The Assam Autonomous Districts Administration of Justice Act, 1960
Last Updated 8th February, 2020 [ass007]
[As Passed by the Assembly]Published in the Assam Gazette, Extraordinary, dated the 20th April, 1960. [Received the assent of the Governor on the 15th April, 1960]. An Act to provide for the appointment of Additional Deputy Commissioners for Administration of Justice in the autonomous districts Preamble. - Whereas it is expedient to provide for the appointment of Additional Deputy Commissioner for administration of justice in the autonomous districts; It is hereby enacted in the Eleventh Year of the Republic of India as follows: 1. Short title, extent and commencement. - (1) This Act may be called the Assam Autonomous Districts Administration of Justice Act, 1960. (2) It shall extend to the autonomous districts of Assam. (3) It shall come into force at once. 2. Appointed of Additional Deputy Commissioner. - (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in the rules for administration of justice and police in the autonomous districts as adapted and modified by the Assam Autonomous Districts (Administration of Justice) Regulation, 1952 and as in force for the time being; or in any other law in force, the State Government may, when it thinks fit, appoint one or more Additional Deputy Commissioners for an autonomous district either generally, or for the trial of a particular case, or particular cases, civil or criminal, and may direct that such Additional Deputy Commissioner shall, for the general or special purposes aforesaid, exercise all or any of the powers of the Deputy Commissioner. (2) An Additional Deputy Commissioner, if and when appointed for the United District of Mikir and North Cachar Hills and when so directed by the State Government, shall also exercise the powers mentioned in sub-section (1) in the tribal areas of the North Cachar Hills specified in Part 'A' of the table appended to the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution. (3) An Additional Deputy Commissioner appointed for the United Khasi-jaintia Hills District if and when so directed by the State Government shall also exercise the powers mentioned in sub-section (1) in the Jowai District constituted under Government Notification No. TAD/R/50/64, dated the 23rd November, 1964.