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WHEREAS clause 11 of the Letters Patent for the High Court of
Judicature at Fort William in Bengal, dated the 28th December, 1865, provides that the said High Court shall have and exercise ordinary original civil jurisdiction within such local limits as may from time to time be declared and prescribed by any law made by competent legislative authority for India ;

AND WHEREAS it is expedient so to declare and prescribe the local limits of the ordinary original civil jurisdiction of the said High
Court ;

It is hereby enacted as follows:-

1.Short title.

1.Short title. This Act may be called the Calcutta High Court
(Jurisdictional Limits) Act, 1919.2.Limits of ordinary original civil jurisdiction.

2.Limits of ordinary original civil jurisdiction. The ordinary original civil jurisdiction of the High Court of Judicature at Fort
William in Bengal shall be exercised within the limits set out in the
Schedule :

Provided that nothing in this Act shall affect any suit or other legal proceeding pending in any Court at the date of the commencement of this Act.


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