What is the process of Hearing of the Suit? Order XXXIV of Supreme Court Rules 2013
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 the Court.
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.
(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