24. (1) The Government may, for the purposes of this Act by a general or special order, notified in the official Gazette, confer on a District Judge or an Additional District Judge, hereinafter referred to as appellate Court, the powers of an appellate Court under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
in respect of cantonment or cantonments as may be specified in the order.
(2) Any party aggrieved by an order passed by the Controller may, within fifteen days following the date of such order, prefer an appeal to the appellate Court.
(3) Subject to the provisions of this Act, an appeal under this section shall be heard and determined as an appeal from an original decree under section 96 of the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
, and the provisions of Part VII and Order XLI of the First Schedule to the said Code shall, apply to such appeals:
Provided that the appellate Court may, where it considers necessary make further inquiry either personally or otherwise, before determining the appeal.
(4) The decision of the appellate Court shall be final.
(5) No order of the Controller except by an appeal under this section, and no order of the appellate Court made under this Act shall be called in question in any Court by any suit, appeal or other legal proceeding.