SECTION 55A IPC - Indian Penal Code - Definition of "appropriate Government"

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In sections 54 and 55 the expression "appropriate Government" means:

  1. in cases where the sentence is a sentence of death or is for an offence against any law relating to a matter to which the executive power of the Union extends, the Central Government; and
  2. in cases where the sentence (whether of death or not) is for an offence against any law relating to a matter to which the executive power of the State extends, the Government of the State within which the offender is sentenced.

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