Rule 1 Order XXXVII of Code of Civil Procedure 1908 "Court and classes of suits to which the Order is to apply"
(1) This Order shall apply to the following Courts,
(a) High Courts, City Civil Courts and Courts of Small Causes: and
(b) other Courts:
Provided that in respect of the Courts referred to in clause (b), the High Court may, by notification in the Official Gazette, restrict the operation of this Order only to such categories of suits as it deems proper, and may also, from time to time, as the circumstances of the case may require, by subsequent notification in the official Gazette, further restrict, enlarge 6r vary, the categories of suits to be brought under the operation of this Order as it deems proper.
(2) Subject to the provisions of sub-rule (1), the Order applies to the following classes of suits, namely:-
(a) suits upon bills of exchange, hundies and Promissory notes:
(b) suits in which the plaintiff seeks only to recover a debt or liquidated demand in money payable by the defendant, with or without interest, arising,-
(i) on a written contract, or
(ii) on an enactment, where the sum sought to be recovered is a fixed sum of money or in the nature of a debt other than a penalty; or
(iii) on a guarantee, Where the claim against the principal is in respect of a debt or liquidated demand only.
Rule 2 Order XXXVII of Code of Civil Procedure 1908 "Institution of summary suits"
(1) A suit, to which this Order applies, may if the
plaintiff proceed desires to desires hereunder, be
instituted by presenting a plaint which shall contain,-
(a) a specific averment to the effect that the suit is filed under this Order;
(b) that no relief, which does not fall within the ambit of this rule; has been claimed in the plaint; and
(c) the following inscription, immediately below the number of the suit in the title of the suit, namely :-
"(Under Order XXXVII of the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908)."
(2) The summons of the suit shall be in Form No. 4 in Appendix B or in such other Form as may, from time to time, be prescribed.
(3) The defendant shall not defend the suit referred to in sub-rule (1) unless he enters an appearance and in default of his entering an appearance the allegations in the plaint shall be deemed to be admitted and the plaintiff shall be entitled to a decree for any sum, not exceeding the sum mentioned in the summons, together with interest at the rate specified, if any, up to the date of the decree and such sum for costs as may be determined by the High Court from time to time by rules made in that behalf and such decree may be executed forthwith.
Rule 3 Order XXXVII of Code of Civil Procedure 1908 "Procedure for the appearance of defendant"
(1) In a suit to which this Order applies, the plaintiff
shall, together with the summons under rule 2, serve on the
defendant a copy of the plaint and annexures thereto and the
defendant may, at any time within ten days of such service,
enter an appearance either in person or by pleader and, in
either case, he shall file in Court an a address for service
of notices on him.
(2) Unless otherwise ordered, all summonses, notices and other judicial processes, required to be served on the defendant, shall be deemed to have been duly served on him if they are left at the address given by him for such service.
(3) On the day of entering the appearance, notice of such appearance shall be given by the defendant to the plaintiff's pleader, or, if tile plaintiff sues in person, to the plaintiff himself, either by. notice delivered at or sent by a pre-paid letter directed to the address of the plaintiff's pleader or of the plaintiff, as the case may be.
(4) if the defendant enters an appearance, the plaintiff shall thereafter serve on the defendant a summons for judgment in Form No. 4A in Appendix B or such other Form as may be prescribed from time to time, returnable not less than ten days from the date of service supported by an affidavit verifying the cause of action and the amount claimed and stating that in his belief there is no defence to the suit.
(5) The defendant may, at any time within ten days from the service of such summons for judgment, by affidavit or otherwise disclosing such facts as may be deemed sufficient to entitle him to defend, apply on such summons for leave to defend such suit, and leave to defend may be granted to him unconditionally or upon such terms as may appear to the Court or Judge to be just:
Provided that leave to defend shall not be refused unless the Court is satisfied that the facts disclosed by the defendant do not indicate that he has a substantial defence to raise or that the defence intended to be put up by the defendant is frivolous vexatious:
Provided further that, where a part of the amount claimed by the plaintiff is admitted by the defendant to be due from him, leave to defend the suit shall not be granted unless the amount so admitted to be due is deposited by the defendant in Court.
(6) At the hearing of such summons for judgment,-
(a) if the defendant has not applied for leave to defend, or if such application has been made and is refused, the plaintiff shall be entitled to judgment forthwith; or
(b) if the defendant is permitted to defend as to the whole or any part of the claim, the Court or Judge may direct him to give such security and within such time as may be fixed by the Court or Judge and that, on failure to give such security within the time specified by the Court or Judge or to carry out such other directions as may have been given by the Court or Judge, the plaintiff shall be entitled to judgment forthwith.
(7) The Court or Judge may, for sufficient cause shown by the defendant, excuse the delay of the defendant in entering an appearance or in applying for leave to defend the suit.
Rule 4 Order XXXVII of Code of Civil Procedure 1908 "Power to set aside decree"
After decree the Court may, under special circumstances set aside the decree, and if necessary stay or set aside execution, and may give leave to the defendant to appear to the summons and to defend the suit, if it seems reasonable to the Court so to de, and on such terms as the Court thinks fit.
Rule 5 Order XXXVII of Code of Civil Procedure 1908 "Power to order bill, etc., to be deposited with officer of Court"
In any proceeding under this Order the Court may order the bill, hundi or note on which the suit is founded to be forthwith deposited with an officer of the Court, and may further order that all proceedings shall be stayed until the plaintiff gives security for the costs thereof.
Rule 6 Order XXXVII of Code of Civil Procedure 1908 "Recovery of cost of noting non-acceptance of dishonoured bill or note"
The holder of every dishonoured bill of exchange or promissory note shall have the same remedies for the recovery of the expenses incurred in noting the same for non-acceptance or non-payment, or otherwise, by reason of such dishonour, as he has under this Order for the recovery of the amount of such bill or note.
Rule 7 Order XXXVII of Code of Civil Procedure 1908 "Procedure in suits"
Save as provided by this Order, the procedure in suits hereunder shall be the same as the procedure in suits instituted in the ordinary manner.
What is Representation of beneficiaries in suits concerning property vested in trustees, etc.? What is Joinder of trustees, executors and administrators? Is Husband of married executrix not to join? Rule 1, 2 and 3 of Order XXXI of Code of Civil Procedure 1908
Can Minor to sue by next friend? Where suit is instituted without next friend, plaint to be taken off the file? Security to be furnished by next friend when so ordered, Should Guardian for the suit to be appointed by Court for minor defendant? Who may act as next friend or be appointed guardian for the suit? Representation of minor by next friend or guardian for the suit, Receipt by next friend or guardian for the suit of property under decree for minor, Agreement or compromise by next friend or guardian for the suit, Retirement of next friend? Rule 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 of Order XXXII of Code of Civil Procedure 1908
What is Removal of next friend? What is Stay of proceedings on removal, etc., of next friend? How is the Retirement, removal or death of guardian for the suit? What is the Course to be followed by minor plaintiff or applicant or attaining majority? Where minor co-plaintiff attaining majority desires to repudiate suit? What is Unreasonable or improper suit? Rules 1 to 14 (except rule 2A) to apply to persons of unsound mind, Savings, Rule 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 of Order XXXII of Code of Civil Procedure 1908
What is Application of the Order? Are Proceedings to be held in camera? What is the Duty of Court to make efforts for settlement? How to get Assistance of welfare expert? What is the Duty to inquire into facts? What is "Family"-meaning of? Rule 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of Order XXXII A of Code of Civil Procedure 1908
What is the meaning of Suits may be instituted by indigent person? What Inquiry into the means of an indigent person? What is Contents of application? What is Presentation of application? What is Examination of applicants? What is Rejection of application? What is Notice of day for receiving evidence of applicant's indigency? Rule 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of Order XXXIII of Code of Civil Procedure 1908
What is the Procedure at hearing? What is the Procedure if application admitted? What is Withdrawal of permission to sue as an indigent person? What is Costs where indigent person succeeds? What is the Procedure where Indigent person fails? What is the Procedure where indigent persons suit abates? State Government may apply for payment of court-fees Rule 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 of Order XXXIII of Code of Civil Procedure 1908
State Government to be deemed a party? How to do Recovery of amount of court-fees? What is Refusal to allow applicant to sue as indigent person to bar subsequent application of like nature? What is Grant of time for payment of court-fee? Costs, How to Defence by an indigent person? What is the Power of Government to provide for free legal services to indigent person? Rule 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 of Order XXXIII of Code of Civil Procedure 1908
Who are the Parties to suits for foreclosure sale and redemption? What is Preliminary decree in foreclosure suit? What is Final decree in foreclosure suit? What is Preliminary decree in suit for sale? What is Final decree in suit for sale? What is Recovery of balance due on mortgage in suit for sale? What is Preliminary decree in redemption suit? Rule 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 of Order XXXIV of Code of Civil Procedure 1908
What is Final decree in redemption suit? What is Recovery of balance due on mortgage in suit for redemption? What is Decree where nothing is found due or where mortgagee has been overpaid, Costs of mortgagee subsequent to decree? What is Power of Court to direct mortgagee to pay mesne profits? What is Payment of interest? What is Sale of property subject to prior mortgage? What is Application of proceeds? What is Suit for sale necessary for bringing mortgaged property to sale? What is Mortgages by the deposit of title deeds and charges? Rule 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 of Order XXXIV of Code of Civil Procedure 1908
What is Plaint in interpleader-suit? Payment of thing claimed into Court, What is the Procedure where defendant is suing plaintiff? What is the Procedure at first hearing? Can Agents and tenants may not institute interpleader suits? What is Charge for plaintiff's costs? Rule 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of Order XXXV of Code of Civil Procedure 1908
What is the Power to state case for Courts opinion? Where value of subject-matter must be stated? Rule 1 and 2 of Order XXXVI of Code of Civil Procedure 1908
What are the Court and classes of suits to which the Order is to apply? What is the process for Institution of summary suits? What is the Procedure for the appearance of defendant? What is the Power to set aside decree? What is the Power to order bill, etc., to be deposited with officer of Court? What is Recovery of cost of noting non-acceptance of dishonoured bill or note? What is the Procedure in suits? Rule 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 of Order XXXVII of Code of Civil Procedure 1908
Where defendant may be called upon to furnish security for appearance? Security, What is Procedure on application by surety to be discharged? Procedure Where defendant fails to furnish security or find fresh security? Rule 1, 2, 3, and 4 of Order XXXVIII of Code of Civil Procedure 1908
Where defendant may be called upon to furnish security for production of property? Attachment where cause not shown or security not furnished? What is the Mode of making attachment? What is Adjudication of claim to property attached before judgment? How is Removal of attachment when security furnished or suit dismissed? What is Attachment before judgment not to affect rights of strangers, nor bar decree -holder from applying for sale? What is the meaning Property attached before judgment not to be re-attached in execution of decree? What are the Provisions applicable to attachment? Is Agriculture produce not attachable before judgment? Is Small Cause Court not to attach immovable property? Rule 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 of Order XXXVIII of Code of Civil Procedure 1908
What are the Cases in which temporary injunction may be granted? What is Injunction to restrain repetition or continuance of breach, Consequence of disobedience or breach of injunction, Before granting injunction? Is Court to direct notice to opposite party? Is Court to dispose of application for injunction within thirty days? Can Order for injunction may he discharged, varied or set aside? Is Injunction to corporation binding on its officer? Rule 1, 2, 2A, 3, 3A, 4 and 5 of Order XXIX of Code of Civil Procedure 1908
What is the Power to order interim sale? What is Detention preservation, inspection, etc., of subject-matter of suit? What is the meaning of Application for such orders to be after notice? When party may be put in immediate possession of land the subject-matter of suit? What is Deposit of money, etc. in Court? Rule 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 of Order XXIX of Code of Civil Procedure 1908
What is the process of Appointment of receivers? Remuneration, Duties, How to do Enforcement of receiver's duties? When Collector may be appointed receiver? Rule 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of Order XL of Code of Civil Procedure 1908