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DELHI LAWS ACT,1915

Ministry of Law and Justice

Act nº 7 of 1915


  • Schedules
  • Act nº 7 of 1915

Preamble

THE DELHI LAWS ACT, 1915

[Act, No. 7 of 1915]

[22nd March, 1915]

PREAMBLE

An Act to declare the law in force in certain territory added to the Province of Delhi.

WHEREAS by Proclamationa published in Notification No. 984-C, dated the 22nd day of February, 1915, the Governor-General in Council, with the sanction and approbation of the Secretary of State for India, has been pleased to take under his immediate authority and management of the territory mentioned in Schedule I, which was formerly included within the United Provices of Agra and Oudh, and to include the said territory in the Province of Delhi with effect from the 1st April, 1915;

AND WHEREAS it is expedient to declare the law in force in the said territory;

It is hereby enacted as follows:--

Section 1. Short title and commencement

(1) This Act may be called the Delhi Laws Act, 1915;

(2) It shall come into force on the first day of April, 1915.

Section 2. Application to added area of law in force in existing State of Delhi

All enactments (except the enactments specified in Schedule II)for the lime being in force in the territory specified in Schedule A to the Delhi Laws Act, 1912, and all notifications, orders, schemes, rules, forms and by-laws issued, made or prescribed under such enactments shall be deemed to be in force in the territory specified in Schedule I in the same manner and subject to the same modifications as they are for the time being in the territory specified in the said Schedule to the said Act.

Section 3. Continuance in added area of certain laws now in force in the Uttar Pradesh

The enactments specified in Schedule III, and all notifications, orders, schemes, rules forms and by-laws issued, made or prescribed under those enactments shall continue to be in force in the territory specified in Schedule I:

Provided that in the enactments so continued and in all notifications, orders, schemes, rules, forms and by-laws issued, made or prescribed thereunder, reference to a1[State Government], the1[State Government] of the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, or the Board of Revenue for the2[Uttar Pradesh] shall be read as referring to the1[State Government] of Delhi, references to a High Court or the High Court of Judicature of the North-Western Provinces as referring to the3[High Court of Judicature at Lahore], and references to the Official Gazette for the3[Uttar Pradesh] as referring to the4[Official Gazette].

1. Substituted for 'Provincial Government' A.L.O., 1950.

2. Substituted for the words "United Province" by A.L.O., 1950

3. Substituted for the words "Chief Court of the Punjab" by the Repealing and Amending Act, 1919 (18 of 1919). Section 2 and Schedule I. Now the High Court of Delhi.

4. Substituted for the words 'Gazette of India' by A.O., 1937, Delhi publishes an Official Gazettee of its own now.


Section 4. Provision for facilitating application of certain enactments

For the purpose of facilitating the application to the territory mentioned in Schedule I of the enactments referred to in Section 3, the powers conferred by sections 4 and 5 of the Delhi Laws Act, 1912, shall be exercisable in respect thereof.

Section 5. Exclusion of certain enactments from the added area

Save as provided in sections 2 and 3 no enactment which is in force in the United Provinces of Agra and Onsudh or any part thereof, shall continue to be in force in the territory specified in Schedule I.

Section 6. Pending proceedings

Nothing in this Act shall affect any proceeding which at the commencement thereof is pending in respect of any of the territory mentioned in Schedule I or of anything arising in such territory and every such proceeding shall be continued as if this Act had not been passed :

Provided that the1[State Government] may, by notification in the2[Official Gazette,] direct that any proceeding, criminal, civil or revenue, other than a proceeding pending before the High Court of Judicature for thee North Western Provinces, shall be transferred to and disposed of by, the corresponding authority of the Delhi1[State].

1. Substituted for the words 'Provincial Government' and 'Province' by A.L.O., 1950.

2. Substituted for the words 'Gazette of India' by A.O., 1937.


Section 7. Amendment of 7 of Act 13 of 1912

(Repealed by the Repealing Act, 1938 (1 of 1938), Section 2 and Schedule]

Section 8. Construction

This Act shall be construed with, and deemed to be part of, the Delhi Laws Act, 1912.

Schedules

Schedule

SCHEDULE I

[See section 2]

TERRITORY ADDED TO THE PROVINCE OF DELHI

Revenue estates of--

1. Subehpur.

2. Jagatpur

3. Baqiabad.

4. Beharipur.

5. Saadatpur Mahal Gujaran.

6. Saadatpur Musalmanan,

7. Saadatpur Amad Delhi,

8. Wazirabad.

9. Khajuari Paramad.

10. Khajuri Khasection

11. Garhi Mendu.

12. Timarpur.

13. Chandrawal.

14. Usmanpur.

15. Ghonda patti Gujran Khadar.

16. Ghonda patti chaunan Khadar.

17. Andhavli.

18. Kaithwara.

19. Silampur Amad Delhi.

20. Khondli Khadar.

21. Jatwara Khurd.

22. Muharakpur Reti.

23. Shakarpur Khadar.

24. Nagla Manchi.

25. Shamspur.

26. Gharaunda Nimka Khadar.

27. Nagli Razapur.

28. Chilla Sarauda Khadar.

29. Qarnwalnagar urf Dharauli Kalan.

30. Jivanpur Johripur.

31. Mustafahad.

32. Mirpur Turk.

33. Ziauddinpur.

34. Khanpur Dhani.

35. Maujpur.

36. Ghonda patti Gujaran Rangar.

37. Ghonda patti Chauhan Hangar.

38. Jafrabad.

39. Uldanpur.

40. Dabarpur.

41. Siqdarpur

42. Gokalpur

43. Sabauli.

44. Mandauli.

45. Taharpur.

46. Jhilmila.

47. Chandavli urf Shadara.

48. Silampur Bangar.

49. Silampur Khadar.

50. Ghondli Bangar.

51. Kakarduman.

52. Khureji Khasection

53. Khureji Baramad.

54. Shakarpur Khas Bangar.

55. Mandavli Fazilpur.

56. Hasanpur Bhuapur.

57. Ghazipur.

58. Khichripur.

59.Gharaunda Nimk Bangar(Patparaganj).

60. Shakarpur Baramad.

61. Kotla.

62. Chilla Sarauda Bangar.

63. Dalupura.

64. Kondli.

65. Gharauli.

Schedule

SCHEDULEII

[Seesection 2]

ENACTMENTSIN FORCE IN THE DELHI PROVINCE WHICH WILL NOT BE IN FORCE IN THE TERRITORY ADDEDTO THAT PROVINCE

Year

Number

Short title

Remark

1

2

3

4

1

Acts of the Governor-Genera! Of India in Council

...

1887

XVI

The Punjab Tenancy Act, 1887.

...

XVII

The Punjab Land Revenue Act, 1887.

...

1 [*

*

* * * * *

**]

Punjab Acts

1900

II

The Punjab Land Preservation (Chos) Act, 1900

.....

1912

V

The Colonization Government Lands (Punjab) Act, 1912..........

......

1913

I

The Punjab Pre-emption Act, 1913. ...

......

II

The Redemption of Mortgages (Punjab) Act, 1913.... ......

.....

1.The entry relating to the Punjab Alienation of Land Act, 1900 (Punjab Act XIIIof 1900) was repealed by the Repealing and Amending Act, 1927 (10 of 1927).section 3 and Schedule. II.


Schedule

SCHEDULE III

(See section 3)

ENACTMENTS IN FORCE IN THE UNITED PROVINCES OF AGRA AND OUDH WHICH WILL CONTINUE TO HE IN FORCE IN THE TERRITORY ADDED TO THE DELHI PROVINCE

Year

Number

Short title

Remarks

1

2

3

4

Acts of the Governor-General of India in Council

1882

IV

The Transfer of Property Act. 1882. .

...

V

The Indian Easements Act, 1882.

...

1891

VIII

An Act to extend the Indian Easements Act, 1882, to certain areas in which that Act is not in force ....... United Provinces Act

1901

II

The Agra Tenancy Act, 1901.......

...

"

III

The United Provinces Land Revenue Act, 1901 ......

...

1904

I

The United Provinces General Clauses Act, 1904. .......

In so far as it applies to the Agra Tenancy Act, 1901, and the United Provinces Land Revenue Act, 1901.