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SUPREME COURT CIVIL PROCEDURE ACT 1932 - SECT 193

Appointment of commissioners

(1)  The Chief Justice shall have full power and authority, by any commission to be made by him under the seal of the Court, to appoint any person in any part of this State to be and act as a commissioner of the Court at and for any place or district within the State, or generally throughout the State, with power and authority to administer or take any oath, affidavit, or affirmation, and to take any recognizance of bail or otherwise, and to issue any writ, or to do any act and exercise any power or authority which may by law be executed by the Associate Judge or the Registrar of the Court, and to exercise any power or authority which might have been lawfully exercised by any Master of the High Court of Chancery, or by any Surrogate of any Ecclesiastical Court in England, before the abolition of the said offices.
(2)  A commissioner appointed under the power and authority conferred by subsection (1) may be appointed with power to exercise all or any of the powers and authorities mentioned or referred to in that subsection, or such one or more of the said powers and authorities as may be specified in the commission appointing him.
(3)  The Chief Justice shall also have full power and authority, by any commission to be by him made under the seal of the Court, to appoint any person in any part of His Majesty's dominions, or in any foreign country, to be and act as a commissioner of the Court at or for any place or district in such other part of His Majesty's dominions or foreign country, or generally throughout such other part of His Majesty's dominions or foreign country, with power and authority to administer or take any oath, affidavit, or affirmation.
(4)  A commissioner appointed under this section, notwithstanding the provisions of section 9 but subject to the terms of the commission under which he is appointed, shall have the powers specified in subsection (1) or subsection (3) , as the case may be, in relation to all jurisdictions of the Court, as well as to the jurisdiction of the Court which is subject to this Act.



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