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THE NORTH-WESTERN PROVINCES AND OUDH ACT, 1890

Title : THE NORTH-WESTERN PROVINCES AND OUDH ACT, 1890

Year : 1890

[Act, NO. 20 of 1890]
[16th October, 1890]

PREAMBLE

An Act to provide for the better administration of the North Western Provinces and Oudh and to amend certain enactments in force in those Provinces and in Oudh.

WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for the better administration of the territories respectively administered by the Lieutenant Governor of the North-Western Provinces and the Chief Commissioner of Oudh, and for that purpose to amend certain enactments which are in force in the said Provinces and in Oudh;

It is hereby enacted as follows:-



This Act may be called the North-Western Provinces and Oudh Act, 1890.



This Part shall come into force on such day. {The 1st April, 1691, see North-Western Provinces and Oudh Gazette, 1891, Pt.I, p.130.} as the said Lieuteant Governor may, by notification in the Official Gazette, direct.



[Amendment of Act 19 of 1873.] Rep.by the United Provinces Land-revenue Act, 1901 (U.P.Act 3 of 1901).

And Whereas it has been determined to annex the Jhansi Division, comprising the districts of Jhansi, Jalaun and Lalatpur, to the Allahabad Division;

And whereas the said Jhansi Division is a Schedule District under -1874 the Scheduled Districts Act, 14 of 1874 , 1874;.{Since rep.by the A.O.1937.}

And whereas it is expedient that the law in force in the same division should on such annexation, be the same as the law in force in the temporarily-settled districts comprised in the Allahabad Division, and tllat the said division should cease to be a Scheduled District;

It is hereby enacted as follows-



(1) All enactments which shall on the day. {That is, the 1st April, 1891.} when this Part comes into force be in force in the said temporarily-settled districts and not in the said Jhansi Division shall be deemed to come into force in that Division on and from the said day.

(2) Except the Jhansi Encumbered Estates Act, 1882,. {Since rep.by the Bundelkhand Encumbered Estates Act, 1903 (U.P.1 of 1903).} and the Jhansi and Morar Act, 1886,. {Rep.by Act 42 of 1953.} all enactments which shall on the said day {That is, the 1st April, 1891.} be in force in the said division and not in the said temporarily settled districts, including the Jhansi Courts Act, 1867, and Act No.27 of 1867, shall be deemed to be repealed on and from the said day {That is, the 1st April, 1891.} in the said division.



[Amendment of Act 16 of 1882.] Rep. by the Bundelkhand Encumbered Estates Act, 1903 (U.P.Act 1 of 1903).



The functions assigned to the Deputy Commissioner and the Commissioner by the Jhansi and Morar Act, 1886,.{Rep.by Act 42 of 1953.} shall be discharged by the District Judge and the High Court, respectively, and references to Courts in the Jhansi district subordinate to the Commissioner shall be deemed to apply to the Civil Courts established in that district under the Bengal, {" Agra " has been subs.for " North-Western Provinces " by Act 16 of 1911. North-Western Provinces and Assam Civil Courts Act, 1887.



(1) On and from the said day {That is, the 1st April, 1891.} the said division shall cease to be a Scheduled District. {The second clause of sub-section (1), and sub-section (2) were rep by Act of 1938, s.2 and Sch.}.



{Sub-section (1) rep., ibid.}

(2) All cases or proceedings pending in any Civil Court in the said d division on the said day {That is, the 1st April, 1891.} shall be disposed of as follows:-

(a) If pending in the Court of a Tahsildar or of an Assistant Commissioner of the second class-by the Munsif;

(b) If pending in the Court of an Assistant Commissioner of the first class-by the Subordinate Judge;

(c) If pending in the Court of a Deputy Commissioner-by the District Judge;

(d) If pending in the Court of the Commissioner-by the District Judge, unless the case pending is an appeal- from a decree or order of the Deputy Commissioner, in which case the appeal shall be disposed of by the High Court.

(3) For the purposes of sections 20 to 22, both inclusive, of the Bengal,. {"Agra" has been subs. for "North-Western Provinces" by Act 16 of 1911}. [North-Western Provinces and Assam Civil Courts Act, 1887, 12 of 1887 all decrees and orders passed by Civil Courts in the said division and not appealed against before the said day {That is, the 1st April, 1891.} shall be deemed-

(a) If passed by the Court of a Tahsildar or an Assistant Commissioner of the second class-to have been passed by a Munsif;

(b) If passed by the Court of an Assistant Commissioner of the first class-to have been passed by a Subordinate Judge;

(c) If passed by the Court of a Deputy Commissioner or the Commissioner-to have been passed by a District Judge.

(4) Where any Civil Court ceases by reason of the passing of this Act to have jurisdiction with respect to any case, any proceeding in relation to that case which, if that Court had not ceased to have jurisdiction, might have been had therein, may be had in the Court to which the business of the former Court is transferred by sub-section (2); but this sub-section shall not apply to cases for which provision is made in section 623 or section 649 of the Code of Civil Procedure. {a See now the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (5 of 1908)}

(5) In the case of appeals from the decrees and orders mentioned in sub-section (3) the period of limitation shall be calculated in accordance with the provisions of section 15 of the Jhansi Courts Act, 1867, {Act 18 of 1867 rep. by s.5 (2) of this Act.} as though this Act had not been passed.
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