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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



The provisions of section 3 shall not be deemed to have effected any change in the territories to which any law in force immediately before the appointed day extends or applies, and territorial references in any such law to Andhra Pradesh or Madras shall, until otherwise provided by a competent legislature or other competent authority, be construed as meaning the territories within that State immediately before the appointed day.



For the purpose of facilitating the application of any law in relation to Andhra Pradesh or Madras, the appropriate Government may, before the expiration of one year from the appointed day, by order make such adaptations and modifications of the law, whether by way of repeal or amendment, as may be necessary or expedient, and thereupon every such law shall have effect subject to the adaptations and modifications so made until altered, repealed or amended by a competent authority or competent legislature.

Explanation.-In this section, the expression "appropriate Government" means, as respects and law relating to a matter enumerated in the Union List, the Central Government, and as respects any other law, the State Government.



Notwithstanding that no provision or insufficient provision has been made for the adaptation of law made before the appointed day, any court, tribunal or authority, required on empowered to enforce such law may, for the purpose of facilitating its application in relation to Andhra Pradesh or Madras, construe the law in such manner, without affecting the substance, as may be necessary or proper in regard to the matter before the court, tribunal or authority.



The Government of the State of Andhra Pradesh or Madras, as respects any territory transferred to that State by the provisions of Part II, may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify the authority, officer or person who, as from the appointed day, shall competent to exercise such functions exercisable under any law in force on that day as may be mentioned in that notification, and such law shall have effect accordingly.



Where, immediately before the appointed day, the State of Andhra Pradesh or Madras is a party to any legal proceedings with respect to any property, rights or liabilities transferred to the other State under this Act, the other State shall be deemed to be substituted for the State from which such property, rights or liabilities are transferred as a party to those proceedings, or added as a party thereto, as the case may be, and the proceedings may continue accordingly.



(1) Every proceeding pending immediately before the appointed day before a court (other than a High Court), tribunal authority or officer in any area which on that day falls within the State of Andhra Pradesh or Madras shall, if it is a proceeding relatable exclusively to any part of the territories which as from that day are the territories of the other State, stand transferred to the corresponding court, tribunal, authority or officer in the other State.)

(2) If any question arises as to whether any proceeding should stand transferred under sub-section (1), if shall be referred to the High Court having jurisdiction in respect of the area in which the court, tribunal, authority or officer before which, or before whom, such proceeding is pending on the appointed day, is functioning and the decision of that High Court shall be final.

(3) In this section,-

(a) "Proceeding" includes any suit, case or appeal; and

(b) "Corresponding court, tribunal, authority or officer" in a State means-

(i) The court, tribunal, authority or officer in which, or before whom, the proceeding would have lain if the proceeding had been instituted after the appointed day, or

(ii) In case of doubt, such court, tribunal, authority or officer in that State as may be determined after the appointed day by the Government of that State, or before the appointed day by the Government of the other State, to be the corresponding court, tribunal, authority or officer.



Any person who, immediately before the appointed day, is enrolled as a pleader entitled to practise in any subordinate courts in the transferred territories shall, for a period of six months from that day, continue to be entitled to practise in those courts, notwithstanding that the whole or any part of the territories within the jurisdiction of those courts has been transferred to another State.



The provisions of this Act shall have effect notwithstanding anything inconsistent therewith contained in any other law.



If any difficulty arises in giving effect to the provisions of this Act, the President may by order do anything not inconsistent with such provisions which appears to him to be necessary or expedient for the purpose of removing the difficulty.



(1) The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules to give effect to the provisions of this Act.

(2) Every rule made under this section shall be laid as soon as may be after it is made before each House of Parliament while it is in session for a total period of thirty days which may be comprised in one session or in two successive sessions, and if before the expiry of the session in which it is so laid or the session immediately following, both Houses agree in making any modification in the rule or both Houses agree that the rule should not be made, the rule shall thereafter have effect only in such modified form or be of no effect, as the case may be, so however that any such modification or annulment shall be without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under that rule.
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