The Delhi Laws Act, 1915

The Delhi Laws Act, 1915

The Delhi Laws Act, 1915

ACT NO.7 OF 1915
[AS ON 1956]

[22nd March, 1915.]

An Act to declare the law in force in certain territory added to the Province of Delhi

WHEREAS by Proclamation published in Notification NO.984-C, 1dated the 22nd day of February, 1915, the Governor-General in Council, with the sanction and approbation of the Secretary of State for India has been pleased to take under his immediate authority and management the territory mentioned in Schedule I, which was formerly in eluded within the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, and to include the said territory in the Province of Delhi with effect from the lst April, 1915;

AND WHEREAS it is expedient to declare the law in force in the said territory;

It is hereby enacted as follows:—

Gazette of India, 1915, Pt.I, p.336.

2. Application to added area of law in force in existing state of Delhi .

All enactments (except the enactments specified in Schedule II) for the time being in force in the territory specified in Schedule A to the Delhi Laws Act, 1912, and all notifications, orders, schemes, rules, forms and by-laws issued, made or prescribed under such enactments shall be deemed to be in force in the territory specified in Schedule I in the same manner and subject to the same modifications as they are for the time being in the territory specified in the said Schedule to the said Act.

3. Continuance in added area of certain laws now in force in the Uttar Pradesh.

The enactments specified in Schedule III, and all notifications, orders, schemes, rules, forms and by-laws issued, made or prescribed under those enactments shall continue to be in force in the territory: specified in Schedule I:

Provided that in the enactments so continued and in all notifications, orders, schemes, rules, forms and by-laws issued, made or prescribed thereunder, reference to a State Government, the 1[State Government] of the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh 2, or the Board of Revenue for the Uttar Pradesh shall be read as referring to the 3[State Government] of Delhi; references to a High Court or the High Court of Judicature of the North-Western Provinces as referring to the 4[High Court of Judicature at Lahore], and references to the Official Gazette for the Uttar Pradesh as referring to the Official Gazette

1 Subs. by the A.O.1937 for ” Lieutenant-Governor”.

2. Now Uttar Pradesh

3. Subs, by the A.O.1937 for “Chief Commissioner”.

4. Subs by Act 18 of 1919, s.2 and Sch.I, for “Chief Court of the Punjab.”

4. Provision for facilitating application of certain enactments.

For the purpose of facilitating the application to the territory mentioned in Schedule I of the enactments referred to in section 3, the powers conferred by sections 4 and 5 of the Delhi Laws Act, 1912 (13 of 1912), shall be exercisable in respect thereof.

5. Exclusion of certain enactments from the added area.

Save as provided in sections 2 and 3 no enactment which is in force in the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh or any part thereof shall continue to be in force in the territory specified in Schedule I.

6. Pending proceedings.

Nothing in this Act shall affect any proceeding which at the commencement thereof is pending in respect of any of the territory mentioned in Schedule I or of anything arising in such territory and every such proceeding shall be confined as if this Act had not been passed:

Provided that the State Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, direct that any proceeding, criminal, civil or revenue, other than a proceeding pending before the High Court of Judicature for the North-Western Provinces, shall be transferred to, and disposed of by, the corresponding authority of the Delhi State.

7. Amendment of section 7 of Act 13 of 1912.

Rep.by the Repealing Act, 1938 (1 of 1938), s.2 and Sch.

8. Constructions.

This Act shall be construed with, and deemed to be part of, the Delhi Laws Act, 1912 (13 of 1912).

SCHEDULE I (See Section 2)

TERRITORY ADDED TO THE PROVINCE OF DELHI

Revenue estates of-

1. Subehpur.

2. Jagatpur.

3. Baqiabad.

4. Beharipur.

5. Saadatpur Mahal Gujran.

6. Saadatpur Musalmanan.

7. Saadatpur Amad Delhi.

8. Wazirabad.

9. Khajuari Paramad.

10. Khajuri Khas.

11. Garhi Mendu.

12. Timarpur.

13. ChandrawaI.

14. Usmanpur.

15. Ghonda patti Gujran Khadar.

16. Ghonda patti Chanhan Khadar.

17. Andhavli.

18. Kaithwara.

19. Silampur Amad Delhi.

20. Khondli Khadar.

21. Jatwara Khurd.

22. Mubarakpur Reti.

23. Shakarpur Khadar.

24. Nagla Manchi.

25. Shamspur.

26. Gharaunda Nimba Khadar

27. Nagli Razapur.

28. Chilla Sarauda Khadar

29. Qarawalnagar urf Dharauti Kalan.

30. Jivanpur Johripur.

31. Mustafabad.

32. Mirpur Turk.

33. Ziauddinpur.

34. Khanpur Dhani.

35. Maujpur.

36. Ghonda patti Gujran Bangar.

37. Ghonda patti Chauhan Bangar.

38. Jafrabad.

39. Uldanpur.

40. Babarpur.

41. Siqdarpur.

42. Gokalpur.

43. Sabauli.

44. Mandauli.

45. Taharpur.

46. Jhilmila.

47. Chandavli urf Shadara.

48. Silampur Bangar.

49. Silampur Khadar.

50. Ghondli Bangar.

51. Kakarduman.

52. Khureji Khas.

53. Khureji Baramad.

54. Shakarpur Khas Bangar.

55. Mandavli Fazilpur.

56. Hasanpur Bhuapur.

57. Ghazipur.

58. Khichripur.

59. Gharaunda Nimka Bangar (Patparganj).

60. Shakarpur Baramad.

61. Kotla.

62. Chilla Sarauda Bangar.

63. Dalupura.

64. Kondli.

65. Gharauli.

SCHEDULE II

(See section 2)

ENACTMENTS IN FORCE IN THE DECHI PROVINCE WHICH WILL NOT BE FORCE IN THE TERRITORY ADDED TO THAT PROVINCE

Year

Number

Short title

Remarks

1

2

3

4

Acts of the Governor-General of India in Council

1887

XVI

The Punjab Tenancy Act, 1887

….

XVII

The Punjab Land Revenue Act, 1887.

….

The entry relating To the Punjab Alienation of Land Act, 1900 (Punjab13 of 1900) was rep.by Act 10 of 1927, s.3 and Sch.II

Punjab Acts

1900

II

The Punjab Land Preservation (Chos) Act,

….

1912

V

The Colonisation of Government Lands

I

( Punjab) Act, 1912.

….

1913

I

The Punjab Pre-emption Act, 1913

….

II

The Redemption of Mortgages ( Punjab)

….

SCHEDULE III (See section 3)

ENACTMENTS IN FORCE IN THE UNITED PROVINCES OF AGRA AND OUDH WHICH WILL CONTINUE TO BE IN FORCE IN THE TERRITORY ADDED TO THE DELHI PROVINCE

Year

Number

Short title

Remarks

1

2

3

4

Acts of the Governor-General of India in Council

1882

IV

The Transfer of Property Act, 1882

….

V

The Indian Easement Act, 1882

….

1891

VII

An Act to extend the Indian Easement Act, 1882, to certain areas in which that Act is not in force.

….

United Provinces Acts

11901

II

The Agra Tenancy Act, 1901

….

III

The United Province Land Revenue Act, 1901

….

1904

IV

The United Provinces General Clauses Act, 1904.

….

In so far as it applies to the Agra Tenancy Act 1, 1901, and the United Provinces Land Revenue Act, 1901.

….

1. This entry and The words “the Agra Tenancy Act, 1901, and In col.4 will be omitted When the U.P. Tenancy Act, 1939 (U.P.17 of 1939) is extended to the State of Delhi vide Act 36 of 1951, s.2

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