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13. Appeals from decrees of District Courts.-

Regular or special appeals, 1*** shall, when such appeals are allowed by law, lie from the decrees and orders of a District Court to the High Court.

Appellate jurisdiction of District Court.-

Appeals from the decrees and orders of Subordinate Judges and District Mirnsifs shall, when such appeals are allowed by law, lie to the District Court, except when the amount or value of the subject-matter of the suit exceeds rupees five thousand, in which case the appeal shall lie to the High Court:

Appellate jurisdiction of Subordinate Judge.-

Provided that, whenever a Subordinate Judge's Court is established in any District at a place remote from the station of the District Court, the High Court may, with the previous sanction of the Local Government, direct that appeals from the decrees or orders of District Munsifs within the local limits of the jurisdiction of such Subordinate Judge be preferred in the Court of the latter: Disposal of appeal by District Judge.-

Provided also, that the District Judge may remove to his own Court, from time to time, appeals so preferred, and dispose of them himself, or may, subject to the orders of the High Court, refer any appeals from the decrees and orders of District Munsifs, preferred in the District Court, to any Subordinate Judge within the District.



Madras Civil Courts Act, 1873 Back




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