Section 6 in The Code of Civil Procedure 1908
Title: Pecuniary jurisdiction
Save in so far as is otherwise expressly provided, nothing herein contained shall operate to give any Court jurisdiction over suits the amount or value of the subject-matter of which exceeds the pecuniary limits (if any) of its ordinary jurisdiction.
Title: Provincial Small Cause Courts
The following provisions shall not extend to Courts constituted under the Provincial Small Cause Courts Act, 1887(9 of 1887) 1 [or under the Berar Small Cause Courts Law, 1905,] or to Courts exercising the jurisdiction of a Court of Small Causes 2[under the said Act or Law,] 3[or to Courts in 4[any part of India to which the said Act does not extend] exercising a a corresponding jurisdiction that is to say.--
(a) so much of the body of the Code as relates to]--
(i) suits excepted from the cognizance of a Court of Small Causes;
(ii) the execution of decrees in such suits;
(iii) the execution of decrees against immovable property; and
(b) the following sections, that is to say,--
sections 91 and 92,
sections 94 and 95 5 [so far as they authorize or relate to]--
(i) orders for the attachment of immovable property,
(iii) the appointment of a receiver of immovable property, or
(iv) the interlocutory orders to in clause (e) of section 94,] and sections 96 to 112 and 115.
1. Ins. by Act 4 of 1941, s. 2 and the Third Schedule.
2. Subs. by s. 2 and the Third Schedule., ibid., "for under that Act".
3. Ins. by Act 2 of 1951, s. 5.
4. Subs. by the Adaptation of Laws (No. 2) Order, 1956, for "Part B States".
5. Subs. by Act 1 of 1926, s. 3, for "so far as they relate to injuctions and interlocutory orders".
Title: Presidency Small Cause Courts
Save as provided in sections 24, 38 to 41, 75, clauses (a), (b) and (c), 76,1[77, 157 and 158,] and by the Presidency Small Cause Courts Act, 1882 (15 of 1882), the provisions in the body of this Code shall not extend to any suit or proceeding in any Court of Small Causes established in the towns of Calcutta, Madras and Bombay :
1) the High Courts of Judicature at Fort William, Madras and Bombay, as the case may be, may from time to time, by notification in the Official Gazette, direct3 that any such provisions not inconsistent with the express provisions of the Presidency Small Cause Courts Act, 1882 (15 of 1882), and with such modifications and adaptations as may be specified in the notification, shall extend to suits or proceedings or any class of suits or proceedings in such Court.
(2) All rules heretofore made by any of the said High Courts under section 9 of the Presidency Small Cause Courts Act, 1882 (15 of 1882) shall be deemed to have been validly made. ]
1. Subs. by Act 104 of 1976, s. 4, for "77 and 155 to 158" (w.e.f. 1-2-1977).
2. Added by Act 1 of 1914, s. 2.
3. For instance of such direction, see Calcutta Gazette, 1910, Pt. I, p. 814.
Title: Courts to try all civil suits unless barred
The Courts shall (subject to the provisions herein contained) have jurisdiction to try all suits of a civil nature excepting suits of which their cognizance is either expressly or impliedly barred.
1[Explanation I ].-- A suit in which the right to property or to an office is contested is a suit of a civil nature, notwithstanding that such right may depend entirely on the decision of questions as to religious rites or ceremonies.
2Explanation II ].-- For the purposes of this section, it is immaterial whether or not any fees are attached to the office referred to in Explanation I or whether or not such office is attached to a particular place.]
1. Explanation renumbered as Explanation I thereof by Act 104 of 1976, s. 5 (w.e.f. 1-2-1977).
2. Ins. by s. 5, ibid., (w.e.f. 1-2-1977).
Title: Stay of suit
No Court shall proceed with the trial of any suit in which the matter in issue is also directly and substantially in issue in a previously instituted suit between the same parties, or between parties under whom they or any of them claim litigating under the same title where such suit is pending in the same or any other Court in 1[India] have jurisdiction to grant the relief claimed, or in any Court beyond the limits of 1[India] established or continued by 2[the Central Government 3* * *.] and having like jurisdiction, or before 4[the Supreme Court].
Explanation.--The pendency of a suit in a foreign Court does not preclude the Courts in 1[India] from trying a suit founded on the same cause of action.
1. Subs. by Act 2 of 1951, s. 3, for "the States".
2. Subs. by the A.O. 1937, "the G.G. in C."
3. The words "or the Crown Representative" omitted by the A.O. 1948.
4. Subs. by the A.O. 1950, for "His Majesty in Council".