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Contempt of Courts Act, 1971

The Contempt of Court Act, 1971 defines and limits the powers of certain courts in punishing contempt of courts. The Act consists of total 24 sections. Get the detailed description of all the sections of the Contempt of Court Act, 1971 only at easyadvocacy.



Section Title
Section- 1 Section - 1. Short title and extent Chapter 1
Section- 2 Section - 2 Definitions Chapter 1
Section- 3 Section - 3. Innocent publication and distribution of matter not contempt Chapter 1
Section- 4 Section - 4. Fair and accurate report of judicial proceeding not contempt Chapter 1
Section- 5 Section - 5. Fair criticism of judicial act not contempt Chapter 1
Section- 6 Section - 6. Complaint against presiding officers of subordinate courts when not contempt Chapter 1
Section- 7 Section - 7. Publication of information relating to proceedings in chambers or in camera not contempt except in certain cases Chapter 1
Section- 8 Section - 8. Other defences not affected Chapter 1
Section- 9 Section - 9. Act not to imply enlargement of scope of contempt Chapter 1
Section- 10 Section - 10. Power of High Court to punish contempts of subordinate courts Chapter 1
Section- 11 Section - 11. Power of High Court to try offences committed or offenders found outside jurisdiction Chapter 1
Section- 12 Section - 12. Punishment for contempt of court. Chapter 1
Section- 13 Section - 13. Contempts not punishable in certain cases. Chapter 1
Section- 14 Section - 14. Procedure where contempt is in the face of the Supreme Court or a High Court Chapter 1
Section- 15 Section - 15. Cognizance of criminal contempt in other cases Chapter 1
Section- 16 Section - 16. Contempt by judge, magistrate or other person acting judicially Chapter 1
Section- 17 Section - 17. Procedure after cognizance Chapter 1
Section- 18 Section - 18. Hearing of cases of criminal contempt to be by Benches Chapter 1
Section- 19 Section - 19. Appeals Chapter 1
Section- 20 Section - 20 Limitation for actions for contempt Chapter 1
Section- 21 Section - 21. Act not to apply to Nyaya Panchayats or other village courts Chapter 1
Section- 22 Section - 22. Act to be in addition to, and not in derogation of, other laws relating to contempt Chapter 1
Section- 23 Section - 23. Power of Supreme Court and High Courts to make rules Chapter 1
Section- 24 Section - 24. Repealed Chapter 1
Section- Rules To Regulate Proceedings For Contempt Of Supreme Court, 1975 Chapter 1

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