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An Act to empower the Oriental Gas Company Limited, to extend their operations to certain places in [the Provinces of India].

Preamble.-WHEREAS under or by virtue of Act No. V of 1857.(to confer certain power on the Oriental Gas Company, Limited), certain powers exercisable only in Calcutta and its environs were conferred on the Oriental Gas Company, Limited; and whereas it is expedient to empower the said Company to extend, with the previous sanction of the
[Central Government], their operations to any other place in
[the
Provinces of India]; It is hereby enacted as follows:-

1.[Interpretation clause.]

1. [Interpretation clause.] Rep. by the A. O. 1937.2.Power to extend Act 5 of 1857.2. Power to extend Act 5 of 1857.-The 2[Central Government]
may, by notification in the Official Gazette, extend the said Act No.
V of 1857, to any place 3[in 4[the territories which, immediately before the 1st November, 1956, were composed in Part A States and Part
C States] ] other than Calcutta and its environs: Provided that, in every place to which the said Act shall be so extended, section 3 of the same Act shall be read as is after the words Town of Calcutta, the name of the place to which the said act shall be so extended were substituted: sanction 7 or the same Act shall be read as if for the words and figures Act xiv or 1856, the following- words were substituted; (that is to say) any law for the time being in force to provide for the conservancy and improvement of such place: Section 22.of the said Act shall be read, as if after the words Joint Stock
Companies Act, 1856, the following words were inserted; (that is to say) ,the Indian Companies Act, 1866, or any other Statute or Act for the time being in force relating to Joint Stock Companies; and as if for the expression Supreme Court of Judicature at Fort William, the name of the highest Civil Court of appeal in such place were substituted; and as if for the expression the territories of the East
India Company, the expression the States 4 *** were substituted.

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1. Subs. by the A.O. 1948, for “British India”.

2, Subs. by the A.O. 1937, for “L. G.”.

3. Subs. by the A. O. 1950, for “in the Provinces” which has been subs. by the A.O. 1937, for “within the territories subject to such
Govt.”.

4. Subs. by the Adaptation of Laws (No. 2) Order, 1956, for “the
States”.

5. The words “as defined in this Act” omitted by the A.O. 1948.———————————————————————-

23.1.Interpretation clause.

1. [Interpretation clause.] Rep, by the A.O. 1937.
2.Power to extend Act 5 of 1857.2.Power to extend Act 5 of 1857. The 2[Central Government] may, by notification in the Official Gazette, extend the said Act No. V of
1857, to any place 3[in 4 [the territories which, immediately before the 1st November, 1956, were comprised in Part A States and Part C
States] 2 other than Calcutta and its environs: Provided that, in every place to which the said Act shall be so extended, section 3 of the same Act shall be read as if for the words Town of Calcutta, the name of the place to which the said Act shall be so extended were substituted: section 7 of the same Act shall be read as if for the words and figures Act XIV of 1856, the following words were substituted ; (that is to say) any law for the time being in force to provide for the conservancy and improvement of such place : Section
22 of the said Act shall be read, as if after the words Joint Stock
Companies Act, 1856, the following words were inserted ; (that is to say) the Indian Companies Act, 1866, or any other Statute or Act for the time being in force relating to Joint Stock Companies; and as if for the expression Supreme Court of Judicature at Fort William, the name of the highest Civil Court of appeal in such place were substituted ; and as if for the expression the territories of the
East India Company, the expression the States 5* * * * were substituted.

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1 Subs. by the A.O. 1948 for ” British India

2 Subs. by the A.O. 1937 for ” 1.g. “.

3 Subs. by the A.O. 1950, for ” in the provinces ” which has been subs. by the A. O., 1937 for ” within the territories subject to such Govt.”.

4 Subs. by the Adaptation of laws (no. 2) order, 1956, for “the states”.

5. the words ” as defined in this Act ” omitted by the A.O.
1948.———————————————————————


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