Meaning of Special Law and Local Law

May 6, 2023

S. 41. “Special law”. – A “special law” is a law applicable to a particular subject.

Special laws are those that cover specific issues. The special laws mentioned in sections 40 and this one simply create new offences; in other words, they make crimes out of that which are not previously covered by the Penal Code.

 Examples of these laws include the Excise, Opium, Cattle Trespass, Gambling, and Railway Acts. Since the Negotiable Instruments Act is a unique statute, its provisions take precedence over those of Cr PC, 1973.

S. 42. “Local law”. – A “local law” is a law applicable only to a particular part of India.Laws applicable to a particular locality only are termed local laws, e.g., Port Trust Act. If you want to be a judicial officer and are looking for RJS coaching, here, at Jyoti Judiciary we provide comprehensive study material to make your preparation solidified and topnotch. From preliminary mock tests, to mains answer writing sessions every material required for clearing the exam is provided. We have separate legal current affairs classes, legal general knowledge, current affairs classes all in one time enrolment. Hurry up.

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