Political Science(GS) Judicial System-Supreme Court Revision (Page 2 of 2)

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Removal of Judges of Supreme Court

The judges of Supreme Court and High Court can only be removed if they misbehave or cannot perform well. However there have only been two such rare cases.

All the provisions regarding removal of a Supreme Court or High Court… (268 more words) …

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Composition of Supreme Court of India

The original Constitution of India (1950) made a provision to have a Chief Justice and 7 lower-ranking Judges in the Supreme Court. The Parliament was given to power to increase this number.

As the Court began to function and more… (371 more words) …

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Judicial Independence

The Constitution sees that the Supreme Court remains independent and for this the appointment of judges is based on seniority and not on political preference.

A Judge of the Supreme Court cannot be removed from his post unless the President… (97 more words) …

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Jurisdiction of Supreme Court of India

The Supreme Court has original, appellate and advisory jurisdiction.

1. Original Jurisdiction

The court has exclusive original jurisdiction when any dispute arises between the Government of India and one or more States or the dispute arises between the Government of… (463 more words) …

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Powers to Punish Contempt

Under Articles 129 and 142 of the Constitution, the Supreme Court can give punishment who disregards the court of law in India including itself.

The Supreme Court used such power when it sentenced one month jail to Minister of the… (27 more words) …

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