Order XLIX - Costs : Supreme Court Rules 2013



What are Costs? Order XLIX of Supreme Court Rules 2013

Order XLIX of Supreme Court Rules 2013 : "Costs"

1. Subject to the provisions of any Statute or of these rules, the costs of and incidental to all proceedings, shall be in the discretion of the Court. Unless the Court otherwise orders an intervener shall not be entitled to costs.

2. Where it appears that the hearing of any suit or matter cannot conveniently proceed by reason of the advocate on record of any party having neglected to attend personally or by some proper person on his behalf, or having omitted to deliver any paper necessary for the use of the Court which are in his possession and which according to the practice ought to have been delivered, the advocate on record shall personally pay to all or any of the parties such costs as the Court may think fit to award.


3. Where in any proceeding, costs are awarded to any party, the Court may direct the payment of a sum in gross in lieu of taxed costs and may further direct by and to whom the said sum shall be paid.



Order XLI - Application for Transfer Under Article 139A(2) of constitution and section 25 of Code of Civil Procedure 1908

Order XLII - Special Reference under Article 143 of the Constitution

Order XLIII - Reference made by the President under Article 317(1) of the Constitution or any statute

Order XLIV - Reference made by the central Government / Statutory Tribunal under statutes

Order XLV - Reference under section 257 of the Income Tax Act 1961




Order XLVI - Election Petitions under Part III of the Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections Act, 1952 (31 of 1952)

Order XLVII - Review

Order XLVIII - Curative Petition


Order XLIX - Costs

Order L - Taxation



Order LI - Notice of Proceedings to the Attorney General for India or Advocate General of States

Order LII - Forms to be used

Order LIII - Service of documents

Order LIV - Commissions

Order LV - Power to dispense and inherent powers



Order LVI - Destruction of Records

Rules to regulate proceedings for contempt of the Supreme Court, 1975

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