ORDER XXVI COMMISSION FOR LOCAL INVESTIGATIONS - RULE 9, 10, 10A, 10B, 10C OF CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE 1908

What are Commissions to make local investigations? What is Procedure of Commissioner? What is Commission for scientific investigations? Who will be in Commission for performance of a ministerial act? How to constitute Commission for the sale of movable property? Rule 9, 10, 10A, 10B and 10C of Order XXVI of Code of Civil Procedure 1908

Commissions to make local investigations, Procedure of Commissioner, Commission for scientific investigations, Commission for performance of a ministerial act, Commission for the sale of movable property are defined under Rule 9, 10, 10A, 10B and 10C of Order XXVI of Code of Civil Procedure 1908. Provisions under these Rules are:


 

Rule 9 Order XXVI of Code of Civil Procedure 1908 "Commissions to make local investigations"

In any suit in which the Court deems a local investigation to be requisite or proper for the purpose of elucidating any matter in dispute, or of ascertaining the market-value of any property, or the amount of any mesne profits or damages or annual net profits, the Court may issue a commission to such person as it thinks fit directing him to make such investigation and to report thereon to the Court:

Provided that, where the State Government has made rules as to the persons to whom such commission shall be issued, the Court shall be bound by such rules.

Rule 10 Order XXVI of Code of Civil Procedure 1908 "Procedure of Commissioner"

(1) The Commissioner, after such local inspection as he deems necessary and after reducing to writing the evidence taken by him, shall return such evidence, together with his report in writing signed by him, to the Court.

(2) Report and depositions to be evidence in suit. Commissioner may be examined in person - The report of the Commissioner and the evidence taken by him (but not the evidence without the report) shall be evidence in the suit and shall form part of the record; but the Court or, with the permission of the Court, any of the parties to the suit may examine the Commissioner personally in open Court touching any of the matters referred to him or mentioned in his report, or as to his report, or as to the manner in which he has made the investigation. -

(3) Where the Court is for any reason dissatisfied with the proceedings of the Commissioner, it may direct such further inquiry to be made as it shall think fit.

Commissions for scientific investigation, performance of ministerial act and sale of movable property.

Rule 10A Order XXVI of Code of Civil Procedure 1908 "Commission for scientific investigations"

 (1) Where any question arising in a suit involves any scientific investigation which cannot, in the opinion of the Court, be conveniently conducted before the Court, the Court may, if it thinks it necessary or expedient in the interests of justice so to do, issue a commission to such person as it thinks fit, directing him to inquire into such question and report thereon to the Court.

(2) The provisions of rule 10 of this Order shall, as far as may be, apply in relation to a Commissioner appointed under this rule as they apply in relation to a Commissioner appointed under rule 9.

Rule 10B Order XXVI of Code of Civil Procedure 1908 "Commission for performance of a ministerial act"

(1) Where any question arising in a suit involves the performance of any ministerial act which cannot, in the opinion of the Court, be conveniently performed before the Court, the Court may, if, for reasons to be recorded, it is of opinion that it is necessary or expedient in the interests of justice so to do, issue a commission to such person as it thinks fit, directing him to perform that ministerial act and report thereon to the Court.

(2) The provisions of rule 10 of this Order shall apply in relation to a Commissioner appointed under this rule as they apply in relation to a Commissioner appointed under rule 9.

Rule 10C Order XXVI of Code of Civil Procedure 1908 "Commission for the sale of movable property"

(1) Where, in any suit, it becomes necessary to sell any movable property which is in the custody of the Court pending the determination of the suit and which cannot be conveniently preserved, the Court may, if, for reasons to be recorded, it is of opinion that it is necessary or expedient in the interests of justice so to do, issue a commission to such person as it thinks fit, directing him to conduct such sale and report thereon to the Court.

(2) The provisions of rule 10 of this Order shall apply in relation to a Commissioner appointed under this rule as they apply in relation to a Commissioner appointed under rule 9.

(3) Every such sale shall be held, as far as may be, in accordance with the procedure prescribed for the sale of movable property in execution of a decree.

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