Order III - Officers of the court etc : Supreme Court Rules 2013
Who are Officers of the court etc? Order III of Supreme Court Rules
Order III of Supreme Court Rules 2013 : "Officers of the court etc"
1. The Secretary General shall have the custody
of the records of the Court and shall exercise such
other functions as are assigned to him by these
2. The Chief Justice may assign, and the Secretary General,
may, with the approval of the Chief Justice, delegate, to an
Additional Registrar, Deputy Registrar or Assistant Registrar,
any function required by these rules to be exercised by the
3. In the absence of the Secretary General, the functions of
the Secretary General may be exercised by the Registrar
nominated by the Chief Justice.
4. The official seal to be used in the Court shall be such as
the Chief Justice may from time to time direct, and shall be
kept in the custody of the Secretary General.
5 Subject to any general or special directions given by the
Chief Justice, the seal of the Court shall not be affixed to any
writ, rule, order, summons or other process save under the
authority in writing of the Secretary General or the Registrar
nominated by the Chief Justice.
6. The seal of the Court shall not be affixed to any
certified copy issued by the Court save under the authority in
writing of the Secretary General or of a Registrar, Additional
Registrar, Deputy Registrar or Assistant Registrar.
7. (1) The Registrar shall keep a list of all cases pending
before the Court, and shall, at the commencement of each term,
prepare and publish on the notice board/website of the Court a
list of all cases ready for hearing in each class separately, to
be called the "terminal list". The cases 10 the "terminal list"
shall be arranged year wise in each class separately in the
order of their registration, and the list shall be updated from
time to time,
(2) From out of the "terminal list" the Registrar shall
publish on the notice board/website of the Court at the end of
each week a list of cases to be heard in the following week as
far as possible in the order in which they appear in terminal
list, subject to the directions of the Chief Justice and of the
Court, if any, and out of the weekly list shall publish at the
end of each day a daily list of cases to be heard by the Court
on the following day.
In addition, the Registrar shall publish Advance List of
miscellaneous matters. From the Advance List, matters will be
taken up in Daily List for miscellaneous matters.
Subject to general or special orders of Chief Justice, the
Registrar shall publish such other lists as may be directed;
list matters as may be directed and in such order as may be
8. In addition to the powers conferred by other rules, the
Registrar shall have the following duties and powers subject to
any general or special order of the Chief Justice, namely.-
(i) to require any plaint petition of appeal, petition or
other proceeding presented to the Court to be amended in
accordance with the practice and procedure of the Court or to be
represented after such requisition as the Registrar is empowered
to make in relation thereto has been complied with;
(il) to fix the date of hearing of appeals petitions or other
proceedings and Issue notices thereof,
(iii) to settle the index in cases where the record is
prepared in the Court.
(iv) to make an order for change of advocate-on-record with
the consent of the advocate-on-record.
(v) to direct any formal amendment of record;
(vi) to grant leave to inspect and search the records of the
Court and order the grant of copies of documents to parties to
proceeding without interfering or dispensing with any mandatory
requirement of these rules;
(vii) to allow from time to time on a written request
any period or periods not exceeding twenty eight days in
aggregate for furnishing information or for doing any
other act necessary to bring the plaint, appeal,
petition or other proceeding in conformity with the
rules and practice of the Court:
Provided that where the mailer filed on scrutiny is found to
be defective and a diary number has been generated one copy of
the Petition and Court Fee Stamp tendered shall be retained and
the defects shall be communicated to the petitioner. If the
defects are not removed till 90 days from the date of
communication of the defects the mailer shall be listed with
Office Report on default before the Judge in Chambers for