Question: What is Appellate Jurisdiction? Mention any two types of cases over which the Supreme Court has Appellate Jurisdiction. Or In the extensive Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court state the difference between the Original Jurisdiction and the Appellate Jurisdiction. Mention two functions that come under Original Jurisdiction.
Answer: A Court of Appeal is one that may change the decision or reduce the sentence passed by the lower Courts. The Supreme Court is the final Court of Appeal. An appeal lies to the Supreme Court from any judgment or final order of a High Court in the following conditions:
(i) If the High Court certifies that the case involves a substantial question of law of general importance and
(ii) that the question needs to be decided by the Supreme Court. An appeal in criminal matters also lies to Supreme Court.
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