The Calcutta High Court (Extension Of Jurisdiction) Act, 1953
ACT NO. 41 OF 1953
Object & Reasons6
|The Bill seeks to extend the jurisdiction of the Calcutta High Court to Chandernagore and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. 2. In the Case of Chandernagore, the Calcutta High Court has been the High Court for purposes of certain laws which were extended to the area after its de facto transfer of the area to India has been effected, it is considered that the jurisdiction of that High Court should extend to that area for all purposes by an Act of Parliament as contemplated in Art. 230 of the Constitution. 3. In relation to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands also, the Calcutta High Court is the High Court for the purposes of the limited number of laws including the Codes and Criminal Procedure. The Bill is designed to confer on the High Court jurisdiction of all purpose." - Gazette of India, 22-4-1953, Pt. II, Section 2, Ext., p. 308.|
(i) by the highest Court of appeal in relation to Chandernagore before the 2nd day of May, 1950, or in any proceeding pending before that Court on that day, or
(ii) by the Chief Commissioner of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands before the commencement of this Act in the discharge of his functions as the High Court for those Islands, shall for all purposes have effect, not only as an order of that Court, or as the case may be, of the Chief Commissioner, but also as if it were an order made by the High Court at Calcutta.4. Power to make rules. Subject to the provisions of any law for the time being in force, the High Court at Calcutta may make rules to carry out the purposes of this Act and for the purpose of effectively exercising its jurisdiction in or in relation to Chandernagore and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.