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THE CIVIL COURTS ACT, 1887

(ACT NO. XII OF 1887).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 11th March 1887  
  
     1 An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to Civil Courts in Bangladesh.
 
    WHEREAS it is expedient to consolidate and amend the law relating to Civil Courts in Bangladesh; It is hereby enacted as follows:-
 
CONTENTS
 
SECTIONS
 
CHAPTER I
PRELIMINARY
1. Title, extent and commencement
2. [Repealed]
CHAPTER II
CONSTITUTION OF CIVIL COURTS
3. Classes of Civil Courts
4. Number of Judges
5. [Repealed]
6. Vacancies among District or Joint District Judges
7. [Omitted]
8. Additional District Judges
9. Administrative control of Courts
10. Temporary charge of District Court
11. Transfer of proceedings on vacation of office of Joint District Judge
12. [Omitted]
13. Power to fix local limits of jurisdiction of Courts
14. Place of sitting of Courts
15. Vacations of Courts
16. Seals of Courts
17. Continuance of proceedings of Courts ceasing to have jurisdiction
CHAPTER III
ORDINARY JURISDICTION
18. Extent of original jurisdiction of District or Joint District Judge
19. Extent of jurisdiction of Senior Assistant Judge, etc.
20. [Appeal from District and Additional District Judges]
[21.Appeal from Joint District Judge, etc.]
CHAPTER IV
SPECIAL JURISDICTION
22. [Power of District Judge to transfer appeals]
23. Exercise by Joint District Judge or Senior Assistant Judge or Assistant Judge of Jurisdiction of District Court in certain proceedings
24. Disposal of proceedings referred to in last foregoing section
25. Power to invest Joint District Judges and [Senior Assistant Judges or Assistant Judges with Small Cause Court jurisdiction]
25A. Reference of Judges in other laws
26-35. [Omitted]
CHAPTER VII
SUPPLEMENTAL PROVISIONS
36. Power to confer powers of Civil Courts on officers
37. Certain decisions to be according to local law
38. Judges not to try suits in which they are interested
39. Subordination of Courts to District Court
40. Application of Act to Courts of Small Causes
 
 

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