In the context of the High Court, discuss the Power of Superintendence

Power of Superintendence: The High Court enjoys the power of Superintendent over all Courts within their territorial jurisdiction. In this regard, the High Court exercises the following powers:

(i) Detailed report as the working of the Courts can be called for.

(ii) Rules can be formed for regulating the practice and proceeding of the Courts.

(iii) The appointment, posting, and promotion of District Judges shall be made by the Governor in consultation with the High Court.

(iv) The High Court can prescribe the form in which book, entries, and account shall be kept by the Court.


The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is the head of the Indian judiciary and supervises the functions of the lower courts. A single civil and criminal system of laws operates all over the country. By the way of appeal, cases from the High Court may be taken to the Supreme Court. Read more

The High Courts and Subordinate Courts

The Constitution of India has provided for a High Court for each state. However, there may be one High Court for two states or union territories. This depends on the area and the population of the state or union territory. There are 21 High Courts in India. Delhi is the only union territory that has a High Court of its own. Read more

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