Power High Court
Like the SC, HC has been vested with quite extensive and effective powers
Highest Court of appeal in the state.
Protector of the Fundamental Rights
Vested with the power to interpret the Constitution.
It has supervisory and consultative roles
Constitution does not contain detailed provisions with regard to the jurisdiction and powers of a high court.
At present, a high court enjoys the following jurisdiction and powers:
1. Original jurisdiction.
2. Writ jurisdiction.
3. Appellate jurisdiction.
4. Supervisory jurisdiction.
5. Control over subordinate courts.
6. A court of record.
7. Power of judicial review
Present jurisdiction and powers of a high court are governed by
(a) Constitutional provisions,
(b) Letters Patent,
(c) Acts of Parliament,
(d) Acts of State Legislature,
(e) Indian Penal Code, 1860,
(f) Cirminal Procedure Code, 1973,
(g) Civil Procedure Code, 1908
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