The Presidency – Towns Insolvency Act,1909
Section 11. Restrictions on jurisdiction
The Court shall not have jurisdiction to make an order of adjudication, unless
(a) The debtor is, at the time of the presentation of the insolvency petition, imprisoned in execution of the decree of a Court for the payment of money in any prison to which debtors are ordinarily committed by the Court in the exercise of its ordinary original jurisdiction; or
(b) The debtor, within a year before the date of the presentation of the insolvency petition, has ordinarily resided or had a dwelling-house or has carried on business either in person or through an agent within the limits of the ordinary original civil jurisdiction of the Court; or
(c) The debtor personally works for gain within those limits; or
(d) In the case of a petition by or against a firm of debtors the firm has carried on business within a year before the date of the presentation of the insolvency petition within those limits.