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60. Extension of jurisdiction of, and transfer of proceedings to, Kerala High Court.-

(1) As from the appointed day the jurisdiction of the High Court for the State of Kerala (referred to in this Act as the High Court of Kerala) shall extend to the 1[Union territory] of the Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi Islands.

1. Subs. by the Adaptation of Laws (No. 1) Order, 1956, for "Part C State".

(2) Except as hereinafter provided, the High Court at Madras shall, as from the appointed day, have no jurisdiction in respect of the said 1[Union territory] or in respect of any territory transferred from the State of Madras to the State of Kerala.

(3) Such proceedings pending in the High Court at Madras immediately before the appointed day as are certified by the Chief Justice of that 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 of Kerala shall, as soon as may be after such certification, be transferred to the High Court of Kerala.

(4) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-sections (1) and (2), but save as hereinafter provided, the High Court at Madras shall have, and the High Court of Kerala 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 at Madras before the appointed day: Provided that if after any such proceedings have been entertained by the High Court at Madras it appears to the Chief Justice of that High Court that they ought to be transferred to the High Court of Kerala, he shall order that they shall be so transferred, and such proceedings shall thereupon be transferred accordingly.

(5) Any order made by the High Court at Madras-

(a) before the appointed day in any proceedings transferred to the High Court of Kerala by virtue of sub-section (3); or

(b) in any proceedings with respect to which the High Court at Madras retains jurisdiction by virtue of sub-section (4), shall for all purposes have effect, not only as an order of the High Court at Madras, but also as an order made by the High Court of Kerala.

(6) All proceedings pending in the High Court of Travancore-Cochin immediately before the appointed day other than those certified by the Chief Justice of that High Court under sub-section (2) of section 66 shall stand transferred to the High Court of Kerala, and any order made before the appointed day by the first mentioned High Court in any such proceedings shall for all purposes have effect, not only as an order of that High Court, but also as an order of the High Court of Kerala.

1. Subs. by the Adaptation of Laws (No. 1) Order, 1956, for "Part C State".



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