The Provincial Small Causes Courts (Suits Validation) Act, 1955
Bombay Act No. 16 of 1955
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY 6
(1) "principal Act" means the Provincial Small Cause Courts Act, 1887 (IX of 1887), as amended in its application to the [State of Bombay];
(2) "Small Cause Court" means a Court of Small Causes established under the principal Act;
(3) "special jurisdiction suit" means a suit of civil nature, the value of which exceeds Rs. 1,000/- but does not exceed Rs. 2,000/-;
(4) "proceedings" includes proceedings in execution of decrees or orders passed in special jurisdiction suits or in applications for revision of the said decrees or orders.3. Validation of certain suits, proceedings, etc. - (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (3) of Section 15 of the principal Act, all special jurisdiction suits the cognizance of which was taken after the commencement of the Provincial Small Cause Courts (Bombay Amendment) Act, 1950 (Bombay LXVII of 1950), but before the 25th day of February, 1955 by the Small Cause Courts shall be deemed, and always to have been deemed, to be taken cognizance of, tried or disposed of, validly and notwithstanding the fact that on the date on which the cognizance of such suits was taken, no order was made by the State Government directing that such suits shall be taken cognizance of by such Courts. All proceedings held, and judgements, decrees or orders passed, in such suits shall not be deemed to be invalid only on the ground that on the said date the State Government had not made such order. (2) Nothing contained in sub-section (1) shall affect any judgement, decree or order declaring before the 25th day of February, 1955 that such Courts were incompetent to take cognizance of such suits.