Order XII - Judgments, Decrees and Orders : Supreme Court Rules 2013
What are the rules regarding Judgments, Decrees and Orders? Order XII of Supreme Court Rules 2013
Order XII of Supreme Court Rules 2013 : "Judgments, Decrees and
1. The Court, after the case has been heard, shall pronounce
judgment in open Court, either at once or on some future day, of
which due notice shall be given to the parties or their
advocates on record, and the decree or order shall be drawn up
in accordance therewith.
2. A member of the Court may read a judgment prepared by
another member of the Court.
3. Subject to the provisions contained in Order XLVII of
these rules, a judgment pronounced by the Court or by a majority
of the Court or by a dissenting Judge in open Court shall not
afterwards be altered or added to, save for the purpose of
correcting a clerical or arithmetical mistake or an error
arising from any accidental slip or omission.
4. Certified copies of the judgment, decree or order shall be
furnished to the parties on requisition made for the purpose,
and at their expense.
5. Every decree passed or order made by the Court shall be
drawn up in the Registry and be signed by the Registrar, the
Additional Registrar or Deputy Registrar and sealed with the
seal of the Court and shall bear the
same date as the judgment in the suit or appeal.
6. The decree passed or order made by the Court in every
appeal, and any order for costs in connection with the
proceedings therein, shall be transmitted by the Registrar to
the Court or Tribunal from which the appeal was brought, and
steps for the enforcement of such decree or order shall be taken
in that Court or Tribunal in the way prescribed by law.
7. Orders made by the Court in other proceedings shall be
transmitted by the Registrar to the judicial or other authority
concerned to whom such orders are directed, and any party may
apply to the Judge in Chambers that any such order, including an
order for payment of costs, be transmitted to any other
appropriate Court or other authority for enforcement.
8. In cases of doubt or difficulty with regard to a decree or
order made by the Court, the Registrar, the Additional Registrar
or the Deputy Registrar shall, before issuing the draft, submit
the same to the Court.
9. Where the Registrar, the Additional Registrar or
the Deputy Registrar considers it necessary that the
draft of any decree or order should be settled in the
presence of the parties or where the parties, require it
to be settled, in their presence, the Registrar, the
Additional Registrar or the Deputy Registrar shall, by
notice in writing, appoint a time for settling the same
and the parties shall attend the appointment and produce
the briefs and such other documents as may be necessary
to enable the draft to be settled.
10. Where any party is dissatisfied with the decree or order
as settled by the Registrar, the Registrar shall not proceed to
complete the decree or order without allowing that party
sufficient time to apply by motion to the
Court, which shall not exceed 90 days from date of order of the
Registrar failing which the Registrar will proceed to settle the