Courts (Establishment and Constitution) Act, 1961

Cesser of exercise of jurisdiction by courts mentioned in Article 58 of the Constitution, disestablishment of those courts and abolition of offices of judges and justices thereof.

7.—(1) In this section, the expression “the existing courts” means the several courts of justice mentioned in Article 58 of the Constitution.

(2) The existing courts shall, on the commencement of this Act, cease to exercise any jurisdiction.

(3) When every person who immediately before the commencement of this Act held the office of judge or justice of any of the existing courts has vacated that office—

(a) the existing courts shall cease to be established,

(b) every such office shall stand abolished.