The Manipur (Village Authorities in Hill Areas) Act `1956

An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to the constitution and functions of Village Authorities in the hill areas of the Union territory of Manipur.
1956
List of Chapters & Sections
  1. All sections

  2. 1
     Short title, extent and commencement
  3. 2
     Definitions
  4. 3
     Constitution of Village Authorities
  5. 4
     Qualifications for membership of Village Authorities
  6. 5
     Disqualifications for membership of Village Authorities
  7. 6
     Term of office of members of Village Authorities
  8. 7
     Election of members of Village Authorities
  9. 8
     Power to remove members of Village Authorities
  10. 9
     Resignation of members
  11. 10
     Filling of causal vacancies
  12. 11
     Bar to interference by courts in election matters
  13. 12
     Election disputes
  14. 13
     Validation of acts and proceedings
  15. 14
     Incorporation of Village Authorities
  16. 15
     Control of Village Authorities by sub-divisional magistrate
  17. 16
     Functions of Village Authorities
  18. 17
     Obligation to assist Village Authorities
  19. 18
     Power of Chief Commissioner to call for records of Village Authorities, sub-divisional magistrate or Deputy Commissioner
  20. 19
     Constitution of village courts
  21. 20
     Jurisdiction of village courts in criminal cases
  22. 21
     How cases may be instituted
  23. 22
     Power of village courts to dismiss or refuse to entertain complaint
  24. 23
     Dismissal of case for default
  25. 24
     Proceedings preliminary to trial
  26. 25
     Bar to appeal from the order of village courts, but power to order retrial
  27. 26
     Power of village courts to impose fine or to award compensation
  28. 27
     Power of village to release certain offenders after admonition or on probation of good conduct
  29. 28
     Power of village courts to permit compounding of offences
  30. 29
     Power to transfer criminal cases
  31. 30
     Jurisdiction of village courts in civil cases
  32. 31
     Certain suits not to be tried by village courts
  33. 32
     Local limits of jurisdiction of village courts
  34. 33
     How suits may be instituted
  35. 34
     Suits barred by limitation are not triable by village courts
  36. 35
     Dismissal of suits for default
  37. 36
     Summons to defendants to appear and answer
  38. 37
     Ex parte decision
  39. 38
     No order to be set aside without notice to opposite party
  40. 39
     Power of village courts to determine necessary parties
  41. 40
     Certain suits not to be tried by village courts
  42. 41
     Decision of village courts
  43. 42
     Instalments
  44. 43
     Decision of village court to be final; but power to order retrial
  45. 44
     Death of parties
  46. 45
     Fees
  47. 46
     Execution of decree
  48. 47
     Limitation for execution of decree or order
  49. 48
     Procedure before village courts
  50. 49
     Persons who are to preside over village courts
  51. 50
     Village courts not to try any case or suiting in which the Village authority or any member thereof is interested
  52. 51
     Attendance of witnesses
  53. 52
     Appearance of parties before village courts
  54. 53
     Appearance of women
  55. 54
     Realisation of fees, fines, etc
  56. 55
     Registers and records
  57. 56
     Language of village courts
  58. 57
     Power to make rules
  59. 58
     Repeal and savings