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Order VI - Constitution of Division Courts and Powers of a Single Judge : Supreme Court Rules 2013

 

 

What is Constitution of Division Courts? What are Powers of a Single Judge? Order VI of Supreme Court Rules 2013

Order VI of Supreme Court Rules 2013 : "Constitution of Division Courts and Powers of a Single Judge"

1. Subject to the other provisions of these rules every cause, appeal or matter shall be heard by a Bench consisting of not less than two Judges nominated by the Chief Justice.

2. Where in the course of the hearing of any cause, appeal or other proceeding, the Bench considers that the matter should be dealt with by a larger Bench, it shall refer the matter to the Chief Justice, who shall thereupon constitute such a Bench for the hearing of it.

3. Every cause, appeal or other proceedings arising out of a case in which death sentence has been confirmed or awarded by the High Court shall be heard by a Bench consisting of not less than three Judges.

4. If a Bench of less than three Judges, hearing a cause, appeal or matter, is of the opinion that the accused should be sentenced to death it shall refer the matter to the Chief Justice who shall thereupon constitute a Bench of not less than three Judges for hearing it.

5. The Chief Justice may from time to time appoint a Judge to hear and dispose of all applications which may be heard by a Judge in Chambers under these rules.

6. During the vacation, the Vacation Judge sitting singly may, in addition to exercising all the powers of a Judge in Chambers under these rules, exercise the powers of the Court in relation to the following matters, namely: -

(1) Applications for special leave to appeal in urgent cases where interim relief is prayed for subject to the condition that the Vacation Judge shall not decide such a petition if it raises substantial question of law as to the interpretation of the Constitution.

(2) Applications for stay of execution of a decree or order or stay of proceedings in civil matters,

(3) Applications for transfer of cases under section 406 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974)

(4) Applications for stay of proceedings in criminal matters.

 

(5) Applications under article 32 of the Constitution of an urgent nature which do not involve a substantial question of law as to the interpretation of the Constitution.

(6) Issue of a rule nisi in urgent applications under article 32 of the Constitution which involve a substantial question of law as to the interpretation of the Constitution.

(7) Applications of an urgent nature for transfer of cases under section 25 of the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (5 of 1908).

(8) Issue of notice in applications of an urgent nature under Article 139A(1) of the Constitution;

and
(9) Applications of an urgent nature for transfer of cases under Article 139A(2) of the Constitution.

 

SUPREME COURT RULES 2013

PART I GENERAL

Order I - Interpretation etc

Order II - Offices of the Court sittings and vacation etc

Order III - Officers of the court etc

Order IV - Advocates

Order V - Business in chambers

 

 

Order VI - Constitution of Division Courts and Powers of a Single Judge

Order VII - Proceedings by or against minors or persons of unsound mind

Order VIII - Documents

Order IX - Affidavits

Order X - Inspection, Search etc

 

 

Order XI - Notices of Motion

Order XII - Judgments, Decrees and Orders

Order XIII - Copying

Order XIV - Payment into and out of court of suitors funds

Order XV - Petitions Generally

 

 

PART-II
APPELLATE JURISDICTION
(A) GENERAL

Order XVI - Hearing of Appeals

Order XVII - Miscellaneous

Order XVIII - Appeals and Applications by indigent person

(B) CIVIL APPEALS

Order XIX - Appeals on Certificate by High Court

(C) CRIMINAL APPEALS

Order XX - Criminal Appeals

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