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Section 66 – The States Reorganisation Act,1956

The States Reorganisation Act,1956

Section 66. High Court for the areas added to Madras

(1) Except as hereinafter provided the jurisdiction of the High Court at Madras shall, as from the appointed day, extend to the whole of the territories transferred to the State of Madras from the State of Travancore-Cochin.

(2) Such proceedings pending in the High Court of Tranvancore-Cochin immediately before the appointed day as are certified before that day 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 at Madras shall, as soon as may be after such certification, be transferred to the High Court at Madras.

(3) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-sections (1) and (2) but save as hereinafter provided, the High Court of Kerala shall have, and the High Court at Madras 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 order passed by the High Court of Travancore-Cochin before the appointed day:

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

(4) Any order made-

(a) by the High Court of Travancore-Cochin before the appointed day in any proceedings transferred to the High Court at Madras by virtue of sub-section (2); or

(b) by the High Court of Kerala in any proceedings with respect to which that High Court retains jurisdiction by virtue of sub-section (3),

Shall, for all purposes, have effect, not only as an order of the High Court of Travancore-Cochin or the High Court of Kerala, as the case may be, but also as an order made by the High Court at Madras.

(5) Subject to any rule or direction given by the High Court at Madras, any such person who immediately before the appointed day is an advocate entitled to practice in the High Court of Travancore-Cochin as may be specified in this behalf by the Chief Justice of the High Court at Madras having regard to the transfer of territories from Travancore-Cochin to Madras, shall be recognised as an advocate entitled to practice in the High Court at Madras.

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