Rule 1 Order XVII of Code of Civil Procedure 1908 "Court may grant time and adjourn hearing"
(1) The court may, if sufficient cause is shown, at any stage of the suit grant time to the parties or to any of them, and may from time to time adjourn the hearing of the suit for reasons to be recorded in writing:
Provided that no such adjournment shall be granted more than three time to a party during hearing of the suit.
(2) Costs of adjournment.-In every such case the Court shall fix a day for the further hearing of the suit, and
[shall make such orders as to costs occasioned by the adjournment or such higher costs as the court deems fit:
(a) when the hearing of the suit has commenced, it shall be continued from day-to-day until all the witnesses in attendance have been examined, unless the Court finds that, for the exceptional reasons to be recorded by it, the adjournment of the hearing beyond the following day is necessary.
(b) no adjournment shall be granted at the request of a party, except where the circumstances are beyond the control of that party,
(c) the fact that the pleader of a party is engaged in another Court, shall not be a ground for adjournment,
(d) where the illness of a pleader or his inability to conduct the case for any reason, other than his being engaged in another Court, is put forward as a ground for adjournment, the Court shall not grant the. adjournment unless it is satisfied that the party applying for adjournment could not have engaged another pleader in time,
(e) where a witness is present in Court but a party or his pleader is not present or the party or his pleader, though present in Court, is not ready to examine or cross-examine the witness, the Court may, if it thinks fit, record the statement of the witness and pass such orders as it thinks fit dispensing with the examination-in-chief or cross-examination of the witness, as the case may be, by the party or his pleader not present or not ready as aforesaid.
Rule 2 Order XVII of Code of Civil Procedure 1908 "Procedure if parties fail to appear on day fixed"
Where, on any day to which the hearing of the suit is adjourned, the parties or any of them fail to appear, the Court may proceed to dispose of the suit in one of the modes directed in that behalf by Order IX or make such other order as it thinks fit.
Explanation.-Where the evidence or a substantial portion of the evidence of any party has already been recorded and such party fails to appear on any day to which the hearing of the suit is adjourned, the Court may, in its discretion proceed with the case as if such party were present.
Rule 3 Order XVII of Code of Civil Procedure 1908 "Court may proceed notwithstanding either party fails to produce evidence, etc"
Where any party to a suit to whom time has been granted fails to produce his evidence, or to cause the attendance of his witnesses, or to perform any other act necessary to the further progress of the suit, for which time has been allowed the Court may, notwithstanding such default,
(a) if the parties are present, proceed to decide the suit forthwith; or
(b) if the parties are, or any of them is, absent, proceed under rule 2.
What is List of witnesses and summons to witnesses? What is the procedure for Production of witnesses without summons? What is the meaning of Expenses of witness to be paid into Court on applying for summons? How to Tender of expenses to witness? What is the Procedure where insufficient sum paid in? What is the meaning of Time, place and purpose of attendance to be specified in summons? What is Summons to produce document? What is Power to require persons present in Court to give evidence or produce document? Rule 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 of Order XVI of Code of Civil Procedure 1908
Summons how served? What is the Time for serving summons? What is the Procedure whose witness fails to comply with summons? What is the meaning If witness appears attachment may be withdrawn? What is the Procedure if witness fails to appear? What is the Mode of attachment? What is the meaning of Court may of its own accord summon as witnesses strangers to suit? Rule 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 of Order XVI of Code of Civil Procedure 1908
What is the Duty of persons summoned give evidence or produce document? When they may depart? What is Application of rule 10 to 13, Procedure where witness apprehended cannot give evidence or produce document? What is the meaning of No witness to be ordered to attend in person unless resident within certain limits? What is the Consequence of refusal of party to give evidence when called on by Court? What are the Rules as to witnesses to apply to parties summoned? Rule 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21 of Order XVI of Code of Civil Procedure 1908
What are the Definitions? What is the Power to require attendance of prisoners to give evidence? What are the Expenses to be paid into Court? What is the Power of State Government to exclude certain persons from the operation of rule 2? What is the meaning of officer in charge of prison to abstain from carrying out order in certain cases? What is the meaning Prisoners to be brought to Court in custody? What is the Power to issue commission for examination of witness in prison? Rule 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 of Order XVI A of Code of Civil Procedure 1908
ORDER XVII ADJOURNMENT
What is Right to begin? What is Statement and production of evidence? What is the Evidence where several issues? What is the meaning of Party to appear before other witnesses? Is Witnesses to be examined in open Court? How evidence shall be taken in appealable cases? When deposition to be interpreted? Rule 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of Order XVIII of Code of Civil Procedure 1908
What is Evidence under section 138? What is Memorandum when evidence not taken down by Judge? When evidence may be taken in English? Any particular question and answer way he taken down? What are the Questions objected to and allowed by Court? What is Remarks on demeanour of witnesses? Rule 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 of Order XVIII of Code of Civil Procedure 1908
What is Memorandum of evidence in unappealable cases? When Judge unable to make such memorandum to record reasons of his inability? What is the Power to deal with evidence taken before another Judge? What is the Power to examine witness immediately? What is the meaning Court may recall and examine witness? What is Production of evidence not previously known or which could not be produced despite due diligence? What is the Power of Court to inspect? Rule 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 17A and 18 of Order XVIII of Code of Civil Procedure 1908
What is the Power to order any point to be proved by affidavit? What is the Power to order attendance of deponent for cross-examination? Matters to which affidavits shall be confined? Rule 1, 2 and 3 of Order XIX of Code of Civil Procedure 1908
Judgment when pronounced? What is the Power to pronounce judgment written by judge's predecessor? Is Judgment to be signed? What is Judgments of Small Cause Courts? What is the meaning Court to state its decision on each issue? What is the meaning of Court to inform parties as to where an appeal lies in cases where parties are not represented by pleaders? What are the Contents of decree? Is Last paragraph of judgment to indicate in precise terms the reliefs granted? Copies of typewritten judgments when to be made available, What is the Date of decree? Rule 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5A, 6, 6A, 6B and 7 of Order XX of Code of Civil Procedure 1908
What is the Procedure where Judge has vacated office before signing decree? What is Decree for recovery of immovable property? What is Decree for delivery of movable property? What is the meaning Decree may direct payment by installments? What is Decree for possession and mesne profits? What is Decree in administration suit? What is Decree in pre-emption suit? Rule 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 12A, 13 and 14 of Order XX of Code of Civil Procedure 1908
What is Decree in suit for dissolution of partnership? What is Decree in suit for account between principal and agent? What is Special directions as to accounts? What is Decree in suit for partition of property or separate possession of a share therein? Decree when set-off or counter-claim is allowed? What is the meaning of Certifies copies of judgment and decree to be furnished? Rule 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20 of Order XX of Code of Civil Procedure 1908