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Report No. 79

Appendix 1

Appellate Jurisdiction of District Judges in Various States

1. Andhra Pradesh (1) Rs. 15,000 (District Judge). (Proposal raise to Rs. 20,000 under consideration).
(2) Rs. 10,000 (Subordinate Judge).
2. Gujarat Rs. 10,000 (District Judge).
3. Haryana Rs. 20,000 (District Judge).
4. Himachal Pradesh Rs. 10,000 (District Judge).
5. Karnataka
(1) District Courts (Appellate Jurisdiction). .Regular,execution and miscellaneous Appeals from the decisions of the civil judges, involving monetary value upto Rs. 20,000

[Civil Judges' court in Karnataka have original jurisdiction as follows:-

(a) All original suits with the monetary value exceeding Rs. 10,000 (unlimited).
(b) Small cause suits upto the monetary value of Rs. 2,000. Separate small cause courts are existing Bangalore and Mysore presided over by the officer in the cadre of civil judge. The jurisdiction of these courts is upto Rs. 3,000.
(2) Civil Judges (Appellants jurisdiction). Regular, execution and miscellaneous appeals from the decisions of Munsiffs.

Munsiff's courts in Karnataka have jurisdiction in original suits upto the monetary value of Rs. 10.000 and small causes suits upto Rs. 500.].

6. Kerala Rs. 10,000 (District Judge).
7. Maharashtra
(Bombay Civil Courts Act, 1869)
Rs. 25,000 (District Judge).
(Amendment made in January, 1978).
8. Manipur Rs. 5,000 (District Judge).
9. Nagaland Administration of justice is governed by special rules.
10. Punjab Rs. 20,000 (District Judge).
11. Rajasthan Rs. 10,000 (District Judge).
12. Sikkim Rs 5,000 (District Judge).
(In Sikkim, the original court next lower than the District Court is the court of Civil Judge-cum-Judicial Magistrate. Its jurisdiction is only Rs. 5,000. Suits of a higher value go to the District Judge on the original side).
13. Tamil Nadu Appellate jurisdiction.
(a) District Judge-Rs. 10,000.
(b) Subordinate Judge-Rs. 5,000.
14. Tripura Rs 10,000 (District Judge).
15. West Bengal Rs. 15,000 (District Judge).


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