Courts and Court Officers Act, 2002

Amendment of section 79 of Courts of Justice Act, 1924.

24.Section 79 (as amended by section 41 of the Act of 1995) of the Courts of Justice Act, 1924 , is amended—

(a) in subsection (2), by the insertion of “or no judge stands assigned to a District Court District,” after “a judge for the time being assigned to a District Court District is unavailable,”, and

(b) by the insertion of the following subsection after subsection (2):

“(2A) A judge of the District Court who exercises jurisdiction in a District Court District under subsection (2) of this section may hold a sitting of the District Court in the District Court District at a place or time not standing appointed for the time being for the hearing of cases of summary jurisdiction.”.