83. Transfer of pending proceedings.-
(1) Every proceeding pending immediately before the appointed day before a court (including High Court), tribunal, authority or officer in any area which on that day falls within the State of Madhya Pradesh shall, if it is a proceeding relating exclusively to the territory, which as from that day are the territories of Chhattisgarh State, stand transferred to the corresponding court, tribunal, authority or officer of the State of Chhattisgarh.
(2) If any question arises as to whether any proceeding should stand transferred under sub-section (1), it shall be referred to the High Court of Madhya Pradesh and the decision of that High Court shall be final.
(3) In this Section-
(a) "proceeding" includes any suit, case or appeal; and
(b) "corresponding court, tribunal, authority or officer" in the State of Chhattisgarh means-
(i) the court, tribunal, authority or officer in which, or before whom, the proceeding would have laid if it had been instituted after the appointed day; or
(ii) in case of doubt, such court, tribunal, authority or officer in the State of Chhattisgarh, as may be determined after the appointed day by the Government of that State or the Central Government, as the case may be, or before the appointed day by the Government of the existing State of Madhya Pradesh to be the corresponding court, tribunal, authority or officer.