Open Question

Describe the powers and functions of the Supreme Court of India.
In Politics & Government | Asked By: Rohit Jain | On Sunday, June 29, 2008

Vaibhav Dhiman
it has powers more than any supreme courts of the can produce some writs on the occasion of violation of fundamental rights,such as habeas corpus, mandamus, quowarranto etc.

1729 days ago

Bitti Wadehra
Its powers: The Supreme Court of India has more powers than any Supreme Court in any part of the world. It is the interpreter and guardian of the Constitution. It can be moved for the enforcement of the Fundamental Rights. For this purpose, it can issue writs like Habeas Corpus, Mandamus, Quo Warranto, etc. The orders of the Supreme Court are binding on die executive. In an emergency, however, the President has the power to suspend the right to move the Supreme Court. Thus, it is the highest court of justice in India and the citizens of India look to it for justice. Its functions: The Supreme Court is the highest judicial tribunal of India and as such it is armed with extensive powers. It exercises original, appellate and advisory jurisdiction. Original Jurisdiction. It extends to all disputes between the Union Government and one or more States as also disputes arising between the States of the Indian Union. Appellate Jurisdiction, (a) In civil cases, an appeal from the judgement of the High Court can be taken for appeal to the Supreme Court. (b) In criminal cases, appeal from the judgment of the High Court can be taken to the Supreme Court, if the High Court, has on appeal reversed an order of acquittal of an accused person and sentenced him to death, or if the High Court has withdrawn from a lower court a case for trial before itself and has on such trial convicted the accused person and sentenced him to death. An appeal can also .be taken to the Supreme Court if the High Court certifies that the case is a fit one for appeal to the Supreme Court. Advisory Jurisdiction. The President has the power to refer a question of law or fact of public importance for the opinion and report of the Supreme Court.

2619 days ago