Rule 37 Order XXI of Code of Civil Procedure 1908 "Discretionary power to permit judgment debtor to show cause against detention in prison"
(1) Notwithstanding anything in these rules, where an
application is for the execution of a decree for the payment
of money by the arrest and detention in the civil prison of
a judgment-debtor who is liable to be arrested in pursuance
of the application, the Court shall, instead of issuing a
warrant for his arrest, issue a notice calling upon him to
appear before the Court on a day to be specified in the
notice and show cause why he should not be committed to the
civil prison :
Provided that such notice shall not be necessary if the Court is satisfied, by affidavit, or otherwise that, with the object or effect of delaying the execution of the decree, the judgment-debtor is likely to abscond or leave the local limits of the jurisdiction of the Court.
(2) Where appearance is not made in obedience to the notice, the Court shall, if the decree- holder so requires, issue a warrant for the arrest of the judgment-debtor.
Rule 38 Order XXI of Code of Civil Procedure 1908 "Warrant for arrest to direct judgment-debtor to be brought up"
Every warrant for the arrest of a judgment-debtor shall direct the officer entrusted with its execution to bring him before the Court with all convenient speed, unless the amount which he has been ordered to pay, together with the interest thereon and the costs (if any) to Which he is liable, be sooner paid.
Rule 39 Order XXI of Code of Civil Procedure 1908 "Subsistence allowance"
(1) No judgment-debtor shall be arrested in execution of
a decree unless and until the decree-holder pays into Court
such sum as the Judge thinks sufficient for the subsistence
of the judgment-debtor from the time of his arrest until he
can be brought before the Court.
(2) Where a judgment-debtor is committed to the civil prison in execution of a decree, the Court shall fix for his subsistence such monthly allowance as he may be entitled to according to the scales fixed under section 57, or, where no such scales have been fixed, as it considers sufficient with reference to the class to which he belongs.
(3) The monthly allowance fixed by the Court shall be supplied by the party on whose application the judgment-debtor has been arrested by monthly payments in advance before the first day of each month.
(4) The first payment shall be made to the proper officer of the Court for such portion of the current month as remains unexpired before the judgment-debtor is committed to the civil prison, and the subsequent payments (if any) shall be made to the officer in charge of the civil prison.
(5) Sums disbursed by the decree-holder for the subsistence of the judgment-debtor in the civil prison shall be deemed to be costs in the suit :
Provided that the judgment-debtor shall not be detained in the civil prison or arrested on account of any sum so disbursed.
Rule 40 Order XXI of Code of Civil Procedure 1908 "Proceedings on appearance of judgment-debtor in obedience to notice or after arrest"
(1) When a judgment-debtor appears before the Court in
obedience to a notice issued under rule 37, or is brought
before the Court after being arrested in execution of a
decree for the payment of money, the Court shall proceed to
bear the decree-holder and take all such evidence as may be
produced by him in support of his application for execution
and shall then give the judgment-debtor an opportunity of
showing cause why he should not be committed to the civil
(2) Pending the conclusion of the inquiry under sub-rule (1) the Court may, in its discretion, order the judgment-debtor to be detained in the custody of an officer of the Court or release him on his furnishing security to the satisfaction of the Court for his appearance when required.
(3) Upon the conclusion of the inquiry under sub-rule (1) the Court may, subject to the provisions of section 51 and to the other provisions of this Code, make an order for the detention of the. judgment-debtor in the civil prison and shall in that event cause him to be arrested if he is not already under arrest :
Provided that in order to give the judgment-debtor an opportunity of satisfying the decree, the Court may, before making the order of detention, leave the judgment-debtor in the custody of an officer of the Court for a specified period not exceeding fifteen days or release him on his furnishing security to the satisfaction of the Court for his appearance at the expiration of the specified period if the decree be not sooner satisfied.
(4) A judgment-debtor released under this rule may be re-arrested.
(5) When the Court does not make an order of detention under sub-rule (3), it shall disallow the application and, if the judgment-debtor is under arrest, direct his release.
What are the Modes of paying money under decree? What is Payment out of Court to decree-holder? What is the procedure for Lands situate in more than one jurisdiction? What is Transfer to Court of Small Causes? What is Mode of transfer? What is the Procedure where Court desires that its own decree shall be executed by another Court? Which is the Court receiving copies of decree etc., to file some without proof? How is Execution of decree or order by Court to which it is sent? How is Execution by High Court of decree transferred by other Court? How to file Application for execution? What is Oral application? How to file Application for arrest to state grounds? How to file Application for attachment of movable property not in judgment-debtor's possession? Rule 1, 2, 2A, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 11A and 12 of Order XXI of Code of Civil Procedure 1908
What is the meaning of Application for attachment of immovable property to contain certain particulars? What is the Power to require certified extract from Collector's register in certain cases? What is Application for execution by joint decree-holders? What is Application for execution by transferee of decree? What is the Procedure on receiving application for execution of decree? What is Execution in case of cross-decrees? What is Execution in case of cross-claims under same decree? What is Cross-decrees and cross-claims in mortgage-suits? What is Simultaneous execution? What is the procedure for Notice to show cause against execution in certain cases? What is the meaning of Sale not to be set aside on the death of the judgment-debtor before the sale but after the service of the proclamation of sale? Rule 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 29, 21, 22 and 22A of Order XXI of Code of Civil Procedure 1908
What is the Procedure after issue of notice? What is the Process for execution? What is Endorsement on process? When Court may stay execution? What is Liability of judgment-debtor discharged? When Liability of judgment-debtor discharged? What is Stay of execution pending suit between decree-holder and judgment-debtor? Rule 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 and 29 of Order XXI of Code of Civil Procedure 1908
What is Discretionary power to permit judgment debtor to show cause against detention in prison? What is warrant for arrest to direct judgment-debtor to be brought up? What is Subsistence allowance? What is Proceedings on appearance of judgment-debtor in obedience to notice or after arrest? Rule 37, 38, 39 and 40 of Order XXI of Code of Civil Procedure 1908
What is the meaning of Examination of judgment-debtor as to his property? What is Attachment in case of decree for rent or mesne profits or other matter, amount of which to be subsequently determined? What is Attachment of movable property, other than agricultural produce, in possession of judgment-debtor? What is Custody of movable property? What is Attachment of agricultural produce? What is the Provision as to agricultural produce under attachment? What is Attachment of debt, share and other property not in possession of judgment-debtor? What is Attachment of share in movables? Rule 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46 and 47 of Order XXI of Code of Civil Procedure 1908
What is Attachment of salary or allowances of servant of the Government or railway company or local authority? What is Attachment of salary or allowances of private employees? What is Attachment of partnership property? What is Execution of decree against firm? What is Attachment of negotiable instruments? What is the process of Attachment of property in custody of Court or Public officer? What is Attachment of decrees? What is Attachment of immovable property? How is Removal of attachment after satisfaction of decree? What is Order for payment of coin or currency notes to party entitled under decree? What is Determination of attachment? Rule 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56 and 57 of Order XXI of Code of Civil Procedure 1908
What is Adjudication of claims to, or objections to attachment of, property? What is Stay of sale? What is the Power to order property attached to be sold and proceeds to be paid to person entitled? Sales by whom conducted and how made? What is Proclamation of sales by public auction? Rule 58, 59, 64, 65 and 66 of Order XXI of Code of Civil Procedure 1908
What is the Mode of making proclamation, Time of sale? What is Adjournment or stoppage of sale? What is the meaning of Defaulting purchaser answerable for loss on re-sale? What is the meaning of Decree holder not to bid for or buy property without permission? What is the meaning of Mortgagee not to bid at sate without the leave of the Court? What is Restriction on bidding or purchase by officers? Rule 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72 and 73 of Order XXI of Code of Civil Procedure 1908
What is the procedure for Sale of agricultural produce? What is the Special provisions relating to growing crops? Negotiable instruments and shares in corporate, What is Sale by public auction? What is the meaning Irregularity not to vitiate sale, but any person injured may sue? How to do Delivery of movable property? debts and shares, Transfer of negotiable instruments and shares, What is Vesting order in case of other property? Rule 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80 and 81 of Order XXI of Code of Civil Procedure 1908
What Courts may order sales? What is Postponement of sale to enable judgment- debtor to raise amount of decree? What is Deposit by purchaser and re-sale on default? What is Time for payment in full of purchase money? What is the Procedure In default of payment? What is Notification on re-sale? What is Bid of co-sharer to have preference? What is Application to set aside sale on depositor? Rule 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88 and 89 of Order XXI of Code of Civil Procedure 1908
What is Application to set aside sale on ground of irregularity or fraud? What is Application by purchaser to set aside sale on ground of judgment-debtor having no saleable interest? Sale when to become absolute or be set aside? What is Return of purchase-money in certain cases? What is Certificate to purchaser? What is Delivery of property in occupancy of judgment-debtor? How is Delivery of property in occupancy of tenant? Rule 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95 and 96 of Order XXI of Code of Civil Procedure 1908
What is Resistance or obstruction to possession of immovable property? What are Orders after adjudication? What is Dispossession by decree-holder or purchaser? What are the Order to be passed upon application complaining of dispossession? What are the Question to be determined? What is the meaning of Rules not applicable to transferee pendent lite? What are Orders to be treated as decrees? What is the meaning of Order under rule 101 or rule 103 to be subject to the result or pending suit? What is Hearing of application, Setting, aside orders passed ex parte, etc.? Rule 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105 and 106 of Order XXI of Code of Civil Procedure 1908