Jurisdiction of Courts Appeals, Review and Revision
33. Jurisdiction of courts.-
(1) Any civil court in the State of Delhi or Ajmer which has jurisdiction to hear and decide a suit for recovery of possession of any premises shall have jurisdiction to hear and decide any case under this Act relating to such premises if it has pecuniary jurisdiction and is otherwise competent to hear and decide such a case under any law for the time being in force.
(2) The value of any case under this Act, for the purposes of the pecuniary jurisdiction of the court, shall be determined by the amount of rent which is or would be payable for a period of twelve months, calculated according to the highest amount claimed in the case:
Provided that in the case of any proceeding based on the certificate of the Controller under section 28, such value shall be determined by the amount of rent which is or would be payable for a period of one month.
(3) If any question arises whether any suit, application or other proceeding is a case under this Act, the question shall be determined by the court.
(4) For the purposes of this Chapter, a case under this Act, includes any suit, application or other proceeding under this Act and also includes any claim or question arising out of this Act or any of its provisions but does not include any proceeding which a Controller is empowered to decide under Chapter IV.