Civil Procedure Code Jurisdiction
Jurisdiction of civil courts can be divided on two basis.
Pecuniary/ Monetary Jurisdiction
Pecuniary jurisdiction of the court divides the court on a vertical basis.
present the pecuniary jurisdiction of the
1. Suits amounting to Rs.1 - Rs.20, 00,000 lie before district courts.
2. Suits over and above Rs. 20,00,000/- lie before High Courts.
It is very important to note that the amount of pecuniary jurisdiction is different for all High Courts. This limit is decided by respective High Court Rules.
In many states High court has no pecuniary jurisdiction. All civil suits go before District Courts, and only appeal lies before High Court.
Territorial Jurisdiction divides the courts on a horizontal basis.