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The Court And The Government

Snapshots from the history of the Supreme Court of India

The Court And The Government
The Court And The Government
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2018-01-20T11:09:05+05:30

Where Supreme Court expanded central govt powers

  • Interpretation of lists (union, state, concurrent)
  • Reorganising states
  • Centralised planning
  • Power over states (including Emergency)

Inaugural sitting of the Supreme Court on January 28, 1950

The Supreme Court

  • Founded in October 1937 as Federal Court, and on  Republic Day, 1950, as Supreme Court
  • Strength at the time of founding: Chief Justice of India and seven judges
  • Current sanctioned strength: 31
  • Appointments made by CJI and four puisne judges
  • Final court of appeal and constitutional court, top administrator of justice delivery
  • Advocates-on-record chosen through rigorous examination after minimum five...
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