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UNION TERRITORIES (LAWS) ACT

Ministry of Law and Justice

Act nº 30 of 1950


  • Schedules
  • Act nº 30 of 1950

Preamble

THE UNION TERRITORIES (LAWS) ACT 1950

[Act, No. 30 of 1950]

[15th April, 1950]

PREAMBLE

An Act to provide for the extension of laws to certain1[Union territories.]

BE it enacted by Parliament as follows :-

1. Substituted for the words "Part C States" by 2 A.L.O., 1956 [w.e.f. 1-11-1956].


Section 1. Short title and commencement

(1) This Act may be called The1[Union Territories] (Laws) Act, 1950.

(2) It shall come into force on the 16th day of April, 1950.

1. Substituted for the words "Part C States" by 2 A.L.O., 1956.[w.e.f. 1-11-1956].


Section 2. Power to extend enactments to certain Union territories

The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, extend to1[the Union territory of Delhi, Himachal Pradesh]2; Manipurd2[or Tripura2or to any part of such territory], with such restrictions and modifications as it thinks fit, any enactment which is in force in a3[State] at the date of the notification,4[* * *].

1. Substituted for the words "any Part C State (other than Coorg and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands) or to any part of such State" by 2 A.L.O., 1956 (w.e.f. 1-11-1956).

2. H. P., Manipur and Tripura are States now

3. Substituted for the words "Part A State" by 2 A.L.O., 1956 (w.e.f. 1-11-1956).

4. The words "and, provision may be made in any enactment so extended for the repeal or amendment of any corresponding law (other than a Central Act) which is for the time being applicable to that Part C State" were omitted by the Repealing and Amending Act, 1952 (48 of 1952), Section 3 and Schedule II (2-8-1952).


Section 3. Extension of laws to Tripura, Vindhya Pradesh and Manipur

(1) The Acts and Ordinances specified in the Schedule to the Merged States (Laws) Act, 1949, are hereby extended to,and hall be in force in, the States of Tripura and Vindhya Pradesh, as they are generally in force in theterritories to which they extend immediately before the commencement of this Act.

(2)1[Subject to the provisions contained in sub-section (2A), the Acts and ordinances referred to in sub-section (1)], are hereby extended to, and shall be in force in, the State of Manipur as they are generally in force in the territories to which they extend immediately before the commencement of this Act.

Provided that the Indian Penal Code in its application to the State of Manipur shall have effect as if-

(a) in section 361, for the word "eighteen" the word "fifteen" had been substituted, and

(b) in section 375, for the word "sixteen" in clause Fifthly the word "fourteen" had been substituted, and for the word "fifteen" in the Exception the word "thirteen" had been substituted.

2[(2A) The Acts specified in Part A of the Schedule to this Act shall not extend to the State of Manipur, and the Acts specified in Part Bthereof shall extend to, and be in force in that State only as from the date of commencements of the Union Territories (Laws) Amendment Act, 1956, and shall with effect from that date3, be amended to the manner and to the extent specified in the said Part.]

(3) For the purpose of facilities the application in the said States of any such Act or Ordinance as aforeaid any Court or other authority may construe the Act or Ordinances with such alterations not affecting the substance as may be necessary or proper to adapt it to the matter before the Court or other authority.

2[Explanation.- For the purposes of this section and section 4, any reference to the State of Manipur or Tripura in relation to any period after the 31st October, 1956, shall be construed as a reference to the Union territory of Manipur or Tripura as the case may be].

1. Substituted for the words "the Acts and Ordinances referred to in sub-section (1), other than those specified in the Schedule to this Act", by the Union Territories (Laws) Amendment Act, 1956 (68 of 1956), Section 2 (w.e.f. 1-1-1957).

2. Inserted, by the Union Territories (Laws) Amendment Act, 1956 (68 of 1956), Section 2 (w.e.f. 1-1-1957).

3. That is, 1st January, 1957.


Section 4. Repeals and Savings

Section 7 of the Delhi Laws Act, 1912, the Ajmer Merwara (Extension of Laws) Act, 1947, and any law which immediately 1 [before the coming into force of any Act or Ordinance extended by this Act to any of the States of Manipur, Tripura and Vindhya Fradesh is in force in that State and corresponds to the Act or Ordinance as so extended], are hereby repealed :

Provided that the repeal shall not affect-

(a) the previous operations of any such law, or

(b) any penalty, forfeiture or punishment incurred in respect of any offence committed against any such law; or

(c) any investigation, legal proceeding or remedy in respect of any such penalty, forfeiture or punishment,

and any such investigation, legal proceeding or remedy may be instituted, continued or enforced, and any such penalty, forfeiture or punishment may be imposed as if this Act had not been passed :

Provided further that, subject to the preceding proviso, anything done or any actions taken including any appointment or delegation made, notification, order, instruction or direction issued, rule, regulation, form, bye-law or scheme framed, certificate, patent, permit or licence granted or registration effected, under such law shall be deemed to have been done or taken under section 2 or, as the case may be, under the corresponding provision of the Act or Ordinance 2 [as extended] to the State by section 3, and shall continue in force accordingly, unless and until superseded by anything done or any action taken under the said section 2 or, as the case may be, under the said Act or Ordinance.

1. Substituted for the words "before the commencement of this Act is in force in any of the States of Manipur, Tripura and Vindhya Pradesh and corresponds to an Act or Ordinance extended to that State by this Act" by the Union Territories (Laws) Amendment Act, 1956 (68 of 1956), Section 3 (w.e.f. 1-1-1957).

2. Substituted for the words "as now extended" by the Union Territories (Laws) Amendment Act, 1956 (68 of 1956), Section 3 (w.e.f. 1-1-1957).


Schedules

Schedule

THE SCHEDULE1

[Section 3 (2A)]

PART A

Acts not extended to Manipur by this Act

Year 1

Number 2

Short Title 3

1866

1872

2 [*

1879

XXI

XV

*

XVIII

The Converts1 Marriage Dissolution Act, 1866

The Indian Christian Marriage Act, 1872

* * * * * * *]

The Legal Practitioners Act, 1879

PART B

Acts extended to Manipur by this Act as from the commencement3 of the

Union Territories' (Laws) Amendment Act, 1956.

Year 1

Number 2

Short Title 3

Amendment (if any) 4

1873

X

The Indian Oaths Act, 1873

In Section 1, for the second paragraph, the following paragraph shall be sub-tituted namely :-

"It extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir."

1882

IV

The Transfer of Property Act, 1882.

1887

VII

The Suits Valuation Act, 1887.

1898

V

The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898.

(1) In section 1, in sub-section (2), the words "and the Union territory of Manipur" shall be omitted, and (2) in section 93A, in sub-section (1), the words "or in the Union territory of Manipur" shall be omitted.

1908

V

The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908.

In Section 1, in sub-section (3) the word "and" at the end of clause (c), and clause (d) shall be omitted.

1925

XXXIX

The Indian Succession Act, 1925

1. Substituted for the original Schedule, by the Union Territories (Laws) Amendment Act, 1956 (68 of 1956), Section 4 [w.e.t. 1-1-1957].

2. The entry relating to the Married Women's Property Act, 1874 (3 of 1874) was omitted by the Married Women's Property (Extension) Act, 1959 (61 of 1959), Section 4 (1-3-1960).

3. That is 1-1-1957.