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Article 227 of Constitution of India
Article 227 of Constitution of India deals with Power of superintendence over all courts by the High Court.
From the Constitution
[(1) Every High Court shall have superintendence over all courts and tribunals throughout the territories in relation to which it exercises jurisdiction.]
(2) Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provision, the High Court may—
(a) call for returns from such courts;
(b) make and issue general rules and prescribe forms for regulating the practice and proceedings of such courts; and
(c) prescribe forms in which books, entries and accounts shall be kept by the officers of any such courts.
(3) The High Court may also settle tables of fees to be allowed to the sheriff and all clerks and officers of such courts and to attorneys, advocates and pleaders practising therein:
Provided that any rules made, forms prescribed or tables settled under clause (2) or clause (3) shall not be inconsistent with the provision of any law for the time being in force, and shall require the previous approval of the Governor.
(4) Nothing in this article shall be deemed to confer on a High Court powers of superintendence over any court or tribunal constituted by or under any law relating to the Armed Forces.
3Cl. (1) has been successively subs. by the Constitution (Forty-second Amendment) Act, 1976, s. 40 (w.e.f. 1-2-1977) and the Constitution (Forty-fourth Amendment) Act, 1978, s. 31, to read as above (w.e.f. 20-6-1979).
- Article 228: Transfer of certain cases to High Court
- Article 229: Officers and servants and the expenses of High Courts
- Article 230: Extension of jurisdiction of High Courts to Union territories
- Article 231: Establishment of a common High Court for two or more States
Related Cases / Recent Cases / Case Laws
- AG v Shiv Kumar Yadav and Another, Criminal Appeal Jurisdiction, Criminal Appeal No. 1187-1188 OF 2015, Supreme Court of India judgement dated September 10, 2015
- Umrala Gram Panchayat v The Secretary, Municipal Employees Union and Others, Civil Appeal Jurisdiction, Civil Appeal No 3209-3210 OF 2015, Supreme Court of India judgement dated March 27, 2015
- Ranjit Kumar Bose and Another v Anannya Chowdhury and Another, Civil Appeal Jurisdiction, Civil Appeal Petition No 3334 OF 2014, Supreme Court of India judgement dated March 7, 2014
- State of Maharashtra and Another v Sarva Shramik Sangh, Sangli and Others, Civil Appeal Jurisdiction, Civil Appeal Petition No 2565 OF 2006, Supreme Court of India judgement dated October 21, 2013
- Union of India and Others Vs Debt Recovery Tribunal Bar Association and Another, Civil Appeal Jurisdiction, Civil Appeal No. 617-618 OF 2013, Supreme Court of India judgement dated January 22, 2013
- State of Gujarat and Another Vs Gujarat Revenue Tribunal Bar Association and Another, Civil Appeal No.7208 of 2012, Supreme Court of India judgement dated October 16, 2012
- Speaker Haryana Vidhan Sabha Vs Kuldeep Bishnoi and Others, Civil Appeal No.7125 of 2012 with Civil Appeal No.7126 of 2012 and Civil Appeal No.7127 of 2012 and Civil Appeal No.7128 of 2012, Supreme Court of India judgement delivered on September 28, 2012
- Mohd. Hussain @ Julfikar Ali vs The State (Govt. of NCT) Delhi, Supreme Court Judgement dated August 31, 2012
- Azija Begum Vs State of Maharashtra and Anr 2012 – 1- L.W. (Crl.) 485
- L Chandra Kumar vs Union of India, AIR 1997 SC 1125: In regard to tribunals, the Supreme Court of India held that the clause of Article 323A that excludes the jurisdiction of High Courts and Supreme Court under Articles 226 / 227 and 32 of the Constitution of India is unconstitutional.
Related Acts / Statute
- Section 476 of Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 deals with Forms.