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THE ANDHRA PRADESH AND MADRAS (ALTERATION OF BOUNDARIES) ACT, 1959

Title : THE ANDHRA PRADESH AND MADRAS (ALTERATION OF BOUNDARIES) ACT, 1959

Year : 1959



(1) Except as hereinafter provided,-

(a) The jurisdiction of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh shall, as from the appointed day, extend to the territories specified in the First Schedule; and

(b) The High Court at Madras shall, as from that day, have no jurisdiction in respect of the said territories.

(2) Such proceedings pending in the High Court at Madras 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 of Andhra Pradesh shall, as soon as may be after such certification, be transferred to the High Court of Andhra Pradesh.

(3) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-sections (1) and (2), but save as hereinafter provided, the High Court at Madras shall have, and the High Court of Andhra Pradesh 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 at Madras before the appointed day:

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

(4) Any order made by the High Court at Madras-

(a) Before the appointed day in any proceedings transferred to the High Court of Andhra Pradesh by virtue of sub-section (2), or

(b) In any proceedings with respect to which the High Court at Madras retains jurisdiction by virtue of sub-section (3),shall, for all purposes, have effect, not only as an order of the High Court at Madras , but also as an order made by the High Court of Andhra Pradesh.

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



(1) Except as hereinafter provided,-

(a) The jurisdiction of the High Court at Madras shall, as from the appointed day, extend to the territories specified in the Second Schedule; and

(b) The High Court of Andhra Pradesh shall, as from that day, have no jurisdiction in respect of the said territories.

(2) Such proceedings pending in the High Court of Andhra Pradesh 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 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-section (1) and (2), but save as hereinafter provided, the High Court of Andhra Pradesh shall have, and the High Court at Madras shall not have, jurisdiction to entertain, hear or dispose of appeals, applications for leave 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 Andhra Pradesh before the appointed day:-

Provided that if, after such proceedings have been entertained by the High Court of Andhra Pradesh, 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 by the High Court of Andhra Pradesh-

(a) Before the appointed day in any proceedings transferred to the High Court at Madras by virtue of sub-section (2), or

(b) In any proceedings with respect to which the High Court to Andhra Pradesh retains jurisdiction by virtue of sub-section (3),
shall, for all purposes, have effect, not only as an order of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh, but also as an order made by the High Court of Madras.

(5) Subject to any rule made or direction given by the High Court at Madras, any such person who immediately before the appointed day is an advocate entitled to practise in the High Court of Andhra Pradesh 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 the State of Andhra Pradesh to the State of Madras, shall be recognised as an advocate entitled to practise in the High Court at Madras.



Any person who immediately before the appointed day is an advocate entitled to practise, or an attorney entitled to act, in the High Court of Andhra Pradesh or the High Court at Madras and was authorised to appear or to act in any proceedings transferred under section 18 or section 19 shall have the right to appear, or to act, as the case may be, in the High Court to which the proceedings have been transferred, in relation to those proceedings.



For the purposes of sections 18 and 19-

(a) Proceedings shall be deemed to be pending in the High Court of Andhra Pradesh or the High Court at Madras until that Court has disposed of all issues between the parties, including any issue with respect to the taxation of the costs of the proceedings and shall include appeals, applications for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court, applications for review, petitions for revision and petitions for writs;

(b) References to the High Court of Andhra Pradesh or the High Court at Madras shall be construed as including references to a Judge or division court thereof, and references to an order made by a court or a Judge shall be construed as including references to a sentence, judgement or decree passed or made by that court or Judge.
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