Section 64   [ View Judgements ]

Amendment of Order XIV

In the First Schedule, in Order XIV,-

(i) in rule 1, in sub-rule (5), for the words "after such examination of the parties as may appear necessary", the words and figures "after examination under rule 2 of Order X and after hearing the parties or their pleaders" shall be substituted;

(ii) for rule 2, the following rule shall be substituted, namely:-

"2.Court to pronounce judgment on all issues.- (1) Notwithstanding that a case may be disposed of on a preliminary issue, the Court shall, subject to the provisions of sub-rule (2), pronounce judgment on all issues.

(2) Where issues both of law and of fact arise in the same suit, and the Court is of opinion that the case or any part thereof may be disposed of on an issue of law only, it may try that issue first if that issue relates to-

(a) the jurisdiction of the Court, or

(b) a bar to the suit created by any law for the time being in force,

and for that purpose may, if it thinks fit, postpone the settlement of the other issues until after that issue has been determined, and may deal with the suit in accordance with the decision on that issue.".

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