Who are Parties to Suits? Order XXV of Supreme Court Rules 2013
1. Two or more plaintiffs may join in one suit in whom any right to relief in respect of or arising out of the same act or transaction or series of acts or transactions is alleged to exist.
2. Two or more defendants may be joined in one suit against whom any right to relief in respect of or arising out of the same act or transaction or series of acts Or transactions is alleged to exist.
3. (1) The Court may at any stage of the proceedings, either upon or without the application of either party, and on such terms as may appear to the Court to be just, order that the name of any plaintiff or defendant improperly joined be struck out, and that the name of any plaintiff or defendant who ought to have been joined, or whose presence before the Court may be necessary in order to enable the Court effectually and completely to adjudicate upon and settle all the questions involved in the suit, be added.
(2) No person shall be added as a plaintiff without his consent.
4. Where it appears to the Court that any cause of action joined in one suit cannot conveniently be tried or disposed of together the Court may order separate trials or make such other order as may be expedient.
5. Where it appears to the Court that any joinder of plaintiffs or defendants may embarrass or delay the trial of the suit, the Court may order separate trials or make such order as may be expedient.
(D) PROVISIONS REGARDING SPECIAL LEAVE PETITIONS UNDER
ARTICLE 136 OF THE CONSTITUTION
Order XXI - Special Leave Petitions (Civil) SLP
Order XXII - Special Leave Petitions in Criminal Proceedings
(E) APPEALS UNDER THE SPECIAL ACTS
Order XXIII - appeals under section 38 of the advocates act, 1961(25 of 1961)
Order XXIV - Appeals under Section 23 of the Consumer Protection Act 1986
(A) ORIGINAL SUITS
Order XXVII - Issue and Service of Summons
Order XXVIII - Written Statement, Set-off and Counter-Claim
Order XXIX - Pleadings Generally
Order XXX - Discovery and Inspection
Order XXXII - Summoning and attendance of Witnesses
Order XXXIV - Hearing of the Suit
Order XXXV - Withdrawal and adjustment of Suits
Order XXXVI - Payment into court
(B) PETITIONS UNDER ARTICLE 32 OF THE CONSTITUTION
Order XXXVIII - Application for enforcement of fundamental rights (Article 32 of Constitution)
Order XXXIX - Applications for transfer of criminal proceeding under section 406 of the Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 and Section 11 of the Terrorist affected areas (Special Courts) Act, 1984
Order XL - Application for transfer under Article 139A (1) of the Constitution