CONSTITUTION OF CIVIL COURTS
Temporary charge of District Court
10. (1) In the event of the death, resignation or removal of the District Judge, or of his being incapacitated by illness or otherwise for the performance of his duties, or of his absence from the place at which his Court is held, the [Additional District] Judges, or, if an [Additional District] Judge is not present at that place, the senior [Joint District] Judge present thereat, shall, without relinquishing his ordinary duties, assume charge of the office of the District Judge, and shall continue in charge thereof until the office is resumed by the District Judge or assumed by an officer appointed thereto.
(2) While in charge of the office of the District Judge, the [Additional District] Judge or [Joint District] Judge, as the case may be, may, subject to any rules which the High Court Division may make in this behalf, exercise any of the powers of the District Judge.
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