SECTION 55a IPC - Indian Penal Code - Commutation of sentence of death

IPC Section 55a

Description of IPC Section 55a

According to section 55A of Indian penal code, 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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