ORDER IV of CIVIL PROCEDURE CODE (CPC) – INSTITUTION OF SUITS
1. Suit to be commenced by plaint.
(1) Every suit shall be instituted by presenting a plaint to the Court or such officer as it appoints in this behalf.
2. Register of suits.
The Court shall cause the particulars of every suit to be entered in a book to be kept for the purposes and called the resister of civil suits. Such entries shall be numbered in every year according to the order in which the plaints are admitted.
In its application to the State of Uttar Pradesh after Order IV, the following Order shall be inserted-
ORDER IVA – CONSOLIDATION OF CASES
1. Consolidation of suits and proceedings.
When two or more suits or proceedings are pending in the same Court, and the Court is of opinion that it is expedient in the interest of justice, it may by order direct their joint trial, where upon all such suits and proceedings may be decided upon the evidence in all or any of such suits or proceedings.
[U.P. Act 57 of 1976]
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