[40A. (1) An application may be made in the prescribed manner for revision by the district Judge of an order made by an Appellate Officer.
(2) An application under sub-section (1) shall lie if made within thirty days of the date of the order referred to in that sub-section.
(3) Every such application shall be made to the Appellate Officer who shall forward to the District Judge the record of the case, the application and any explanation which he may desire to offer in respect of the application.
(4) The District Judge shall consider such papers as may be forwarded to him by the Appellate Officer, but shall not hear the parties or any person appearing on their behalf.
(5) If the District Judge does not reject the application, he may, if he is satisfied that there has been a substantial failure of justice by reason of any illegality or irregularity contained in the order of the Appellate Officer, or for any other sufficient cause either modify or reverse the order or any portion there of:
Provided that the District Judge may transfer to an Additional District Judge subordinate to him any papers forwarded to him by an Appellate Officer under sub-section (3) and such Additional District Judge shall in respect of the Applications so transferred exercise the same powers and perform the same duties as those respectively conferred and imposed upon the District Judge under this section.]