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Section 59 – The States Reorganisation Act,1956

The States Reorganisation Act,1956

Section 59. Transfer of proceedings to Bombay High Court

(1) Except as hereinafter provided, the High Court at Nagpur (which on the appointed day becomes the High Court for the new State of Madhya Pradesh and is referred to in this Act as the High Court of Madhya Pradesh) shall, as from that day, have no jurisdiction in respect of the territory transferred from the existing State of Madhya Pradesh to the new State of Bombay.

(2) Such proceedings pending in the High Court at Nagpur or the High Court of Hyderabad immediately before the appointed day as are certified by the Chief Justice of that High Court, having regard to the place of accrual of the cause of action and other circumstances, to be proceedings which ought to be heard and decided by the High Court for the new State of Bombay (referred to in this Act as the High Court of Bombay) shall, as soon as may be after such certification, be transferred to the High Court of Bombay.

(3) All proceedings pending in the High Court of Saurashtra or in the Court of the Judicial Commissioner for Kutch immediately before the appointed day shall stand transferred to the High Court of Bombay.

(4) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-sections (1) and (2), but save as hereinafter provided, the High Court of Madhya Pradesh shall have, and the High Court of Bombay shall not have, jurisdiction to entertain, hear or dispose of appeals, applications for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court, applications for review and other proceedings, where any such proceedings seek any relief in respect of any orders passed by the High Court at Nagpur before the appointed day.

Provided that if after any such proceedings have been entertained by the High Court of Madhya Pradesh it appears to the Chief Justice of that High Court that they ought to be transferred to the High Court of Bombay, he shall order that they shall be so transferred, and such proceedings shall thereupon be transferred accordingly.

(5) Any order made before the appointed day by any Court referred to in sub-section (2) or sub-section (3) in any proceedings transferred to the High Court of Bombay by virtue of sub-section (2) or sub-section (3) shall for all purposes have effect, not only as an order of that court, but also as an order of the High Court of Bombay: and any order made by the High Court of Madhya Pradesh in any proceedings with respect to which that court retains jurisdiction by virtue of sub-section (4) shall for all purposes have effect, not only as an order of that High Court, but also as an order of the High Court of Bombay.

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