‘Single Integrated Judicial System’ provided in the Indian Constitution?

Question: Why do you mean by ‘Single Integrated Judicial System’ as provided in the Indian Constitution?

Answer: In a ‘Single Integrated Judicial System’ provided in the Indian Constitution, the Supreme Court of India is the Apex Court of India and administers both Union and State law. Below the Supreme Court are the High Courts in each State or group of States followed by Subordinate Courts.


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