“ORDER XLVA APPEALS TO THE SUPREME COURT
1. Decree defined.-In this Order, unless there is something repugnant in the subject or context, the expression “decree” shall include a final order.
2. Application to Court whose decree is complained of.-Whoever desires to appeal to the Supreme Court shall apply by petition to the Court whose decree is complained of.
3. Certificate as to value or fitness.-(1) Every petition shall state the grounds of appeal and pray for a certificate either that, as regards amount or value and nature, the case fulfils the requirements of section 110, or that it is otherwise a fit one for appeal to the Supreme Court.
(2) Upon receipt of such petition, the Court shall direct notice to be served on the opposite party to show cause why the said certificate should not be granted:
Provided that where leave to appeal is sought from a decree dismissing a proceeding in limine notice shall not be necessary unless the Court otherwise directs.
4. Consolidation of suits.-For the purpose of pecuniary valuation, suits involving substantially the same questions for determination and decided by the same judgment may be consolidated; but suits decided by separate judgments shall not be consolidated, notwithstanding that they involve substantially the same questions for determination.
5. Remission of dispute to Court of first instance.-In the event of any dispute arising between the parties as to the amount or value of the subject-matter or the suit in the Court of first instance, or as to the amount or value of the subject-matter in dispute on appeal to the Supreme Court, the Court to which a petition for a certificate is made under rule 2, may, if it thinks fit, refer such dispute for report to the Court of first instance, which last mentioned Court shall proceed to determine such amount or value and shall return its report together with the evidence to the Court by which the reference was made.
6. Effect of refusal of certificate.-Where a certificate is refused, the petition shall be dismissed.
7. Powers of Court pending appeal.-(1) Notwithstanding the grant of leave to appeal to the Supreme Court, the decree appealed from shall be unconditionally executed, unless the Court otherwise directs.
(2) The Court may, if it thinks fit on special cause shown by any party interested in the suit, or otherwise appearing to the Court.
(a) impound any movable property in dispute or any party thereof, or
(b) allow the decree appealed from to be executed, taking such security from the respondent as the Court thinks fit for the due performance of the decree appealed from or of any decree or order which the Supreme Court may make on appeal, or
(c) stay the execution of the decree appealed from, taking such security from the appellant as the Court thinks fit for the due performance of the decree appealed from, or of any decree or order which the Supreme Court may make on the appeal, or
(d) place any party seeking the assistance of the Court under such conditions or give such other direction respecting the subject-matter of appeal, as it thinks fit by the appointment of a receiver or otherwise, till the petition for leave to appeal is disposed of or till the appeal is filed in the Supreme Court.
8. Procedure to enforce orders of the Supreme Court.-(1) whoever desires to obtain execution of any appellate decree or order of the Supreme Court shall apply by petition accompanied by a certified copy of the said decree or order to the Court of first instance.
Explanation.-The Court of first instance in this rule shall mean the Court in which the suit or proceeding was first instituted and where such Court has ceased to exist or to have jurisdiction to execute it, the Court, which, if the suit wherein the decree was passed was instituted at the time of making the application for the execution of the decree, would have jurisdiction to try the suit.
(2) Unless the Supreme Court otherwise directs, no decree or order of that Court shall be inoperative on the ground, that no notice has been served on or given to the legal representative of any deceased opposite party or deceased respondent in a case, where such opposite party or respondent did not appear either at the hearing in the Court whose decree was complained of or at any proceedings subsequent to the decree of that Court, but such order shall have the same force and effect as if it had been made before the death took place.
9. Appeal from order relating to execution.-The orders made by Court which executes the decree or order of the Supreme Court relating to such execution, shall be appealable in the same manner as the orders of such Court relating to the execution of its own decree.” (w.e.f. 21-4-1971 and 21-8-1974)
17. [Appeals to Federal Court].
Rep. by the Federal Court Act, 1941 (21 of 1941), s. 2
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