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The Andhra Pradesh and Madras (Alteration of Boundaries) Act, 1959

19. Extension of jurisdiction of, and transfer of proceedings to, Madras High Court.-

(1) Except as hereinafter provided,-

(a) the jurisdiction of the High Court at Madras shall, as from the appointed day, extend to the territories specified in the Second Schedule; and

(b) the High Court of Andhra Pradesh shall, as from that day, have no jurisdiction in respect of the said territories.

(2) Such proceedings pending in the High Court of Andhra Pradesh immediately before the appointed day as are certified by the Chief Justice of the High Court, having regard to the place of accrual of the cause of action and other circumstances, to be proceedings which ought to be heard and decided by the High Court at Madras shall, as soon as may be after such certification, be transferred to the High Court at Madras.

(3) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-sections (1) and (2), but save as hereinafter provided, the High Court of Andhra Pradesh shall have, and the High Court at Madras shall not have, jurisdiction to entertain, hear or dispose of appeals, applications for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court, applications for review and other proceedings, where any such proceedings seek any relief in respect of any order passed by the High Court of Andhra Pradesh before the appointed day:

Provided that if, after such proceedings have been entertained by the High Court of Andhra Pradesh, it appears to the Chief Justice of that High Court that they ought to be transferred to the High Court at Madras, he shall order that they shall be so transferred, and such proceedings shall thereupon be transferred accordingly.

(4) Any order made by the High Court of Andhra Pradesh-

(a) before the appointed day in any proceedings transferred to the High Court at Madras by virtue of sub-section (2), or

(b) in any proceedings with respect to which the High Court of Andhra Pradesh retains jurisdiction by virtue of sub-section (3), shall, for all purposes, have effect, not only as an order of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh, but also as an order made by the High Court of Madras.

(5) Subject to any rule made or direction given by the High Court at Madras, any such person who immediately before the appointed day is an advocate entitled to practise in the High Court of Andhra Pradesh as may be specified in this behalf by the Chief Justice of the High Court at Madras having regard to the transfer of territories from the State of Andhra Pradesh to the State of Madras, shall be recognised as an advocate entitled to practise in the High Court at Madras.



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