Indian Penal Code (IPC)
Section 55A. Definition of appropriate Government
155A. Definition of “appropriate Government”.- In sections fifty-four and fifty-five the expression “appropriate Government” means, —
(a) In case where the sentence is a sentence of death or is for an offence against any law relating to a matter to which the executive power of the Union extends, the Central Government; and
(b) In case where the sentence (whether of death or not) is for an offence against any law relating to a matter to which the executive power of the State extends, the Government of the State within which the offender is sentenced.
1. Subs. by the A.O. 1950, for section 55A which had been ins. by the A.O. 1937.