Order XXXIV - Hearing of the Suit : Supreme Court Rules 2013
What is the process of Hearing of the Suit? Order XXXIV of Supreme Court Rules 2013
Order XXXIV of Supreme Court Rules 2013 : "Hearing of the Suit"
1. Rules 1, 2, 3, 16, 17 and 18 of Order XVIII in the First
Schedule to the Code with respect to the hearing of suits and
examination of witnesses shall apply in suits instituted before
2. Witnesses in attendance shall be examined orally in open
Court and their evidence taken down in shorthand in the form of
question and answer by such officers of the Court as may be
appointed for the purpose.
3. The transcript of the shorthand note shall be signed by
the officer recording the note and shall be deemed the
deposition of the witness and shall form part of the record.
4. The party to any suit or matter in which the
evidence has been taken in shorthand, and the witness
whose evidence has been taken, shall be entitled upon
payment of the prescribed fee to be furnished with a
certified copy of the handscript.