ARTICLE 230, 231 OF CONSTITUTION OF INDIA 1949

What is the meaning Extension of jurisdiction of High Courts to Union territories? What is Establishment of a common High Court for two or more States? Article 230 and 231 of Constitution of India, 1949

Extension of jurisdiction of High Courts to Union territories and Establishment of a common High Court for two or more States are defined under Article 230 and 231 of Constitution of India 1949. Provisions under this Article are:

 

 

Article 230 of Constitution of India "Extension of jurisdiction of High Courts to Union territories"

(1) Parliament may by law extend the jurisdiction of a High Court to, or exclude the jurisdiction of a High Court from, any Union territory.

(2) Where the High Court of a State exercises jurisdiction in relation to a Union territory:?

(a) nothing in this Constitution shall be construed as empowering the Legislature of the State to increase, restrict or abolish that jurisdiction; and

(b) the reference in article 227 to the Governor shall, in relation to any rules, forms or tables for subordinate courts in that territory, be construed as a reference to the President.

Article 231 of Constitution of India "Establishment of a common High Court for two or more States"

(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in the preceding provisions of this Chapter, Parliament may by law establish a common High Court for two or more States or for two or more States and a Union territory.

(2) In relation to any such High Court,?

(a) the reference in article 217 to the Governor of the State shall be construed as a reference to the Governors of all the States in relation to which the High Court exercises jurisdiction;

(b) the reference in article 227 to the Governor shall, in relation to any rules, forms or tables for subordinate courts, be construed as a reference to the Governor of the State in which the Subordinate Courts are situate; and

(c) the reference in articles 219 and 229 to the State shall be construed as a reference to the State in which the High Court has its principal seat:

Provided that if such principal seat is in a Union territory, the references in articles 210 and 229 to the Governor, Public Service Commission, Legislature and Consolidated Fund of the State shall be construed respectively as references to the President, Union Public Service Commission, Parliament and Consolidated Fund of India.

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