be Noticed that the power under the older Act is wider, viz., “to declare and prescribe”-than the latter Act which only gives “to extend.”The first extension of the limits of the Town came about in consequence of the removal of the old Presidency Jail, which stood on the site of the present Queen Victoria Memorial. The removal of that Jail came up for consideration in 1885; and again in 1908 when the Government proposed to extend, under the Indian Presidency Towns Act, 1815 (55 Geo. III, c. 84), the limits of the Town, so as to include the precincts of the new Jail, which had then been erected to the south-east of the Alipore Jail. To this proposal objection was taken by the Court on the ground that the intention of the Act of 1815 was that the extension of the limits should be effected by including an additional area, and Not by declaring that the precincts of an isolated building outside the prescribed limits of the town, should be included within the limits of the jurisdiction of the Court. A further difficulty, it was pointed out, would arise in conveying prisoners to and from the jail.In 1912 the Government addressed the Court again, dropping the idea of proceeding under the Act of 1815 and proposing to meet the difficulties of the situation by the passing of an Act amending section 491 of the Criminal Procedure Code.The Court, in its reply (dated 10th July, 1912), pointed out certain difficulties in the new proposal, and suggested that these might be met by converting what was then the Alipore Jail into the Presidency Jail, and that Jail instead of the newly-built Jail, should be brought within the jurisdiction of the High Court. This suggestion was accepted by the Government and effected by means of Notification No. 4078-P. D. and No. 4092-P. D. by the first of which (Notification, dated 15th October, 1913) the local limits were extended so as to include the area occupied by the old Alipore Jail and the Bhowanipore Road and by the second of the same date the old jail then technically kNown as the Alipore Central Jail was to be thenceforth called the Presidency jail and the new Central Jail at Kalighat be called the Central Jail Alipore (see pp. 558 to 560 of first edition).In 1914 the Government of Bengal addressed the Court on the advisability of having a Formal record of the boundaries of the Town of Calcutta as defined in the Proclamation of 1794 and of laying down permanent boundaries by erecting suitable pillars where necessary, and it was proposed to issue a Notification defining the new boundaries. A copy of the proposed Notification, and plans were forwarded. An examination of the latter appeared to show that the proposed new boundary-line was within the old boundary-line so that the local limits of the town were to that extent curtailed. The Court in its reply (4th March, 1915), pointed out that the power of the Government to curtail the local limits depended upon the true construction of certain Acts of the Legislature, which was a question of importance and possible doubt upon which legal advice should be taken. The Government then wrote (12th February, 1916) stating they had been advised that the proper course was for an Act to be passed by the Indian Legislature, as contemplated by clause 11 of the Letters Patent, 1865, declaring and prescribing the local limits of the ordinary original civil jurisdiction, and asking whether the Court would agree to such legislation declaring the boundaries as shown in the maps forwarded in 1914.It was then arranged that the present Registrar should examine the boundaries with Mr. J. C. Nixon, I.C.S., then Director of Surveys, Bengal. This was done, and their Report was forwarded to the Government, a copy of which is annexed to the Government’s letter No. 7032-P., dated 13th April 1917, to which the Court, on 16th July 1917, replied that “as at present advised and subject to any question which may arise when legislation is undertaken”-they concurred in the boundaries given in the report and made certain suggestions with a view to the new boundaries being properly demarcated.In March 1918, a draft of the Calcutta High Court (Original Jurisdiction) Bill was submitted to the Court for opinion. The Court’s reply of 23rd May, 1918, was to the effect that the Judges could express No opinion on the validity of the legislation proposed, as that might come before the Court judicially, but that otherwise, they had No objection to the principle of the Bill to make the boundaries certain. It was however suggested that the new Act should contain some saving clause with regard to suits in respect of land which land or a portion thereof, at the date of a transaction between parties, e.g., a mortgage or lease, was within but which, by the new boundary and at the time of the filing of the suit is outside the local limits of the Court’s Original Jurisdiction. The Judges were of opinion that parties should have the right to bring such suits in this Court.The new Act (Act XV of 1919) declaring and prescribing the new boundaries was passed and received the assent of the GoverNor-General on the 17th Slicember, 1919. It is set out below:-

Act No. XV of 1919

An Act to declare and prescribe the limits of the ordinary original civil jurisdiction of the High Court of Judicature at Fort William in BengalWhereas clause I1 of the Letters Patent for the High Court of Judicature at Fort William in Bengal, dated the 28th December, 1865, provides that the said High Court shall have and exercise ordinary original civil jurisdiction within such local limits as may from time to time be declared and prescribed by any law made by competent legislative authority for India:And whereas it is expedient so to declare and prescribe the local limits of the ordinary original civil jurisdiction of the said High Court;It is hereby enacted as follows :-1. Limits of ordinary original civil jurisdiction. – This Act may be called the Calcutta High Court (Jurisdictional Limits) Act, 1919.2. The ordinary original civil jurisdiction of the High Court of Judicature at For William in Bengal shall be exercised within the limits set out in the Schedule:Provided that Nothing in this Act shall affect any suit or other legal proceeding, pending in any Court at the date of the commencement of this Act.

The Schedule

(See Section 2)

  1. The limits within which the ordinary original civil jurisdiction of the High Court shall be exercised are as follows :-North.– A line commencing on the western side of the river Hooghly at a point where the straight line joining reference pillar No. I (in a compound on the river side of the Ghusri Cotton Mill, Howrah) and reference pillar No. II (near the south-western end on Chitpur Toll Bridge) meets the western water-line of the river Hooghly, and thence along the said line to the point where it meets the easter water-line of the river Hooghly near the south bank of the opening of Circular Canal; thence along the water-line of the south bank of Circular Canal passing under the Chitpur Toll Bridge, the Chitpur or Baghbazar Bridge to boundary pillar A on the eastern side of the southern pile of Barrackpore Bridge.East.– A line commencing from the said boundary pillar A following the eastern edge of the steps of the bridge to a point near the south-eastern corner of the immediate approach to the bridge marked by reference pillar III, which is on the boundary; thence by a straight line to boundary pillar B on the south-eastern corner of the junction of Cornwallis Street and Galif Street (Now marked with a Public Works Department stone); thence along the eastern side and the eastern side of the eastern payment of Cornwallis street in a series of regular links joining points marked by posts 1-3 to boundary pillar C at the North corner of the junction of Shambazar Street with Cornwallis Street; thence by a straight line to boundary pillar D on the solid south corner, of the said junction; thence in an approximately straight line along the solid eastern side of Upper Circular Road marked by posts 4-9 thence eastward following the corner round to boundary pillar E on the North corner of the junction of the unnamed road (which runs into Jadu Nath Mitra Lane) with Upper Circular Road; and thence by a straight line to boundary pillar F at the solid south corner of the junction of Jadu Nath Mitra Lane with Upper Circular Road; thence by posts 10-13 to boundary pillar G on the solid south corner of the junction of Ultadingi Road with Upper Circular Road; thence along the solid south side of Ultadingi Road in a series of continuous and approximately straight line joining point marked by posts 14-16 to boundary pillar H at the solid western corner of the junction of Ultadingi Road and Gauribere Lane; thence by the solid western side of Gauribere Lane marked by posts 17-21; thence by a straight line crossing the road diagonally to boundary pillar I on the solid south-eastern corner of the junction of Gauribere Lane and Ultadingi Junction Lane; thence along the solid eastern side of Ultadingi Junction Lane marked by posts 22-24 to boundary pillar J on the solid eastern corner of the junction of Ultadingi Junction Lane with Halsibagan Road; thence by a straight line to post 25 at the solid western corner of the said junction; thence along the solid North side of Halsibagan Road marked by post 26 to boundary pillar K on the North side Halsibagan Road directly opposite the solid eastern side of Upper Circular Road south of it; thence by a straight line to post 27 at the solid south corner of the Junction of Halsibagan Road with Upper Circular Road; thence by the solid eastern side of Upper Circular Road marked by posts 28-34 to post 35; thence turning east to boundary pillar L on the North side of Maniktola Road; thence by a straight line to post 36 at the south corner of the junction of Maniktola Road with Upper Circular Road; as the North-western corner of the garden of Kali Pada Batik; thence along the eastern side of the lane on the eastern side of the raised platForm road and marked by posts 37-49 to boundary pillar M at the solid North corner of the junction of Gas Street and Upper Circular Road; thence by a straight line to boundary pillar N at the solid south corner of the said junction; thence keeping again to the eastern side of the lane on the eastern side of the raised platForm road along a line marked by posts 50-61 excluding the recently-made Ladies’ Park to boundary pillar 0 near the North pillar of the North entrance to North Station, Sealdah; thence by a straight line to boundary pillar P at the south corner of that entrance; thence by the comparatively straight lines from pillar to pillar connecting boundary pillars P, Q, R, S and T adjacent to the pillars Forming the corners of the various approached to Sealdah Station; thence among the solid eastern side of Lower Circular Road marked by posts 62-64 to pillar 65; thence turning west to boundary pillar U at the North-western corner of the out-patients’ department of the Campbell Hospital; thence by a straight line marked by posts 66 68 to boundary pillar V on the corner of the platForm to the right of the North entrance to the Calcutta Corporation Central Stores; thence by post 69 turning east to post 70; thence by posts 71-76, boundary pillars W and X at the solid corners of the southern junction of Police Hospital Road with Lower Circular Road; thence by posts 77-80, to boundary pillars Y and Z on the solid corners of the junction of Beniapukur Lane with Lower Circular Road, by posts 81-86 to boundary pillars A, and B, at the solid corners of the junction ofNonapukur or Bijli Road and Lower Circular Road, posts 87, 88, to boundary pillar C1, near the south-western corner of the Circular Road burial ground; thence by a straight line to boundary pillar D on the other side of the tramway lines; thence post 89 eastward to post 90; thence to boundary pillars E1 and F1 at the solid corners of the junction of Karaya Bazar Road and Lower Circular Road, posts 91, 92 to boundary pillar G1 opposite to Theatre Road, posts 93, 94 to boundary pillar H1, a few feet south of the point directly opposite the junction of Auckland Place and Lower Circular Road and following the curve of the road by posts 95 and 96 to reference pillar IV (which is on the boundary) on the eastern side of the junction of Beck Bagan Lane with Lower Circular Road.South. – A line commencing from the said reference pillar (V in a straight line to boundary pillar II, on the western corner of the junction of Beck Bagan Lane with Lower Circular Road; thence along the solid south side of Lower Circular Road to boundary pillars J, and K, at the solid corners of the junction of Ballyganj Circular Road and Lower Circular Road; thence by the solid south side of Lower Circular Road marked by posts 97,98 boundary pillars L1, M1, at the solid corners of the junction of Lansdowne Road with Lower Circular Road, post 99 southward to post 100, westward to post 101 Northward to post 102 and westward to post 103, boundary pillars N, and 01 at the solid corners of the junction of Woodburn Road with Lower Circular Road, Posts 104, 105 boundary pillars P, and Q, at the solid corners of the junction of Lee Road with Lower Circular Road; thence by the straight line links but broken boundary line Formed by posts 106-113, to boundary pillar R, on the south-eastern corner of the junction of Chowringhee with Lower Circular Road; thence by an oblique straight line to boundary pillar 5, on the south-western corner of the said junction (near a stone marked FW. B-26); thence by a line representing the present limits of the holdings on the south Circular Road and marked by posts 114-116, boundary pillars T, and U, at the solid corners of the junction of Hans Chandra Mukherjee Road and Lower Circular Road, posts 117-121; thence to boundary pillar V, near the North corner of the junction of Bhowanipore Road and Lower Circular Road; thence following the curve of the corner and the eastern side of Bhowanipore Road and the surplus lands attached thereto by a series of straight line links joining points marked by posts 122-124, boundary pillars Wr and X, at the junction of Sambhunath Pandit Street and Bhowanipore Road, posts 125-128 turning eastward to boundary pillar Y, on the North side of Sankaripara Road, posts 129, 130 to boundary pillars Z, and A2 across the entrance of Ketrapati Road into Bhowanipore Road; thence by posts 131, 132 to boundary pillar B, on the North-eastern side of Alipore Bridge; thence along a straight line joining the said boundary pillar B, with subsidiary reference pillar VII on the south-eastern side of the said bridge to a point where that straight line meets the water-line of Tolly’s Nala; thence along the water-line of Tally’s Nala to the North¬eastern corner of the District Magistrate’s compound; near which is boundary pillar C2; thence along the irregular Northern boundary of the Magistrate’s compound marked by posts 133-141 to boundary pillar D, at the south corner of the entrance to the Civil Surgeon’s house from Thackeray Road; thence southward along the western boundary of the Magistrate’s compound by posts 142-145 and along the southern boundary of that compound marked by posts 147,148 to boundary pillar E2 on the Bank of Tolly’s Nala; thence continuing the straight line from post 148 to boundary pillar E2 till it meets the water-line of Tolly’s Nala; thence along the water-line of Tolly’s Nala to a point in a direct line with the North side of the masonry drain running outside the Jail Garden near which is boundary pillar F; thence along the North side of the said drain in a straight line across Motee Jheel to post 149 against the boundary of the compound of the Magistrate’s Court; thence North-ward along that boundary to post 150 and westward to post 151 and Northward again along the boundary of the Army Clothing Agency to post 152; thence westward on the south side of the lane to boundary pillar G2 at the North¬western corner of the Police Hospital compound; thence along the wall of the Alipore Central Jail facing Belvedere Road and marked by pillars 153-157 to the North-western corner of the junction of Belvedere Road and Jail Lane following the corner eastward to post 158 and continuing along the south side of Jail Lane to post 159; thence by a straight line to boundary pillar H2 at the acute corner of the junction of ReFormatory Street with Jail Lane; thence to boundary pillar 1 2on the North-western side of Alipore Bridge; thence to boundary pillar J2 on the North-eastern side of the said bridge; thence by the solid south-western and western side of Bhownipore Road marked by posts 160-167; thence following the western corner of the junction of Bhowanipore Road and Lower Circular Road to boundary pillar K2 thence along the solid south side of Lower Circular Road following the sweep of the railings and marked by posts 168-172 to boundary pillar L, on the Lower Circular Road and east of its junction with Belvedere Road; thence following the natural bends of the corner marked by posts 173 and 174 to boundary pillar M2 on the eastern side of Belvedere Road; thence along the eastern side of Belvedere Road Now indicated by wooden railings and marked by post 175 to boundary pillar N2 on the North-eastern side of Zeerut Bridge; thence along the railings of the footpath on the eastern side of the bridge to boundary pillar 02 near its south eastern end; thence along a bent line following the shape of the bridge and marked by posts 176,177 to post 178 on the eastern side of the south extremity of the immediate approach to the bridge; thence by a straight line to boundary pillar P2 on the western side of the said extremity; thence turning North along the railings of the footpath on the western side of the bridge till it meets the water-line underneath the bridge; thence along the water-line of the south or Alipore bank of Tolly’s Nala trending Northwards under Hastings Bridge to a point where a straight line joining reference pillar V (near the south-western end of Hastings Bridge), to reference pillar VI (on the Howrah side of the river in a line with the Northern wall of the Bengal-Nagpur Railway Goods Yards) meets the water-line of the south bank of the bend of the Hooghly River, near the western side of the opening of Tolly’s Nala; thence continuing the said straight line till that said straight line meets the water-line of the Howrah side of the river Hooghly.West. – A line commencing from the point last defined along the water-line of the Howrah side of the River Hooghly to the western extremity of the Northern boundary.2. (a) When the expression “water-line” is used in this Schedule all pucca ghats and other objects permanently attached to the bank and in contact with the water shall be deemed to appertain to the area to which the land on that bank appertains, and the water in contract with such objects shall be deemed to appertain to the other side of the boundary. In places in the Schedule where the boundary is thus described the boundary line shall be the moving edge of the water wherever it may be at any time. In the case of bridges, however, the supporting pile in contact with the bank only shall be deemed to be permanently attached to the bank and the boundary-line across the bridge to be immediately above the water-line so described.

(b) The expression “solid side” or “solid corner” means the line or spot marked out by solid objects, such as a pucca wall or the face of a house, the wayside lands and pavements thus being all included in the adjacent road, street or lane.

Appendix V

Note submitted to the Hon’ble the Chief Justice

I have examined the records of this Court for several years and found that for over 50 years the Deputy Sheriff has acted as the Marshal of the Vice-Admiralty Court. He has always been independent of the Sheriff, save that when the services of an officer are required by the Marshal he has employed the Sheriff’s Officers such officers being under his orders as Deputy Sheriff. The employment of these officers may or may Not have been with the sanction of the Sheriff. There is Nothing to show what, if any, arrangement has existed on this point between the Sheriff and the Marshal or whether any remuneration is given by the Marshal to the Sheriff’s officers for services rendered to him. It is No part of the duty of the Sheriff’s officers, as such, to do work for the Marshal and it is Not improbable that some arrangement has existed and that some remuneration has been given by the Marshal to the officers employed by him.The order of the Hon’ble Sir Richard Garth, dated 2nd July, 1883, appointing the Deputy Sheriff for the time being to be the Marshal of the Vice-Admiralty Court appears to be a recognition of the long established practice and there can be No doubt that from the date of that order the Deputy Sheriff has been and will continue, until further order, to be the Marshal of the Vice-Admiralty Court, Now called the High Court as a Colonial Court of Admiralty.The accounts of the Registrar in Admiralty show that the Marshal acts as such in his own right and independently of the Sheriff. These accounts show that from the year 1858 the Marshal has paid into Court monies realised by him to the credit of the matters in which he has acted and that the Court has, out of the monies so paid in, made payments by cheques under orders of Court.I have been unable to find the books of accounts prior to 1858. It is quite true that the Deputy Sheriff is appointed by the Sheriff; but, once so appointed, he becomes, by virtue of the order of the Hon’ble Sir Richard Garth, Marshal of the Vice-Admiralty Court, Now the High Court as a Colonial Court of Admiralty. -The Sheriff is Not entitled to the fees of the Marshal who is in No way, as Marshal subject to the authority or the orders of the Sheriff. If the Sheriff desires to appropriate in whole or in part the fees of the Marshal he can only do so under a private arrangement entered into with the Deputy Sheriff but if there is No such arrangement the Sheriff canNot claim the Marshal’s fees or any part thereof as a matter of right.The records show that the Marshal may by Deed appoint a Deputy to do all acts which the Marshal himself could do and perForm. In the year 1864, Mr. Stephen Edward Collis, Marshal of the Vice-Admiralty Court, Calcutta appointed Mr. Richard Francis Stack to be his Deputy in the office of Marshal of the Vice-Admiralty Court and empowered him “to act as his Deputy in the said office and to transact all the usual and necessary business which is usually done and appertains to his office of Marshal of the Vice-Admiralty Court of Calcutta, and for the Marshal and in his name to sign, seal and execute all warrants, decrees, monitions or orders of the Vice-Admiralty Court and to make due return thereof and to Nominate and appoint Clerks and Bailiffs, Appraisers and Auctioneers and give receipts for all monies whatsoever to be received and collected in the office of the said Marshal” etc., etc. These deeds of deputation appear to have been frequently executed by the Marshal. The warrants of the Admiralty Court directed to the Marshal have been addressed and are still addressed to the Marshal and his Deputies. On the question that has arisen between the late Sheriff and the Marshal, there is No doubt that the latter is entitled in the absence of any private arrangement between him and.the Sheriff, to the fees payable to the Marshal.The Sheriff in his letter, dated 9th January 1911, to Mr. Pugh, refers to the order of Sir Richard Garth, dated 2nd July 1883, appointing the Deputy Sheriff for the time being to be the Marshal of the Vice-Admiralty Court and enquiries under what circumstances the order was made, whether it is a permanent order (meaning probably an irrevocable order), and whether Sir Richard Garth could by his order bind his successors. The order on the face of it shows that it is Not irrevocable. It is as follows-“Until further order I do hereby appoint the Deputy Sheriff for the time being to be the Marshal of the Vice-Admiralty Court.”It was open to the then Chief Justice, Sir Richard Garth, to pass another order which would have the effect of revoking his order of 2nd July 1883 and it was and is open to any succeeding Chief Justice to make any other order His Lordship may be pleased to make.

Appendix W

The Judgment of Peacock, C. J. in Kamtaproshad

Misser v. Ramalal Sookool

Special Appeal No. 2507 of 1868

Kamtaproshad Misser …. Appellant

versus

Ramalal Sookool Respondent

Barristers who take precedence, inter se, from the date of being called to the bar in England, have the right of pre-audience before vakeels, and take precedence over attornies, both qua-attornies and qua-vakeels.Vakeels take precedence, inter se, from the date of admission.Peacock, C.J. – The question which has been raised in this case appears to me to be a very important one – Not merely as a particular question between the two gentlemen, one of whom claims the right of pre-audience as a barrister, and the other, as a vakeel, denies that right, but as a general question between two counsel, whether the barrister or the vakeel should be allowed to plead first in a case. It is exceedingly important that a client should kNow which of two counsel selected by him should first address the Court. If we constantly change the rule of practice on this point, the client will Not kNow whom he is to employ; and I think it very important that existing practice should be followed until it is altered.I kNow of No strict rule of law which says that an advocate in this Court shall take pre-audience, Not from the date of his being admitted in this Court, but from the date of his being called to the bar in England. Whether that practice is good or Not, we found it existing in the late Supreme Court and followed it in this Court and until there is some Notification given to persons interested in bringing suit in this Court, it would be injudicious on the part of this Court to change the practice and say that the right of pre-audience depends upon the date of admission in this Court.It was a well-established rule in England that barristers took precedence over attornies, and when the late Supreme Court was established, in which English law as a general rule was to be administered, there can be No doubt that the practice in England continued there, and barristers did take precedence. The rule is so well kNown in England that it can scarcely be imagined that the Legislature in England, or the Secretary of State for India, could be igNorant of that rule.We find that barristers were allowed by Act I of 1846 to practise in the Sudder Court, subject to the rules “applicable to pleaders relating to the language in which the Court is to be addressed or to any other matter.” By the terms “any other matter” I should say the Legislature meant any other matter of the same description. I do Not think that the Act intended to lay down any rule in the matter as to pre-audience Nor am I aware that there was any express rule in the late Sudder Court that the right of pre-audience among vakeels should depend upon the dates of their obtaining sururiuds. It was established, No doubt, by practice, and it may be said possibly by concession, but it was only a concession of that kind which was considered as of right according to the practice of the Court. By the subsequent Act of 1853, passed almost in similar words attornies were allowed to practise in the Sudder Court, in the same manner as barristers; but I am Not aware of any case in which, when an attorney and a barrister happened to be employed on the same side to conduct a suit, the attorney was allowed to take precedence of the barrister.We find that, in laying down the qualifications for Judges of the High Court, the Legislature treated a barrister of five years’ standing as qualified, whereas the term as regards the qualification of a vakeel was laid down to be ten years. There was a difference, thereof, made by the Legislature as regards qualification between the standing of a barrister and the standing of a vakeel.Attornies having been allowed by the Act to which I have referred to practise in the Sudder Court, it was considered reasonable and just that those who were at liberty to practise as attornies should be admitted as vakeels, and therefore every attorney of the late Supreme Court, who had been admitted as attorney previous to the establishment of the High Court, was admitted as a pleader of the High Court. Vakeels were expressly authorised by rules of this Court to practise at the Original Side of the Court in cases of extraordinary original civil jurisdiction. It can hardly be supposed then that, with the well-kNown practice before it, the Court intended that if a barrister and an attorney, who is newly made a vakeel in consequence of his being an attorney, should happen to be employed on the same side, the attorney should take precedence of the.barrister either with reference to the date of his being enrolled as a vakeel, or to the date of his original enrolment in the late Supreme Court. I think it was intended that the practice should l)e continued, and that if an attorney and a barrister should happen to appear together on the Original Side, the barrister should take the lead.Sir Charles Wood, in his letter which accompanied the first charter under which the High Court was established, says:-“In regard to the admission of advocates, vakeels and attornies the recommendations of the Law Commissioners have been followed. Under the existing practice, the advocate pleads, and attorney acts, for the suitors of the Supreme Court; and the vakeel both pleads and acts for the suitor of the Sudder Court, of which Court, the advocate and attorney of the Supreme Court are ex-officio vakeels. These terms are employed in the charter simply to express the functions of these several classes of practitioners. The advocate and attorney will respectively plead and act in the High Court, and the vakeel with both plead and act in the High Court as he did in the Sudder Court. Any person may apply to be admitted either as an advocate, or vakeel or attorney under the rules which the Court is authorised by the charter to make; and there is Nothing in the charter to prevent the admission of advocates and attornies to be also vakeels of the High Court, should the Judges consider such a course to be expedient.””The provision in the Act, section 2, clause 4, Which declares that pleaders of the Sudder Court who shall have been admitted as pleaders of the High Court shall be eligible, under certain conditions, to the Bench of the Court, implies that a discretionary power may be exercised as to the admission of the present pleaders of the Sudder Court to the bar of the High Court. This enactment will account to you for the ommission from the charter of any provision appointing all the present practitioners of the Supreme and Sudder Courts. I conclude, however, that unless in any special cases there are strong reasons to the contrary, the Court will admit the whole of the practitioners in the abolished Courts, at the date of their abolition, to be the first advocates, vakeels and attorneys of the High Court.””With reference to the concluding sentence of cl. 10, it is to be observed that the Letters Patent contain No provision reserving to the attornies of the present Supreme Court the right of pleading, after the issue of this charter, in the Insolvent Court as newly regulated by c1.17. No such provision, however, is necessary, as the Insolvent Court is a separate tribunal, Not affected by the Act authorizing the Letters Patent, and will continue a separate Court, though for the future, presided over by a Judge of the High Court. The attornies, therefore, will, as heretofore, practise in accordance with the rules of the Insolvent Court itself.”I apprehend that Sir Charles Wood never intended that as between advocates and attornies, both practising in Indian Courts, the attornies should take precedence of the advocates.There is No rule that I am aware of which says that an advocate or a vakeel of the High Court, both of whom are allowed to practise in the Mofussil Courts, is entitled to precedence over the vakeels of those Courts; but No doubt exists that, if a barrister goes to plead in the Munsiff’s Court, he takes precedence over the pleaders of the Munsiff’s Court, and also over pleaders of the Judge’s Court and over the several revenue agents, of the Criminal Courts, and other law agents. There is No express law on this point, but the practice regulates it.It appears to me that the practice regulates the law in this matter in this Court also and it is a practice which I never heard questioned in any way during the seven years since the Court was established, except in the case referred to, and which I do Not recollect myself, in which a vakeel of this Court may have claimed precedence over a barrister.For my own part, I always considered that the right of pre audience existed with the banisters, and I have always, made it my practice to call upon the advocates to move the Court by way of precedence to the vakeels if I saw them in Court, and I have generally called upon the vakeels according to the several dates of their being enrolled in this Court.As the rule at present exists, it appears to me that barristers have the right of pre-audience. I do Not say that I think it to be the best rule, or that it is a rule which may Not be altered, or that any regulation may Not be made to prevent pleaders of long standing from being preceded in the matter of addressing the Court by advocates of shorter standing. I only decide the case according to what I believe to be the prevailing practice of this Court, where clients have their own choice of selecting their counsel.The 12th March, 1869.

Appendix X

List of Gentlemen Possessed of Nautical Skill and Experience Competent to Serve as Assessors in the Calcutta High Court

The following names (arranged here alphabetically) were included in the two lists comprised in two Notifications dated 11th March, 1939, and 23rd March, 1939, published in the Calcutta Gazette dated 16th March, 1939, Part I, page 579; and in the Calcutta Gazette date 30th March, 1939, Part I, page 712 in which it was Notified, in effect, that the HoNourable the Chief Justice had been pleased to approve such lists showing the names of gentlemen possessed of nautical skill and experience, residing and having places of business within the jurisdiction of the High Court, who were competent to serve as Assessors in that Court sitting as a Colonial Court of Admiralty in cases of salvage, towage or collision.N.B. :-The pilots are only to sit on Courts in which questions of Pilotage are involved.

Branch Pilots

Names Addresses
1. J. S. Davis C/o. Mercantile Marine Deparment, 1, Hare Street, Calcutta,
2. N. E. Garnett do.
3. E. E. King, M.C. do.
4. G T. Labey, M.C. do.
5. W. R. McClymont do.
6. L. J. Macdonald, M.C. do.
7. W. C. Mayston do.
8. P. Ridley, D.S.C. Dy.
Port Officer (Pilotage).
do.
Master Pilots
1. A.C. Davis C /o. Mercantile Marine Department, 1, Hare Street, Calcutta.
2. J.P. Farquharson do.
3. G.B. Hedley do.
4. E.R. Kearns do.
5. R.D. Layard do.
6. R.F. Maclean do.
7. T.C. Prosser do.
8. R.P. Ross do.
9. E. C. Rowlings do.
Master Marines and others
1. H.E. Alkin, Dy. Harbour Master (offing). C/o. Office of the Commissioners for the Port of Calcutta.
2. Dale C/o. Messrs Andrew Yule & Co. Calcutta.
3. B.S. Davis, Commander, R. N. (Retired.) C/o. Office of the Commissioners for the Port of Calcutta.
4. A.V. Fisher C/o. Messrs Lardner North & Co., 1 Strand Road, Calcutta
5. E.S. Graham, Commander, R.N. (Retired). C/o. The Bengal Nagpur Railway.
6. T. A. Harrison, Harbour Master. C/o. Office of the Commissioners for the Port of Calcutta.
7. A. Jack C/o. Turner Morrison & Co., 6, Lyons Range, Calcutta.
8. James Knox C/o. Nippon Yusan Kaisya, 2, Clive Row, Calcutta.
9. R.C. Last C/o. Messrs Kilburn & Co. Fairlie House, Calcutta.
10. I. Maclean C/o. Messrs Turner Morrison & Co., 6, Lyons Range, Calcutta.
11. Jas. Paterson C/o. Messrs Norman Stewart & Co., 9, Clive Street, Calcutta.
12. E.L. Pawsey. Commander, R.N. (Retired).
Dy. Conservator.
C/o. Office of the Commissioners for the Port of Calcutta.
13. H.R. Rankin C/o. Messrs MackinNon Mac kenzie & Co., Calcutta.
14. C.H.T. Seignior C/o. Messrs Macneill & Co., Calcutta
15. J.R. Sherman C/o. Messrs Kilburn & Co., Fairlie House, Calcutta.
16. F.H. Tuckett do

Appendix Y

A List of Gentlemen appointed to be Standing Commissioners for Oaths and Affidavits of the Calcutta High Court in the United Kingdom

Of such persons appointed since 1894, a list of those whose names were still on the English Law List of 1938 was on 1st January, 1939 as follows:-

In England : in London

Names Addresses When Issued
1. Henry Leslie Geare 2, Gray’s Inn Square, London W.C. 1 and Hampstead 1895
2. John Zachary Macaulay Hamilton 9, Clifford St., New Bond St., London, W. 1 1897
3. Nathaniel Arthur Heywood 222, Strand, London, W.C. 2 1900
4. Robert Chancellor Nesbitt 5, Bishopsgate London, L.C. 2 1920
5. Harry Alfred Brady 159, Nottin Hill Gate, London, W. 11 1908
6. George Hamilton 46 & 47, London Wall London, E.C. 5 1911
7. John Reginald Quekett Bartlett 26 & 27, Bush Lane, CanNon St., London, E.C. 4 1912
8. Percy Edwin Wolter 28, Great James St., Bedford Row, London, W.C. 1 and Amersham 1914
9. Athro Charles Knight, J. P. 33, Wallbrook, London E.C. 4 1915
10. George Frank Dalrymple
Tennant
Basildon House, 7/11 Moorgate
London, E.C. 2
1917
11. Sir Alfred Baker, J. P. LenNox House, Norfolk St., London 1921
12. Aviet William Satoor Abid Evans 141, Moorgate, London E.C. 2 1922
13. Charles Gordon Bonser 83, CanNon St., London E.C. 4 and Golden Green 1923
14. Frederick Henry Eggar Basildan House, 7/11, Moorgate London, E.C. 2 1925
15. Henry Patrick Tabor Lattey 119, Bishopsgate, London, E.C. 2 1925
16. Eedmund Giffard Oliver 7 & 8, Great Winchester St., London 1925
17. Arthur John bunter 54, Victoria St., West-Minister, S.W. 1 1931
18. Joel Themans Goldsmith 95, CanNon St., London, E.C. 4 1931
19. Sir Robert William Layard Dunlop 4, Serjeants Inn, Fleet St., London, E.C. 4 1932
20. Gilbert William Frederick-Dold 502, Bank Chmbers, 329 High 1935 Holborn, London 1935
21. Cedric Braby Dacre House, 5, Arundel Street, Strand. Londan 1935
In England : In the Country
1. Thomas Finsbury Wakely Finsbury Chambers, 9A, Lichfield Astom Cross, Birmingham, England 1894
2. Frederick Henry Gardner Tyndall 95, Colmore Row, Birmingham, England 1909
3. Shirley Samuel Hodson High Street, Heathfield in the Country of Sussex, England 1938

A list of persons who had been appointed since 1894 in Scotland, Ireland, Wales and other parts of the world was on 1st January, 1939, as follows:

1. Arthur Leahy 29, Queen Street, Edinburg 1894
2. Arthur Hile Dickson 137, George Street, Edinburgh 1896
3. Stuart Douglas Elliot 40, Princes Street, Edinburgh 1896
4. Thomas Stodard Whyte Smith 45, Queen Street, Edinburtgh 1909
5. Robert White 45, Frederick St., Edinburgh 1921
6. David Urquhart Dickie 173, St., Vincent St., Glasgow 1925

In Ireland

Names Address When Issued
1. John Bedford Russell Stritch 8, Eustace Street, Dublin 1898
In Wales
Nil
In Australia
1. Harold “Edmond Petherick 9-12, Melbourne Chambers at 418, Chancery Lane, Melbourne Victoria 1894
2. Edwin James Corr Statbridge Chambers, Corner of Chancery Lane and Bank Place, Melbourne, Victoria 1894
3. Frank Osborne 2, O’Connell St., Sydney, N.S.W. 1896
4. Joseph Fitzgerald 108, Queen St., Melbourne, Victoria 1896
5. Alexander John Mclachlan 18-22, Eagle Chambers, Pine Street Adelaide, South Australia 1897
6. Ernest Wilberforce Shain Solicitor in the Colony of Victoria
Practising at Sale,Gippsland in Victoria
1898
7. Joseph Woolf 43, Market St., Melbourne, Victoria 1898
8. W.J. Vandenbergh 31, 32 The Exchange (First floor) Pirie St., Adelaide, South Australia 1900
9. Charles Mortimer Muir head Pirie Street, Adelaide, South Australia 1901
10. Earnest Wilberforce Shain Premier Buildings, 229, Collins St. Melbourne, Victoria 1902
11. Francis George Clark Exchange Corner, 63, Pitt St., Sydney, N.S.W. 1906
12. John Daniel Kirby Stone Bldgs., Macquarie Street Hobart, Tasmania 1908
13. William Dubrelli Weston Launceston in the State of Tasmania Commonwealth of Australia 1915
14. Ernest Albert Laurence Bank of New Zealand Chambers, George & Wynyard Streets, 1917
15. Thomas John Ley Marlborough Chambers,
2, O’Connell St., Sydney, N.S.W
1919
16. Robert Noel Anthony Mawly 19, O’Connell Street, Sydney, N.S.W. 1928
17. Leonard Newman Poole 16, Barrack St., Sydney, N.S.W. 1936

In New Zealand

1. John Huzlitt Upham 148, Worcester St., Christ Church N.Z. 1906
2. Eric Glendinning Cowell 109, Queen St., Auckland, C.1.N.Z. 1936

Appendix Z

List of Prescribed Chamber Matters

The following is a list of matters and Applications, other than those set out in Chapter VI, r. 11, prescribed by the Rules to be dealt with or made in Chambers. Those which canNot be taken by the Registrar or Master and must be dealt with by a Judge are marked with an asterisk.[See Chapter VI, rule 12 as to power of the Registrar or Master in Chambers. By sub-clause(a) of that Rule the Registrar or Master canNot take contested applications except with consent.]*1. Application in matters of Attorneys and Articled Clerks. Ch. II, rule 54.2. ” for change of attorney. Ch. II, rule 66.*3. ” to withdraw from the conduct of suit, etc. Ch. II, rule 67.*4. ” as to search, copy or inspection refused or granted by the Registrar. Ch. IV, rules 9 and 10.*5. ” for production of documents elsewhere than in the High Court. Ch. IV rule 16.*6. ” for appointment of Special Translator. Ch. IV, rule 25.*7. ” for compulsory lodgement of documents for translation. Ch. IV, rule 35.*8. ” to enforce payment of costs under a direction of the Registrar or Master. Ch. VI, rule 22.9. ” for fresh summons. Ch. VIII, rule 9.*10. ” for appearance after suit has been set down in the [warning list] and before the hearing. Ch. VIII. rule 19.11. ” for substituted service of summons. Ch. VIII, rule 23.12. ” to transfer suit to Peremptory List of undefended suits. Ch. IX, rule 3.13. ” to have suits heard exparte against defendant in default. Ch. IX, rule 4.14. Application to compel plaintiff to file Written Statement. Ch. IX, rule 5.15. ” [N.B.-The Application here mentioned in the 3rd edn. (of 1930) was one under a Former rule 6 of Chapter IX, for the filing of a voluntary statement or statement containing particulars of set-off. That rule having been Now repealed, No such application lies thereunder.]*16. ” that a suit Not admitted as a Commercial suit may be so marked. Ch. X, rule 4.*17. ” for direction to treat liquidated claim or Commercial suit as ordinary suit. Ch. X, rule 5.18. ” Application that a suit to be entered in the Prospective List be Not placed at the bottom of such List. Ch. X, rule 7, para. 3.19. ” to remove suit from Prospective List (to be made to the Registrar). Ch. X, rule 8.*20. /I to replace a suit in the Prospective List without requisition (before Court or Judge). Ch. X, rule 12.21. ” to set down suit for consent decree. Ch. X, rrule 25.*22. ” that a stayed suit be set down in the Peremptory List before the prescribed time. Ch. X, rule 31.*23. Disposal of suits for want of prosecution. Ch. X, rule 35.24. ” Application for interrogatories. Ch. XI, rule 1.25. ” If for directions in Commercial cases. Ch. XII, rules 2B and 2D.26. ” for leave to sue, etc. as a pauper. Ch. XII, rule 10.27. Notice for investigation of pauperism. Ch. XII, rule 11.28. Application for leave to compromise or discontinue pauper suit or proceeding (before Court or Judge). Ch. XII, rule 16.*29. Disposal of matters on originating summons. Ch. XIII.30. Application for summary judgment. Ch. XIIIA, rule 4.*31. Application for striking out scandalous matters from affidavit.Ch. XV, rule 13.*32. Making of consent decrees. Ch. XVI, rule 7.33. Notices under section 145 and under order XXI, rules 2,34(2) and 37 of the Code (returnable before the Judge), Those under order XXI, rules 16 and 22 of the Code (returnable before the Registrar or Master). Ch. XVII, rule 11.*34. Application to extend returnable date of Warrants (in case of arrest). Ch. XVII, rule 18.*35. ” for Receiver in execution of decree. Ch. XVII, rule 27.36. ” for sale in execution, Ch. XVII, rule 29.*37. Application for payment in execution. Ch. XVII, rule 37.*38. ” for rateable distribution. Ch. XVII, rule 38.*39. Disposal of application for execution Not proceeded with for 12 months. Ch. XVII, rule 43.*40. Garnishee Notice (returnable before the Judge). Ch. XVIII, rule 1.*41. Enquiry as to unsoundness of mind of persons Not so adjudged. Ch. XIX, rule 3.*42. Passing of Receiver’s or Manager’s accounts, etc. (by Court or Judge). Ch. XXI. rules 13 to 20.*43. Application for the issue of a commission. Ch. XXII, rule 1.44. ” under section 12 of the Indian Arbitration Act. Ch. XXIII, rule 5.*45. ” for Court’s opinion on special case (Arbitration Act). Ch. XXIII, rules 5 and 11.*46. ” for directions in case of doubt as to construction of money decrees and orders (to Court or Judge). Ch. XXIV, rule 7.*47. ” that office copy of order directing reference may be received in the Account Department after time. Ch. XXVI, rule 5.*48. ” If that suit be dismissed, etc., for want of prosecution of a Reference. Ch. XXVI, rule 8.*49. ” for postponement of Reference under Ch. XXVI, rule 14(a) (to Court or Judge).*50. ” for recall of Reference (to Court or Judge). Ch. XXVI, rule 15.*51. ” to enforce directions of an officer. Ch. XXVI, rule 23.*52. ” for order to enforce directions of an officer, as to payment of costs or fees in a Reference. Ch. XXVI, rule 29.*53. ” Hearing of application against Officer’s order excluding Managing or Articled Clerk from appearing and acting in a Reference. Ch. XXVI, rule 30.*54. ” Application for an order requiring Officer to report specially. Ch. XXVI, rule 51.*55. ” for further directions where Reference is struck out. Ch. XXVI, rule 55.*56. ” for special leave to file claims after time fixed in Administration Suits. Ch. XXVI, rule 76.*57. ” Application for further time to give Notice to discharge or vary a certificate or report. Ch. XXVI, rule 89.*58. ” as to carriage of proceedings relating to Registrar’s Sale (to Court or Judge). Ch. XXVII, rule 4.*59. ” to confirm acceptance by Registrar of bid below reserved price. Ch. XXVII, rule 21, 29.*60. ” by purchaser for confirmation of Certificate of result of sale before effluxion of time. Ch. XXVII. rule 32.*61. ” to compel delivery of abstract. Ch. XXVII, rule 33.*62. ” for reference as to title. Ch. XXVII. rule 35,*63. ” by purchaser to pay balance of purchase money into Court. Ch. XXVII, rule 38.*64. ” against defaulting purchaser. Ch. XXVII, rule 39.*65. ” regarding disposal of purchase money paid into Court. Ch. XXVII, rule 42.*66. ” for certificate of sale. Ch. XXVII, rule 45.*67. ” Application for the return to the purchaser of Transfer sent for approval. Ch. XXVII, rule 48.*68. ” to procure execution of Transfer by Registrar. Ch. XXVII, rule 51.*69. ” for leave to bid at Registrar’s Sale.Ch. XXVII, rule 54.*70. ” to confirm certificate of result of Sale where party to the suit is accepted as the purchaser without leave, to bid. Ch. XXVII, rule 56.*71. ” for substitution of name as purchaser. Ch. XXVII, rule 58.*72. ” for appointment of guardian under Act VIII of 1890. Ch. XXX, rules 2 and 7.*73. ” for the discharge or removal of a guardian. Ch. XXX, rule 12.74. ” to inspect and take copies of accounts of minor’s guardian, Ch. XXX, rule 14.*75. Presentation and hearing of applications and proceedings in company matters, (See Rule 3 as to power to refer to Court.)*76. ” Application to enlarge time in appeal matters when the Appellate Court is Not sitting. Ch. XXXI, rule 29(a).77. ” to appeal as a pauper (to be presented to the Registrar). Ch. XXXI, rule 31.*78. ” for transmission of original documents to Supreme Court. Ch. XXXIIIA, rule 20.*79. ” to discharge caveat for Not filing affidavit in support thereof. Ch. XXXV, rule 27.*80. ” that testamentary proceedings be numbered as a suit. Ch. XXXV, rule 28.81. ” in Divorce, Ch. XXXV A, rules 11, * 12, 14, 15, 17 to 20, *21, 23, 28, 31, *33, *34, *39, 42 and 45.*82. ” to tax bill returned by the Taxing Officer. Ch. XXXVI, rule 28.*83. ” to review Taxing Officer’s taxation. Ch. XXXVI, rule 72.*84. ” to amend clerical errors, etc., in pleadings. Ch. XXXVIII, rule 34.*85. ” for return of exhibit by outsider producing. Ch. XXXVIII, rule 41.*86. ” for order to prevent return of documents in ordinary course. Ch. XXXVIII, rule 42.*87. Applications for enlargement or abridgment of time. Ch. XXXVIII, rule 46.*88. ” for order against client for payment of taxed costs. Ch. XXXVIII, rule 48.*89. for leave to attorney or Sheriff to be surety. Ch. XXXVIII, rule 53.*90. to summon assessors. Ch. XXXI, rule 4.

Notification

No. 1236J.-1st April 1939. – In exercise of the powers conferred by section 544 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 (Act V of 1898), and in supersession of all previous rules and orders on the subject, the GoverNor is pleased to make the following rules regarding the payment of the reasonable expenses of complainants and witnesses attending for the purpose of any inquiry, trial or other proceeding before the High Court on the Original Criminal Side or the Courts of Presidency Magistrates in Calcutta, under the said Code, namely.


APPENDIX A TO Q


 

Calcutta High Court (Jurisdictional Limits) Act, 1919.

CH

ACT NO.15 OF 1919
[AS ON 1956]

An Act to declare and prescribe the limits of the ordinary original civil jurisdiction of the High Court of Judicature at Fort William in Bengal.

[17th September, 1919.]

WHEREAS clause 11 of the Letters Patent for the High Court of Judicature at Fort William in Bengal, dated the 28th December, 1865, provides that the said High Court shall have and exercise ordinary original civil jurisdiction within such local limits as may from time to time be declared and prescribed by any law made by competent legislative authority for India;

AND WHEREAS it is expedient so to declare and prescribe the local limits of the ordinary original civil jurisdiction of the said High Court;

It is hereby enacted as follows:-

1.Short title.- This Act may be called the Calcutta High Court (Jurisdictional Limits) Act, 1919.

2.Limits of ordinary original civil jurisdiction.- The ordinary original civil jurisdiction of the High Court of Judicature at Fort William in Bengal shall be exercised within the limits set out in the Schedule:

Provided that nothing in this Act shall affect any suit or other legal proceeding pending in any Court at the date of the commencement of this Act.

THE SCHEDULE

(See section 2.)

1.The limits within which the ordinary original civil jurisdiction of the High Court shall be exercised are as follows:-

North.–A line commencing on the western side of the river Hooghly at a point where the straight line joining reference pillar No.I (in a compound on the river side of the Ghusri Cotton Mill, Howrah) and reference pillar No.II (near the south-western end of Chitpur Toll Bridge) meets the western water-line of the river Hooghly, and thence along the said line to the point where it meets the eastern water-line of the river Hooghly near the south bank of the opening of Circular Canal; thence along the water-line of the south bank of Circular Canal passing under the Chitpur Toll Bridge, the Chitpur or Baghbazar Bridge to boundary pillar A on the eastern side of the southern pile of Barrackpore Bridge.

East.-A line commencing from the said boundary pillar A following the eastern edge of the steps of the bridge to a point near the south-eastern corner of the immediate approach to the bridge marked by reference pillar III, which is on the boundary; thence by a straight line to boundary pillar B on the south-eastern corner of the junction of Cornwallis Street and Galif Street (now marked with a Public Works Department stone); thence along the eastern side and the eastern side of the eastern pavement of Cornwallis Street in a series of regular links joining points marked by posts 1-3 to boundary pillar C at the north corner of the junction of Shambazar Street with Cornwallis Street; thence by a straight line to boundary pillar D on the solid south corner of the said junction; thence in an approximately straight line along the solid eastern side of Upper Circular Road marked by posts 4-9; thence eastward following the corner round to boundary pillar E on the north corner of the junction of the unnamed road (which runs into Jadu Nath Mitra Lane) with Upper Circular Road; and thence by a straight line to boundary pillar F at the solid south corner of the junction of Jadu Nath Mitra Lane with Upper Circular Road; thence by posts 10-13 to boundary pillar G on the solid south corner of the junction of Ultadingi Road with Upper Circular Road; thence along the solid south side of Ultadingi Road in a series of continuous and approximately straight lines joining points marked by posts 14-16 to boundary pillar H at the solid western corner of the junction of Ultadingi Road and Gauribere Lane; thence by the solid western side of Gauribere Lane marked by posts 17-21; thence by a straight line crossing the road diagonally to boundary pillar I on the solid south-eastern corner of the junction of Gauribere Lane and Ultadingi Junction Lane; thence along the solid eastern side of Ultadingi Junction Lane marked by posts 22-24 to boundary pillar J on the solid eastern corner of the junction of Ultadingi Junction Lane with Halsibagan Road; thence by a straight line to post 25 at the solid western corner of the said junction; thence along the solid north side of Halsibagan Road marked by post 26 to boundary pillar K on the north side of Halsibagan Road directly opposite the solid eastern side of Upper Circular Road south of it; thence by a straight line to post 27 at the solid south corner of the junction of Halsibagan Road with Upper Circular Road; thence by the solid eastern side of Upper Circular Road marked by posts 28-34 to post 35; thence turning east to boundary pillar L on the north side of Maniktola Road; thence by a straight line to post 36 at the south corner of the junction of Maniktola Road with Upper Circular Road at the north-western corner of the garden of Kali Pada Barik; thence along the eastern side of the lane on the eastern side of the raised platform road and marked by posts 37-49 to boundary pillar M at the solid north corner of the junction of Gas Street and Upper Circular Road; thence by a straight line to boundary pillar N at the solid south corner of the said junction; thence keeping again to the eastern side of the lane on the eastern side of the raised platform road along a line marked by posts 50-61 excluding the recently made Ladies’ Park to boundary pillar O near the north pillar of the north entrance to North Station, Sealdah; thence by a straight line to boundary pillar P at the south corner of that entrance; thence by the comparatively straight lines from pillar to pillar connecting boundary pillars P, Q, R, S, and T adjacent to the pillars forming the corners of the various approaches to Sealdah Station; thence along the solid eastern side of Lower Circular Road marked by posts 62-64 to pillar 65; thence turning west to boundary pillar U at the north-western corner of the out-patients’ department of the Campbell Hospital; thence by a straight line marked by posts 66-68 to boundary pillar V on the corner of the platform to the right of the north entrance to the Calcutta Corporation Central Stores; thence by post 69 turning east to post 70; thence by posts 71-76, boundary pillars W and X at the solid corners of the southern junction of Police Hospital Road with Lower Circular Road; thence by posts 77-80, to boundary pillars Y and Z on the solid corners of the junction of Beniapukur Lane with Lower Circular Road, by posts 81-86 to boundary pillars A1 and B1 , at the solid corners of the junction of Nonapukur or Bijli Road and Lower Circular Road, posts 87, 88, to boundary pillar C1 , near the south-western corner of the Circular Road burial ground; thence by a straight line to boundary pillar D1 , on the other side of the tramway lines; thence post 89 eastward to post 90; thence to boundary pillars E1 , and F1 , at the solid corners of the junction of Karaya Bazar Road and Lower Circular Road, posts 91, 92 to boundary pillar G1 , opposite to Theatre Road, posts 93, 94, to boundary pillar H1 , a few feet south of the point directly opposite the junction of Auckland Place and Lower Circular Road, and following the curve of the road by posts 95 and 96 to reference pillar IV (which is on the boundary) on the eastern side of the junction of Beck Bagan Lane with Lower Circular Road.

South.-A line commencing from the said reference pillar IV in a straight line to boundary pillar I1 , on the western corner of the junction of Beck Bagan Lane with Lower Circular Road; thence along the solid south side of Lower Circular Road to boundary pillar J1 , and K1 , at the solid corners of the junction of Ballyganj Circular Road and Lower Circular Road; thence by the solid south side of Lower Circular Road marked by posts 97, 98, boundary pillars L1 , M1 , at the solid corners of the junction of Lansdowne Road with Lower Circular Road, post 99 southward to post 100 westward to post 101, northward to post 102 and westward to post 103, boundary pillars N1 and O1 at the solid corners of the junction of Woodburn Road with Lower Circular Road, posts 104,105, boundary pillars P1 and Q1 at the solid corners of the junction of Lee Road with Lower Circular Road; thence by the straight line links but broken boundary line formed by posts 106-113, to boundary pillar R1 , on the south-eastern corner of the junction of Chowringhee with Lower Circular Road; thence by an oblique straight line to boundary pillar S1 on the south-western corner of the said junction (near a stone marked F.W.B.-26); thence by a line representing the present limits of the holdings on the south of Circular Road and marked by posts 114-116, boundary pillars T1 and U1 at the solid corners of the junction of Haris Chandra Mukherji Road and Lower Circular Road, posts 117-121; thence to boundary pillar V1 , near the north corner of the junction of Bhowanipore Road and Lower Circular Road; thence following the curve of the corner and the eastern side of Bhowanipore Road and the surplus lands attached thereto by a series of straight line links joining points marked by posts 122-124, boundary pillars W1 , and X1 , at the junction of Shambhunath Pandit Street and Bhowanipore Road, posts 125-128 turning eastward to boundary pillar Y1 on the north side of Sankaripara Road, posts 129, 130 to boundary pillars Z1 and A2 across the entrance of Ketrapati Road into Bhowanipore Road; thence by posts 131, 132 to boundary pillar B2 on the north-eastern side of Alipore Bridge; thence along a straight line joining the said boundary pillar B2 with subsidiary reference pillar VII on the south-eastern side of the said bridge to a point where that straight line meets the water-line of Tolly’s Nala; thence along the water-line of Tolly’s Nala to the north-eastern corner of the District Magistrate’s compound, near which is boundary pillar C2; thence along the irregular northern boundary of the Magistrate’s compound marked by posts 133-141 to boundary pillar D2 at the south corner of the entrance to the Civil Surgeon’s house from Thackeray Road; thence southward along the western boundary of the Magistrate’s compound by posts 142-145 and along the southern boundary of that compound marked by posts 147, 148 to boundary pillar E2 on the bank of Tolly’s Nala; thence continuing the straight line from post 148 to boundary pillar E2 till it meets the water-line of Tolly’s Nala; thence along the water-line of Tolly’s Nala to a point in a direct line with the north side of the masonry drain running outside the Jail Garden near which is boundary pillar F2; thence along the north side of the said drain in a straight line across Motee Jheel to post 149 against the boundary of the compound of the Magistrate’s Court; thence northward along that boundary to post 150 and westward to post 151 and northward again along the boundary of the Army Clothing Agency to post 152; thence westward on the south side of the lane to boundary pillar G2 at the north-western corner of the Police Hospital compound; thence along the wall of the Alipore Central Jail facing Belvedere Road and marked by pillars 153-157 to the north-western corner of the junction of Belvedere Road and Jail Lane following the corner eastward to post 158 and continuing along the south side of Jail Lane to post 159; thence by a straight line to boundary pillar H2 at the acute corner of the junction of Reformatory Street with Jail Lane; thence to boundary pillar I2 on the north-western side of Alipore Bridge; thence to boundary pillar J2 on the north-eastern side of the said bridge; thence by the solid south-western and western side of Bhowanipore Road marked by posts 160-167; thence following the western corner of the junction of Bhowanipore Road and Lower Circular Road to boundary pillar K2; thence along the solid south side of Lower Circular Road following the Sweep of the railings and marked by posts 168-172 to boundary pillar L2 on Lower Circular Road and east of its junction with Belvedere Road; thence following the natural bends of the corner marked by posts 173 and 174 to boundary pillar M2 on the eastern side of Belvedere Road; thence along the eastern side of Belvedere Road now indicated by wooden railings and marked by post 175 to boundary pillar N2 on the north-eastern side of Zeerut Bridge; thence along the railings of the footpath on the eastern side of the bridge to boundary pillar O2 near its south-eastern end; thence along a bent line following the shape of the bridge and marked by posts 176, 177 to post 178 on the eastern side of the south extremity of the immediate approach to the bridge; thence by a straight line to boundary pillar P2 on the western side of the said extremity; thence turning north along the railings of the footpath on the western side of the bridge; till it meets the water-line underneath the bridge, thence along the water-line of the south or Alipore bank of Tolly’s Nala trending northwards under Hastings Bridge, to a point where a straight line joining reference pillar V (near the south-western end of Hastings Bridge), to reference pillar VI (on the Howrah side of the river in a line with the northern wall of the Bengal-Nagpur Railway Goods Yard) meets the water-line of the south bank of the bend of the Hooghly River, near the western side of the opening of Tolly’s Nala; thence continuing the said straight line till that said straight line meets the water-line of the Howrah side of the river Hooghly.

West.-A line commencing from the point last defined along the water-line of the Howrah side of the River Hooghly to the western extremity of the northern boundary.

2.(a) When the expression “water-line” is used in this Schedule all pucca ghats and other objects permanently attached to the bank and in contact with the water shall be deemed to appertain to the area to which the land on that bank appertains, and the water in contact with such objects shall be deemed to appertain to the other side of the boundary.In the places in the Schedule where the boundary is thus described the boundary line shall be the moving edge of the water wherever it may be at any time.In the case of bridges, however, the supporting pile in contact with the bank only shall be deemed to be permanently attached to the bank and the boundary line across the bridge to be immediately above the water-line so described.

(b) The expression “solid side” or “solid corner” means the line or spot marked out by solid objects, such as a pucca wall or the face of a house, the wayside lands and pavements thus being all included in the adjacent road, street or lane.

Calcutta High Court original side rules- Appendices [A TO Q]

(Part I)

Forms and Certain Miscellaneous Matters

Appendix A

Form No. 1

[CHAPTER II, RULE 11]

Notice is hereby given that AB of No………………… in the town of Calcutta who was immediately before the 1 st day of January, 1977 under the articles of clerkship to Mr. CD of No………………….. Attorney at-Law (and who was immediately before the 1st day of January, 1977 under articles of clerkship by an assignment from the said Mr. CDto Mr. EF of No Attorney-at-Law) intends to present himself at the next Intermediate Final Examination to be held under the rules for examination of articled clerks of Attorneys for admission as Advocates on the State Roll.Dated this………………….. day of……………. 20……………

Form No. 2

[CHAPTER II, RULE 19]

In pursuance of the rules relating to the Intermediate Examination I do hereby certify that Shri………………………..has satisfactorily passed the Intermediate examination held on Dated the………………………. day of………………….. 20………….

Registrar

Form No. 3

[CHAPTER II, RULE 20]

In pursuance of the rules relating to the Final Examination I do hereby certify that Shri…………………………. has satisfactorily passed the Final examination held on…………………………for being admitted as an Advocate on the State Roll.Dated this…………………………… day of…………………. 20………………….

Registrar

Form No. 4

[CHAPTER II, RULE 21]

In The High Court At Calcutta Original Side

In the matter of …………………………….. an Attorney

I………………………………….. the Registrar of the High Court at Calcutta in its Original Side, do hereby certify that Shri……………… was admitted as an Attorney of this Court on the Dated this………………….. day of………………… 20…………………

Registrar

Appendix

Form No. 1

(CHAPTER VI, RULE 3)

In The High Court At Calcutta

Ordinary Original Civil Jurisdiction (or as may be)

(Number and title of the suit, or title of the matter).

Form of summons for an order in Chambers. – Let all parties concerned attend before……………………….. in Chambers in the Court house, on the………………. day of……………………… 20…………………… at o’ clock in the foreNoon [if a short return is granted, add by special leave] on the hearing of an application on the part of (state on whose behalf the application is made* (*The full name, or title of hoNour, or corporate title, of the party on whose behalf the application is to be made, should be here stated, but if the application is made by a sole plaintiff or by all the plaintiffs, or by a sole defendant, or by all the defendants, the names need Not be set forth. The place of residence and description, or addition, of the applicant, should be stated, if he is Not shown to be a party to the suit or proceeding. Where the applicant is under disability. and the application is made by his next friend or guardian the full name of the next friend or guardian should be stated, and if Not made in a suit, his place of residence and description, or addition, should be shown). and the precise object of the application).Dated this………………………. day of………………………….. 20…………………….. This summons was taken out by A, attorney for the applicant. To (insert the names of the attorneys or persons to be served, e.g., Mr. CD., attorney for the plaintiff, or defendant, or petitioner, or respondent E.F.).To the plaintiff, or defendant, or petitioner, or respondent GH., or as may be. Grounds:-[Here insert a list of the materials relied on, e.g., affidavit of……………………… of………………………..]

Form No. 1A

[CHAPTER VI, RULE 15]

In The High Court At Calcutta

Ordinary Original Civil Jurisdiction

(or as may be)

Notice of appeal from Registrar or Master. – Take Notice that the abovenamed plaintiff (or defendant) intends to appeal against the decision of the Registrar (or Master) given on the……………………. day of……………………….. ordering (or refusing to order) that …………………….And further take Notice that you are required to attend before the Judge in Chambers at the Court-house on the………………… day of in the foreNoon, on the hearing of an application by the said plaintiff (or defendant) that (here state the order sought to be obtained). And further take Notice that it is the intention of the said to attend by Counsel (strike out if Not to be attended by Counsel). To, etc.

(Signed, etc.)

Form No. 2

[CHAPTER VIII, RULE 2]

Suit No. ……………………………. of 20

In The High Court At Calcutta

Ordinary Original Civil Jurisdiction

Plaint presented 20 . Plaint admitted and filed.

Plaintiff.

Writ issued 20

Defendant

President of India

The defendant required by the Court to file written statement within days from the service upon of this writ.Writ of Summons for disposal of suits.

To

Greeting : Whereas you are hereby required to cause an appearance to be entered for you in the office of the Registrar of this Court within………………… days from the service upon you of this summons, exclusive of the day of such service; and are summoned to appear before this Court in person or by an advocate duly instructed by an attorney of the Court to answer the Plaintiff’s claim on the day the case is set down for hearing, upon which date you must be prepared to produce all your witnesses and all documents in your possession or power upon which you intend to rely in support of your case.

And you are hereby required to take Notice that in default of your causing an appearance to be so entered, the suit will be liable to be heard and determined in your absence.Witness (the name of the Chief Justice), Chief Justice at Calcutta aforesaid, the……………………. day of in the year Two Thousand and……………Attorney MasterAddress

Note 1.-An appearance in person or through attorney is to be entered in the office of the Registrar of this Court, on its Original Side, within the time limited. In default thereof, the suit will be liable to be heard ex parte.

Note 2.-The written statement called for must be filed within the time limited, the defendant having first entered an appearance. In default thereof, the suit will be liable to be heard ex parte.

Note 3.-An officer or soldier who canNot obtain leave of absence, may (under the provisions of Order XXVIII, Rule 1, Act V of 1908) authorise any person to appear for him.

Note 4.-This writ shall be served as soon as practicable and shall be returned immediately after service thereof. This writ (unless the time for its return shall have been extended) is returnable by the Sheriff to the office of the Registrar Not later than…………………. the………………. day of next and shall be served Not later than three weeks before the date abovenamed.

Note 5.-Should you apprehend your witnesses will Not attend of their own accord, you can have subpoena from this Court to compel the attendance of any witness and the production of any document that you have a right to call upon the witness to produce, on applying to the Court at any time before the trial, and on payment to them of the fees and expenses prescribed by the Rules of this Court.

Note 6.-If you admit the demand you should pay the money into Court with the costs of the suit to avoid execution of the decree which may be against your person or property, or both, if necessary.

Form No. 3

Writ of Summons under Order XXXVII C.P.C.

Suit No………………….. of 20………….

In The High Court At Calcutta

Ordinary Original Civil Jurisdiction

Plaintiff.

Defendant.

Plaint presented…………. 20Plaint filed…………….. 20Summons issued…………… 20President of the Union of IndiaGreeting :

To the abovenamed Defendant

Whereas………….. has instituted a suit against you under order XXXVII of the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 for Rs………… and interest, you are hereby summoned to cause an appearance to be entered for you, within ten days from the service hereof, in default whereof the plaintiff will be entitled, after the expiration of the said period of ten days, to obtain a decree for any sum Not exceeding the sum of Rs…………. and for costs, together with such interest, if any, as the Court may order. If you cause an appearance to be entered for you, the plaintiff will thereafter serve upon you a summon for judgment at the hearing of which you will be entitled to move the Court for leave to defend the suit. Leave to defend may be obtained if you satisfy the Court by affidavit or otherwise that there is a defence to the suit on the merits or that it is reasonable that you should be allowed to defend.WITNESS SHRIChief Justice at Calcutta aforesaid the…………. day of……….. one Thousand Nine Hundred and…………Advocate on Record,Address.

Registrar

Note : This writ shall be served as soon as practicable and shall be returned immediately after service thereof. This writ (unless the time for its return shall have been extended) is returnable by the Sheriff to the Office of the Registrar Not later than the…………. day of…………….. next and shall be served Not later than three weeks before the date abovenamed.

Form No. 4

[CHAPTER VIII, RULE 15]

Suit No………. of 20…….

In The High Court At Calcutta

Ordinary Original Civil Jurisdiction

Plaintiff.

Defendant.

Memo. of appearance through attorney

ToThe Registrar,Please enter an appearance, for the defendant (name of defendant) to the plaint in the above suit.Dated the………… day of……….. 20…….

(Signature of Attorney)

Place of business of Attorney…………

Form No. 5

(CHAPTER VIII, RULE 15)

IN THE HIGH COURT AT CALCUTTA

Ordinary Original Civil Jurisdiction

Plaintiff.

Defendant.

Memo. of appearance in person

ToThe Registrar,Please enter an appearance, for me (name of defendant) as defendant, to the plaint in the above suit.Dated the…………… day of……….. 20……

(Signature of Defendant)

Place of residence of defendant…………

Appendix C

Form No. 1

[CHAPTER XI, RULE 1]

Summons for interrogatories

Let the plaintiff (or defendant) attend before the Registrar (or Master as the case may be) in Chambers at the Court-house on……… the………. day of………. 20………… , at……… o’clock in the foreNoon, on the hearing of an application on the part of the defendant (or plaintiff) that the be at liberty to deliver to the interrogatories in writing and that the said………. do within ten days answer the questions in writing, by affidavit.

Form No. 2

[CHAPTER XI, RULE 8, O. XI, R. 11, C.P.C.]

Summons for order to answer interrogatories

[Formal parts, see Form No. 1] on the part of the plaintiff (or as may be) that the defendant (or as may be) may be ordered within………… days after service to make and file a full and sufficient affidavit in answer to the interrogatories (or to the interrogatories numbered………….. of the interrogatories) delivered by the plaintiff (or as may be) and that the said defendant (or as may be) may be ordered to pay the costs of this application.

Form No. 3

[CHAPTER XI, RULE 8, ORDER XI, RULE 11, C.P.C.]

Summons to consider sufficiency of answer, and for order to answer further

[Formal parts, see Form No. 1] on the part of the plaintiff (or as may be) to consider the sufficiency of the answer of the defendant…………. (or as may be), filed the………… day of…………. 20………… to the interrogatories numbered………… of the interrogatories delivered by the plaintiff (or as may be) for the examination of the said defendant (or as may be), and that the said defendant (or as may be) may be ordered, within days after service to make and file a full and sufficient affidavit in further answer to the said interrogatories numbered And that the said defendant (or as may be) may be ordered to pay the costs of this application.

Form No. 4

[CHAPTER XI, RULE 8, ORDER XI, RULE 11, C.P.C.]

Summons for order to answer Notwithstanding objection

[Formal parts, see Form No. 1] on the part of the plaintiff (or as may be) that, Notwithstanding the objections raised by the defendant………. (or as may be), by his affidavit, filed the………. day of………… 20 , to answer the interrogatories numbered………….. of the interrogatories delivered by the plaintiff (or as may be) for the examination of the said defendant (or as may be), the said defendant (or as may be) may be ordered, within………. days after service, to make and file a full and sufficient affidavit in answer to the said interrogatories; and that the said defendant (or as may be) may be ordered to pay the costs of this application.

Form No. 5

[CHAPTER XI, RULE 8, ORDER XI, RULE 12, C.P.C.]

Summons for an affidavit as to the possession of documents

[Formal parts, see Form No. 1] on the part of the plaintiff (or defendant) that, the defendant (or plaintiff) may be ordered, within (four) days after service, to make and file a full and sufficient affidavit.(Or if against a corporation or a company, say to file a full and sufficient affidavit to be made by their Director, Secretary, or other principal officer) stating whether he has, or has had, in his possession or power any, and if any, what documents relating to the matters in question in this suit and accounting for the same.

Form No. 6

(CHAPTER XI, RULE 8, ORDER XI, RULES 14 AND 18, C.P.C.)

Summons for production of documents, and for leave to inspect same out of Court

[Formal parts, see Form No. 1] on the part of the plaintiff (or defendant) that the defendant (or plaintiff) may be ordered at all reasonable times, upon reasonable Notice, to produce at (state where) the following documents namely. And that the applicant, his attorneys and agents, may be at liberty to inspect and persue the documents so produced, and to take copies and abstracts thereof, and extracts therefrom, as the applicant shall be advised.

Form No. 7

[CHAPTER XI, RULE 8, ORDER XI, RULES 13, C.P.C.]

Summons to consider the sufficiency of an affidavit as to documents

[Formal parts, see Form No. 1] on the part of the plaintiff (or defendant) to consider the sufficiency of the affidavit of the defendant (or plaintiff) A.B. filed on the…………. day of………….. 20……… as to the possession of documents, pursuant to the order, dated the day of………… 20…………. and that the said defendant (or plaintiff) may be ordered to pay the costs of this application.

Form No. 8

(CHAPTER XI, RULE 8, ORDER XI, RULES 19(3), C.P.C.)

Summons for further affidavit as to particular documents

[Formal parts, see Form No. 1] on the part of the plaintiff (or as may be), that the defendant…………. (or as may be) may be ordered, within………… days after service, to make and file a full and sufficient affidavit, stating whether he has, or has had, in his possession or power any, and (if any) which of the following documents relating to the matters in question in this suit, and accounting for the same, that is to say (Here describe, as precisely as possible, the document as to which discovery is sought).

Appendix D

Form No. 1

[CHAPTER XIII, RULE 13]

Suit No………. of 20…………

In The High Court At Calcutta

Ordinary Original Civil Jurisdiction

(or state jurisdiction)

Court No………….

Originating summons

[If the question to be determined arises in the administration of an Estate or a trust, entitle it also in the matter of the Estate or trust : and, if the application is made under any particular Act entitle it also in the matter of the Act and of the section of the Act under which the application is made].Between A. B.

Plaintiff

and

Defendant.

C.D .Let……………………… of…………….. within eight days after service of this summons on him inclusive of the day of such service, cause an appearance to be entered for him to this summons, which is issued upon the application of…………. was claims to be (state the nature of the claim), for determination of the following questions : (State the questions).Dated the…………..

Registrar

This summons was taken out by…………… attorney for the above named…………. The defendant may appear hereto by entering appearance, either personally or by attorney, at the office of the Registrar, Original Side.If the defendant does Not enter appearance within the time and at the place above mentioned, such order will be made and proceedings taken as the Judge may think just and expedient.

Form No. 2

[CHAPTER XIII, RULE 16B]

Notice of appointment to hear Originating Summons

Title, etc., as in Form No. 1.

To (insert the name of the defendant or respondent)Take Notice that you are required to attend at the Chambers of Mr. Justice………… at the High Court on……… the day of………… 20……….. at………… o’clock in the………. Noon, for the hearing of the Originating Summons issued herein on the day of……….. 20……… and that if you do Not attend in person or by attorney at the time and place mentioned, such order will be made and proceedings taken as th Judge may think just and expedient.

(Signed)

Attorney for the Plaintiff (or Appellant). [See Note to Rule 13 of Chapter XIII, supra]

Appendix E

Form No. 1

[CHAPTER XVII, RULE 10]

In The High Court At Calcutta

Ordinary Original Civil Jurisdiction

Application for execution under Order XXI, Rules 11(2) of the Code

1 Number of Suit.
2 Name of the parties.
(Where attorney against client, write: Attorney vs. client)
3 The date of the Decree (or Order).
4 Whether any appeal has been preferred from the Decree (or Order)
5 Whether any and what adjustment of the matter in dispute has been made between the parties subsequently to the Decree (or Order).
6 1. The Date and nature of any writ issued before of after judgment.
2.Whether any and what previous application has been made for execution of the decree (or Order) and with what result.
7 The amount of Debt o Compensation with the interest, if any, due upon the Decree (or Order) or other relief granted therby.
8 The amount of costs, if any, awarded.
9 The name of the person against whom enforcement of the Decree (or Order) is sought
10 The mode in which the assistance of the Court is required.

(Signature)

I,……………. the abovenamed……………,do declare that what is stated in column (……………..) is true to my own kNowledge and what is stated in column (……………) believe to be true and that the description of the property in the schedule hereto and the specification of the judgment-debtor’s share or interest therein is true to my own knowledge (or is stated on information and belief and I believe the same to be true, as the case may be).

(Signature of Judgment-creditor)

Sworn (or solemnly affirmed) at Calcutta this……… day of……… 20……….Before me. Commissioner(Where attachment and sale of immovable property is sought):-

Schedule

(Description and specification of property)

I………….. declare that what is stated in the above description is true to the best of my kNowledge and belief and so far as I have been able to ascertain the interest of the defendant in the property therein specified.

(Signature of Judgment-creditor)

Form No. 2

[CHAPTER XVII, RULE 11]

Suit No………… of 20……..

In The High Court At Calcutta

Ordinary Original Civil Jurisdiction

Plaintiff.

Versus

Defendant.

Notice under Section 145 of the Code

ToTake Notice that you are hereby required under section 145 of the Code of Civil Procedure to appear in person or by advocate or attorney of this Court before the……………… in Chambers on the day of………….. at………… o’clock in the foreNoon, to show cause (if any you have, but Not otherwise) why the decree passed (or order made) against……….. on the……….. day of………….. in the above suit should Not be executed against you as surety for the said defendant.Dated this…………… day of……….. 20…….Attorney for……………….. Registrar.

Form No. 3

[CHAPTER XVII, RULE 111

Suit No…………. of 20……………

In The High Court At Calcutta

Ordinary Original Civil Jurisdiction

Plaintiff.

Versus

Defendant.

Notice under order XXI, Rule 2 of the Code

ToTake Notice that you are hereby required under rule 2 of Order XXI of the Code of Civil Procedure to appear in person or by advocate or attorney of this Court before the…………. in Chambers on the day of………….. at………… o’clock in the foreNoon, to show cause (if any you have, but Not otherwise) why the payment to you by the judgment-debtor of the sum of Rupees……….. on the………. day of………….. should Not be recorded and certified in the Register of the abovenamed suit.Dated this……….. day of……….. 20…………Attorney for Registrar.

Form No. 4

[CHAPTER XVII, RULE 11]

Suit No………… of 20………

In The High Court At Calcutta

Ordinary Original Civil Jurisdiction

Plaintiff.

Versus

Defendant.

Notice under order XXI, Rule 16 of the Code

ToTake Notice that you are hereby required under rule 16 of Order XXI of the Code of Civil Procedure to appear in person or by advocate or attorney of this Court before the………….. in Chambers on the………. day of………. 20………. at……….. o’clock in the foreNoon, to show cause (if any you have, but Not otherwise) why the decree ‘passed or order made in the above suit on the………. day of……………. in favour of………….. and by……….. transferred to………………. should Not be executed by the said transferee against you the said…………Dated this……….. day of…………. 20….Advocate acting on the Original Side for                                                                                                                                                         Registrar.

Form No.5

[CHAPTER XVII, RULE 11]

Suit No………. of 20……

In The High Court At Calcutta

Ordinary Original Civil Jurisdiction

Plaintiff.

Versus

Defendant.

Notice under order XXI, Rule 22 of the Code

ToThe……….. above named……………..Take Notice that you are hereby required under rule 22 of Order XXI of the Code of Civil Procedure to appear in person or by advocate or Advocate acting on the Original Side of this Court before the…….. in Chambers on the………….. day of……………. 20….. at o’clock in the foreNoon, to show cause why the decree proNounced against you on the day of in the above suit should Not be executed against you.Dated this………….. day of……….. 20……Advocate acting on the Original Side for                                                                                                                                                        Registrar.

Form No 5

[CHAPTER XVII, RULE 11]

Suit No……….. of……… 20…..

In The High Court At Calcutta

Ordinary Original Civil Jurisdiction

Plaintiff.

Versus

Defendant.

Notice under order XXI, Rule 34(2) of the Code

ToThe……….. above named………………Take Notice that you are hereby required under rule 34(2) of Order XXI of the Code of Civil Procedure to state your objections in writing, if any you have, to the accompanying draft conveyance, and to file the same in my office on or before the…….. day of…….. 20…., and in such event to appear in person or by Advocate or Advocate acting on the Original Side of this Court before the……. in Chambers on the…….. day of……… 20……, at…….. o’clock in the foreNoon to support the same.Dated this………… day of………… 20……….Advocate acting on the Original Side for                                                                                                                                                        Registrar.

Form No. 7

[CHAPTER XVII., RULE 11]

Suit No……….. of 20……….

In The High Court At Calcutta

Ordinary Original Civil Jurisdiction

Plaintiff

Versus

Defendant.

Notice under Order XXI, Rule 37 of the Code

ToThe………….. above named…………..Take Notice that you are hereby required under rule 37 of Order XXI of the Code of Civil Procedure to appear in person before……… in Chambers on the………. day of……… 20……, at…………. o’clock in the foreNoon, to show cause why you should Not be committed to Jail in execution of the decree proNounced against you on the………… day of………. 20……. in the above suit.Dated this………… day of………… 20…..Advocate acting on the Original Side for                                                                                                                                                        Registrar.

Form No. 8

[CHAPTER XVII, RULE 29]

Suit No……… of 20……..

In The High Court At Calcutta

Ordinary Original Civil Jurisdiction

Notice of application for sale made one year after attachment

To

the Defendant above named and

ToWhereas the plaintiff has applied for sale of the property attached in execution of the decree of this Court made and proNounced in this suit on the…………. day of Two thousand………….. you are hereby required, being served with this Notice, on or before the…….. day of………. to appear before the………… in Chambers on the……….. day of………. at………. o’clock in the orNoon to show cause why the said property should Not be sold in execution of the said decree/order.Dated this……… day of……….. 20………Advocate acting on the Original Side for                                                                                                                                                        Registrar.

Form No. 9

[CHAPTER XVIII, RULE 1]

Suit No…………. of 20……..

In The High Court At Calcutta

Ordinary Original Civil Jurisdiction

Plaintiff

Versus

Defendant

Garnishee Notice

ToTake Notice that you are hereby required on or before the……… day of 20……….. to pay to the Sheriff of Calcutta the sum of Rupees* Particular to be stated in the margin of the Notice…………. out of the moneys attached in your hands by order dated………… day of……… 20…….. , or otherwise to appear in person or by advocate or Advocate acting on the Original Side of this Court before the sitting Judge in Chambers at 11 o’clock in the foreNoon on the day aforesaid and show cause to the contrary in default whereof an order for payment may be passed against you.Dated this………… day of…………. 20……Advocate acting on the Original Side for                                                                                                                                                        Registrar.

Appendix E 1

Form No. 1

[CHAPTER XXA, RULE 1]

In The High Court At Calcutta

Ordinary Original Civil

…………..Jurisdiction

In the Matter of: An application

And

(Name & Occupation) Caveator

ToThe Registrar,Sir,Let Nothing be done in respect of the application, particulars of which are given below without due Notice to the abovenamed Caveator.Dated this………… day of……… 20…..

Yours faithfully,

  1. Name of the Caveator in full.2. Address of the Caveator.3. In case the Caveator resides outside the jurisdiction of this Court address of the Caveator for service of Notice within the jurisdiction of this Court.4. Name of the applicant in respect of the application against which Caveat is lodged.5. Address of such applicant.6. Number of the suit/ proceeding and the Cause Title thereof, if instituted.7. Name and address of the intended parties to the suit. Caveator is aware if the suit/proceeding has Not been instituted.8. Nature of the proceeding.

Appendix E4

Form No. 2

[CHAPTER XXA, RULE 51]

In The High Court At Calcutta

Ordinary Original Civil

……………Jurisdiction

vs
………………..

ToPlease take Notice under sub-section (3) of section 148A of the Code of Civil Procedure that an application has been filed in this Court by……….. of No. ………… in the above suit/matter praying inter alia for an Order for………….Dated this……….. day of……….. 20…….

Registrar.

Appendix F

Form No. 1

[CHAPTER XXI, RULE 7]

Order appointing Receiver

It is ordered that……………………… be and he is hereby appointed the Receiver of the moveable property and of he rents, issues and profits of the immoveable property belonging to the estate of A . B the intestate in the pleadings in this suit named, with power to get in and collect the outstanding debts and claims due to the estate of the said intestate and with all the powers provided for in Order XL, rule 1(d) of the Civil Procedure Code, except that he shall Not, without leave of the Court (1) grant leases for a term exceeding three years, or (2) bring suits except suits for rent or rejectment where the rents are in arrears for more than two months, or (3) institute an appeal in any Court (except from a decree in a rent suit or ejectment suit) where the value of the appeal is over Rs. 1,000, or (4) expend on the repairs of any property, in any period of two years, more than half of the net annual rental of the property to be repaired, such net annual rental being calculated at the amount at which the property to be repaired would let when in a fair state of repair less outgoings in respect of municipal taxes either owner’s or occupier’s share or both shares, revenue cess, ground or other rents and proportionate collection charges, if any, payable in respect of the property. And it is further ordered that the said Receiver shall have power to expend on the repair of any property of such nature as would Not ordinarily be let, such amount as may be decided on at a meeting convened in his office after service of Notice to the parties, if appearing in person, or their attorneys, as the case may be, and, in the event of there being any disagreement between the said Receiver and the parties or their attorneys or any of them, the said Receiver shall be entitled to apply before the Judge for directions on Notice to the parties. the costs of such application being in the discretion of the Judge. And it is further ordered that the defendants and all persons claiming under them dc deliver up quiet possession of the said property, moveable and immoveable, of the said intestate together with all leases, agreements for lease, kabuliats, accounts, books, papers, memoranda and writings relating thereto to the said Receiver. And it is further orderedthat the said Receiver do take possession of the s aid property, moveable and immoveable, and collect the rents, issues and profits of the said immoveable property and that the tenants and occupiers thereof do attorn and pay their rents in arrears and growing rents to the said Receiver. And it is further ordered that the said Receiver shall have power to bring and defend suits in his own name and shall have power to use the names of the plaintiffs and defendants who are to be indemnified out of the estate and effects of the said intestate. And it is further ordered that the receipt or receipts of the said Receiver shall be a sufficient discharge for all such sum or sums of money or property as shall be paid or delivered to him as such Receiver as aforesaid. And it is further ordered (where an additional office establishment is required) that the said Receiver shall be allowed to charge to the estate in addition to his own office establishment the following further establishment, namely,-

Form No. 2

[CHAPTER XXI, RULE 17]

In The High Court At Calcutta

Ordinary Original Civil Jurisdiction

Plaintiff

Vs.

Defendant.

I…………………………, of……………………… the Receiver appointed in this suit, make oath (or solemn affirmation) and say as follows:-1. The account hereto annexed and marked with the letter “A” is my account of the rents and profits of the immoveable property and of the outstanding assets of the testator (or intestate) in this suit from the…………. day of……….. 20………., to the day of………… 20…….., both inclusive, and contains a true account of all and every sum of money received by me or by any other person or persons by my order or, to my kNowledge or belief, for my use on account, or in respect of the said rents and profits accrued due on or before the said………. day of…………. or an account or in respect of the said assets, except what is included as received in my Former account (or accounts) sworn (or affirmed) by me.2. The several sums of money mentioned in the said account, hereby verified to have been paid and allowed, have been actually and truly so paid and allowed for the several purposes in the said account mentioned.3. The said account is just and true in all and every items and particulars therein contained, according to the best of my kNowledge and belief.4. W.X. and Y.Z………, the sureties named in the bond given by me, dated the……… of……….. 20 , are both alive and neither of them has become insolvent.

(Usual Jurat)

Form No. 3

[CHAPTER XXI RULE 4]

Security Bond by Receiver and a Guarantee Society

Suit No……………. of………..

In The High Court At Calcutta

Ordinary Original Civil Jurisdiction

………………….

Vs.

………………….

Precedent for Form of Bond

KNow all men by these presents that I/We (name of the Receiver/ Receivers and his or their description and address) hereinafter called the Receiver/Receivers and we (fill in name and address of Guarantee Society or Company) carrying on business in Calcutta at (place of business) through (name of the Guarantee Society’s Agents) (hereinafter called the Society or Company) are jointly and severally held and firmly bound unto (name of the Registrar) Registrar of the High Court at Calcutta in its Ordinary Original Civil Jurisdiction his successor or successors in office and assigns in the sum of Rs…….. to be paid to the said (name of the Registrar, Original Side) hereinafter called the Registrar his successor or successors in office or assigns as the case may be for which payment will and truly to be made I/We the Receiver/Receivers for myself (ourselves), my (our) heirs, executors, administrators and representatives and every of them and We the Society/Company for ourselves and our successors do bind and oblige ourselves for the whole firmly by these presents and We the Society/Company do hereby submit ourselves to the jurisdiction of the said High Court and appoint (place of business of the Society/ Company or is Agents) aforesaid as the address for service of all writs, proceedings or Notices that may be issued, taken or given with reference to the condition of this Bond or with respect to the liability of the said Receiver/Receivers thereunder. Whereas by an order dated the…………… day of……… and made by the said High Court in Suit No…….. of……… wherein is/are Plaintiff/ Plaintiffs and the defendant/ defendants it was ordered that the Receiver/Receivers should be appointed Receiver/Receivers of (description of property, etc.) and he/they was/were thereby directed to give security for Rs………. to be approved by the s sicl Registrar And Whereas the Registrar has under the rules of the said High Court accepted the Society/Company as Surety for the said Receiver/ Receivers.Now the conditions of the above written Bond or obligation are such that hove bounden Receiver/Receivers or his/or their executors or administrators or some or one of them do and shall duly account for all sums of money or other property which the Receiver/Receivers has (have) shall receive or has or (have) or shall become liable to pay or account for as such Receiver/Receivers as aforesaid including as well all sums of money or other property which the Receiver/ Receivers shall receive or become liable to pay or account for or in respect of the period for which the Receiver/Receivers has/have been appointed such Receiver/Receivers as aforesaid as also in respect of any appointment for any extended or further period during which the said Receiver/Receivers may be continued or appointed such Receiver/Receivers either under the said order in the same action at such period and in such manner as the Court or Judge shall appoint and do and shall pay or deliver the same as the Court or Judge has directed or shall hereafter direct and shall give immediate Notice to the Court if the Society/Company shall become insolvent or go into liquidation then the above written Bond or obligation shall be void otherwise the same shall subject to the provisions hereinafter contained be and remain in full force and virtue : Provided always that if the Receiver/Receivers shall Not for every successive term of twelve calendar months to be computed from…………. the day of…… within fifteen days after the………. day of………. in each and every year pay or cause to be paid at the office of the Society/Company the annual premium or sum of Rs then the Society/Company shall at any time after such default in payment be at liberty to apply by summons in Chambers to be relieved from all further liability as such sureties as aforesaid and such summons having been served upon such persons as the Judge shall direct and being finally heard all further liability of the Society/Company as such sureties as aforesaid shall from and after the final hearing of such summons or from and after such other time as the Judge shall direct cease and determine save and except in respect of any loss or damage occasioned by any act or default of the Receiver/Receivers in relation to his/ their duties as such Receiver/ Receivers as aforesaid previously to such cesser and determination of liability : Provided always and it is further agreed between the Receiver/Receivers and the Society/Company that the Receiver/ Receivers shall and will on being discharged from his/ their office or ceasing to act as such Receiver/ Receivers as aforesaid forthwith give Notice thereof in writing and also furnish to the Society /Company free of charge an office copy of the order of the Court or Judge discharging him Receiver/Receivers from his/their office as such Receiver/Receivers as aforesaid. And further that he/ they the Receiver/Receivers, his/their heirs, executors and administrators shall and will from time to time and at all times save and defend and keep harmless the Society/Company and their Successors and the property and funds of the Society/Company from and against all loss and damage, costs and expenses which the Society/Company or the funds or property thereof shall or may or otherwise might at any time sustain or be put unto for or by reason or in consequence of the Society/Company having entered into the above written Bond for and at the request of the said.In Witness whereof the said Receiver/Receivers has/have hereunto set his/ their hand /s and seals and the Society/Company have hereunto caused their common seal to be affixed in the presence of………. the day and year first above written.

Signed, Sealed and delivered by the said in the presence of

The Seal of the Society/Company was hereunto affixed in the presence of…………………..

Or

Signed on behalf of the Company.

Appendix G

Form No. 1

[CHAPTER XXII, RULE 1]

Order for commission to examine witness

It is ordered that a commission do issue out of and under the seal of this Court directed to a person therein named authorizing him to swear or affirm and examine viva voce at (1)………. and (2) and such other person or persons as shall be produced before him as witnesses on behalf of the (plaintiff or defendant). And it is further ordered that the parties to this suit do appear before the said Commissioner in person or by their agents or pleaders and that the said commission be made returnable on or before the…………. day of…………. and that the evidence to be taken thereunder be read and used at the hearing of this suit saving all just exceptions as to the admissibility thereof and let the consideration of the question of costs of and incidental to this application and of issuing and executing the said commission and of the return thereof be reserved until the final disposal of this suit or until further order of this Court.

Form No. 2

[CHAPTER XXII, RULE 1]

Suit No………. of 20…………..

The President of India.

Writ of commission

ToThe Commissioner on behalf of the……….. hereinafter named, GREETING : kNow be, that we in confidence of your prudence and fidelity, have appointed you, and by these presents do give unto you full power and authority, to swear or affirm and diligently, to examine viva voce…………. as shall be produced before you as………. witness……………… on behalf of the said……… in a certain Suit No………. of……… Now pending in our High Court at Calcutta [wherein………. ] and we further command you that you do at certain days and places to be appointed by you for that purpose of which reasonable Notice shall be given to all parties cause the said witness to come before you and then and there examine and cross-examine such witness either upon oath or solemn affirmation, which we hereby give you full power and authority to administer to such witness in the Form firstly specified at the foot hereof; and that you do take such…………. examination and reduce the same into writing on parchment or paper; and when you shall have so taken the same you are to send the same (returnable date as given in the order for the issue of this commission) to the address of the Registrar of our said High Court at Calcutta in its Original Jurisdiction, closed up under your seal, together with such documents as shall be spoken to and marked as exhibits and this writ.And we further empower you to appoint (if necessary) a competent interpreter to interpret such of the proceedings under this commission as you may deem necessary to have interpreted from or into the English language. And we further command you that the interpreter employed in interpreting the depositions of the said witness to be examined by virtue of these presents shall, before he be permitted to act as such interpreter as aforesaid, take the oath or affirmation lastly specified at the foot hereof which we hereby give you full power and authority to administer to such interpreter. And we do lastly order that the parties to this suit do appear before you in person or by their agents or pleaders. Witness (name of the Chief Justice) Chief Justice at Calcutta aforesaid, the………….. day of………… in the year of Two thousand and………….Advocate acting on the Original Side.Advocate acting on the Original Side. RegistrarThe execution of this commission appears by a certain schedule hereunto annexed.

Commissioner

Note 1 : The Commissioner shall Not be bound to execute this commission unless such a sum as……… shall think reasonable be deposited with………….. for the expenses of executing the same, and also of summoning the witnesses and defraying their travelling and other expenses.

Note 2 : After the deposition of any witness shall have been taken down, and before it is signed by him, it shall be distinctly read over, and, where necessary, translated to the witness in order that mistakes or omissions may be rectified or supplied. The deposition shall be signed by the witness and left with the Commissioner who shall subscribe his name and date of the examination.

Form of the oath or affirmation to be administered to the witnessYou swear (or solemnly affirm in the presence of Almighty God) that the evidence which you shall give in this case shall be true, that you will conceal Nothing, and that No part of your evidence shall be false.

So help you god

Form of the oath or affirmation to be administered to the interpreterYou swear (or solemnly affirm in the presence of Almighty God)that you understand and speak the………… and English languages, and that you will well and truly and faithfully interpret, translate and explain to the witness to be produced before the Commissioner, all questions and answers and all such matters as the Commissioner may require you to interpret, translate and explain.

So help you God.

Note : The words “So help you God” are to be omitted when an affirmation is administered.

Appendix H

Form No 1

[CHAPTER XXIII, RULE IA]

Suit No……… of 20……

In The High Court At Calcutta

Ordinary Original Civil Jurisdiction

Plaintiff.

versus

Defendant.

Notice of submission of award

Take Notice that the award of the Arbitrator appointed in this suit under an order of Court, dated the……… day of 20…….., has this day been filed and that the Court will proceed to pass judgment on such award on………… the………. day of…….. Dated this……. day of……… 20…….

Registrar.

Appendix H1

Form No. 1

[REQUISITION UNDER CHAPTER XXIV, RULE 43(1)]

Suit No………. of 20……….

In The High Court At Calcutta

Ordinary a Original Civil Jurisdiction

…………

versus

…………

ToThe Registrar,High Court, Original Side.Sir,Please receive the amount(s) specified below under rule 43(1) of Chapter XXIV of the Rules and Orders and place the same to the credit of the above suit.Appearance entered in person/through Mr. /Messrs………… on………..

Details of amounts. Rs.
(a) In satisfaction in full of the plaintiff’s Claim
(b) In satisfaction in full of the cause (s) of action relating …………….
(c) On account of commission
…………….
Total

The defendant admits/denies* Strike out words Not required liability in respect of……..

Yours faithfully,

Signature of the defendant………………

Signature of the defendant’s attorney(s)……..

Dated Calcutta,The………

Form No. 2

[NOTICE UNDER CHAPTER XXIV, RULE 43(2)]

Suit No……… of 20……..

In The High Court At Calcutta

Ordinary Original Civil Jurisdiction

……………

versus

……………

ToTake Notice that the defendant has on the……… day of………. 20……… deposited with the Registrar Rs and says that the sum is sufficient to satisfy the plaintiff’s claim in full (in respect of the cause/causes of action relating to……………..) and admits (denies) liability in respect of………….

……………

Registrar

Form No. 3

[NOTICE UNDER CHAPTER XXIV, RULE 44/45]

Suit No……… of 20………..

In The High Court At Calcutta

Ordinary Original Civil Jurisdiction

………..

versus

………..

ToTake Notice that the plaintiff accepts the amount (amounts) specified below deposited by you with the Registrar in full (part) satisfaction of his claim (causes of action relating to………..) and abandons his other claim in the suit [shall prosecute this suit for the balance of his claim (claims)] and that he will on the……… day of……….. apply by requisition in writing to the Registrar for payment to him of………… the said amount (amounts) so deposited by you with him.

Plaintiff in person/Advocate(s) acting on the Original Side for the plaintiff.

Dated Calcutta,The………

Details of amount

(a) Rs……….. deposited in satisfaction in full of the claim is accepted by the plaintiff in full (part) satisfaction.

(b) Rs……….. deposited in satisfaction in full of the cause (causes) of action relating to is accepted by the plaintiff in full (part) satisfaction.

Form No. 4

[REQUISITION UNDER CHAPTER XXIV, RULE 44/45]

Suit No………. of 20………

In The High Court At Calcutta

Ordinary Original Civil Jurisdiction

………….

versus

………….

ToThe Registrar, High Court,Original Side.Sir,Please pay the amount(s) specified below and deposited with you by the defendant under Chapter XXIV, Rule 43(1) of the Rules and Orders with admission/denial of liability and lying in your hands to me (to my Advocate acting on the Original Side/Advocates acting on the Original Side, Mr./Messrs ). The consent of the defendant [Advocate(s) acting on the Original Side for the defendant] is endorsed hereon. (Notice under Chapter XXIV, Rule 44/45 of the Rules and Orders has been duly served on the defendant as would appear from the affidavit of service of the said Notice filed herewith.) The certificate under the said Rule 44/45 is herewith filed.

Yours faithfully,

Plaintiff’s Signature/Plaintiff’s Advocate’s acting on the Original Side Signature.

Details of amount

(a) Rs…………. deposited in satisfaction in full of the claim and acceptedby the plaintiff in full (part) satisfaction.

(b) Rs………. deposited in satisfaction in full of the cause (causes) of action relating to and accepted by the plaintiff in full (part) satisfaction.

(Strike out words Not required)

Form No. 5

[LODGMENT SCHEDULE UNDER CHAPTER XXIV, RULE 39B]

Suit No……….. of 20……….

In The High Court At Calcutta

Ordinary Original Civil Jurisdiction

…………

versus

…………

Date of order/ Amount Registrar’s Commission Party on whose behalf decree and the purpose for which, the payment is made Remarks

Dated………..

Issue Challan

(Signature of the party)

Time for payment…………

Signature of the party’s Advocate(s)acting on the Original Side ……………….

(Signature)

Registrar.

The number and date of the Challan issued…………

……………………..

(Signature)

Accountant

(Strike out words Not required)

Form No. 6

Number of the Challan

[CHALLAN UNDER CHAPTER XXIV, RULE 39C]

In The High Court At Calcutta

Ordinary Original Civil Jurisdiction

Ledger Volume………….

(in triplicate)

Folio No……………To The Reserve Bank of India,Calcutta

Dated, Calcutta, the………. 20……

Please receive the amount of Rs………… as specified below and credit the same in the account of the Registrar, High Court, Original Side, Calcutta, if the payment is offered to be made within the……. day of……….. 20………..

Suit No. with Cause Title Deposited under order/ decree or under rules Directed by the order/ decree or under rules Registrar’s Commission Party on whose behalf and the purpose for which the payment is made
Total

Rupees (in words)…………RegistrarDate………….Accountant.Received the amount of Rs……….. on……… day of…….. 20…….Date :

Signature

For Reserve Bank of India, Calcutta.

Form No. 7

[REQUISITION UNDER CHAPTER XXIV, RULE 42A1

Suit No……… of 20…….

In The High Court At Calcutta

Ordinary Original Civil Jurisdiction Full Cause title to be set out

…………….

Versus

……………

ToThe Registrar, High Court, Original SideSir,Please receive the amount(s) specified below under Rule 42A of Chapter XXIV of the Rules and Orders and place the same to the credit of the Suit:

(Particulars)

(i) Particulars of the premises with description thereof sufficient for identifying the premises (e.g., Number of premises, name of street, police-station, etc.)………………….

(ii) Period for which rent is deposited………….

(iii) Amount of rent deposited………………….

(iv) Name and address of the landlord or the person or persons claiming to be entitled to such rent…………….

(v) Date of service of the Writ on the Defendant making the deposit……………

(To be filled in for subsequent deposit only.)

(vi) The period for which rent was last deposited.)

(vii) Number and date of receipt under which the above deposit was made…………..

I state that all particulars mentioned above by me are true and correct.

Yours faithfully

Signature of the Tenant Defendant………..

Signature of the Defendant’s Advocate

acting on the Original Side………..

Dated Calcutta, the………….

Form No. 8

Lodgment Schedule under Chapter XXIV, Rule 13A

In The High Court At Calcutta

Ordinary Original Civil Jurisdiction

No……….. of 20………..

Suit/Matter

…………….

Vs. and

…………….

Date of Decree/ Order Amount in figures and words Party on whose behalf and the purpose for which the payment is made. Remarks

Issue Challan

Date………… …………….(Signature of the party)

Time for payment ……….

(Signature)

[Signature of the party’s Advocate(s) acting on the Original Side]

Accountant-General, High Court, O. S.

The number and date of Challan issued………..

……………….

(Signature)

Superintendent,

Office of the Accountant-General,

High Court, O.S.

(Strike out words Not required)

Form No. 9

CHALLAN UNDER CHAPTER XXIV, RULE 13B

Number of Challan……………

In The High Court At Calcutta

Ordinary Original Civil Jurisdiction

Ledger Volume…………..Folio No……………ToThe Reserve Bank of India,Calcutta.Please receive the amount of Rs………….. (in figures) as specified below and credit the same in the account of the Accountant-General, High Court, Original Side, Calcutta, if the payment is offered to be made within the………… day of………. 20……

Suit/ Matter No. with cause title. Deposited/ directed under/ decree or under rules. Party on whose behalf and the purpose for which the payment is made.
Total

Rupees (in words)

Accountant-General, High Court, O.S.

Date :

Superintendent,

Office of the Accountant-General,

High Court; O.S.

Signature

for Reserve Bank of India, Calcutta.

Received the amount of Rs……….. on……….. day of………. 20…….Dated :(Strike out words Not required)

Appendix I

Form No. 1

[CHAPTER XXVI, RULE 1171

In The High Court At Calcutta

Ordinary Original Civil Jurisdiction (or as may be)

(Number and title of the suit, or title of the matter)

Summons to proceed on reference

Let all parties concerned attend before the (Registrar or other officer conducting the reference) at the Court-house, to take into consideration the matter of the reference directed (or to proceed with the accounts and enquiries directed to be taken and made) by the decree (or order) made in this suit and dated the……….. day of……….. 20………Dated this………… day of………. 20…..

Registrar or Officer

The summons was taken out by A. B.,

Advocate acting on the Original Side for the applicant.

To(Insert the name of the Advocate acting on Original Side or person to be served thus:-Mr. C. D., Advocate acting on the Original Side for the Plaintiff or Defendant, or Petitioner or Respondent.)ToThe Plaintiff, or Defendant, or Petitioner, or Respondent G H., or as may be.

Form No. 2

[CHAPTER XXVI, RULE 60]

Advertisement for the creditors of a deceased person to come in with their claims

Pursuant to a decree (or an order) of the High Court at Calcutta, in its Ordinary Original Civil Jurisdiction, made in(set out the number and title of the suit or title of the matter), the creditors of A.B., late of (residence and additions, as thus: No. 6, Park Street in the town of Calcutta, merchant), who died in or about the month of…….. 20……… are, on or before the………. day of……… 20……….., to send to the office of the Registrar of this Court, on its Original Side, their names, addresses, and descriptions, the full particulars of their claims, a statement of their accounts, and the nature of the securities (if any) held by them; or in default thereof, they will be peremptorily excluded from the benefit of the said decree (or order).Every creditor, holding any security, may produce or transmit the same to the registrar, with the particulars of his claim, or shall produce the same before the HoNourable Mr. Justice…………. in the Court-house, on………. the………. day of……… 20… at……… of the clock in the……….. Noon, being the time appointed for adjudicating on the claims.

Registrar or Officer.

Form No. 3

[CHAPTER XXVI, RULES 62, 721

(Formal parts as in No. 1)

Notice to creditor to prove his claim

You are hereby required to prove the claim sent in by you against the estate of A.B., deceased. You are to file such affidavit as you may be advised in support of your claim, and give Notice thereof to Mr. B. C, the Advocate acting on the Original Side for the plaintiff (or for the party conducting the reference), on or before the……. day of………. 20………. ; and to attend by your Advocate acting on the Original Side,or in person if you have No Advocate acting on the Original Side, before the (Registrar or Officer), at the Court-house, on…………… the………. day of………… 20………., at……… of the clock in the Noon, being the time appointed for adjudicating on the claim.Dated this……… day of……….. 20……….To (Name of claimant)

Registrar.

Form No. 4

[CHAPTER XXVI, RULES 63, 64]

(Formal parts as in No. 1, ante)

Notice to claimant to produce documents

You are hereby required to produce, in support of the claims sent in by you, against the estate of A. B., deceased [or your claim as heir-at-law or next-of-kin or ore of the kindred of A. B., deceased, or your claim as (devisee or) legatee under the will of A.B., deceased] (describe the documents required to be produced) before the Registrar or Officer at the Court-house on the………… day of…… 20…….., at…….. of the clock in the……….. Noon.Dated this………. day of………….. 20………..To (Name of claimant)

Registrar.

Form No. 5

[CHAPTER XXVI, RULE 67]

In The High Court At Calcutta

Ordinary Original Civil Jurisdiction

(Number and title of the suit)

Executor’s or Administrator’s affidavit as to claims of creditors sent in to the Registrar pursuant to advertisement to creditors

I, C. D. of etc., the above named plaintiff (or defendant, or as may be), the Executor (or Administrator) of A. B., late of……… deceased, make oath and say as follows:-1. I have in the paper writing Now produced, and shown to me, and marked A, set forth a list of all the claims, the particulars of which have been sent in to the Registrar by persons claiming to be creditors of the said A. B., deceased, pursuant to the advertisement issued in that behalf, dated the………… day of……….. 20……2. I have examined the particulars of the several…….. claims mentioned in the paper writing Now produced, and shown to me, and marked A, and I have compared the same with the books, accounts and documents of the said A. B. (or as may be, and state any other inquiries or investigations made), in order to ascertain, so far as I am able, to which of such claims the estate of the said A. B. is justly liable.3. From such examination (and state any other reasons) I am of opinion and verily believe that the estate of the said A.B. is justly liable to the amounts set forth in the sixth column of the first part of the said paper writing, marked A, and to the best of my kNowledge and belief, such several amounts are justly due from the estate of the said A.B., and proper to be allowed to the respective claimants named in the said schedule.4. I am of opinion that the estate of the said A. B. is Not justly liable to the claims set forth in the second part of the said paper writing, marked A, and that the same ought Not to be allowed without proof by the respective claimants (or, I am Not able to state whether the estate of the said A. B. is justly liable to the claims set forth in the second part of the said paper writing, marked A, or whether such claims, or any parts thereof, are proper to be allowed without farther evidence).5. Except as hereinbefore mentioned, there are Not, to the best of my kNowledge, inFormation and belief, any other claims against the estate of the said A.B.

Form No. 6

[CHAPTER XXVI, RULE 67]

Exhibit referred to in Affidavit (No. 5)

(Short title)

List of claims of creditor referred to in the Executor’s or Administrator’s affidavit

List of claims, the particulars of which have been sent in by persons claiming to be creditors of A. B., deceased, pursuant to the advertisement issued in that behalf, dated……….. day of……… 20……This paper writing, marked A, was produced and shown to…….. and is the same as is referred to in his affidavit sworn before me this……… day of…….. 20……

  1. B., etc.

First Part – Claims proper to be allowed further evidence.

Serial No. Name of claimants Addresses descriptions Particulars of claim Amount claimed Amount proper to be allowed

Second Part – Claims which ought to be proved by the claimants.

Serial No. Names of claimants Addresses descriptions Particulars of claim Amount claimed

Form No. 7

[CHAPTER XXVI, RULE 73]

(Formal parts as in No. 1, ante)

Notice to creditor of allowance of claim or part of claim and to prove residue

The claim sent in by you against the estate of A. B., deceased, has been allowed at the sum of Rs with interest thereon at………… at…………. per cent, per annum from the………… day of…….. 20……… and Rs……….. for costs (or with costs to be taxed by the Taxing Officer). If part only has been allowed, add: If you claim to have a larger sum allowed, you are hereby required to prove such further claim, and you are to file such affidavit (continue as in No. 3, ante).Dated this……… day of……….. 20…….

Registrar.

To (Name of claimant)

Form No. 8

[CHAPTER XXVI, RULE 73]

(Formal parts as in No. 1, ante)

List of claims against the estate of A. B., deceased, which have been allowed without proof

Advertisement of allowance of claims

Names of claimants A.B. Amount Allowed
Principal Interests Costs
Rs. Rs………, at per cent, up to the day of………, and subsequent interest, at 6 per cent. Rs……….
(or to be taxed

Appendix J

[CHAPTER XXVII, RULE 65]

Form No. 1

Ordinary conditions of sale of immoveable property

Conditions of sale of the property described in the Notification of sale in Suit No………. of 20………..

  1. No person shall advance a less sum than Rs or retract a bidding.2. The sale is subject to a reserved bidding/ specified price which has been fixed by the Registrar.3. The highest bidder shall be the purchaser, provided the Registrar shall consider that a sufficient bid has been offered, and where any dispute arises as to the last or highest bidding for any lot, the same shall be put up again at a Former bidding for sale.4. The purchaser shall, at the time of sale, subscribe his name and address to his bidding, and the abstract of title and all written Notices and communications and summonses shall be deemed duly delivered to and served upon the purchaser, by being left for him at such address, unless or until he is represented by an Advocate acting on the Original Side.5. The purchaser shall, at the time of sale, pay a deposit of twenty-five per cent on the amount of his purchase-money to the Registrar, otherwise the lot shall immediately be again put up for sale.6. The Registrar shall, as soon as possible after the sale, proceed to certify, the result, and such report shall, within eight days after the sale, be filed by, and at the expense of, the party having the carriage of the proceedings, and in case of his neglect the purchaser of any lot shall be at liberty to file the same, and to retain the costs out of the purchase-money.7. The party having the carriage of the proceedings shall, within…… days after such report has become binding, deliver to the purchaser, or his Advocate acting on the Original Side, an abstract of the title to the lot purchased by him, subject to the stipulations contained in these conditions; and the purchaser shall,within……… days after the actual delivery of the abstract, deliver at the office of Mr. A.B., the Advocate acting on the Original Side of………… (the party having the carriage of the proceedings) at No……… Street in the town of Calcutta, a statement in writing of his objections and requisitions (if any) to or on the title as deduced by such abstract, and to and in respect of the description of the property, and upon the expiration of such last-mentioned-time (and in this respect time is to be deemed of the essence of the contract) the title shall be considered as approved of and accepted by the purchaser, subject only to such objections and requisitions, if any.8. The purchaser shall, under an order for that purpose to be obtained by him, or in case of his neglect, by the party having the carriage of the proceedings, at the cost of the purchaser, upon application to a Judge in Chambers, pay the amount of his purchase-money (after deducting the amount paid as a deposit) to the Reserve Bank of India with the privity of the Accountant-General of this Court, to the credit of the Suit No………. of 20………. (where A. B. is plaintiff and C. D. is defendant), within forty days (orsuch further time as may he allowed) from the day of sale, and where the same is Not so paid then the purchaser shall pay interest on his purchase-money at the rate of per cent. per annum from the end of such forty days (or such further time as may be allowed) from the day of sale to the day on which the same is actually paid.9. Upon payment of the purchase-money in manner aforesaid, the purchaser shall be entitled to possession of such parts of the property as are in hand, and to the rents and profits of such parts as are let as from the day of such payment, and shall be entitled to a proper conveyance, wherein all proper parties shall join as the Registrar shall direct. Such conveyance shall be prepared by and registered at the expense of, the purchaser, and shall be tendered and left by him at the office of the said Mr. A. B. for execution by proper parties.The purchaser shall, at his own expense, take such steps as may be necessary for the purpose of taking possession.10. The purchaser shall Not be liable to pay the outgoings previous to the day of payment of the purchase-money and the rents and outgoings shall be apportioned, where necessary.In the event of there being a statutory charge on the property sold, such charge shall be discharged and paid from the purchase-money and shall Form a first charge thereon. Such charge shall be set out in the conditions of sale.11. The production and inspection of all deeds, evidences and muniments of title which are Not in the possession or power of the party having the carriage of the proceedings, and the procuring and making of all certificates, attested or other copies or extracts of or from any registers, deeds, wills, or other documents, and of all declarations or other evidences as to identity, whether required for the verification of the abstract or for any other purpose, shall be at the expense of the purchaser requiring the same.12. Where any error or miss tateme it, shall appear to have been made in the particulars; or description of the property, such error or misstatement; where capable of compensation, shall Not annul the sale Nor entitle the purchaser to be discharged from his purchase, but a Compensation shall be made to or by the purchaser as the case may be, and the,amount of such compensation shall be settled by a Judge in Chambers.13. Where the purchaser shall Not pay his purchase-money at the tithe above specified, or at any other time which may be named in any order for that purpose, and in all other respects perform these conditions, an order may be made by a Judge in Chambers for the re-sale of the property and for payment by the purchaser of the amount of the deficiency, if any, in the price which may be obtained upon such re-sale, and of all Advocates acting on the Original Side and client’s costs and expenses occasioned by such default.14. Where a re-sale is directed, if for want of bidders the property canNot be re-sold, the purchaser at the Former sale shall pay the whole amount of his purchase-money into Court; but where the property be re-sold, and where the price obtained at the re-sale be less than the purchase-money payable by the original purchaser, he shall pay the amount of the deficiency. The costs occasioned by the default of the original purchaser shall also be paid by him. An order containing these directions may also be obtained from a Judge in Chambers.

Form No. 2

Conditions of sale of the property described in the Notification of sale in Suit No………. of…………

Ordinary conditions of sale of moveable property, other than negotiable securities, or shares in any railway, banking, or other public company or corporation

  1. No person shall retract a bidding.2. The highest bidder shall be the purchaser, provided the Registrar shall consider that a sufficient bid has been offered, and where any dispute arises as to the last or highest bidding for any lot, the property shall be put up again at a Former bidding for re-sale.3. The purchaser shall, at the time of sale, pay the full amount of the purchase-money, otherwise the property shall be again immediately put up for re-sale.4. Upon payment of the purchase-money, the purchaser shall be entitled to obtain immediate possession of the property.5. The Registrar shall, as soon as possible after the sale, proceed to certify the result. Such certificate shall be filed by, and at expense of, the party having the carriage of the proceedings.

Form No. 3

Form of bidding paper

Bidding paper marked B, referred to in my certificate made in theSuit No……… of…….. and dated the……….. day of………. one thousand nine hundred and………

Registrar

We, whose names are hereunder subscribed, respectively, bid at the sale by auction in the above suit on the………… day of……… Two thousand and…………, the sums set opposite to our respective names, for, and became the purchasers of, the respective lots specified in the Notification of such sale, numbers of which are set opposite to our respective names, subject to the conditions produced at such sale:-

No. of lot Amount of highest bidding Amount of deposit received Amount remaining due Signature of purchaser Purchaser’s address and quality

Form No. 4

Suit No………. of 20…….

In the High Court at Calcutta

Ordinary Original Civil Jurisdiction

Whereas by a decree (or order) of this Honourable Court made in the above suit, and dated the………… day of……….. Two thousand and……… it was ordered that the premises comprised in the mortgage therein referred to should be sold by the Registrar to the best purchaser or purchasers that could be got for the same, provided the Registrar should consider that a sufficient sum had been offered, and that all proper parties should join in the conveyance as the Registrar should direct, and that the conveyance should be settled by the Registrar where the parties differ about the same, I do hereby certify as follows:1. I certify that I did this day, in my sale room, subject to the conditions specified in the conditions of sale hereunto annexed, and marked with the letter A, put up for sale by auction the said premises described in the Notification of such sale (a copy of which is hereunto annexed, and marked with the letter B), and that the result of such sale is truly set forth in the bidding paper hereunto annexed and marked with the letter C.2. I further certify that the sums set forth in the second column of the said bidding paper are the highest sums bid for respective lots, the numbers of which are set forth in the first column opposite to such respective sums, and that the persons whose names are subscribed in the fifth column of the said bidding paper as purchasers were respectively the highest bidders for, and became the purchasers of, the said respective lots, at the prices or sums set opposite to their respective names in the said second column thereof.3. I further certify that I have received the sums set forth in the third column of the said bidding paper as deposits from the said respective purchasers in respect of their respective purchase monies set forth in the said second column of the said bidding paper, leaving due in respect of the said purchase-monies the respective sums set forth in the fourth column of the said bidding paper.4. I further certify that the several lots opposite to the numbers of which I have in the third column of the said bidding paper written the words “Not sold”, were Not sold, No person having bid a sufficient sum for the same.5. I further certify that No person bid any sum whatever for the several. lots opposite the numbers of which I have in the second column of the said bidding paper written the words “No bidding.”Dated this………. day of………… in the year two thousand and

Registrar.

Form No. 5

[CHAPTER XXVIII, RULE 4]

In The High Court At Calcutta

Ordinary Original Civil Jurisdiction

Notice under Section 83 of the Transfer of Property Act

To B,Whereas A has, under section 83 of Act V of 1882, deposited in Court Rs. 1,00,000 as the amount remaining due on the mortgage to you, dated the………… day of……… 20……., and Rs. 106 for the commission and charges of the Accountant-General, and the Reserve Bank of India, and Rs. 500 to provide for such necessary costs and expenses as you may incur, and whereas it is alleged that a sufficient tender was previously made to you: You are hereby inFormed that the Court, upon being satisfied that you have transferred the property comprised in the said mortgage and (Where B is in possession) delivered up possession thereof to the said A, and have also delivered up to the said A, or deposited in Court, or accounted for, all documents in your possession or power, or for which you are responsible relating to the said property, the Court will make such order as to it shall seem fit for the payment to you of the said sum of Rs. 1,00,000 (less, where a tender was made, the commission and charges of the Accountant-General and the Reserve Bank of India) with all costs and expenses to which you may be entitled.Dated this……….. day of……….. 20…….

Registrar.

Form No. 6

[CHAPTER XXX, RULE 71

In The High Court At Calcutta

Ordinary Original Civil Jurisdiction

Notice of application

In the matter of Act VIII of 1890

and

In the matter of………. a minor

Notice is hereby given that………….. residing at………… and natural guardian of the abovenamed minor, has presented a petition to this Court praying to be appointed the guardian of the person and property of the said minor and that this Court has fixed the day of for the hearing of the said petition.Dated this………. day of……… 20……Advocate acting on the Original Side for

Registrar.

Appendix K

[N.B.-The Forms previously contained in this Appendix will Now be found printed, together with the Companies Rules in App. No. 7 of Appendices (Part II), post.]

Appendix L

Form No. 6

[CHAPTER XXXI, RULE 211

In The High Court At Calcutta

In appeal from its Original Civil Jurisdiction

Appeal No………..

Suit No…………. of 20………..

Appellant and (Plaintiff or defendant).

versus

Respondent and (Defendant or Plaintiff).

Memorandum of appeal and of review

(Insert name) the appellant abovenamed appeals against the (decree or) order of the HoNourable Mr. Justice……….. in the above suit passed on the………. day of…….. 20…….. . for the following amongst other reasons:-1st. That (here state grounds of appeal).

(By way of endorsement)

Appeal No

Suit No………. of 20……..

Appellant.

versus

Respondent.

Form No. 2

[CHAPTER XXXII, RULE 9]

In The High Court At Calcutta

In appeal from its Ordinary Original Civil Jurisdiction

Appeal No……… of 20…….

Suit No……… of 20……..

Appellant and

versus

Respondent

To

Respondent

Notice to respondent under order XLI, Rule 14 of the Code of Civil Procedure

Take Notice that an appeal has been presented by………… Advocate acting on the Original Side for the Appellant from the…………… of this Court in its Ordinary Original Civil Jurisdiction, and that such Appeal will be heard by the Appeal Bench for the hearing of Appeals from the Original Side at its next sitting after the time allowed for filing the Paper Books.Memorandum of Appeal filed on the day of………. 20……If No appearance is made on your behalf by yourself, your Advocate acting on the Original Side, or by some one by law authorised to act for you in this Appeal, it will be heard and decided ex parte in your absence.Chief Justice, at ……..Calcutta aforesaid, the day of Two thousand and

Registrar

Ready.Delivered

Forms 3 to 10

[Deleted vide Calcutta Gazette, dated October, 18, 1982]

Appendix LA

Form No. 1

[Deleted vide Calcutta Gazette dated 18th October, 1982]

Form No. 2

[CHAPTER XXXIIB, RULE 4]

In The High Court At Calcutta

In appeal from its Ordinary Original Civil Jurisdiction

(In Appeal from its Constitutional Writ Jurisdiction, Original Side)

(In Appeal from its Special Jurisdiction, Original Side)

The…………. 20……..

Present

The HoNourable Chief Justice/One of the Judges of this Court
And
The HoNourable One of the Judges of this Court.

In the matter of Supreme Court of Appeal

in

Appeal from

DecreeOrder…….. No…….. 20………Appellant(s) to the Supreme Court.

Versus

Respondent(s) to the Supreme Court.The Court, having had before it an application for a Certificate of the nature referred to in clause (1) of Article 132/Clause (1) of Article 133 of the Constitution of India for further appeal to the Supreme Court, from the judgment, decree/or final order of the High Court, dated……….. determines/having determined on its own motion that a certificate of the nature referred to in clause (1) of Article 132/Clause (1) of Article 133 of the Constitution of India, should be given for further appeal to the Supreme Court from the judgment, decree/or final order of the said High Court, dated………

It Is Certified

that the case involves a substantial question of law as to the interpretation of the Constitution.

or

that the case involves a substantial question(s) of law of general importance and that in the opinion of the High Court the said question(s) and need(s) to be decided by the Supreme Court.

Chief Justice /Judge.

N.B, Delete the portion which is Not necessary.

Judge.

Form No. 4

[CHAPTER XXXIIIB, RULE 10]

In The High Court At Calcutta

(In appeal from its Ordinary Original Civil Jurisdiction)

(In Appeal from its Constitutional Writ Jurisdiction, Original Side)

(In Appeal from its Special Jurisdiction, Original Side)

Re : Supreme Court Appeal

Civil Appeal No…………………… of 20……………….

Suit/Matter No……………………..of 20……………….

Appellant(s) to the Supreme Court

versus

Respondent(s) to the Supreme Court

ToThe Registrar,Supreme Court of India, New Delhi.I do hereby certify that the Notices under Order XV, Rule 11 of the Supreme Court Rules, 1966, as received from you relating to the above appeal have been served upon………….. Respondent/ Lawyer for the Respondents to the Supreme Court of India on the…………. day of……… Two thousand and ………… in the manner prescribed in the Rules of this Court.Dated this……… day of……… 20…….

Registrar, Original Side.

Form No. 5

[CHAPTER XXXIIIB, RULE 10]

In The High Court At Calcutta

(In appeal from its Ordinary Original Civil Jurisdiction)

(In Appeal from its Constitutional Writ Jurisdiction, Original Side)

(In Appeal from its Special Jurisdiction, Original Side)

Re : Supreme Court Appeal

Civil Appeal No…….. of 20………

Suit/Matter No……… of 20………

Appellant(s) to the Supreme Court

versus

Respondents/ to the Supreme Court

ToThe Registrar,Supreme Court of India, New Delhi.I do hereby certify that the Notices under Order XV, Rule 11 of the Supreme Court Rules, 1966, as received from you relating to the above appeal could Not be served on the Respondent/Lawyers for the Respondent………….. (state the reason)…………. the said Notices as received from you is returned herewith.

Registrar, Original Side.

Form No. 6

[Requisition under Chapter XXXIIIB, Rule 13]

Appeal No……… of………..

In The High Court At Calcutta

(Ordinary Original Appellate Jurisdiction)

ToThe Registrar,High Court, Original Side.Sir,Please pay the amount(s) specified below/under rule 13 of Chapter XXXIIIB of the Rules as the balance left out of the sum of Rs…….. deposited by me/my lawyers under Court’s letter No………. after deducting therefrom the sum of Rs……….. as the actual cost of transmission of records in the above appeal to Supreme Court.

Yours faithfully,

Appellant ‘s Lawyer’s Signature

Appellant’s Signature

Details of amount

(a) Rs………… Deposited under Court’s letter No.

(b) Rs………… Actual cost incurred for transmission of records in the above appeal to Supreme Court.

Balance…………

Appendix M

Form No. 1

[CHAPTER XXXV, RULE 4]

In The High Court At Calcutta

Testamentary and Intestate Jurisdiction

In the Goods of…………. deceased

Certificate of payment of ad valorem duty

The ad valorem fee payable on the valuation of the property amounting to Rupees (………….) …………….has been paid.Dated this……… day of…………. 20………

Registrar.

Form No. 2

[CHAPTER XXXV, RULE 4]

In The High Court At Calcutta

Testamentary and Intestate Jurisdiction

In the Goods of……………………deceased.

I do hereby certify that the ad valorem fee prescribed by Schedule I, clause 11, of the Court-Fees Act, 1870, is Not payable in this case, it appearing from the affidavit of valuation that the amount or value of the estate does Not exceed Rupees (1,000/-) One Thousand.Dated this…………… day of………….. 20…….Advocate acting on the Original Side

Taxing Officer.

Form No. 2A

[CHAPTER XXXV, RULE 4]

In The High Court At Calcutta

Testamentary and Intestate Jurisdiction

In the Goods of………………… deceased.

Certificate that No duty is payable

I do hereby certify that the ad valorem fee prescribed by Schedule I, clause 11, of the Court-Fees Act, 1870, is Not payable in this case, it appearing from the affidavit of valuation that the debts of the deceased exceed the amount of………… assets.Dated this………… day of………… 20…….Advocate acting on the Original Side

Registrar.

Form No. 3

[CHAPTER XXXV, RULE 4]

In The High Court At Calcutta

Testamentary and Intestate Jurisdiction

In the Goods of ………………. deceased.

Certificate that No duty is payable

I do hereby certify that the ad valorem fee prescribed by Schedule I, clause 11, of the Court-Fees Act, 1870, is Not payable in this case, section 19C added to the said Act by Act XIII of 1875 being applicable thereto.Dated this………. day of………. 20……..Advocate acting on the Original Side for

Registrar.

Form No. 4

[CHAPTER XXXV, RULE 4]

In The High Court At Calcutta

Testamentary and Intestate Jurisdiction

In the Goods of………………………….deceased.

Certificate of No application made to any other Court for Probate or Letters of Administration

At the request of……………….. Advocate acting on the Original Side of this Court, I do hereby certify that No intimation has been received by this Court from any other High Court or any District Court of any grant of Probate of any Will or Letters of Administration of the property and credits of the abovenamed deceased with effect throughout the whole of Union of India.Dated this…….. day of 20……..

Registrar.

Form No. 5

[CHAPTER XXXV, RULE 12]

In The High Court At Calcutta

Testamentary and Intestate Jurisdiction

The President of India

Petition for Probate/ Letters of Administration In the Goods of

Deceased.

Petitioner

Notice by Advertisement of citation

All persons claiming to have any interest in the estate of the abovenamed deceased are hereby cited to come within………… days from the date of the publication of this citation and see the proceedings if they think fit before the grant of………. Witness…………. Chief Justice at Calcutta aforesaid, the……… day of……………. in the year of Two thousand and……..Petitioner’s Advocate acting on the Original Side.

Registrar

Form No. 6

[CHAPTER XXXV, RULE 15]

Bond in case of intestacy

KNow all men by these presents that we……………. are held and firmly bound unto the HoNourable (the Chief Justice’s name) Chief Justice of the High Court at Calcutta in the sum of Rupees…………. of good and lawful money to be paid to the said HoNourable (the Chief Justice’s name) or the Chief Justice of the said High Court for the time being for which payment we do hereby bind ourselves, and each and every of us binds himself for the whole, our and each and every of our heirs, executors, and administrators, unto the said HoNourable (the Chief Justice’s name), his successors in office or assigns firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals dated the……… day of………… in the year of Two thousand and……………..The condition of the above written obligation is such that if the above bounden………………… Administrator of the property and credits of…………….. deceased, do make or cause to be made a full and true inventory of all the estate of the said deceased, which has or shall come to the hands, possession, or kNowledge of the……. said………. or into the hands or possession of any other person or persons, for and the same so made to exhibit or cause to be exhibited into the Registry of the said High Court, at or before the…………. day of………….. next ensuing or within such further time as the Court may from time to time appoint : And the same estate, and all other estate of the said deceased at the time of…………. death, which, at any time after, shall come to the hands or possession of the said………….. or of any other person or persons for………… do administer according to law:And further do make, or cause to be made a true and just account of…….. said administration at or before the…………. day of…………. which will be in the year of Two thousand and……….. or within such further time as the Court may from time to time appoint : And all the rest and residue of the said estate which shall be found remaining upon the said administration account, the same being first examined and allowed of by the said High Court, shall deliver and pay unto such person or persons respectively as shall be lawfully entitled to such residue : And if it shall hereafter appear that any last will and testament was made by the said deceased, and the executor or executors therein named do exhibit the same into the said Court, making request to have it allowed and approved accordingly if the above bounden………… being thereunto required, do render and deliver the letters of administration to………… granted (approbation of such testament being first had and made) in the said Court, then this obligation to be void and of None effect, else to remain in full force and virtue.Signed, sealed and delivered at in the presence of

Registrar.

Form No. 7

[CHAPTER XXXV, RULE 15]

Bond in the case of Letters of Administration with Will annexed

KNow all men by these presents that we…………… are held and firmly bound unto the HoNourable (the Chief Justice’s name) Chief Justice of the High Court at Calcutta, in the sum of Rupees……….. of good and lawful money to be paid to the said HoNourable (the Chief Justice’s name) or the Chief Justice of the said High Court for the time being for which payment we do hereby bind ourselves, and each and every of us binds himself for the whole, our and each and every of our heirs, executors, and administrators, unto the said HoNourable (the Chief Justice’s name), his successors in office, or assigns firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals dated the……….. day of……….. in the year of Two thousand and………..The condition of the above written obligation is such that if the above bounden…………Administrator of the property and credits of………… deceased, do make or cause to be made a full and true inventory of all the estates of the said deceased, which has or shall come to the hands, possession, or knowledge………….. of the said……….. or into the hands or possession of any other person or persons, for………… and the same so made do exhibit or cause to be exhibited into the Registry of the said High Court, at or before the………. day of………… next ensuing or within such further time as the Court may from time to time appoint : And the same estate, and all other the estate of the said deceased at the time of death, which, at any time after, shall come to the hands or possession of the said or of any other person or persons for…….. do administer according to law : And further do make, or cause to made, a true and just account of…………. said administration at or before the day of…………. which will be in the year of Two thousand and………….. or within such further time as the Court may from time to time appoint : And all the rest and residue of the said estate which shall be found remaining upon the said administration account, the same being first examined and allowed of by the said High Court, shall deliver and pay unto such person or persons respectively as shall be lawfully entitled to such residue, then this obligation to be void and of None effect, else to remain in full force and virtue.Signed, sealed and delivered at in the presence of

Registrar.

Form No. 8

[CHAPTER XXXV, RULE 16]

Bond by Guarantee Society, in case of Intestacy

KNow all men by these presents that I (or we)…………… and we………. Society Limited carrying on business in Calcutta at………. through………. (and hereinafter called the Society) are held and firmly bound unto the HoNourable (the Chief Justice’s name) Chief Justice of the…………. High Court at Calcutta in the sum of Rs of good and lawful money to be paid to the said HoNourable (the Chief Justice’s name) or the Chief Justice of the said High Court for the time being for which payment I (or we) the said………. do hereby bind myself/ourselves and each and every of us binds himself for the whole my/our and each and every of my/our heirs, executors and administrators, and we the Society for ourselves and our successors, do oind and oblige ourselves for the whole unto the HoNourable (the Chief Justice’s name), his successors in office or assigns firmly by these presents and we the Society do hereby submit ourselves to the jurisdiction of the said High Court. Sealed with the seal of the said………….. and also with the seal of the said Society dated the………….. day of……. in the year of Two thousand and……………. The condition of the above written obligation is such that if the above bounden………….Administrator of the property and credits……….. of deceased, do make or cause to be made a full and true inventory of all the estate of the said deceased, which has or shall come to the hands, possession or kNowledge of him/them the said………….. or into the hands or possession of any other person or persons, for him/them and the same so made do exhibit or cause to be exhibited into the Registry of the said High Court, at or before the…………….. day of………… next ensuring, or within such further time as the Court may from time to time appoint. And the same estate and all other the estate of the said deceased at the time of his/her death, which at any time after shall come to the hands or possession of the said………….. or of any other person or persons for him/ them do administer according to law. And further do make, or cause to be made, a true and just account of his/their said administration at or before the ………. day……… of……….. which will be in the year of Two thousand and or within such further time as the said High Court may from time to time appoint. And all the rest and residue of the said estate which shall be found remaining upon the said administration account, the same being first examined and allowed of by the said High Court shall deliver and pay unto such person or persons respectively as shall be lawfully entitled to such residue:And if it shall hereafter appear that any last will and testament was made by the said deceased, and the executor or executors therein named do exhibit the same into the said. High Court, making request to have it allowed and approved accordingly, if the above bounden………….. being thereunto required, do render and deliver the Letters of Administration to him/them granted (approbation of such testament being first had and made) in the said High Court, then this obligation to be void and of None effect else to remain in full force and virtue.Signed, sealed and delivered at in the presence of

Registrar

Form No. 9

[CHAPTER XXXV, RULE 16]

Bond by Guarantee Society, in case of Letters of Administration with Will annexed

KNow all men by these presents that I (or we)……… and we……… Society Limited carrying on business in Calcutta at………. through (and hereinafter called the Society) are held and firmly bound unto the HoNourable (the Chief Justice’s name) the Chief Justice of the High Court at Calcutta in the sum of Rs of good and lawful money to be paid to the said HoNourable (the Chief Justice’s name) or the Chief Justice of the said High Court for the time being for which payment well and truly to be made I (or we) the said do hereby bind myself/ourselves and each and every of us binds himself for the whole my/our and each of my/our heirs, executors and administrators, and we the Society for ourselves and our successors, do bind and oblige ourselves for the whole unto the HoNourable (the Chief Justice’s name), his successor in office or assigns firmly by these presents and we the Society do hereby submit ourselves to the jurisdiction of the said High Court. Sealed with the seal of the said………. and also with the seal of the said Society dated……….. the………. day of……….. in the year of Two thousand and………….The condition of the above written obligation is such that if the above bounden………. Administrator of the property and credits of………… deceased, do make or cause to be made a full and true inventory of all the estate of the said deceased, which has or shall come to the hands, possession or kNowledge of him/ them the said or into the hands or possession of any other person or persons, for him/them and the same so made to exhibit or cause to be exhibited into the Registry of the said High Court, at or before the…………. day of……………. next ensuing or within such further time as the said High Court may from time to time appoint: And the same estate, and all other the estate of the said deceased at the time of his/her death, which at any time after shall come to the hands or possession of the said……… or of any other person or persons for him/them do administer according to law. And further do make, or cause to be made, a true and just account of his/their said administration at or before the………… day of which will be in the year of Two thousand and………… or within such further time as the said High Court may from time to time appoint. And all the rest and residue of the said estate which shall be found remain in gupon the said administration account, the same being first examined and allowed of by the said High Court, shall deliver and pay unto such person or persons respectively as shall be lawfully entitled to such residue, then this obligation to be void and of None effect, else to remain in full force and virtue.Signed, sealed and delivered at in the presence of

Registrar.

Form No. 10

[CHAPTER XXXV, RULE 17]

FromThe Registrar,High Court, Original Side,To

Calcutta, the……………. 20…………

Letter to accompany Bond of Guarantee Society

Sirs,It is proposed that the………………………… Assurance Co., Limited, should stand surety for the administrators in the above Estate to the amount of Rs…………………….. I send herewith a bond No………………………………. for signature. I shall feel obliged if you will inForm me whether the signatory of the bond or if more than one, each of the signatories, is the authorised agent of the………………………………. Assurance Company, for the purpose of executing the proposed bond for Rs as it is only on that assumption that the bond is accepted.

I have the hoNour to be,

Sirs,

Your most obedient servant,

Registrar.

Form No. 11

[CHAPTERXXXV, RULE 17]

FromToThe Registrar,High Court, Original Side.

Calcutta, the…………………….. 20……..

Reply of Guarantee Society’s Agent

Sir,We return herewith the bond No………………………. and in reply to your enquiry, we have to state that its signature is duly authorised.

We have the hoNour to be,

Sir,

Your most obedient servant.

Form No. 12

[CHAPTER XXXV, RULE 24]

In The High Court At Calcutta

Testamentary and Intestate Jurisdiction

In the matter of the Petition of late of inhabitant, deceased.

Petitioner

and

(name, address, description and occupation)

Caveator

ToThe Registrar,Sir,Let Nothing be done in the matter of the estate of the abovenamed………………………….. late of…………………………. deceased, who died at……………………….. on or about the…………………. day of………………………… without due Notice to the abovenamed caveator.Dated this………………… day of………………………… 20………………………

Yours faithfully,

Advocate acting on the Original Side for the Caveator.

Form No. 13

[CHAPTER XXXV, RULE 24]

In The High Court At Calcutta

Testamentary and Intestate Jurisdiction

Re. Deceased.

Petitioner

Notice of a caveat

ToAdvocate acting on the Original Side for the petitioner.Take Notice that on the……………………………… day of………………………….. caveat was filed in my office in the above petition by………………………….

Yours faithfully,

Registrar

Calcutta High Court,Registrar’s Office:The……………. day of……………….. 20………….

Form No. 14

[CHAPTER XXXV, RULE 28]

In The High Court At Calcutta

Testamentary and Intestate Jurisdiction In the Goods of

To

Deceased.

Advocate acting on the Original Side for the petitioner in the above goods.

Notice of affidavit in support of caveat

Sir,Please take Notice that on the………………. day of………………… an affidavit in support of the caveat in the above goods was filed in the Registrar’s office by me on behalf of (name, description and address of the caveator) the caveator.

Yours faithfully,

(Signature)

Advocate acting on the Original Side for the Caveator

(Date)

Form No. 15

[CHAPTER XXXV, RULE 28A]

In the High Court at Calcutta

Testamentary and Intestate Jurisdiction

Testamentary Suit No……………….. of 20………………..

In the goods of

Deceased-Plaintiff.

versus

Defendant.

ToMr./Messrs……………………….. Advocate acting on the Original Side/ Advocates acting on the Original side for the Plaintiff.Take Notice that the Stamp Reporter, Original Side of this Court, has appointed the……………………………. day of…………………. instant/next at the hour of…………………….. o’clock in the foreNoon/afterNoon for assessment of the fee payable under the proviso to item No. 1(g) of Schedule II to the West Bengal Court-Fees Act, 1970, in the above suit and that you may attend before him if you so desire.

For Registrar.

Form No. 16

[CHAPTER XXXV, RULE 28A]

In The High Court At Calcutta

Testamentary and Intestate Jurisdiction

Testamentary Suit No……………………… of 20…………………..

In the goods of

Deceased-Plaintiff

versus

Defendant

ToMr. /Messrs…………………… Advocate acting on the Original Side/ Advocates acting on the Original Side for the Plaintiff.Whereas court-fees of Rs…………… have been found payable by you under the proviso to item No. 1(g) of Schedule II to the West Bengal Court-Fees Act, 1970, you are hereby required to pay the same within…………. day of………………. failing which the matter will be placed before the Court for necessary orders.

For Registrar.

Form No. 17

[CHAPTER XXXV, RULE 28A]

In The High Court At Calcutta

Testamentary and Intestate Jurisdiction

Testamentary Suit No………….. of 20…………

In the goods of

Deceased-Plaintiff

versus

Defendant

ToThe ad valorem fee payable under the proviso to item No. 1(g) of Schedule II to the West Bengal Court-Fees Act, 1970, amounting to Rs (Rupees only) has been paid.Dated the………….. day of……….. 20………..

Appendix MM

Form No. 1

[FORM OF NOTICE UNDER RULE 24, CHAPTER XXXVA]

In The High Court At Calcutta

In Matrimonial Jurisdiction

In Re: The Indian Divorce Act

(Act IV of 1869)

Between

A.B……………. Petitioner.

C.D……………. Respondent

&

X.Y Co-respondent.

ToA.B. the petitioner andTo………………his or her Advocate acting on the Original Side.Take Notice that on………….. day the day of at the hour of 11* The Court sits at 10-30 A.M. o’clock in the foreNoon or so soon thereafter as Counsel can be heard an application will be made on behalf of…………….. before the Hon’ble Mr. Justice……………. for an order that the Decree of Judicial separation passed on the……………. day of…………. be set aside and also for such other order as to the Court may seem fit.Dated this…………. day of…………. 20………..

Yours faithfully,

Advocate acting on the Original Side for the applicant.

Grounds :Petition of the applicant.

Form No. 2

[FORM OF CERTIFICATE UNDER RULE 30, CHAPTER XXXVA]

In The High Court At Calcutta

Matrimonial Jurisdiction

In Re : The Indian Divorce Act (Act IV of 1869)

Between

A.B…………… Petitioner.

C.D…………… Respondent.

X.Y…………… Co-respondent.

At the request of……………. Advocate acting on the Original Side for the petitioner I do hereby certify that six months have elapsed since the date of the decree nisi dated the……….. day of…………….. ; that up to the………… day of………… being within six days of the date appointed for the hearing of the application to make absolute the decree nisi, No person has intervened, or obtained leave to intervene, in the above cause; and that No appearance has been entered Nor any affidavits filed on behalf of any person wishing to show cause against the decree nisi being made absolute.Dated this………….. day of…………. 20………

Registrar.

Form No. 3

[ALTERNATIVE CERTIFICATE UNDER RULE 30, CHAPTER XXXVA]

At the request…………. of Advocate acting on the Original Side for the petitioner I do hereby certify that in respect of the decree nisi, dated the……….. day of 20……, (Name) intervened (or obtained leave to intervene) in the cause on the……….. day of……….. that an appearance was entered on the………… day of……….. and affidavits have been filed on behalf of…………… with a view to show cause against the decree nisi being made absolute (state if any other proceedings have been taken).Dated this………. day of………… 20……………

Registrar.

Form No. 4

[FORM OF SUMMONS UNDER RULE 31, CHAPTER XXXVA]

In The High Court At Calcutta

Matrimonial Jurisdiction

In Re : The Indian Divorce Act (Act IV of 1869)

Between

A.B………….. Petitioner.

C.D………….. Respondent.

X.Y………….. Co-respondent.

Let the Respondent/Petitioner above named attend before the Judge in Chambers on………… day of……….. at the hour of 11* The Court Now sits at 10-30 A.M. o’clock in the foreNoon on the hearing of an application on behalf of the Petitioner/ Respondent for an order that the Respondent/ Petitioner do pay to the Petitioner/ Respondent the sum of Rs………….. per month for alimony pendente lite and Rs………… for interim costs and for such further or other sums as may seem just and the said Respondent/Petitioner do pay to the Petitioner /Respondent her costs of and incidential to this application to be taxed by the Taxing Officer of this Court.Dated this…………. day of………… 20………….Applicant’s Advocate acting on the Original Side. Registrar.This summons was taken out by…………. the Advocate acting on the Original Side for the Petitioner/ Respondent.ToThe Respondent/Petitioner.To………………his Advocates acting on the Original Side.Grounds:Petition of the applicant verified by affidavit

Form No. 5

[FORM OF SUMMONS UNDER RULE 39, CHAPTER XXXVA]

In The High Court At Calcutta

Matrimonial Jurisdiction

In Re : The Indian Divorce Act (Act IV of 1869) Between

A.B…………. Petitioner.

C.D…………. Respondent.

X.Y…………. Co-respondent.

Let the parties concerned attend before the Judge in Chambers on the day of at the hour of 11* The Court Now site 10-30 A.M. o’clock in the foreNoon on the hearing of an application on the part of the Petitioner/Respondent for an order that the custody of the children of the marriage of the parties in the suit may be given to the applicant (and that the Respondent/ Petitioner do pay to the applicant Rs……….. a month for the maintenance of herself and for the maintenance and education of her minor children) and that the Respondent/ Petitioner do pay to the applicant her costs of and incidental to this application to be taxed by the Taxing Officer of this Court.Dated this………….. day of……….. 20…..Applicant’s Advocate acting on the Original Side.

Registrar.

This summons was taken out by the…………………… Advocate acting on the Original Side for the Petitioner/RespondentToThe Respondent/Petitioner.To…………………..his Advocates acting on the Original Side.Grounds:Petition of the applicant verified by affidavit sworn.

Appendix N

Form No. 1

(CHAPTER XXXVII, RULE 31)

In The High Court At Calcutta

Ordinary Original Criminal Jurisdiction

The President of India

To the Officer in charge of the (Name of jail)

Warrant

You are hereby required to have the body of A.B., Now a prisoner in the (name of jail), under safe and sure conduct, before the High Court, on its Original Side, on the………… day of………….. next, by……….. of the clock in the………….. Noon of the same day, for the purpose of being bailed, and unless the said A.B. shall then and there be bailed, and by the said Court ordered to be released from custody, cause him, after the said Court shall have dispensed with his further attendance, to be conveyed under safe and sure conduct, back to the said jail.Dated this………….. day of…………. 20………

Registrar.

(or Clerk of the State)

Form No. 2

(CHAPTER XXXVIII, RULE 14)

In The High Court At Calcutta

Ordinary Original Criminal Jurisdiction

The President of India

To the officer in charge of (name of jail or lunatic asylum, or other place where the person is detained in custody) or to (name of person)

Warrant

You are hereby required to have the body of B. C, Now a prisoner in your custody (or Now in your custody) before the High Court, on its Original Side on the………… day of………… next, by………. of the clock in the foreNoon of the same day to be dealt with according to law and you shall then and there abide by such order as shall in that behalf be made by the said Court (if the prisoner is detained in public custody add) and unless the said B. C. shall then and there, by the said Court, be ordered to be released, you shall, after the said Court shall have dispensed with his further attendance, cause him to be conveyed, under safe and sure conduct, back to the said jail (or asylum or other place of custody).Dated this…………. day of…………. 20…….

Registrar.

(or Clerk of the State)

Form No. 3

(CHAPTER XXXVIII, RULE 14)

In The High Court At Calcutta

Ordinary Original Criminal Jurisdiction

The President of India

Warrant

To the officer in charge of the (name of jail), or of the (name of asylum), or to (name of officer) in charge of B.C., an alleged lunatic.You are hereby required to have the body of B.C., Now a prisoner in the (name of jail) or Now in Custody at the (name of asylum) or Now in your charge, .under safe and sure conduct before the High Court, on its Original Side, on the…………… day of………….. next, by………………. of the clock in the foreNoon of the same day there to be dealt with according to law, and unless the said B.C., shall then and there by the said Court be ordered to be discharged, cause him, after the said Court shall have dispensed with his further attendance, to be conveyed under safe and sure conduct, back to the said j ail (or asylum or other custody).Dated this………… day of…………… 20………..

Registrar.

(or Clerk of the State)

Form No. 4

[CHAPTER XXXVIII, RULE 14]

In The High Court At Calcutta

Ordinary Original Criminal Jurisdiction

The President of India

To the officer in charge of the (name of jail)

Warrant

You are hereby required to have the body of B. C., Now a prisoner in the (name of jail), under safe and sure conduct, before the High Court, on its Original Side, on the……….. day of……….. next, by………… of………….. the clock in the foreNoon of the same day, there to give testimony in a certain. charge or prosecution Now pending before the said Court against D.E. and after the said B.C., shall then and there have given his testimony before the said Court, or the said Court shall have dispensed with his further attendance, cause him to be conveyed, under safe and sure conduct, back to the said (name of jail).Dated this………… day of……….. 20………..

Registrar.

(or Clerk of the State)

Form No. 5

[CHAPTER XXXVIII, RULE 14]

In The High Court At Calcutta

Ordinary Original Criminal Jurisdiction

The President of India

To the officer in charge of the (name of jail)

Warrant

You are hereby required to have the body of B. C., Now a prisoner in the (name of jail), under safe and sure conduct, before the officers assembled at a Court-martial (or before the Commissioners acting under the authority of a commission from the Government), at……… on the…………. day of…………. next, by…………… of the clock, in the foreNoon of the same day, for the trial of the said B.C. (or there to give testimony in a certain trial Now pending before the said Court-martial, or the said Commissioners against D.E. or as the case may be), and after the trial of the said B.C., or after the said B.C. shall then and there have given his testimony before the said Court-martial (or the said Commissioners) or the said Court-martial (or the said Commissioners) shall have dispensed with his further attendance, cause him to be conveyed, under safe and sure conduct, back to the said (name of jail).Dated this………. day of………….. 20…..

Registrar.

(or Clerk of the State)

Form No. 6

[CHAPTER XXXVIII, RULE 14]

In The High Court At Calcutta

Ordinary Original Criminal Jurisdiction

The President of India

To the officer in charge (name of jail)

Warrant

You are hereby required to cause the body of B.C., Now a prisoner in the (name of jail) to be conveyed, under safe and sure conduct, to the jail at…………….. and on or before the………. day of………….. made over to the offiCer in charge of such jail, to be by him there kept in intermediate custody for the purpose of trial before the High Court in the exercise of Original Criminal Jurisdiction at its next sittings to be held at (name of place).Dated this…………….. day of………… 20………

Registrar.

(or Clerk of the State)

Appendix NA

Form No. 1

[CHAPTER XXXVIIC, RULE 5]

In The High Court At Calcutta

(Criminal Appellate Jurisdiction)

The…………….. 20………

Present

Chief Justice/Judge

THE HON’BLEAND
THE HON’BLE
One/two of the Judges of his Court.
In the matter of an application in Criminal
Appeal No………….. of 20…………………../ under Article 132(1) or 134(1)(c) of the Constitution of India (or under any other provision of law)/ under Section 411A of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898.

Appellant to the Supreme Court

Versus

Respondent to the Supreme Court.

The Court, on its own motion/on consideration of an application in this regard, having determined that a certificate of the nature referred to in clause (1) of Article 132/clause (1)(c) of Article 134 of the Constitution of India/under Section 411A(4) of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 should be given for further appeal to the Supreme Court from the judgment, final order or sentence of the said High Court dated the……………It is certified……………… that the case involves a substantial question of law as to the interpretation of the Constitution………….

or

that the case is a fit one for further appeal to the Supreme Court.Registrar

Chief Justice/Judge.

Judge.

Deputy Registrar.N.B. Delete the portion which is Not necessary.

Form No. 2

[CHAPTER XXXVIIC, RULE 8]

In The High Court At Calcutta

(in Appeal from its Original Criminal Jurisdiction)

  1. R. Appeal No……………. of 20…….

(Appellant to Supreme Court)

Vs.

(Respondent to Supreme Court)

Certificate as to service of the Notice under Order XXI, Rules 11 and 15 of S.C. Rules

ToThe Registrar,Supreme Court, New Delhi.I do hereby certify that Notices under Order XXI, Rule of………… the Supreme Court Rules, 1966, as received from you relating to the above appeal have been served on the Respondents/ Lawyers for the Respondents……………. on the………….. day of…………. in the manner prescribed in the Rules of this Court.Dated this…………. day of………… 20………

Registrar, Original Side.

Form No. 3

[CHAPTER XXXVIIC, RULE 8]

In The High Court At Calcutta

(in Appeal from its Original Criminal Jurisdiction)

Cr. Appeal No………… of 20……….

(Appellant to Supreme Court)

Vs.

(Respondent to Supreme Court)

Certificate as to Non-service of the Notice under Order XXI, Rules 11 and 15 of S.C. Rules

ToThe Registrar,Supreme Court, New Delhi.I do hereby certify that Notices under Order XXI, Rule………… of the Supreme Court Rules, 1966, as received from you relating to the above appeal could Not be served on the Respondents/ Lawyers or the Respondent………………. (state the reason)The said Notices as received from you is returned herewith.

Registrar, Original Side.

Appendix NN

In The High Court At Calcutta

………………….Jurisdiction

Letter of Request

No…………. of 20…………

Plaintiff/Appellant/Petitioner

Vs.

Defendant / Respondent

ToThe Speaker of the House of the People/The Chairman of the Council of States, Parliament House, New Delhi Speaker of…………. Legislative Assembly/Chairman Legislative Council/Chairman of the Committee of………….Sir,It having been represented to this Court that (i) the production of under-mentioned documents(s) is necessary for the purpose of justice and for the determination of the matters in dispute between the parties in the aboveNoted case and it appearing that the said document(s) is in the custody of…………… and also that (ii) the evidence of…………. an officer in the Secretariat of…………. (or any duly inFormed officer in the Secretariat of the House), as a witness in the above proceeding is required in regard to the matters Noted below, I am directed to request that you will (a) arrange to send the document(s)/certified copy(ies) of the document(s), so as to reach this Court on or before the…………… by registered post with ackNowledgment due or through an officer in the Secretariat of the House and (b) direct the said officer to appear before this Court at A.M, on…………1. Particulars of the documents(s) to be produced.2. Matter in regard to which evidence is required.

Yours faithfully,

Registrar

Appendix O

Order of His Majesty in Council, dated 7th August 1905, by which the Colonial Solicitors Act, 1900, is made applicable to Solicitors of this Court

At the Court of St. James

The 7th day of August 1905

Present:

The King’s most Excellent Majesty

His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales

Lord President

Earl of Kintore

Sir Francis Bertie

Whereas, by the Colonial Solicitors Act, 1900, it is enacted that where as respects a Superior Court in a British Possession, His Majesty the King in Council is satisfied on the report of a Secretary of State:

(a) that the regulations respecting the admission of persons to be Solicitors of the Superior Court are such as to secure that those Solicitors possess proper qualifications and competency; and

(b) that by the law of the British Possession the Solicitors of the Supreme Court will be admitted to be Solicitors of the Superior Court in the Possession on terms as favourable as those on which it is proposed to admit Solicitors of that Superior Court in pursuance of the said Act to be Solicitors of the Supreme Court;

His Majesty in Council may order that the said Act shall apply and the same shall accordingly apply to the said Superior Court and British Possession, subject to any exceptions, conditions, and modifications specified in the order:And whereas by the said Act it is further provided that His Majesty in Council by the same or any subsequent order may as respects the Court and British Possession named in the order provide for all matters authorised by the said Act to be prescribed, and for all matters appearing to His Majesty to be necessary or proper for giving effect to the order and to the said Act and that an order in Council applying the Act to Court in a British Possession may provide that Solicitors of that Court may be admitted by virtue of the said Act to be Solicitors in any part of the United Kingdom, namely, England, Scotland, or Ireland, or in two or one of those parts only:And whereas application has been made by the Government of India that the said Act may be applied to the High Court of Judicature at Fort William in Bengal and to the Province of Bengal:And whereas His Majesty in Council on the report of the Secretary of State for India in Council is satisfied that the regulations respecting the admission of persons to be Solicitors of the High Court of Judicature at Fort William in Bengal, are such as to secure that those Solicitors possess proper qualifications and competency and that by the law of the Province of Bengal the Solicitors of the Supreme Court in England will be admitted to be Solicitors of the High Court of Judicature at Fort William in Bengal, on terms as favourable as those on which it is proposed to admit Solicitors of that Court in pursuance of the said Act to be Solicitors of the Supreme Court:Now, therefore, his Majesty in pursuance of the said recited Act and in execution of the powers thereby in His Majesty vested, is pleased by and with the advice of His Privy Council, to order and it is hereby ordered that the Colonial Solicitors Act, 1900, shall apply to the High Court of Judicature at Fort William in Bengal and to the Province of Bengal, and that Solicitors of the High Court of Judicature at Fort William in Bengal may be admitted by virtue of the said Act to be Solicitors in England subject to the conditions hereinafter specified.(1) A Solicitor of the High Court of Judicature at Fort William in Bengal (hereinafter called the applicant) who, having been in practise before such Court for Not less than three years is desirous of being admitted to be a Solicitor of the Supreme Court in England, shall be a male British subject.(2) The applicant shall, four calendar months at least before the first day of the month in which he proposes to be admitted, leave with the Registrar or Solicitors, his original certificate of admission in the High Court of Judicature at Fort William in Bengal, together with-

(a) a certificate from the authority of the Province of Bengal in whose custody the roll of the Solicitors of the said Court is kept stating that his name is still upon the roll and has never been removed therefrom and that No order has ever been made directing him to be suspended from practising his profession;

(b) one or more certificates of fitness and character signed by two resident practising Solicitors of at least five year’s standing in the said Court and by at least one of the Judges or officers next in rank of such Court;

(c) a statutory declaration in terms of or to the effect of that set out in the Schedule (A) hereunto annexed.

(3) The leaving of the before-mentioned documents shall be equivalent to Notice of intention to apply for admission within the meaning of the Acts regulating the admission of Solicitors in England.(4) A certificate under the hand of the Registrar of Solicitors that the applicant has complied with the provisions of the Colonial Solicitors Act, 1900, and of this order, shall be equivalent to the certificate of his having passed the Final Examination required in England.(5) The application for admission to be a Solicitor in England shall be made to the Master of the Rolls.(6) The applicant in England shall Not be required to pass any examination either before or after making such application.(7) The admission of the applicant as a Solicitor in England shall be stamped with the stamps required to be impressed on the admission of Solicitors in England and shall be impressed with such further stamp as shall, together with the amount of stamps paid on articles of clerkship and admission in the province of Bengal (such amount being certified by a Judge of the High Court of Judicature at Fort William in Bengal, in the Form set out in the Schedule (B) hereunto annexed) be equal in amount to the sum payable on Articles of Clerkship in England.(8) The following fee shall be paid by the applicant:To the Law Society

£ s. d.
Before entering his name on the Roll of Solicitors 5 0 0
A. W. Fitzroy.

Schedule A

In the matter of the Colonial Solicitors Act, 1900,

and

In the matter ofI…………… in the Province of Bengal, do solemnly and sincerely declare as follows:1. I am a male British subject.2. I was on the…………….. day of………….. admitted a Solicitor of the High Court of Judicature at For William in Bengal, and I have been in practise before such Court for Not less than three years. My name remains on the Roll of the said Court, and I have Not at any time been suspended from practise by the Court or by any Judge thereof, Nor are any proceedings pending to strike my name off the said Roll or to suspend me from practise. I beg to refer to the certificate of…………….. marked “A” Now produced to me in proof of the statements in this paragraph.3. I have Not been bankrupt or insolvent Nor have I made a composition or arrangement with my creditors. (If this is Not the case, state the facts with dates, and show that a complete discharge has been obtained.)4. The document Now produced and shown to me and marked with the letter “B” is my original certificate of admission in the said Court, and the documents Now produced and shown to me and marked respectively with the letters “C” and “D” are respectively certificates of character and as to my fitness to be admitted a Solicitor of Supreme Court in England, signed respectively by………… one of the Judges of the said Court (if Not a Judge state his rank) and by………… of………. and………… of………… two practising Solicitors of the said Court of at least five years’ standing.And I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true and by virtue of the provisions of the Statutory Declarations Act, 1835.

Schedule B

I (name and style of Judge) do hereby certify that the amount of stamps paid on Articles of Clerkship when (name and style of applicant) was articled was the sum of £…….., and our admission when he was admitted to practise the Sum of £……….. (To be signed and attested).

Appendix P

Office Rules as to Shorthand Transcripts of Evidence

[These office rules were framed and put into force in November 1916 when shorthand-writers were sanctioned. See Rule 13 of Chapter IV; Rule 1 of Chapter XIV; Rule 14 of Chapter XXXII; Rules 46, 48 and 49 of Chapter XXXVI; and items 41 and 54 in the Table of Fees, Rules 74 of Chapter XXXVI. The last sentence of Rule 1, and Rules 6A, 8, 9 and 10 were added on the February, 1930]1. The Notice to be given by a party under Ch. XIV, rule IA, shall be by requisition in writing stating how many copies of transcripts of the depositions of the witnesses are required, and this requisition shall be handed to the senior Recording Officer (Court) in attendance. Printed Forms of requisition shall be available in Court for this purpose.2. The Recording Officers (Court) shall in turn record evidence in the Form of question and answer. Judgments and other proceedings shall be recorded verbatim or otherwise as the Judge may direct.3. When transcribing the shorthand Notes of evidence, in addition to the original transcript for the Court record, there shall be made, in all defended cases, one carbon copy for the use of the Judge and a sufficient number of other carbon copies to provide the copies (if any) bespoken by the parties.4. Each Recording Officer (Court), shall read over and initial each page and sign the last page of each portion of the original transcript made from his Notes and shall be responsible for the correctness thereof.5. The pages of the transcript of the depositions of each witness shall be numbered seriatim, and No portion of the transcript shall be delivered out until the pages have been so numbered.6. Upon the typing o mf any portion of the transcript being completed and the pages numbered as required by rule 5, the folios shall be counted by one of the typists attached to the Recording Officers (Court) and the number of folios shall be marked on the back of the original and of all the copy transcripts; the original transcript and the copy for the use of the Judge shall be sent at once to the Court Clerk; and the copies intended for the parties, together with the requisition, to the Punching Clerk; receipts therefor being obtained in a book to be kept for the purpose.6A. That Notwithstanding the provisions of Rule 1 A of Chapter XIV of the Original Side Rules the transcript of all depositions shall (save in instances where the Registrar shall sanction a special extension of time) be completed and the copies (if any) bespoken by the parties made ready for delivery on the evening of the day the evidence shall be recorded, unless such day be a Friday, in which case the transcript shall be ready for delivery at 10-30 the following morning.7. The Punching Clerk shall deliver the copy transcript to the party who has bespoken the same upon receiving a requisition stamped with Court-fee stamps of the value prescribed. The Punching Clerk, if so desired, shall hand out the original requisition for the purpose of having the prescribed stamps affixed thereto.8. After Notice has been given all transcript copies made thereunder will be charged for irrespective of whether they are taken delivery of or Not, unless Notice is given in writing, before the transcription of the portion proposed to be cancelled has commenced the transcript copies will Not be required thereafter.9. Payment of the prescribed fees should be realized at the time of the delivery of the transcript copies as provided in Rule 6. Should Court-fee stamps be Not available at the time of delivery, the transcript fees must be furnished within one hour of the stamps being next available and in default of being so furnished, further transcript copies shall Not be made for or supplied to the defaulting party or Advocate acting on the Original Side.10. The Triplicate voucher-book used in Shorthand Writers Department should be amended by providing for space for inserting date of recording evidence.Appendices) Forms & Miscellaneous Matters 533

Appendix Q

Rules of the Local Government, under Section 27 of the Court Fees Act, 1870, for Regulating the supply, etc., of stamps, Dated 9th May 1870.

The following rules for regulating the supply, number, and keeping accounts of stamps to be used in the High Court of Judicature at Fort William in Bengal in the exercise of original jurisdiction, under section 3 of the Court Fees Act, 1870, are made by the Lieutenant-GoverNor of Bengal, with the concurrence of the Chief Justice of the said High Court of Judicature, and are published for general inFormation, as provided by section 27 of the Court Fees Act, 1870.1. Stamps of the values specified to be supplied. -Stamps of the values Noted in the margin being required for the purposes of the Court, shall be supplied by the Collector of Calcutta in the same manner as all other stamps, either from his office direct, or through the licensed vendors; the Collector indenting on the Superintendent of Stamps, in whose charge the reserve stock of such stamps shall be kept.

Rs. A. Rs. A.. Rs. A.
0 1 2 0 10 0
0 2 3 0 20 0
0 3 4 0 25 0
0 4 5 0 30 0
0 6 6 0 40 0
0 8 7 0 50 0
0 12 8 0 100 0
1 0 9 0
  1. Provision for sale of stamps.– Until the Courts and offices are brought into one building, two Government stamp vendors shall be in attendance, one at the Courts’ office, and the other at the place at which the sittings of the Courts of Original Jurisdiction shall be held.3. Number of stamps.– The stamp affixed to a document shall be of an amount corresponding, as nearly as practicable, with the amount of the stamps which such document requires, in order that No greater number of stamps may be affixed to any document than is actually necessary.4. Register to be kept. – A register shall be kept in each cause or matter, in which shall be entered the name of the cause or matter, and the description of every document or other matter in respect of which any fee.is paid by stamp or stamps, and the value of the stamp or stamps used, and the name of the Advocate acting on the Original Side or firm or person by whom stamps were produced.

Rules for the use of Stamps when the fee is payable by Government

  1. Service stamps.– Stamp with the worn “service” shall be made available for the payment of the fees of the Court which are Now paid by the Government solicitor, or drawn in the contingent bill of the Court.6. When to be used.– Service stamps shall be used in all cases in which the fee is payable by Government, and shall be affixed by the examiner of stamps or his assistants.7. To be entered in register under a separate head. – Service stamps shall be entered in the daily register under the head “service,” “solicitor to Government,” or “crown office” respectively, instead of the name of the Advocate acting on the Original Side in the cause, and shall be posted up accordingly.8. Mode of procuring service stamps. – Officers of the High Court, requiring such stamps, will purchase the number required, paying for the same in cash, and will draw the amount in the contingent bill. A receipt for the amount, to be given by the Collector of Stamps, will serve as a voucher for the charge to be made in the contingent bill.9. Account of service stamps to be rendered to and checked by Taxing Officer. – The officers who shall obtain service stamps, shall, at the commencement of each month, file with the Taxing Officer a statement, showing the amount used, and the balance in hand. And it shall be the duty of the Taxing Officer to check every such statement by comparison with the ledger account.-Calcutta Gazette, 11th May 1870, p. 1073.

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Calcutta Appellate side Rule Chapter -19 Rules Relating to Computerised Listing of Cause List of Appellate Side

[CHAPTER XIX]

Rules Relating to Computerised Listing of Cause List of Appellate Side

  1. These Rules shall have effect notwithstanding anything contrary contained anywhere else in the Appellate Side Rules of the High Court at Calcutta.

2. Definitions.– In this Chapter unless the context otherwise requires, –

(i) “Application” would mean the main application to initiate the proceeding for Civil Order or Criminal Misc. Cases or Civil or Criminal Revisional Jurisdiction of the High Court and would include contempt applications;

(ii) “Code” would mean the Code as mentioned in the Tables in Appendix I of this Chapter;

(iii) “Case – Type” would mean the codified types of case, contained in Table I of Appendix I of this Chapter;

(iv) “Case – Stage” would mean the codified stage of a case as prescribed in Table II of Appendix I of this Chapter;

(v) “District – Code” would mean such Code as mentioned in Table VI of Appendix I of this Chapter;

(vi) “Form” would mean the form as enumerated in Appendix II of this Chapter;

(vii) “Interlocutory Application” would mean any application other than the application mentioned in Clause (i) of this Rule as enumerated in Table IV of Appendix I of this Chapter;

(viii) “Memo of Appeal” would mean a memo of appeal either for Civil, Criminal or Mandamus appeal;

(ix) “Petition” would mean the main petition to initiate or invoke the Constitutional Jurisdiction of the High Court as well as Contempt proceedings;

(x) “Proceedings” would mean the main proceeding in relation to the Constitutional, Appellate (Civil, Criminal and Mandamus), Revisional (both Civil & Criminal) Jurisdiction or Civil Order or Criminal Misc. Cases of the High Court and would include Contempt proceedings;

(xi) “Subject – classifications” would mean such codified classifications of the subjects of the respective jurisdictions of the High Court enumerated as Group A, B & C contained in Table III of Appendix I of this Chapter, and, so far as the subject classifications of the writ matters are concerned, those enumerated in Schedule “B” to Appendix IV of the Appellate Side Rules stand repealed;

(xii) “Working Section” would mean the codified Section or department of the High Court as mentioned in Table V of Appendix I of this Chapter.

  1. Mode of presentation of petition, memo of appeal or revisional application.– Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained anywhere else in the Appellate Side Rules, any petition, memo of appeal or application complete in all respects shall, save as otherwise directed by the Court, be presented at the first instance at the centralised filing section of the Appellate Side of the Court along with a duly filled in Presentation Form prescribed as Form “A” of Appendix II of this Chapter.

4.Any petition, memo of appeal, application which may be allowed by the Court to be moved directly before the Court, must also be so moved along with such Presentation Form “A” duly filled in.

5. Any petition, memo of appeal or application moved directly before the Court, shall be sent to the centralised filing counter of the Appellate Side on the same day by the concerned officer of the Court.

6. Upon due presentation of a petition, memo of appeal or application at the centralised filing counter, a number will be granted to the presenter. Thereafter, the same shall pass successively through the Stamp – Reporting counter, Caveat counter, Scrutiny counter, central filing counter and Ledgering counter of the centralised filing section of the Appellate Side as applicable for verification and checking.

7. If any proforma is found defective, the same shall not be finally numbered or listed and shall be entered into a Defective List to be published within 48 hours at the entrance of the centralised filing counter and also sent to Bar for removal of the defect within 21 days, failing which the same shall be treated as abandoned.

8. Save as otherwise directed by the Court and save in the case of appeals, a defect – free petition or application will be listed 48 hours after the presentation thereof:Provided that all bail applications shall appear in the list within 24 hours of filing thereof.

9. As far as appeals are concerned, the same will be listed according to the directions of the Court.

10. Rules 3 to 9 of these Rules will applymutatis mutandisfor presentation of an interlocutory application save and except that such interlocutory application must be presented along with a duly filled in Supplementary Form enumerated as Form `B’ in Appendix II to this Chapter.

11. After the initial listing of the petition, memo of appeal or application all subsequent listing thereof shall be effected by means of a Modification Form prescribed as form ‘C’ of Appendix II of this Chapter.

12. All Tables and Forms referred to in this Chapter including Codes are as in Appendix I and II of this Chapter. The number of codified items may be added to or amended by the Computer Committee according to the exigencies of the situation.

Appellate Side

Appendix I
Table I Case Type
Table II Case Stage
Table III Group A, B, C Matters (i.e. Writ, Civil. Criminal matters)
Table IV Interlocutory Applications(Civil, Criminal & Writ)
Table V Working Sections
Table VI: District Code
Appendix II
Form A: Presentation Form
Form B: Supplementary Form
Form C: Modification Form

Appendix I

Table I

Case Type

Sl. No. Subject Computer Code
1. Tender of First Appeal FAT
2. Tender of Second Appeal SAT
3. Admission of Civil Appeal from Order FMAT
4. Civil First Appeal FA
5. Civil Second Appeal SA
6. Criminal Appeal CRA
7. Application (Civil) CAN
8. Application (Criminal) CRAN
9. Writ Petition WP
9(a). Central Administrative Tribunal WP. CT
9(b). State Administrative Tribunal WP. ST
9(c). West Bengal Taxation Tribunal WP. rr
9(d). The Customs, Excise & Gold (Control)
Appellate Tribunal
WCGAT
10. Contempt Application CPAN
11. Civil Revision CR
12. Civil Misc. Case (Civil Order) CO
12(a). Central Administrative Tribunal CO. CT
12(b). State Administrative Tribuna CO. ST
12(c). West Bengal Taxation Tribunal CO. TT
12(d). The Customs, Excise & Gold (Control)
Appellate Tribunal
CCGAT
13. Criminal Revision CRR
14. Criminal Misc. Case CRM
[14(a)]. [Criminal Misc. Case (Bail application)] [CRM]
[14(b)]. [Criminal Misc. Case (Spl. Leave Petition)] [CRMSPL]
15. Death Reference DR
16. Civil Appeal from Order FNA
17. Review RVW
18. Letters Patent Appeal LPA
19. Mandamus Appeal MA
20. Tender of Mandamus Appeal MAT
21. Government Appeal GA
22. Cross Objection Tendered COT
23. Second Miscellaneous Appeal Tendered SMAT
24. Second Miscellaneous Appeal SMA
25. Family Court Appeal FCA
[26]. [Civil Revision (Contempt)] [CRC]
[27.] [Civil Rule (Contempt)] [WP.CRC]
[28.] [Civil Rule in Writ Petition] [WPCR]

Table II

CASE STAGE

Sl. No. Subject Computer code
1. To be mentioned 01
2. For Orders 02
3. Motion 03
4. For admission 04
5. Application (Civil/Criminal) 05
6. Application for bail 06
7. Application for anticipatory bail 0 7
8. Cancellation/modification/relaxation of bail 08
9. Contested application 09
10. For judgment 10
11. Specially fixed matters 11
12. For settlement 12
13. Lawazima matters 13
14. Assigned matters 14
15. For hearing 15
16. Part – heard matters 16
17. For further hearing 17
18. For final disposal 18
19. Special Bench Reference 19
20. For Special Leave to appeal to Supreme Court 20
21. For Special Leave to appeal under Section 378(4) Cr.P.C. 21
22. Proceeding for exercise of inherent power of the Court under Section 482 Cr.P.C. 22
23. For Revision 23
24. For Review 24
25. Residuary 25

Table III

Subject Classification

Group A (Writ Matters)

Sub-Group

Sl. No. Subject Computer Code
1. Aviation (101000)
2. Co – operative Societies
(i) Election (102010)
(ii) Supersession (102020)
(iii) Miscellaneous (102030)
3. Constitutional validity of Acts & Rules
(i) State Act/Rules (103010)
(ii) Central Act/Rules (103020)
4. Cinema /Video
(i) Licence (104010)
(ii) Miscellaneous (104020)
5. Contracts & Tenders
(i) Relating to public projects (105010)
(ii) Relating to procurement for public projects (105020)
(iii) Relating to disposal of public property (105030)
(iv) Miscellaneous (105040)
6. Education
(i) Recognition/De – recognition of University/ College/ School/Madrasa (106010)
(ii) Constitution/Re – constitution/Supersession/ Suspension/ Extension of Managing Committee/ Governing Body (106020)
(iii) Approval/Disapproval of teaching/ non – teaching staff (106030)
(iv) Allocation of Seat (106040)
(v) Result disputes (106050)
(vi) Miscellaneous (106060)
7. Essential Commodities
(i) M. R. Dealership (107010)
(ii) Grant/Cancellation/Suspension of licence (107020)
(iii) Grant/Renewal/Cancellation of Ration shop (107030)
(iv) Rice/Husking Mills (107040)
(v) Gas connection/disconnection/billings (107050)
(vi) Movement/Trade (107060)
(vii) Confiscation proceedings (107070)
(viii) Miscellaneous (107080)
8. Essential Services
(i) Electricity
(a) Connection/Disconnection; (108011)
(b) Billing (108012)
(c) Meter (108013)
(ii) Post and Telegraph 108020)
(iii) Telephone
(a) Connection/Disconnection (108031)
(b) Billing and disputes regarding bills (108032)
(iv) Railway (108013)
(a) Booking (108041)
(b) Dispute regarding rates (108042)
(c) Tariffs (108043)
(d) Allotment of wagons/rakes – Cancellation thereof (108044)
(v) Miscellaneous (108050)
9. Forest
(i) Bid/Tender (109010)
(ii) Transport/confiscation proceedings (109020)
(iii) Forfeiture/confiscation proceedings (109030)
(iv) Miscellaneous (109040)
10. Freedom Fighters’ pension (110000)
11. Housing
(i) Miscellaneous (111000)
12. Industrial/Labour Disputes
(i) Trade Unionism (112010)
(ii) Lockout (112020)
(iii) Strike (112030)
(iv) Wages (112040)
(v) Bonus/Gratuity (112050)
(vi) Provident Fund (112060)
(vii) Insurance (112070)
(viii) Perquisites (112080)
(ix) Retrenchment (112090)
(x) Reinstatement (112100)
(xi) Money claim (112110)
(xii) Compensation (112120)
(xiii) Reference to Industrial Tribunal/ Labour Courts (112130)
(xiv) Awards/Orders of Industrial Tribunal (112140)
(xv) Gheraos (112150)
(xvi) Miscellaneous (112160)
13. Land Laws
(i) Land Ceiling—Disputes (113010)
(ii) Land Revenue—Disputes (113020)
(iii) Land Development & Planning (113030)
(iv) Acquisition & Requisition of Land (113040)
(v) Rectification of Record – of – Rights (113050)
(vi) Barga disputes Claim/Termination (113060)
(vii) Grant and Cancellation of Patta (113070)
(viii) Tenancy Law—Eviction Proceedings (113080)
(ix) Mines and Minerals including minor minerals (113090)
(x) Tank Improvement (113100)
(xi) Restoration of alienated land (113120)
(xii) Compensation (113130)
(xiii) Unauthorised occupation (113140)
(xiv) Change of user of land (113150)
(xv) Settlement of Ferry/Fishery (113160)
(xvi) Miscellaneous (114000)
14. Marine Law
15. Minority Community (115010)
(i) Scheduled Caste/Tribe (115020)
(ii) Reservation (115030)
(iii) Institutions (115040)
(iv) Religious Rights (115050)
(v) Miscellaneous (115060)
16. Motor Vehicles Act
(i) Permits (116010)
(ii) Tax (116020)
(iii) Compensation (116030)
(iv) Miscellaneous (116040)
17. Municipality
(i) Municipal licence (117000)
(ii) Supersession of Municipality (117020)
(iii) Inclusion/extension of Municipal limits (117030)
(iv) Assessment/revision of municipal tax (117040)
(v) Demolition (117050)
(vi) Appointment of Administrator (117060)
(vii) Appointment & dismissal of employees (117070)
(viii) Removal from office (117080)
(ix) Building Plan (117090)
(x) Election (117100)
(xi) Municipal Services (117110)
(xii) Miscellaneous (117120)
18. Panchayat
(i) Election (118010)
(ii) Licence (118020)
(iii) Supersession (118030)
(iv) Service (118040)
(v) Settlement of hat/ferry/fishery market (118050)
(vi) Building Plans (118060)
(vii) Miscellaneous (118070)
19. Police
(i) Police inaction/action (119010)
(ii) Quashing of Criminal Proceedings (119020)
(iii) Search & Seizure (119030)
(iv) Release of seized materials (119040)
(v) Illegal detention (119050)
(vi) Death in lock – up (119060)
(vii) Miscellaneous (119070)
20. Pollution
(i) Air (120010)
(ii) Water (120020)
(iii) Sound (120030)
(iv) Miscellaneous (120040)
21. Public Interest Litigation (121000)
22. Public International Law (122000)
23. Revenue
(i) Income Tax (123010)
(ii) Sales Tax (123020)
(iii) Cess (123030)
(iv) Customs (123040)
(v) Foreign Exchange (123050)
(vi) Excise (123060)
(vii) Miscellaneous (123070)
24. Services
(i) Service Rules/Leave (124010)
(ii) Condition of Services (124020)
(iii) Age Dispute (124030)
(iv) Appointment (124040)
(v) Transfer (124050)
(vi) Confirmation (viz) Seniority (124060)
(viii) Promotion (124070)
(ix) Departmental Proceedings (124080)
(x) Suspension (124090)
(xi) Penalty (124110)
(xii) Reversion (124120)
(xiii) Reinstatement (124130)
(xiv) Compulsory retirement (124140)
(xv) Post – retirement benefits (124150)
(xvi) Miscellaneous (124160)
25. Shipping (125000)
26. Residuary (126000)

Appendix I

Table III

Subject Classification

Group B (Civil Matters)

Sl. No. Description Computer Code
1. Abatement (201000)
2. Arbitration (202000)
3. Adoption (203000)
4. Bank Loans (204000)
5. Bengal Money Lenders’ Act (205000)
6. Benami Transactions (206000)
7. Barga Disputes (207000)
8. Civil Contempt (208000)
9. Contractual Obligations (209000)
10. Calcutta Improvement Tribunal Proceedings (210000)
11. Camera Trial (211000)
12. Co – operative Society (212000)
13. Custody of Children (213000)
14. Cross Appeal/objection (214000)
15. Counter claim/set – off (215000)
16. Debutter (216000)
17. Dissolution of Partnership (217000)
18. Dispossession (218000)
19. Dismissal for default (219000)
20. Estates Acquisition Act Proceedings (220000)
21. Easement rights (221000)
22. Ex parte Decree/Order (222000)
23. Family Laws (223000)
24. Final Decree (224000)
25. Guardianship (225000)
26. Industrial/Labour Dispute (226000)
27. Landlord – Tenant Dispute (227000)
28. Legitimacy of Children (228000)
29. Legal Heirship (229000)
30. Legal Represeniative (230000)
31. Minority (231000)
32. Maintenance/Pendente lite / alimony (232000)
33. Money Claims/Compensation/Damages/Mesne Profits (233000)
34. Matrimonial Disputes
(i) Divorce (234010)
(ii) Nullity (234020)
(iii) Judicial Separation (234030)
(iv) Restitution of Conjugal Rights (234040)
(v) Reference to High Court (234050)
(vi) Miscellaneous (234060)
35. Mortgage – Redemption/Foreclosure (235000)
36. Motor Accident Claim (236000)
37. Property
(i) Movable (237010)
(ii) Immovable (237020)
(iii) Lease (237030)
(iv) Licence (237040)
(v) Sale (237050)
(vi) Gift (237060)
(vii) Exchange (237070)
(viii) Miscellaneous (237080)
38. Possession (238000)
39. Partition (239000)
40. Preemption (240000)
41. Proceedings under the Registration Act (241000)
42. Possessory Suits under Specific Reliefs Act (242000)
43. Permission of District Judge for sale of minor’s/Trust /Miscellaneous property (243000)
44. Preliminary Decree (244000)
45. Rectification of records – of – rights (245000)
46. Specific Relief (246000)
47. Succession
(i) Succession Certificates—issuance (247010)
(ii) Modification (247020)
(iii) Cancellation (247030)
48. Substitution (248000)
49. Setting aside of abatement (249000)
50. Small Causes (250000)
51. Title Declaration (251000)
52. Trust (252000)
53. Testamentary (253000)
54. Tortuous Liability (254000)
55. Trespass (255000)
56. Wakf (256000)
57. Miscellaneous (257000)
58. Rejection of Plaint (258000)

Appendix I

Table III

Subject Classification

Group C (Criminal Matters)

Sl. No. Description Computer Code
1. Application u/s. 340 Cr.P.C. (301000)
2. Abatement (302000)
3. Anticipatory Bail (303000)
4. Arrest
(i) Issuance of Warrant (304010)
(ii) Recall (304020)
5. Approver—Tender of Pardon—Proceedings u/s. 306 Cr.P.C. (305000)
6. Anti – corruption Act—Offences under (306000)
7. Arms Act—Offences under (307000)
8. Acquittal (308000)
9. Admonition (309000)
10. Breach of Peace Proceeding/preventive/prohibitory orders u/ss 107, 110, 144, 145 Cr.P.C. (310000)
11. Bail/Cancellation of bail (311000)
12. B. C. L. A. Act—Offences under (312000)
13. COFEPOSA Offences under (313000)
14. Criminal Contempt (314000)
15. Cognizance taken/recall (315000)
16. Complaint—Dismissal (316000)
17. Customs Act—Offences under (317000)
18. Compounding of offences u/s 320 Cr. P. C. (318000)
19. Charge framing—recall (319000)
20. Charge – sheet—legality/vitiation (320000)
21. Confiscation of Property (321000)
22. Camera Trial (322000)
23. Conviction: Sentence/imprisonment/imprisonment fine/only fine/probation/admonition (323000)
24. Costs u/ss 309, 312, 359 Cr.P.C. (324000)
25. Compensation u/ss. 250, 357, 358 Cr.P.C. (325000)
26. Detention: Legality (326000)
27. Death Reference (327000)
28. Dowry Act—Offences under (328000)
29. Document: Summons for production (329000)
30. Drug & Cosmetics Act—Offences under (330000)
31. Discharge of accused (331000)
32. Dispensing with personal attendance u/s 205 Cr.P.C. (332000)
33. Double Jeopardy u/s 300 Cr.P.C. (333000)
34. Externment (334000)
35. Extradition (335000)
36. Essential Commodities Act—Offences under (336000)
37. Excise Act—Offences under (337000)
38. Explosives Act/Explosive Substance Act—Offences under (338000)
39. Electricity Act—Offences under (339000)
40. Exercise of inherent power u/s 482 Cr.P.C. (340000)
41. Forest Act—Offences under (341000)
42. Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (342000)
43. Foreigners’ Act—Offences under (343000)
44. Forfeiture of surety bond/discharge of surety u/s 444 Cr.P.C. (344000)
45. Forfeiture of property/disposal of property u/ss 451, 452 Cr. P. C. (345000)
46. Factories Act—Offences under (346000)
47. Gold Control Order—Offences under (347000)
48. Guilty Plea (348000)
49. Habeas Corpus (349000)
50. Issuance of summons to accused (350000)
51. Issuance of summons to witness (351000)
52. Identification of Prisoners’ Act—Offences under (352000)
53. Interim maintenance u/s 125 Cr.P.C./Interim Maintenance u/s 4 of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Divorce) Act, 1986 (353000)
54. Investigation: Legality/vitiation u/s 155(2)/ stopping of u/s 167 (5) Cr.P.C./revival (354000)
55. Issuance of Commission for Examination of witness/local inspection (355000)
56. Juvenile Justice Act—proceeding (356000)
57. Jail Matters (357000)
58. Lunacy Act—Offences under (358000)
59. Local Acts—Offences under (359000)
60. Limitation Bar u/s. 468 Cr.P.C./extension of time u/s 473 Cr.P.C./condonation u/s 5 Limitation Act (360000)
61. Maintenance Proceedings (361000)
62. Nuisance : Preventive/prohibitory orders u/s 133 Cr.P.C. (362000)
63. N.D.P.S. Act—Offences under (363000)
64. Negotiable Instruments Act—Offences under (364000)
65. Offences under Penal Code read with other Acts (365000)
66. Parole (366000)
67. Penal Code Offences under
(i) Murder (367010)
(ii) Homicide not amounting to murder (367020)
(iii) Grievous hurt (367030)
(iv) Hurt (367040)
(v) Kidnapping (367050)
(vi) Abduction (367060)
(vii) ) Rape (367070)
(viii) Offences against public servants (367080)
(ix) Criminal breach of trust (367090)
(x) Trespass (367100)
(xi) Matrimonial Offences (367110)
(xii ) Defamation (367120)
(xiii) Dacoity (367130)
(xiv) Robbery (367140)
(xv) Theft (367150)
(xvi) Residuary (367160)
68. Prevention of Corruption Act—Offences under (368000)
69. Prevention of Food Adulteration Act—Offences under (369000)
70. Preventive Detention Act—Offences under (370000)
71. Premature Release (371000)
72. Probation of Offenders Act—Proceedings (372000)
73. Post & Telegraph Act—Offences under (373000)
74. Prohibitory Orders (374000)
75. Quashing of proceedings (375000)
76. Railways Act—Offences under (376000)
77. Restitution of property (377000)
78. Sanction for prosecution u/s 195/197 Cr.P.C. (378000)
79. Search Warrant—Proceedings/recall (379000)
80. Sentence
(i) Enhancement (380010)
(ii) Commutation (380020)
81. Suppression of Immoral Traffic in Women Act—Offences under (381000)
82. Sessions Commitment—Proceedings u/s 202(2)/ 209/323/ Cr.P.C. (382000)
83. Summary Trial u/s 260 Cr.P.C. (383000)
84. Special leave for appeal by complainant against acquittal u/s 378(4) Cr. P. C. (384000)
85. Trial—Unsoundness of mind u/s 334 Cr.P.C. (385000)
86. TADA—Offences under (386000)
87. TRC (Till Rising of the Court) (387000)
88. Transfer of Cases u/s 407 Cr. P. C. (388000)
89. Untouchability Act—Offences under (389000)
90. Unlawful Possession of Railway Property Act—Offences under (390000)
91. Withdrawal of prosecution u/s 321 Cr.P.C./ Permission/Refusal of prayer (391000)
92. Withdrawal of complaint u/s 257 Cr. P. C. (392000)
93. Residuary matters (393000)

Appendix I

Table IV

Interlocutory Applications (Civil, Writ and Criminal)

Applications for:

Sl. No. Description Computer Code
1. Addition of party (0010)
2. Addition of grounds (0020)
3. Adjournment (0030)
4. Admission of:
(i) Documents (0041)
(ii) Evidence (0042)
(iii) Object (0043)
(iv) Appeal (0044)
5. Abatement (0050)
6. Amendment of:
(i) Memo of Appeal (0061)
(ii) Written objection (0062)
(iii) Affidavit – in – Opposition (0063)
(iv) Affidavit – in – Reply (0064)
7. Appointment of:
(i) Guardian (0071)
(ii) Manager of Trust Property (0072)
(iii) Receiver (0073)
8. Appointment of Expert for:
(i) Comparison of Handwriting (0081)
(ii) Finger Prints (0082)
9. Appointment of Commissioner for:
(i) Local Investigation (0091)
(ii) Inspection (0092)
10. Appointment of Commissioner for examination of:
(i) Accounts (0101)
(ii) Party (0102)
(iii) Witness (0103)
11. Appropriate Order (0110)
12. Arrest:
(i) Issuance of warrant of arrest (0121)
(ii) Recall of warrant of arrest (0122)
13. Attachment of:
(i) Property (0131)
(ii) Decree (0132)
(iii) Negotiable Instrument (0133)
(iv) Partner’s Property (0134)
14. Applying the provisions of:
(i) Probation of Offenders Act (0141)
(ii) Juvenile Justice Act (0142)
(iii) Admonition u/s 360 Cr. P. C. (0143)
15. Anticipatory Bail (0150)
16. Bail: (0160)
(i) Modification (0161)
(ii) Relaxation (0162)
(iii) Cancellation (0163)
17. Costs:
(i) U/s 34 C.P.C. (0171)
(ii) U/s 309/312/359 Cr.P.C. (0172)
18. Compounding of offence u/s 320 Cr.P.C. (0180)
19. Cognizance:
(i) Taking (0191)
(ii) Recall (0192)
20. Compensations
(i) U/s 95 C.P.C. (0201)
(ii) U/s 250/357/358 Cr.P.C. (0202)
(iii) Miscellaneous (0203)
21. Compensatory costs u/s 35A C.P.C. (0210)
22. Camera Hearing/Trial (0220)
23. Contempt:
(i) Civil (0231)
(ii) Criminal (0232)
24. Compromise (0240)
25. Custody of attached
(i) Immovable Property (0251)
(ii) Movable Property (0252)
26. Custody of
(i) Children (0261)
(ii) Juvenile (0262)
(iii) Delinquent (0263)
27. Confirmation of Sale (0270)
28. Change of Advocates (0280)
29. Caveat (0290)
30. Civil Prison (0300)
31. Condonation of delay u/s 5 of Limitation Act (0310)
32. Correction of mistakes u/s 152 Cr.P.C. /362 Cr.P.C. (0320)
33. Cancellation of Warrant of arrest u/s 50 Cr.P.C. (0330)
34. Cross appeal/objection (0340)
35. Discovery/Inspection of Documents (0350)
36. Discharge of:
(i) Guardian (0361)
(ii) Receiver (0362)
(iii) Manager of Trust Property (0363)
(iv) Surety (0364)
37. Deposit of decretal amount (0370)
38. Delivery of Possession (0380)
39. Discharge of accused from
(i) Bail Bond (0391)
(ii) Case (0392)
(iii) Detention (0393)
40. Discharge of Witness from bail bond (0400)
41. Dismissal of Complaint (0410)
42. Dispensing with personal attendance u/s 205 Cr.P.C. (0420)
43. Death Reference (0430)
44. Extension of time for deposit of decretal amount (0440)
45. Extension of time for specific performance (0450)
46. Extension of time for vacation of property (0460)
47. Extension of time for payment of deficit court – fees (0470)
48. Extension of time to file Affidavit – in – Opposition/Reply (0480)
49. Extension of time to file certified copy of Judgment and decree (0490)
50. Execution under Order 21 C.P.C. (0500)
51. Execution by arrest/detention (0510)
52. Examination of the judgment – debtor (0520)
53. Exercise of inherent powers u/s
(i) 151 C.P.C. (0531)
(ii) 482 Cr. P. C. (0532)
54. Exemption of
(i) Women from personal appearance u/s. 132 Cr.P.C. (0541)
(ii) Other persons u/s 133 Cr.P.C. (0542)
(iii) From arrest under civil process u/s 135 C.P.C. (0543)
(iv) From personal attendance in contempt proceedings (0544)
55. Enhancement of sentence on
(i) Gravity of offence (0551)
(ii) Previous conviction u/s 236 Cr.P.C. (0552)
(iii) Exercising Court’s inherent power u/s 482 Cr.P.C. (0553)
56. Further & better particulars (0560)
57. Further Order (0570)
58. Forfeiture of
(i) Surety bond (0581)
(ii) Property disposal of u/ss. 451 & 452 Cr.P.C. (0582)
59. Guilty Plea (0590)
60. Habeas Corpus (0600)
61. Interim:
(i) Injunction (0611)
(ii) Maintenance u/s 4 of the Muslim Women’s (Protection of Rights on Divorce) Act, 1986 (0612)
62. Impounding of documents/objects produced as evidence (0620)
63. Issuance of summons to:
(i) Party (0631)
(ii) Accused (0632)
(iii) Witness (0633)
64. Legal aid (0640)
65. Leave for appeal to Supreme Court (0650)
66. Leave for time to file certified copy of judgment & decree (0660)
67. Maintenance/pendente lite (0670)
68. Maintenance/alimony (Final) (0681)
(i) Grant (0682)
(ii) Enhancement
(iii) Reduction (0683)
(iv) Setting aside (0684)
69. Police help (0690)
70. Production of additional evidence in appeal (0700)
71. Pauperism (0710)
72. Payment of money claim by instalments under Order 20, rule 11 C.P.C. (0720)
73. Proclamation (0730)
74. Preventive/prohibitory orders u/s 133/144/145 Cr. P. C. (0740)
75. Parole (0750)
76. Premature Release (0760)
77. Quashing of proceedings for
(i) Vitiation of cognizance (0771)
(ii) Defective/illegal/irregular investigation (0772)
(iii) For illegality in sessions commitment (0773)
78. Restitution of property
(i) U/s 144 Cr.P.C. (0781)
(ii) U/s 457 Cr.P.C. (0782)
79. Release from detention u/s 58 C.P.C. (0790)
80. Rateable distribution of sales proceeds (0800)
81. Representative proceedings under Order 1 rule 8 C.P.C. (0810)
82. Revision
(i) Civil (0821)
(ii) Criminal (0822)
83. Recalling of the order for forfeiture of surety bond (0830)
84. Review (0840)
85. Recording satisfaction of decree (0850)
86. Removal of guardian (0860)
87. Recording minor attaining majority (0870)
88. Reference to High Court u/s 113 C.P.C. (0880)
89. Reference to larger Bench (0890)
90. Removal of
(i) Arbitrator (0901)
(ii) Receiver (0902)
(iii) Manager (0903)
91. Stay of operation of the
(i) Order (0911)
(ii) Decree (0912)
(iii) Proceedings (0913)
92. Striking out defence (0920)
93. Bail in execution (0930)
94. Stay of suit u/s 10 C.P.C. (0940)
95. Stay of suit on the ground of
(i) Res judicata u/s 11 C.P.C. (0951)
(ii) Preliminary Issue (0952)
96. Summons to party/accused/witness (0960)
97. Summons for production of documents/objects (0970)
98. Substituted Service (0980)
99. Setting aside of abatement (0990)
100. Setting aside order for dismissal for default (1000)
101. Setting aside ex parte order/decree (1010)
102. Substitution (1020)
103. Security deposit (1030)
104. Set – off/counter claim (1040)
105. Search Warrant (1050)
106. Sessions Commitment (1060)
107. Summary trial u/s 260 Cr.P.C. (1070)
108. Special leave for appeal by complainant against acquittal u/s 378(4) Cr.P.C. (1080)
109. Stay of order for:
(i) Sentence (1091)
(ii) Payment of fine (1092)
110. Stay of further proceedings (1100)
111. Stopping of investigation
(i) U/s 152/157 Cr. P. C. (1111)
(ii) Revival (1112)
112. Transfer of
(i) Suit u/s 24 C. P. C. (1121)
(ii) Case u/s 407/408/409 Cr.P.C. (1122)
113. Transfer of decree for execution (1130)
114. Under section 17(2) of the West Bengal Premises Tenancy Act (1140)
115. Under Order 2, rule 2 C.P.C. (1150)
116. Under Section 12 of the Arbitration Act (1160)
117. Under Section 39 of the Small Causes Act for order of removing a cause to High Court (1170)
118. Vacation of the order for attachment of property (1180)
119. Vacation of interim:
(i) Order (1191)
(ii) injunction (1192)
(iii) Maintenance (1193)
120. Vacation of the order for issuance of summons to:
(i) Accused (1201)
(ii) Party (1202)
(iii) Witness (1203)
121. Withdrawal of:
(i) Suit (1211)
(ii) Appeal (1212)
(iii) Prosecutions u/s 321 Cr.P.C. (1213)
(iv) Complaint u/s 257 Cr.P.C. (1214)
122. Residuary matters (1220)

Appendix I

Table V

Working Sections

Sl. No.
Description
Computer Code
1. Bench Section 01
2. Criminal Section 02
3. Filing & Caveat Section 03
4. First Appeal (F.A.) Section 04
5. First Miscellaneous Appeal (FMA) Section 05
6. Rule Section 06
7. Second Appeal (SA) Section 07
8. Supreme Court Appeal (SCA) Section 08
9. Stamp Reporter (SR) Section 09
10. Mandamus Section 10
11. Mandamus Appeal Section 11

Appendix I

Table VI

District Code

Sl. No.
Description
Computer Code
1. Andaman & Nicobar Islands 01
2. Bankura 02
3. Birbhum 03
4. Burdwan 04
5. Calcutta 05
6. Cooch Behar 06
7. Darjeeling 07
8. Dakshin Dinajpur 08
9. Howrah 09
10. Hooghly 10
11. Jalpaiguri 11
12. Malda 12
13. Midnapore 13
14. Murshidabad 14
15. Nadia 15
16. Purulia 16
17. Uttar Dinajpur 17
18. 24 – Parganas (N) 18
19. 24 – Parganas (S) 19

Appendix II

Form A

Presentation Form

1. Case Type (See Table 1) Code :
2. No. ………….. of 20……… (Number to be given by the Office)
2A. District Code (Table VI for W.P.)
3. Petitioners /Appellant(s)/ Applicant(s) & Anr. /Ors.
4. Respondent(s)/Opposite party (parties) & Anr. /Ors.
5. Petitioner(s)/Appellant(s)/Appl0icant(s) Advocate :
6. Respondent(s)/Opposite party (parties) Advocate :
7. Subject Category Code (See Table III) : Group: Sub-Group:
8. Case Stage Code (See Table II) :
9. Act(s) : Year:
10. Rule(s) :
11. Working Section Code (See Table V) :
12. Date of Filing :
13. Connected case type : No. of 20…..
14. Lower Court information (if any) :
Lower court details : District/High/Tribunal District
: District Code (Table VI):
Coram
Lower Court Case No….. of …. 20….
Judgment/Order dated : Date of Transfer:
Connected Lower Court Cases :
15. To be listed: Main/Application on …………………………………… In Court No. ……………….
16. Special Information, if any :
Dated: Signature of the Advocate for the petitioner(s)
RECEIPT
Received Case Type: of 20 ……….
submitted on:
Signature of the Section Officer/Superintendent, Central Filing Section
N.B. Any entry not applicable be simply penned through

Appendix II

Form B

Presentation Form

1. CASE TYPE Code :
2. Case No. …………… of 20….
3. Application No. ………. of 20……
4. Applicant(s) & Anr./Ors.
Versus
5. Respondent(s) & Anr. /Ors.
6. Application type Code (See Table IV)
7. Working Section Code (See Table V) :
8. Connected Case Type…………… No. …………. of 20……..
9. To be listed on ……………… in Court Room No. …………
Dated: Signature of the Advocate for the petitioner(s)
RECEIPT
Received application Code………………..filed on ……………
Signature of the Section Officer/Superintendent, Central Filing Section

Form C

Modification Form

(Exclusively for Office Use)

Before the Hon’ble Justice:

Court Room No. …………….

Case Type Pet. Name Res. Name Stage Name of Adv.

By Order
Registrar, A.S
Dated, the ………………20…..

Notice

All urgent motions and applications on the Original Side as also on the Appellate Side which are registered at central filing section or in the concerned department of the court and not listed before any bench or a Judge sitting singly shall be mentioned before the respective benches/Judges having determination on the subject.Any motion or application which is sought to be moved as urgent motion without being so registered shall be moved before the bench/ Judge having determination for a tender number and after tender number is obtained shall be taken up as an urgent matter by the bench/Judge concerned.

And

All other cases which are not registered at central filing section and are not given a tender number shall be mentioned as urgent motions only before the Chief Justice.This order supersedes all earlier orders in respect of urgent motions.

By Order

The Appellate Side Rules of The High Court at Calcutta-Chapter-2[Benches]

CHAPTER II

Constitution of the Benches and Powers of the Benches and of the Registrar

[1. All appeals (other than First Appeals), reference or revisions in respect of the order or decrees of any subordinate Civil Court or of the Rent Controller or Tribunal or any other Authority established by any other law for the time being in force and amenable to the revisional or appellate jurisdiction of the High Court shall be heard by a Single Judge.]:

Provided that all appeals from Original Orders made by the subordinate trial court arising out of suits and proceeding shall be heard by a Division Bench:

Provided further that all Second and Miscellaneous Appeals required to be heard under Order 41, Rule 11, C.P.C. for the purpose of admission shall be heard by a Division Bench consisting of two or more Judges as the Chief Justice may think fit:

Provided also that on the requisition of any Division Bench, or whenever he thinks fit, the Chief Justice may appoint a special Division Bench, consisting of three or more Judges, for the hearing of any particular appeal, or any particular question of law arising in an appeal, or of any other matter:

Provided also that where at any stage of the hearing of an appeal, application or other matter it appears to the Judge that it involves a substantial question of law as to the interpretation of the Constitution of India, he shall send the appeal, application or other matter to the Division Bench taking such cases for disposal.(2) No appeal shall lie from any order passed in appeal under this section.

[1A. All Transfer Applications under section 24 of the Civil Procedure Code shall be heard by a single Judge.]

2. In addition to the powers conferred upon him by other rules the Registrar shall have the following duties and powers in relation to civil and criminal matters:(1) To receive an appeal under [Clause] 15 of the Letters Patent from the judgment of a Division Bench, and to issue notices as soon as the appeal is registered.(2) To receive an appeal under [Clause] 15 of the Letters Patent from the judgment of the Judge sitting singly, and to post it for hearing.(3) To receive an appeal from the decree or order of a subordinate Civil Court, and in the case of Second Appeals and Appeals from Orders, if in order, to post them for hearing under Order XLI, Rule 11, and, in the case of Appeals from Original Decrees, to issue notices as soon as the appeal is registered.(4) To dispose of all matters relating to court – fees (other than appeals the subject – matter of which is the amount of court – fee payable) and to the service of notices or other processes:

Provided that all rules, in which there has been default in paying process – fees within the time allowed in Rule 12, Chapter IV of these Rules, shall be laid before the Bench which issued them, or if the Judges composing that Bench are no longer sitting together, before the senior of the two Judges and in his absence before the junior, to be dealt with by that Judge and the Judge who happens to be sitting with him:

Provided further that in the event of both Judges who issued the rule being absent or otherwise unable to deal with it, the rule shall be laid before the Division Bench taking Lawazima matters:Provided also that a rule issued by a Judge sitting singly in which there is default in paying process fees, shall be laid before the Judge who issued the rule, if he is sitting singly and taking rules at the time the default occurs; otherwise it shall be laid before the Division Bench taking Lawazima matters.(5) To dispose of all matters relating (i) to the substitution of the heirs of parties provided no question of limitation arises, (ii) to the representation of minor parties when there is no dispute as to guardianship, and (iii) to applications under Order XXII, Rule 10, C.P.C., to record an assignment, creation or devolution of an interest during the pendency of an appeal, provided that such assignment, creation or devolution is not disputed.(6) To dispose of all matters relating to the appointment, removal or discharge of next friends or guardians ad litemof minors of persons of unsound mind:

Provided that a next friend or a guardian ad litem, as the case may be, shall not be removed except on a written and stamped application supported by an affidavit and on notice to the person sought to be removed, and also with notice to such party or parties as the Registrar in his discretion directs.(7) To require any memorandum of appeal, petition, application or other proceeding, presented to the court or to the Registrar to be amended in accordance with the procedure or practice of the court.(8) To call for records from subordinate courts.(9) To dispose of requisitions by subordinate courts for records and documents.(10) To receive and dispose of an application for the return of a document.(11) To require any person or party to file an affidavit with respect to any application or matter in respect of which he has power to exercise any discretion or to make any order.(12) To stop at his discretion the issue of all or any papers to any person who has failed to pay any fee or charges due to the court.(13) To dispose of all applications for copies of records, whether presented by parties or persons who are not parties to the proceedings to which such records relate.(14) To decide the question of the necessity for transcribing and printing any accounts, not specifically applied for by the parties to an appeal to the Supreme Court.(15) To call for a further deposit when the deposit already made by the appellant in an appeal to the Supreme Court is not sufficient to defray the cost of preparing the record, and to fix the time within which such further deposit shall be made.(16) To order payment of the interest accruing on Government Promissory Notes deposited under Order XLV, Rule 7, Civil Procedure Code, and to order the refund of any unexpended balance under Order XLV, Rule 12, of the Code.(17) To dispose of all Lawazima reports relating to the preparation of paper – books, and to hear all applications in any of the above matters.(18) To deal with and hear applications to dispense with more than one copy of the judgment, under Order XLI, Rule 1 of the Civil Procedure Code and Chapters V and VI, Rules 3 and 11, respectively, of these Rules and direct analogous hearing of appeals.(19) Subject to the provisions of Rule 57 of Chapter V of these Rules to deal with an application to the effect that a case be not placed on the Daily Cause List for a particular day or days: Provided that where a case is on the Daily List of a particular Bench which is sitting, any application for its removal from that list shall be made to the Court and not to the Registrar.When, however, an application has to be made to remove a case from the Daily List of a Bench which is not sitting on the day when the application has to be made, or from the ‘Blank List’ on a day when that list is not being taken, such applications shall be made to the Registrar.(20) To deal with all matters relating to the service, non – service and defect of service of the court’s notices in criminal cases.(21) To deal with all matters relating to the substitution of legal heirs of deceased parties in all criminal cases wherein such substitution may be necessary.(22) To deal with all defects in vakalatnamas in criminal cases.(23) To deal with applications for copies in criminal cases, where such copies are not ordinarily granted without the permission of the court.(24) To deal with, and dispose of, all petitions of appeals in criminal cases wherein appeals may not be preferred to this court.(25) To record an order of abatement of all appeals and applications after the expiry of the statutory period, provided that he shall not be entitled to entertain applications of parties for the revival or abatement of any appeal or other proceeding.(26) To deal with and pass orders on matters referred to in Order XLI, Rule 14(3) of the Code of Civil Procedure.(27) To dispose of applications under Order XXVII, Rule 8 of the Code of Civil Procedure for causing a note (to be entered in the appropriate register) of the Government Pleader’s authority to prosecute or contest a proceeding in this court on behalf of a public officer in the employ of Government, or an application for causing a note (to be duly recorded) of the authority of any other pleader to act under the directions of the Government pleader in any proceeding before this court on behalf of Government or of any public officer in its employ.

2A. Nothing in Rule 2 shall be deemed to authorize the Registrar to make an order of dismissal of an appeal for default or for any reason or to determine disputed questions of representation under Order XXII, Rule 5, Civil Procedure Code, or to pass final orders on contested applications for the appointment and removal of next friends and guardians ad litem, or on contested applications under Order XXII, Rule 10, C.P.C.

2B. The Registrar may delegate to the Deputy Registrar or to an Assistant Registrar any function with which he is vested under Chapters IV and V and VIII to XIII except those referred to in clauses (5) to (7), (10), (11), (14) to (19) and (25) of Rule 2. He may also refer any matter under Rule 2 to the Court for orders.3. Applications entertainable by the Registrar shall be presented to him, and not to the Bench.All such applications shall be made in writing, on paper of foolscap size with a margin of 2 inches, and shall, if not typewritten, be legibly written.

4. In the absence of the Registrar, or whenever the Chief Justice so directs, his powers and duties under clauses (4) to (7), (10), (11) and (14) to (19) of Rule 2 of this Chapter shall be performed by a Judge or Judges, and the powers which he is authorised to delegate shall be performed by the Deputy Registrar or other officer of the court.

Note : Wherever the words “Deputy Registrar” occur in any of the Appellate Side Rules, they shall be held to include the Deputy Registrar and any other officer of the court to whom the Registrar may have delegated the authority to exercise the function mentioned in the Rule.

  1. (a) A Division Bench for the hearing of an appeal under clause (15) of the Letters Patent from the judgment of a Judge sitting singly on the Appellate Side, who has decided an appeal under the 1st proviso of Rule 1 of this Chapter, shall consist of two Judges, other than the Judge from whose judgment the appeal is preferred.

(b) [Omitted].

(c) A Division Bench for the hearing of appeals under clause (15) of the Letters Patent from the judgment of a Judge sitting on the Original Side of the High Court, shall consist of two or more Judges as the Chief Justice may determine.

  1. [Deleted].[

7.All civil appeals to the High Court against any order of any authority or tribunal or any appellate authority or tribunal, as the case may be, provided for in any statutes, enactments or rules other than those specified in the Schedule referred to in proviso (i) of Rule 1 Chapter II irrespective of valuation and all applications relating thereto, unless otherwise provided in such statutes, enactments or rules, shall be heard by a Division Bench in the Appellate Side.]

8. Applications under section 115, Civil Procedure Code, for revision of orders of the Calcutta Presidency Small Cause Court shall be heard by a single Judge.

9. (1) A Division Bench for the hearing of cases on appeal, reference, or revision in respect of the sentence or order of any Criminal Court shall consist of two or more Judges.[(2) All appeals, reference or revision in respect of sentence or order of any Criminal Court shall be heard by a single Judge:Provided, however, that the following matters shall be placed before a Division Bench consisting of two or more judges:

(i) All appeals or reference relating to an order of sentence of death and sentence of rigorous imprisonment for a period exceeding 7 years and all appeals from order of acquittal from offences where the sentence may be of death, imprisonment for life or any term of imprisonment exceeding 7 years.

(ii) All bail applications pertaining to Terrorist and Disruptive Activities Act, Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1986 and Foreign Exchange Regulation Act;

(iii) All bail applications at the pre-conviction stage involving offence where sentence may exceed imprisonment for 7 years;

(iv) Bail applications relating to appeals involving a sentence of death or imprisonment for life or imprisonment for a period exceeding 7 years;

(v) Anticipatory bail applications under section 438, Cr.P.C.]

[9A. Transfer applications under section 407 of the Criminal Procedure Code shall be heard by a single Judge.]

10. A Division Bench for the hearing of applications relating to, or arising out of, proceedings in any subordinate court (Civil, Criminal or Revenue) under section 195 or section 476, Criminal Procedure Code, shall consist of two Judges.

11. (1) Whenever the court shall be of opinion that there are reasonable grounds for holding that any Pleader or Mukhtar has been guilty of any misconduct rendering such Pleader or Mukhtar liable to be dealt with under the provisions of the Legal Practitioners Act, XVIII of 1879, the court may institute a proceeding by the issue of a rule calling on such Pleader or Mukhtar to show cause why he should not be so dealt with.(2) Any proceeding taken in the High Court against any Pleader or Mukhtar under the provisions of sections 12 and 13 of the Legal Practitioners Act, XVIII of 1879, as amended by Acts IX of 1884 and XI of 1896, and any report made against any Pleader or Mukhtar to the High Court under the provisions of section 14 of the same Act by the Presiding Officer of any subordinate court, or of any Revenue Office, in which the Pleader or Mukhtar is practising, shall, subject to any direction by the Chief Justice, be taken before, or considered by, the Division Bench of the High Court for the time being hearing appeals, from appellate decrees and such Division Bench shall also have power to call for any record under the provisions of section 14 of the same Act and to pass orders thereon.(3) All such matters arising in respect of Pleaders or Mukhtars practising in the Calcutta Court of Small Causes or the Metropolitan Magistrates’ Courts shall, subject to any direction by the Chief Justice, be taken before, or heard by, the Division Bench for the time being hearing appeals from appellate decrees.(4) The senior Government Pleader may, at the discretion of the Judges of the Bench, be desired to appear in, or to conduct, any proceeding taken before them under the Legal Practitioners Act.

12. [Deleted].

13. A Full Bench appointed for any of the purposes mentioned in Chapter VII, Rules 1 to 5, shall consist of five Judges or three Judges as the Chief Justice may appoint.

14. The business of the Supreme Court Section on the Appellate Side of the High Court shall be laid before the Division Bench presided over by the Chief Justice or such other Bench as the Chief Justice may direct, except in the case of appeals in suits instituted on the Original Side of the High Court.

14A. (1) All cases transferred to the High Court by subordinate court under Article 228 of the Constitution of India shall after service of notice on the parties, be laid before the Division Bench presided over by the Chief Justice for determination whether such cases involve a substantial question of law as to the interpretation of the Constitution. All applications under the said Article for transferring such cases to the High Court shall also be moved before the Bench presided over by the Chief Justice.(2) If the court is satisfied that the case so transferred involves a substantial question of law, the case shall be laid before such Bench as the Chief Justice may direct. The Bench so constituted shall thereupon, after service of notice on the parties, proceed to determine, in the first instance, whether the point of law can be decided without entering into questions of fact. If in the opinion of the Bench, the question of law involved in the case can be decided without disposing of the whole case, then it will give its decision on such point after such hearing as it may consider necessary and thereafter the records of the lower court, together with the opinion of the Bench, shall be transmitted back to the lower court for disposing of the case in accordance with law.(3) If the Bench appointed by the Chief Justice is of opinion that the question of law as to the interpretation of the Constitution of India cannot be decided without hearing the whole case, then it will send back the record to the Chief Justice with its opinion and the case will thereafter be heard by a single Judge to be nominated by the Chief Justice and the procedure laid down by the Code of Civil Procedure and the Criminal Procedure Code for the hearing of cases transferred from districts to the High Court for disposal will be followed.

15. Every petition under Order XLV, Rule 2, Civil Procedure Code, in respect of any decree passed by this Court in its Appellate Jurisdiction in the case of an appeal from the Original Jurisdiction, shall be presented to the Division Bench for the hearing of appeals from the Original Jurisdiction, but every such petition may be heard by a Division Bench consisting of two Judges.

16. (a) The time within which a decree of a District Court may not, under section 17 of the Indian Divorce Act, be confirmed shall be six months from the pronouncing thereof.

(b) Rules 3, 4 and 5 of Order 46, Civil Procedure Code, shall apply to references under section 9 of the Indian Divorce Act, and the practice and procedure for the setting down of such references for hearing shall be the same as obtained in the case of references made under section 113 and Order 46 of the said Code, provided always that every such reference shall be laid before the Chief Justice for his direction as to the Bench by whom it shall be heard.

[17. * * *][18. * * *][19. Applications under section 5(1) of the West Bengal Court Fees, Act, 1970 for revision of orders of the Registrar as the Taxing Officer of the High Court, Appellate Side shall be heard either by the Chief Justice or by such Judge of the High Court as the Chief Justice shall appoint either generally or specially on that behalf.][20. Notwithstanding anything contained in these Rules, a single Judge may, during vacation, when Division Bench is not sitting, by a special assignment, issue Notice or Rule, as the case may be, in any matter of an emergent nature, Civil or Criminal, or under the Constitution, and may pass such interim orders regarding stay, injunction, bail and other interim reliefs as prayed for, if he deems fit to do so, making the Rule or the Notice returnable before the Division Bench.]

The Appellate Side Rules of The High Court at Calcutta-Chapter -1 [Administrative Committee]

CHAPTER I

Business not of a Judicial Character

The Administrative Committee

[1. There shall be an Administrative Committee of the Judges composed of the Chief Justice and at least four other Judges to be nominated from time to time by the Chief Justice.]

2. The Administrative Committee shall be charged with the control and direction of the subordinate courts, so far as such control and direction are exercised otherwise than judicially.

3. The Administrative Committee shall have power, without reference to the Judges generally –

(a) to make recommendations for appointment to the Selection Grade posts of the Higher Judicial Service;

(b) to make recommendations –

(i) for selection of Assistant District Judges for appointment to the Higher Judicial Service,

(ii) for selection of Assistant District Judges for appointment as Assistant Sessions Judges,

(iii) for selection of Munsifs for appointment as Assistant Sessions Judges;

(c) to make recommendations –

(i) for confirmation of Assistant District Judges and Munsifs,

(ii) for allowing Munsifs to cross Efficiency Bars,

(iii) for appointment to the Selection Grade posts of Assistant District Judges;

(d) to make recommendations for disciplinary action including degradation and suspension against members of the Higher Judicial Service and State Judicial Service;

(e) to issue circulars, orders and general letters to the Subordinate Courts;

(f) to dispose of any matter which might ordinarily have been dealt with by the Judge – in – Charge of the Administrative Department and which he or the Chief Justice may have referred to the Committee for their opinion.]


Judge-in-Charge, Administrative Department

  1. One Judge, being a member of the Administrative Committee, shall have executive charge of the Administrative Department, by which is meant the administrative business of the court on its Appellate Side:Provided that the Chief Justice may at any time direct that the powers conferred on the Judge in the Administrative Department shall be exercised by two or more Judges of the Court, who shall also be members of the Administrative Committee, and who may apportion the duties of the post between them, subject to the approval of the Chief Justice.

Powers of the Judge in the Administrative Department

  1. Order on all correspondence and on all returns and statements (not being returns to precepts and judicial orders or explanations called for by particular Judges or Benches) shall ordinarily be passed under his powers, as hereinafter specified, by the Judge in the Administrative Department (or by the Registrar under his superintendence):[Provided that the sessions statement which is required from each Sessions Judge at the close of every month shall be submitted for the orders of the Judges of the Division Bench sitting for the disposal of the Criminal Business or such other Judges as the Chief Justice may direct. This statement will, hoWever, be dealt with by such Judges from the judicial point of view only, and when returned by them, will be laid before the Judge in the Administrative Department, whenever any orders are required on any administrative questions (including delays in commitment) in connection with the statement.

6.The Judge of the Administrative Department is empowered to pass orders in the following matters, namely:

(a) matters arising out of the review of all periodical returns and statements furnished by the Subordinate Civil and Criminal

Courts, and also sessions statements in the manner provided in the proviso to Rule 5;

(b) the posting, transfer and the grant of leave to the members of the Higher Judicial Service:

[Provided that in respect of the posts of – (i) Secretary, Additional Secretary and/or Joint Secretary, Judicial Department; (ii) Secretary, Additional Secretary and /or Joint Secretary, Legislative Department; (iii) Legal Remembrancer, Additional and /or Joint Legal Remembrancer; (iv) Chief Judge, City Civil and Sessions Courts; (v) Chief Metropolitan Magistrate; and (vi) District and Sessions Judge, 247Parganas, the selection shall be made, in the first instance, by the Judge of the Administrative Department in consultation with the Chief Justice, such selection be circulated to all the Judges, and, if no objection is raised by any Judge, it shall be deemed to have been approved by all the Judges, and in case any such objection is raised, the matter is to be decided at a meeting of all the Judges;]

(c) the posting, transfer and the grant of leave to the Assistant District Judges and Munsifs; .

(d) vesting MunsifS with higher powers or with powers under the Provincial Small Causes Court Act; and

(e) recommendations to the State Government for vesting Assistant District Judges and Munsifs with powers under the. Indian Succession Act, the Land Acquisition Act and other Statutes under which the State Government is to vest Subordinate Judges and Munsifs with powers.]

Special Committees

  1. A Special Committee may be appointed by the Judges at a meeting of the Full Court, or by the Chief Justice, at any time, to consider and report to the Full Court upon any matter which may be referred to it.8.Such a Committee shall have power, without reference to the Judges generally, to enter upon and conduct any correspondence which the members may consider desirable, in order to enable them to prepare their report.

Contemplated Legislation

  1. Bills of the Legislative Department of the Central Government and of the State Government forwarded to the High Court for opinion, proposals for the amendment of the law, and generally all matters connected with the development of the law, shall ordinarily be referred in the first instance to Special Committees appointed under Rule 7, consisting of not less than three members.

General

  1. The Registrar, Appellate Jurisdiction, is in administrative control of the offices on the Appellate Side of the Court, and the Officers in immediate charge of such offices are responsible to the Registrar and he to the Chief Justice for their efficient administration. Matters affecting all departments on the Appellate Side, and establishment questions in particular, shall be submitted to the Registrar through the Deputy Registrar.

[10A.The expression ‘Registrar’ occurring in these rules includes ‘Additional Registrars’:Provided that the powers and the duties of the Registrar under the Appellate Side Rules may be distributed as between the Registrar and the Additional Registrars by the Chief Justice from time to time.]

11. The office rooms of the court are not open to the public. Information regarding cases shall only be obtained upon filing an application in the form prescribed in Chapter XVI. Advocates may, however, interview any Gazetted Officer of the court during office hours on official business. They or their clerks shall also have free access to the proper officials for the purposes mentioned in the Schedule appended to this Chapter.

12. It shall be the duty of the Registrar to submit all papers relating to any matter to the Committee, if any, appointed to deal with it.

13. [(1) When the Administrative Committee has acted under Rule 3 of this Chapter the relevant papers shall be laid on the table; and there shall be circulated to all the Judges as soon after each meeting as possible, a notice in which shall be stated the matters which have been laid before the Committee and the manner in which they have disposed of with a note that in the absence of any objection being raised by any Judge, the resolutions of the Administrative Committee would be deemed to be approved by all the Judges of the court.](2) When a Special Committee is appointed under Rule 7 of this Chapter, a notice shall be circulated to all the Judges informing them of the appointment, of the names of the members, and of the matters which have been referred to it.When any matters are pending before such Special Committee, notices shall be circulated fortnightly to all the Judges stating what matters are pending.If a Special Committee enters upon and conducts any correspondence under Rule 8 of these rules, the relevant papers shall be laid on the table for the information of the Full Court.

14. It shall be competent to any Judge to require that any matter within the cognizance of any Committee shall be referred to the Full Court.

15. On the following matters all the Judges shall be consulted: –

(a) Proposed changes in the law where the proposition emanates from the Government or, in other cases, where a Committee or any Judge of the Court considers that action is called for.

(b) The Administration Reports yearly submitted to Government.

(c) Rules which, when published, will have the force of law.

(d) Subjects connected with the relations between the Supreme Court and the High Court.

(e) All appointments which by law are made by the High Court and which are not otherwise expressly provided for by the rules in this Chapter.

[(f) Omitted].

  1. Any individual Judge shall be at liberty to record a separate minute upon any matter that comes before the Full Court for discussion; but no such minute shall be submitted to the Government by the Registrar unless or until it has been circulated to the rest of the Judges.17.With the notice of a meeting of the Administrative Committee, or of the Full Court, there shall ordinarily be distributed a list setting out the matters for discussion.18. Except for some special reason, the papers relating to any matter for discussion at a meeting of the Full Court shall be circulated to all the Judges before the day of meeting.19. The proceedings of all meetings of the Full Court and of the Administrative Committee shall be recorded in books to be kept for that purpose by the Registrar, and shall be at all times open to inspection, when called for by any of the Judges.

Schedule

[See Rule 11]

(1) Obtaining an official report from the Stamp Reporter under Rule 13 of Chapter V;(2) Presenting memoranda of appeals, memoranda of objections under Order XLI, Rules 22 and 26, Civil Procedure Code, in accordance with Rule 12, Chapter V, and getting the court – fee stamps attached to such memoranda cancelled by the Filing Clerk;(3) Having court – fee stamps affixed to miscellaneous applications intended to be presented to the Court or to the Registrar, or applications for copies, information or inspection cancelled by the Filing Clerk and entered in the Filing Register;(4) Transacting business connected with the deposit and withdrawal of money, etc., with the Accountant of the Court;(5) Filing applications for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court after cancellation of the court – fee stamps attached to such applications and entry in the Filing Register;(6) Filing applications for copies and folios with the Superintendent of the Copying Section, and appearing before him when required to do so;(7) Inspecting records in the Inspection Room and in the presence of the Inspection Clerk;(8) Filing applications with the Assistant Registrars (Court) and appearing before them to settle draft decrees;(9) Filing applications for information and inspection of records with the officers empowered to deal with these matters;(10) Filing miscellaneous documents not referred to above with the Court – fee Clerk for cancellation of the court – fee stamps, (if any), attached to such documents, and for distribution to the sections concerned;(11) Receiving manuscripts, receiving and filing proofs of paper – books and filing paper – books;(12) Translating documents for purposes of paper – books (only such advocates and their clerks as are referred to in Rule 37 of Chapter IX of these Rules);(12a) Translating documents in relation to Second Appeals, Second Miscellaneous Appeals, Revision Cases and References (only such Advocates and their clerks as are referred to in Rule 37 of Chapter IX of these Rules);(13) Obtaining prescribed forms from the Forms Clerk;(14) Having oaths and affirmations administered before a Commissioner of Affidavits;(15) Getting affidavits explained to declarants by translators of the court;(16) Paying Talabana and other costs.

The Appellate Side Rules of The High Court at Calcutta

Part I General Rules

CHAPTER I

Business not of a Judicial Character

The Administrative Committee

Devider

[CHAPTER IA]

Supervision and Control of the Subordinate Courts Division, Administrative Judges in Charge of Districts. Functions and Responsibilities of Inspecting Judicial Officers

  1. For more effective control and supervision of the subordinate courts, the District Courts should be divided on the basis of separate administrative districts.2.The two Inspecting District Judicial Officers should be responsible for looking after the different districts placed in their charge. This will be a continuous process by the Inspecting Judicial Officers throughout the year.3. Into the following Districts the subordinate Courts may be divided.

Districts

1. Calcutta 11. Bankura
2. 24 – Parganas (South) 12. Malda
3. 24 – Parganas (North) 13. Purulia
4. Howrah 14. Uttar Dinajpur
5. Midnapore 15. Dakshin Dinajpur
6. Burdwan 16. Cooch Behar
7. Hooghly 17. Jalpaiguri
8. Nadia 18. Darjeeling
9. Murshidabad 19. Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
10. Birbhum
  1. For more effective control and supervision of the subordinate Courts in each District the following work are to be undertaken:

(i) Inspection Notes of the District and Sessions Judge/Chief Judge, City Civil and Sessions Courts /Chief Judge, Presidency Small Causes Court/Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, on the inspection of Subordinate Courts and offices.

(ii) Periodical Returns and Statements furnished by the Subordinate Civil and Criminal Courts.

(iii) Sessions Statements in the manner provided in the Proviso to Rule 5, Chapter 1, of the Appellate Side Rules.

  1. The Chief Justice will nominate a Judge who will be in-charge of a District. Such nomination by the Chief Justice may be reviewed periodically by the Chief Justice.

6.Judge – in – charge of a District hereinafter called the “Hon’ble Inspecting Judge”.

7. There shall be an Administrative Committee constituted by the Chief Justice in the manner the Chief Justice thinks it fit and proper for effective control and functioning of the subordinate Courts.

8. The Hon’ble Inspecting Judge of each District will give his opinion and/or shall fill up the Annual Confidential Roll (hereinafter called “ACR”) in respect of different judicial officers posted in Courts, as the case may be, of the concerned District.

9. Such ACRs containing the opinion of the concerned Inspecting Judge will be placed before the Chief Justice for gradation.

10. In case of Officers of Higher Judicial Service, he shall forward his ACR filled with necessary data to the Inspecting Judge. The Inspecting Judge will give his remarks and thereafter ACR will be placed before the Chief Justice for gradation.

Devider

CHAPTER II

Constitution of the Benches and Powers of the Benches and of the Registrar

CHAPTER III

Distribution of Judicial Business

  1. The civil business arising from the Districts shall be laid before the Division Bench appointed by the Chief Justice to deal with such business:Provided that when an order under Order XLI, Rule 25 or 28, Civil Procedure Code, has been passed by a Division Bench, and at the time of the receipt of the return to such order, the Judges composing such Bench are not taking such matters, such appeal shall be laid before the senior, or in his absence the junior, of such Judges, and he shall direct either that the appeal be heard by the Division Bench on which he may be sitting, or that it be laid before the Chief Justice for the appointment of a Bench to hear such appeal. In the absence of both of the Judges, the appeal shall be laid before the Division Bench in charge of such matters.

2.The Judges of each Division Bench shall determine the order in which each description of business shall be heard.

3. Every case in the criminal jurisdiction of the High Court shall be placed on the list of the Division Bench appointed for that purpose on the date fixed for hearing.

Part II – Procedure And Practice

CHAPTER IV

General Rules for Applications and Affidavits Applications

  1. Applications to the High Court shall be in the English language.

[1A.Documents in vernacular enclosed with applications and affidavits will be required to be translated by the Official Translator/Interpreter as and when directed by the Court.]

Schedule

Applications relating to the following matters should bear a court – fee stamp of Rs. 2

Subject Details Under what rule Whether affidavit necessary
Court – fees 1. Refund of court-fees paid in excess. Section 13, Court-fees Act, Rule 2(4), Chapter II, of these Rules. Affidavit not necessary.
2. Time to put in requisite court – fee and refiling of Memo. of Appeal after period of limitation. Clauses (3), (4) and (5) of Rule 18, Chapter V of these Rules. Affidavit necessary.
Minors 3. Substitution of parties (including minors). Order XXII, Rules 3(1) and 4(1), Civil Procedure Code, and Rule 2(5), Chapter II of these Rules. Ditto.
4. Appointment of guardian ad litem. Order XXXII, Rules 3(2), Civil Procedure Code, and Rule 2(6), Chapter Chapter II of these Rules. Affidavit necessary.
5. Amendment of Memo of Appeal on a minor attaining majority. Rules 26 and 28, Chapter V of these Rules. Affidavit necessary except in case of application by appellant when based on affidavit already filed by respondent.
6. Cancellation of Deputy Registrar’s appointment as guardian ad litem. Order XXXII, Rule 11, Civil Procedure Code, and Rule 2(6), Chapter II, read with Rule 29, Chapter V of these Rules. Affidavit necessary
6A. Representation of minor in case of non – appearance of the guardian. Rule 29A, Chapter V of these Rules. Affidavit necessary,if directed.
Notice 7. Substituted service. Order V, Rule 28, Civil Procedure Code, and Rule 2(4), Chapter II of these Rules. Ditto.
Paper – book 8. Relaxation of Rule 53(a), Chapter IX of these Rules. Rule 8, Chapter IX of these Rules. Ditto.
Supreme Court 9. Transmission of orders of Supreme Court to lower courts for execution and for preparation certificates of costs. Rule 4, Chapter VI of these Rules read with Article 1 of Schedule II of the Court – fees Act. Affidavit not necessary.
10. Printing of part only of the record. Rule 5, Order XII of the Supreme Court Rules, 1950. Affidavit not necessary.
11. Revival or substitution or addition of parties. Rule 6, Order XV of the Supreme Court Ruels, 1950. Affidavit necessary.
12. Acceptance of securities other than cash or Government securities. Rule 41, Chapter VI of these Rules. Ditto.
13. Refund of securities. Article 1 of Schedule II of the Court – fees Act. Affidavit not necessary.
14. Conversion of securities from one form into another. Note to Rule 41, Chapter VI of these Rules. Ditto.
15. Exclusion from or inclusion in transcript record to Supreme Court of papers. Rule 30(3)(b), Chapter VI of these Rules. Ditto.
Records 16. Return of documents during pendency of appeal. Rules 2(10), Chapter II of these Rules, Order XIII, Rule 9, Civil Procedure Code. Affidavit not necessary.
17. Requisition for records from lower courts relating to cases other than the appeals pending in this Court. Rules 19 and 21, Chapter IV of these Rules. Ditto.
18. Return of exhibits to affidavit or verified petition. Rule 34(i), Chapter IV of these Rules. Affidavit not necessary (if document to be returned is original document).
General 19. Exemption from production of more than one copy of the judgment in analogous appeals and from payment of a separate set of ex – timating fee for application for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court filed by the same party against the same judgment of this Court. Order XLI, Rule 1(1), Civil Procedure Code, Rule 3, Chapter V, Rule 2(18), Chapter II and Rule 11, Chapter VI, of these Rules. Affidavit not necessary.
20. Cancellation of Vakalattiama. Rule 72, Chapter V of these Rules. Affidavit necessary unless Advocate who accepted theVakalatnama signifies his willingness to retire from case.
21. Amendment of Memorandum of Appeal consequent on the death of a party including a party whose heirs are already on record. Order XXII, Rules 3 and 4, Civil Procedure Code, and Rule 25, Chapter V, read with Rule 2(7), Chapter II, of these Rules. Affidavit necessary.
Decree 22. Transfer of a decree for execution in an appeal or other proceeding arising out of Article 226 of the Constitution of India. Section 39, read with Order XXI, Rule 6, Code of Civil Procedure, Rule 20, Chapter IV of these Rules. Affidavit necessary.
Government Pleader 23. Application by the Government Pleader for causing a note of his authority to prosecute or contest an appeal or cross – objection or a revisional application on behalf of a public officer in the employ of the Central or the State Government, or of the authority of any other Pleader, to be entered in the appropriate register. Order XXVII, Rule 8 of the Code of Civil Procedure and Rule 12, paragraphs 2, 3 and 4, Chapter V, read with Rule 2(27) of Chapter II of these Rules. Affidavit not necessary.
  1. In every application presented to the High Court there should be stated, immediately after the cause title, the section and statute under which the application is made, the date of the order complained of, and whether the subject – matter of the suit, out of which the application arises, does or does not exceed Rs. 5,000 in value:[Provided that in every application for contempt it shall be stated at the top that the jurisdiction invoked is “Special Jurisdiction” of the court and that the subject – matter is “Contempt of Court.”]

2A.Every application for revision shall be produced before the Commissioner of Affidavits at the time – an affidavit in support of it is made, and that officer shall satisfy himself that the application is sufficiently stamped and shall certify accordingly.

3. Every application to the High Court relating to an appeal pending before the court shall be filed with the Assistant Registrar (Court) concerned at least 24 hours before the sitting of the court before which it is proposed to move the application, or of the Registrar if the application is entertainable by him. Such applications shall be listed for hearing on the next motion day. No such application which has not been duly listed will be entertained by the court or the Registrar, unless in the special circumstances of the case the court or the Registrar otherwise directs.

4. Every application to the High Court, if founded on any statement of fact, shall set out the material facts, matters and circumstances on which the applicant relies.5. When an application is made to the court or to the Registrar in any matter in which any previous application was made to the court or to the Registrar to the same effect, or with the same object, or with a similar object, the fact of such application having been made and the order passed thereon shall be clearly stated in the application.

6. Every such application shall be neatly typed on stout paper of foolscap size with a margin of two inches and shall contain about 20 lines in each full page. The application shall be divided into paragraphs and numbered consecutively and only one side of the paper shall be used.

7. The facts stated in such application shall be verified by the solemn affirmation of the applicant or by an affidavit to be annexed to the application.

8. Every application shall be signed and dated either by the applicant or declarant or his advocate.

9. It will not be necessary to set out in the application or in the affidavit any document which is part of a record present in the High Court; nor will it be necessary to produce any affidavit of any facts found by the High Court or any of the lower courts in the course of the suit or proceeding out of which the appeal arises :

provided that such finding has not been reversed on appeal; but the application shall state shortly all facts upon which it is intended to rely, and shall ‘give the number, letter, title or other description of all documents on the record present in the High Court, to which it is intended to refer.

10. In the case of an application relating to a matter which is or has been before the High Court, the High Court File, together with the application, shall be placed before the court or the Registrar at the time of the hearing of the application. When the applicant desires that any documents in a record present in the High Court other than those contained in the High Court File, shall be produced at the hearing in order that they may be referred to by the court, he shall at the time of filing the application give notice to produce them to the Assistant Registrar (Court) concerned. Unless by a special order of the court or the Registrar, documents will not be produced from the record room or the office during the sitting of the court.

11. In all cases in which service of notice on the opposite party is necessary, if such notice has not been duly served, the hearing of the application (except in cases of urgency) shall be postponed unless the parties entitled to notice are present and willing to proceed at once. In all cases the parties opposing the application shall be at liberty to apply for a postponement in order to answer the affidavits or for any other good and special cause.

12. The fee for the issue of the notice on the opposite party, [shall be paid into court] within seven days from the date of granting the application:

Provided that no order shall be passed to receive such fee when tendered out of time, except upon an application setting forth the reasons for condoning delay:Provided further that in cases in which the court fixes a returnable date, the fee for the issue of the notice shall be paid into court by the end of the day following that on which the application is granted. If such fee is not deposited within the time stated in this proviso, the petitioner shall, at the time of depositing the fee, supply therewith the necessary number of copies of the petition and its enclosures.

Note : In fixing a returnable date, time should be allowed for making the necessary number of copies of petions and encloures and following minimum period of time for service of notice:

(1) Five days within the municipalities of Calcutta and Howrah, and

(2) Ten days within the other districts of West Bengal.

  1. Any party opposing the grant of an application or showing cause against a rule, who may desire to bring before the court any facts not contained in, or admitted by, the application or affidavit of the opposite party, shall do so by an affidavit containing, in the form of a narrative, the material facts on which he relies.

14.No affidavit in answer shall ordinarily be read which have not been filed with the proper officer of the court 24 hours before the sitting of the court or the Registrar on the date fixed for the hearing of the application.

15. No affidavit shall ordinarily be read at the hearing of any appeal, application or other proceeding unless a copy thereof has been served upon the other party or his advocate 24 hours before such hearing:Provided that this rule shall not apply to urgent motions or applications or to motions or applications made ex park.

16. Every application for stay of execution under Order XLI, Rule 5, Civil Procedure Code, shall specifically state that it is made under that rule, and it shall be accompanied by an affidavit stating specifically the facts upon which the application is based; the date of the decree or order the stay of execution of which is desired; the date of the order, if any, for execution or sale; the date, if any, fixed for the sale and, the facts necessary to enable the court to be satisfied of the matters mentioned in Order XLI, Rule 5, sub – clause (3) of the Code.

17. Every application for security under Order XLI, Rule 6 or 10, shall state specifically under which rule it is made, and shall be accompanied by an affidavit stating specifically the facts upon which the application is based.

18. Every application for the re – admission or restoration of an appeal or application, dismissed for default of appearance, shall be accompanied by an affidavit stating the circumstances in which such default was made, and whether or not the party whose appeal or application was dismissed had, previously to such dismissal, engaged an advocate to conduct the appeal or application.

19. Every application for an order to a subordinate court to forward any record, document or paper shall state –

(a) the court in which such record, document or paper is;

(b) the record in which such document or paper is;

(c) the date of the document or paper; and

(d) such other information as may be necessary for the purpose of identifying such record, document or paper.

  1. Every application for transfer of a decree under section 39, read with Order XXI, Rule 6, Code of Civil Procedure, in an appeal or other proceeding arising out of Article 226 of the Constitution of India, shall state specifically under which rule it is made, and shall be accompanied by an affidavit, stating specifically the facts upon which the application is based, and also certified copy of the decree, the execution of which is sought for.

21.Every such application shall bear the court – fee stamps leviable under Article 1(d)(ii) of Schedule II of the Court – fees Act, 1870, as amended by Bengal Act IV of 1922, and shall be accompanied by a certificate signed by an Advocate that in his opinion such record, document or paper is requisite and material for supporting or opposing the appeal or other proceeding:Provided that an application for calling for a record or what was already made a part of a record of the case which has given rise to the proceedings in this court in connection with which the application is made need not bear a stamp.

Affidavits

  1. Every affidavit to be used in a Court of Justice shall be instituted “In the Court of ……………………… at ………………,” naming such court.

23.If there be a cause in court, the affidavit in support of, or in opposition to, an application respecting it shall also be instituted in the cause.

24. If there be no cause in court, the affidavit shall be instituted “In the matter of the petition of ………………………….”.

25. Every affidavit containing any statement of fact shall be divided into paragraphs, and every paragraph shall be numbered consecutively and, as nearly as may be, shall be confined to a distinct portion of the subject.26. Every person, other than a plaintiff or defendant in a suit in which the application is made, making any affidavit, shall be described in such a manner as will serve to identify him clearly, that is to say, by the statement of his full name, the name of his father, his profession or trade, and the place of his residence.

27. When the declarant in any affidavit speaks to any fact within his own knowledge, he shall do so directly and positively using the words “I affirm (or ‘make oath’) and say”.

28. When the particular fact is not within the declarant’s own knowledge, but is stated from information obtained from others, the declarant shall use the expression “I am informed,” and if such be the case, should add “and verily believe it to be true”, and he must also state the source from which he received such information. When the statement rests on facts disclosed in documents or copies of documents procured from any Court of Justice or other source, the deponent shall state what is the source from which they were procured, and his information or belief as to the truth of the facts disclosed in such documents. Copies of documents (other than those on the record of the case) to which it is intended that reference should be made at the time of hearing shall be annexed to the affidavit and shall be marked as an exhibit and shall bear the certificate of the Commissioner before whom the affidavit is made.

29. Every person making an affidavit, if not personally known to the Commissioner, shall be identified to the Commissioner by some person known to him, and the Commissioner shall specify at the foot of the application or of the affidavit (as the case may be) the name – and description of him by whom the identification is made, as well as the time and place of the identification, and of the making of the affidavit. Every pardanashin woman verifying an application or making an affidavit in the manner specified in the preceding rules and every such application or affidavit shall be accompanied by the affidavit of identification of such woman made at the time by the person who identified her.

30. If any person making an affidavit shall be ignorant of the language in which it is written, or shall appear to the Commissioner to be illiterate, or not fully to understand the contents of the affidavit, the Commissioner shall cause the affidavit to be read and explained to him in a language which both he and the Commissioner understand, either doing so himself, or causing another person to do so in his presence. When any affidavit is read and explained as herein provided, the Commissioner shall certify in writing at the foot of the affidavit that it has been so read or explained; and that the declarant seemed perfectly to understand the same at the time of making the affidavit.

31. In administering oaths and affirmations to declarants, the Commissioner shall be guided by the provisions of the Oaths Act, X of 1873. The following Forms are to be used:

Oaths

I swear that this my declaration is true, that it conceals nothing, and that no part of it is false, so help me God.

Affirmation

I solemnly declare that this my declaration is true, that it conceals nothing, and that no part of it is false.

32. If an officer of the court has been appointed a Commissioner to administer oaths or affirmations and also to interpret affidavits filed under this Chapter, the following Form of Affirmation should be used:”Solemnly affirmed before me this day. I certify that I read over and explained the contents to the declarant and that the declarant seemed perfectly to understand them.”

33. Fees. – No fee is allowed for taking affidavits or affirmations in the Court house, but fees are allowed to Commissioners for taking such affidavits or affirmations elsewhere. [See Note 4 to Rule 6, Chapter XII.]

34. (i) No document being an exhibit to an affidavit or verified petition or forming the materials for any application shall be given back unless the document be an original document in which case it may be taken back on an order of the Registrar, a certified copy of the original document being retained in the file.

(ii) When any such document is itself a certified copy it shall not be returned:

Provided that the Registrar may, in exceptional cases, and upon an application supported by an affidavit setting out the grounds upon which the return is asked for order the return thereof upon such conditions as he thinks fit.

CHAPTER V

General Rules of Procedure

  1. The provisions of Chapter IV shall apply, as far as may be, to every memorandum of appeal, to every memorandum of objection under Order XLI, Rule 22 or 26, Civil Procedure Code, and to every application for revision.

1A.Where a particular period has been prescribed by these rules for the doing of anything and the action to be taken is such that the party or his advocate is required to work in the offices of the court, the prescribed period shall be reckoned exclusively of the day or days on which the offices of the court are closed.

2. Every memorandum of appeal and of cross – objection shall be drawn up in the manner prescribed by Order XLI, Rule 1, Civil Procedure Code. Every such memorandum of appeal and of cross – objection and every application for revision shall, immediately below the title, have endorsed on it “First Appeal”, “Second Appeal”, “Appeal from Order”, or “Revision”, as the case may be, and shall state –

(a) the name and full postal address [with Pin Code Number] of each appellant or applicant;

(b) the name of each person whom it is proposed to make a respondent or opposite party with full address [with Pin Code Number] including the Munsifi in which such person resides;

Note : In suitable cases the Registrar may dispense with the furnishing of particulars relating to the Munsifi.

(c) the court in which, and (i) in the case of first appeals the name of the Judge by whom the decree or order referred to was made, (ii) in the case of second appeals the name of the presiding officer of the Lower Appellate Court as well as that of the court of first instance;

(d) the date when and the number and year of the suit or proceeding in which such decree or order was made;

(e) the ground or grounds numbered seriatim of objection to the decree or judgment appealed from, without any argument or narrative;

(f) the value of the appeal:

Provided that in every case in which an appeal or cross – objection is preferred to this court and the valuation, for the purposes of court – fees, or the court – fee paid, varies from that of the trial court, in the case of First Appeals, or from that of either the trial court or the lower appellate court, in the case of Second Appeals, the advocate shall, at the time of filing the appeal, add below the valuation in the memorandum of appeal a short explanatory note setting forth the reasons for the variation, giving, if necessary, references to the certified copies of the judgment and decree, and mentioning the relevant pages thereof, which are filed with the memorandum of appeal. Any omission to make this note shall be forthwith reported to the Registrar, who may direct that the note be made within a specified period according to the circumstances of each case or direct that the matter be laid before a Division Bench:

Provided further that in the case of a First Miscellaneous Appeal under section 142(3) of the Calcutta Municipal Act, 1923 or the corresponding section or sections of the Calcutta Municipal Act, 1951, the value of the appeal to be stated in the memorandum shall be the difference between the annual values, upon and in respect of which relief was claimed in the Court of Small Causes.

(g) in the case of an appeal, whether the suit in which the appeal is made has already been before the Court on appeal; and

(h) in the case of an appeal from an original decree or an appellate decree, which of the respondents (to be shown, below the names of the parties, by the serial number of each in the decree appealed from) did not appear to contest the suit or appeal at its final hearing, and their total number. Any omission to make this note shall be forthwith reported to the Registrar for orders.

Note : It is desirable that a separate line should be allotted to the name of each party to an appeal.

2A. In the case of First and Second Appeals from decrees in which the note given in the memorandum of appeal by the filing advocate under clause (h) of Rule 2 of this Chapter, discloses that the number of respondents to the appeal who did not appear in the lower court is five or more, excluding minor or lunatic respondents, the office shall put up the same on the Lawazima List of the Registrar immediately or as soon as possible after the registration of the First Appeal, or after the admission of the Second Appeal under Order XLI, Rule 11 of the Civil Procedure Code, 1908, as the case may be, with the necessary office note, so that the Registrar may, in exercise of his powers under Rule 2(26) of Chapter II of these Rules, pass suo motu the order under Order XLI, Rule 14(3) of the Civil Procedure Code in the presence of the advocate for the appellant, for dispensing with service of notice of appeal on the respondents who had not appeared in the court below.

3. Where more than one appeal is preferred from a judgment governing more than one case, the Registrar may dispense with the filing of more than one copy of the judgment and direct analogous hearing of the appeals.

4. In the case of -(1) appeals from orders of the lower appellate courts remanding cases for re – trial; and(2) appeals from the orders of the lower courts made on remand by the High Court, there shall be added at the foot of every memorandum of appeal a note to the following effect:

Note : This appeal is from an order of the lower appellate court, dated ……. remanding the case for re-trial under section…….Civil Procedure Code.

Or,

This appeal is from an order of the lower appellate court (or the court of first instance, as the case may be) made on remand by the High Court, in Appeal No. ………………. of …………………… dated the ………………….. in which this appellant was appellant or respondent (as the case may be).

5. In the event of any omission on the part of the advocate to append to the memorandum of appeal a note in the terms required by Rule 4, it shall be the duty of the Registrar to bring such omission to the notice of the Division Bench before which the appeal is pending.

6. A memorandum of appeal to the High Court against the decree or order passed in appeal by any court subordinate to it shall be accompanied by copies of the judgment and decree or order of both the lower courts, and, if filed by an advocate of the High Court shall bear a certificate under his hand at the foot of the petition in the following Form: -I, A. B., Advocate for the abovenamed ………………………….. do hereby certify that, in my judgment, the ground (or if there be several, each of the grounds) of appeal in the above petition presented by me on behalf of the said …………………………. is a good ground of second appeal.Dated, the …………………………….. day of :

Provided that in the case of an appeal against a decree or order passed after remand by this court, copies of judgment or decree of the lower courts passed before the case was remanded need not be furnished.

7. Every party who files an appeal in person shall insert in his memorandum of appeal, or otherwise give in writing to the Deputy Registrar, an address at which notices and other processes in the appeal may be served upon him; and any notice or other process sent to such address by registered letter shall be presumed to have been duly served upon such party.

8. No memorandum of appeal from an appellate decree or from an original or appellate order presented in person by any party to the appeal shall be registered without an order of the Division Bench before whom the party presenting the appeal shall appear in person.

9. In the case of an application for revision, the application shall be accompanied by certified copies of each of the following documents:

(i) the judgment, decree or order to which the application relates;

(ii) if the judgment, decree or order to which the application relates was a judgment, decree or order delivered by a court sitting in appeal, the copies of the judgment, decree or order of the court of first instance.

  1. (1) When a memorandum of appeal is not in proper form and/ or is not accompanied by the necessary copies of papers, the Registrar may allow time within which such memorandum must be amended, and/or the necessary papers filed, or may lay the same before the Division Bench for orders.(2) If a memorandum of appeal is presented for admission without copies of the judgment and decree or order appealed from, it shall forthwith be returned to the advocate or party presenting it. If such copies are filed after the period of limitation has expired the memorandum shall be presented direct to the Division Bench. In case of an appeal from appellate decree or order, copies of the judgment and decree or order of the court of first instance shall be filed along with the Memorandum of Appeal. If such copies are not so filed, the appeal shall not be placed on the monthly list for hearing under Order XLI, Rule