Short title [The Indian Fatal Accidents Act, 1855].
This Act is based on the Fatal Accidents Act, 1846 (9 & 10 Vict., Clause 93).
This Act has been declared to be in force in the whole of British India, except as regards the Scheduled Districts by the Laws Local Extent Act, 1874, Section 3.
It has been extended to the new Provinces and merged States by the Merged States (Laws) Act 59 of 1949 and to
the States of Manipur, Tripura and Vindhya Pradesh by the Union Territories (Laws) Act 30 of 1950. Manipur and Tripura are full-fledged States now, see Act 81 of 1971. Vindhya Pradesh is a part of the State of Madhya Pradesh now, see Act 37 of 1956.
The Fatal Accidents Act, 1855 has been extended to the Union territory of Pondicherry by Act 26 of 1968 (w.e.f. 1.8.1968).
The Act has been extended to and enforced in Sikkim w.e.f. 31.12.1984, see S.O.529(E) of 1983 and S.O.982(E) of 1984.