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15. Cognizance of suits by Courts of Small Causes.

(1) A Court of Small Causes shall not take cognizance of the suits specified in the second schedule as suits excepted from the cognizance of a Court of Small Causes.

(2) Subject to the exceptions specified in that schedule and to the provisions of any enactment for the time being in force, all suits of a civil nature of whi ch the value does not exceed five hundred rupees shall be cognizable by a Court of Small Causes.

(3) Subject as aforesaid, the State Government may, by order in writing, direct that all suits of a civil nature of which the value does not exceed one thousand rupees shall be cognizable by a Court of Small Causes mentioned in the order.5

1. See now ss. 113 and 115 and the First Schedule, Order XLVI, of the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (Act 5 of 1908).

2. This section has been amended in its application to the Bombay Presidency by the Provincial Small Cause Courts (Bombay Amendment) Act, 1930 (Bom. 6 of 1930), s. 2.

3. Subs. by the A.O. 1937, for the original sub-section which read: "(1) The L. G. may appoint to a Court of Small Causes an officer to be called the Registrar of the Court."

4. Sub-section (5), which read: "A Registrar may be suspended or removed from office by the L.. G." was rep. by the. O. 1937.

5. For notifications issued under this section, see different local R. and O.



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