Order XXIX - Pleadings Generally : Supreme Court Rules 2013
What is Pleadings Generally? Order XXIX of Supreme Court Rules 2013
Order XXIX of Supreme Court Rules 2013 : "Pleadings Generally"
1. In this Order 'pleading' means plaint or written
2. Every pleading shall contain, and contain only, a
statement in a concise form of the material facts on which the
party pleading relies, but not the evidence by which those facts
are to be proved, nor any argumentative manner, and shall be
divided into paragraphs numbered consecutively.
3. Dates, sums and numbers shall be expressed in figures.
4. A further and better statement of the nature of the claim
or defence, or further and better particulars of any matter
stated in any pleading may in all cases be ordered upon such
terms as to costs and otherwise, as may he just.
5. Wherever the contents of any document are material, it
shall be sufficient to state the effect thereof as briefly as
possible, without setting out the whole or any part thereof,
unless the precise words of the document or any pan thereof are
6. Every pleading shall be signed by an advocate-on-record on
behalf of the Attorney-General for India or by an
advocate-on-record on behalf of the Advocate- General for the
State, as the case may be.
7. The Court may at any stage of the proceeding order to be
struck out or amended any matter in any pleading which may be
unnecessary or scandalous or which may tend to prejudice or
embarrass or delay the trial of the suit or which contravenes
any of the provisions of this Order.
8.The Court may at any stage of the proceedings allow either
party to amend his pleading in such manner and on such terms as
may be just but only such amendments shall be made as may be
necessary for the purpose of determining the real question in
controversy between the parties.
9. If a party who has obtained an order for leave to
amend docs not amend accordingly within the time limited
for that purpose by the order, or if no time is thereby
limited then within fourteen days from the date of the
order, he shall not be permitted to amend after the
expiration of such limited time or of such fourteen
days, as the case may be unless the lime is extended by
10. Amendments of pleadings made only for the purpose of
rectifying a clerical error may' be made on an order of the
Registrar "'without notice but unless otherwise ordered a copy
of the order shall be served on all other parties.