Civil Courts

The Civil Courts are of three grades. The Co un of the District Judge is at the top. He has both original and appellate jurisdictions. Cases of amount beyond a specified value can come straight to his court. He can also hear appeals from lower courts. The other two Civil Courts which are subordinate to the Court of the District Judge are (a) the Court of Subordinate Judges and Additional Subordinate Judges and (b) the Courts of Munsifs and Additional Munsifs. A dispute involving property or amount which is not valued more than two thousand rupees comes within the jurisdiction of the MunsifCourt. There is appeal from the Munsif Court to the Court of the Sub-Judge or to the Court of the Additional Sub-Judge. Against the judgement of the Court of Sub¬Judge or the Court of Additional Sub-Judge, one can appeal to the Court of District Judge. The High Court can entertain appeals against the judgement of the Court of the District Judge. The Court of the District Judge has both judicial and administrative powers. It has the power of superintendence over the courts under its control.

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