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Section 8 – The Presidency Small Cause Courts Act,1882

The Presidency Small Cause Courts Act,1882

Section 8. Rank and precedence of Judges

The Chief Judge shall be the first of the Judges in rank and precedence.

The other Judges shall have rank and precedence as the State Government may, from time to time, direct.

1[8A. Performance of duties of absent Judge.

(1) During any absence of the Chief Judge or any Judge of the said Court, or during the period for which any Judge is acting as Chief Judge, the State Government may appoint any person, having 2[the requisite qualifications], to act as Chief Judge or Judge of the said Court, as the case may be.

(2) Every person so appointed shall be authorized to perform the duties of the Chief Judge or a Judge of the said Court until the return of the absent Chief Judge or Judge, or of the Judge acting as Chief Judge, or until the State Government sees cause to cancel the appointment of such acting Chief Judge or Judge, as the case may be.]


1. Subs. by Act 3 of 1899, s.3, for the original s.8A which had been Ins. by Act 1 of 1895, s.4.

2. Subs. by the A.O.1937 for “the qualifications required by s.7”.

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