Courts of Justice (District Court) Act, 1946

Temporary arrangements for dispatch of business owing to death, etc., of Justice permanently assigned to a district.

22.—Whenever a Justice (other than the Principal Justice of a Division), who is permanently assigned to a particular district, dies, vacates his office or is absent from such district, the Minister may temporarily assign to such district any other Justice (subject, in the case of a Justice permanently assigned to a district, to his consent) or any temporary Justice, and any Justice or temporary Justice so temporarily assigned shall be competent to exercise jurisdiction in such first-named district until his temporary assignment is terminated by the Minister, and notwithstanding, in case he is a Justice permanently assigned to another district, such permanent assignment.