Supreme Court of India

Supreme Court of India

The Supreme Court of India is located in the city of Delhi and is the largest Jurisdictional body in India. It is foreseen by the constitution to function at the same time as Federal Court, Constitutional Court and Supreme Court of Appeal of the Country.

Here you will find everything you need to know about the Supreme Court of India, its history, its composition, and how to access the Supreme Court Case Status from here. The High Courts in India are governed by the Supreme Court. Know more about the Chief Justice of India as well as Supreme Court Case status and more from here.

A brief history of the Supreme Court of India

This institution born on January 26, 1950, in Tilak Marg, New Delhi, at the same time that India decreed as a Sovereign and the Democratic Republic, and it operated in the Parliament House until 1958, when it transferred to the building in which it continues currently working.

In its first years of operation, had a president of the Supreme Court and seven main judges, who used to witness each of the cases together, but progressively increasing the number of cases and thus had to begin to divide to serve them all, so since then each case attended by two or maximum three judges.

The 1950 constitution protects the independence of the Supreme Court of India by stating that it is not possible to remove its powers unless the presidential order approved by a majority of at least 2/3 of the members of each of the Houses of Parliament.

The original Indian Constitution (1950) allowed the Supreme Court to form a Chief Justice and 7 lower-ranking judges – but left for Parliament to increase the number of judges. In the early years, the Supreme Court’s Supreme Court had conducted an inquiry into the cases coming to them. The number of judges in the 1950s increased to 8 in 1950, 14 in 1960, 18 in 1978, 26 in 1986 and 31 in 2008. As the number of judges has increased, the bench begins to hear minor judgments of two and three judges (referred to as the Division Bench), a five-judge bench (referred to as the Principle of the Constitution) only when it is necessary, to settle a dispute. When the need arises, any small corporation may transfer the case to the big jurisdiction.


The Supreme Court of India consists of the Chief Justice of India and a maximum of 30 other judges appointed by the President of India. However, the President must consult with the Supreme Court to appoint judges. These appointments are usually based on experience, without any political preferences. The Supreme Court judges retire after the age of 65. The judge need to work as a lawyer for 10 years, the President, in the opinion of a distinguished jurist. A High Court judge may be appointed as a temporary (Special) Judge of the Supreme Court, the judges of the Supreme Court or the judges who retire in the High Courts to be appointed as judges in the court.

The ever-widening regional representation of the Supreme Court followed. Minority religious and racial groups are also part of the Supreme Court judges. Justice Fatima Beevi the first woman appointed as Supreme Court Judge in 1987. Later she judged by Sujata Manohar and Ruma Palli as well as women judges in the Supreme Court.The first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Dalit community kg Balakrishnan recognized and in 2000 appointed Supreme Court judge. In 2007, he was the first Dalit Indian Chief Justice. In exceptional cases, the judges bP. Jeevan Reddy, A.R. Lakshmanan appointed Chairman of the Indian Law Commission, none of whom did act as Chief Justice.

The composition of the Supreme Court of India

The Court currently consists of a Chief Justice and 31 judges. The Registry led by a General Secretary, assisted in turn by 8 registrars, and other additional and deputy registrars. In total, adding the gazetted officers, non-gazetted officers, and Class IV employees, the Supreme Court of India composed of 1770 employees.

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The Chief Justice of India

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The current Chief Justice of India is the Honorable Mr. Dipak Misra. He was born on October 3, 1953, and began practicing as a lawyer in 1977. Misra working on various constitutional, civil, criminal, income, service and sales tax matters. He began to practice as a judge in the High Court of Orissa in 1996, worked in the High Court of Madhya Pradesh, in the High Court of Patna, in the High Court of Justice of Delhi and finally in the Supreme Court of India. He named The Chief Justice of India on August 28, 2017, and his position will valid until October 2, 2018.

Supreme Court Case Status and Daily Orders

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The Supreme Court of India considered as the highest court in the country, half of the chapter of the Constitution of India and the fifth constitution. According to the constitution of India, the Supreme Court is acting as a federal court, constitutional protector and supreme court.
Articles 124 to 147 of the Constitution of India constitute the composition and jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of India. Mainly, it serves as a rejection benchmark that receives appeals to challenge the judgments given by the High Courts in the states and regions. It also takes into account the cases of serious petitions requiring official petitions or instant settlement in cases of serious human rights violations. The Supreme Court of India established on January 28, 1950 and has so far been judged over 24,000 cases.

The website of the Supreme Court of India, everyone can access all the updated information on the pending cases or the already resolved cases. since it automatically connects to the internal databases of the court, that digitized and updated daily.

For this, you only need to access the web page and select the “Supreme Court Case Status” tab, or “Daily Orders” tab in case you are not looking for a case but are waiting for an order to be signed by the Supreme Court.In order to find your Case Status or your Daily Orders, enter some simple information such as the case number, the name of the applicant or the defendant, the name of the defender, or the details of the lower court.

Supreme Court Judgement Information System

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The citizen has the possibility of accessing the data of the Supreme Court Judgement Information System.  The information of all the judgments and decisions of the Supreme Court and other Courts found since its beginnings in 1950. This information of the judgments published in SCR Journal, where until 1993 main notes annexed, but at present, they based solely on the text of the sentences.

Accessing the Supreme Court with the Visitor Pass

The building of the Supreme Court qualified as a High-Security Zone, so the income heavily restricted.  It is possible to access without being a judge, a lawyer or being summoned for a trial, you only need to have the requirements to get a Visitor Pass, also known as a “Photo Entry Pass”. The steps are the following:

  1. Firstly Withdraw the Application Form for the Photo Entry Pass in the Reception.
  2. Fill the Form with Capital Letters.
  3. Use correct Court N°/Item N° place for which pass required.
  4. Add a copy of any of the following personal documents: Govt. I Card, Driving License, PAN Card, Ration Card, or Passport.
  5. Do not leave any column Blank
  6. Your Advocate on-Record or Senior Advocate should countersign your Form.

Supreme Court of India Website: http://www.supremecourtofindia.nic.in

Supreme Court of India Contact Number: 011-23388942, 23388922

Fax Numbers: 011-23381584,23381508

Supreme Court of India Email id Service: supremecourt@nic.in

Supreme Court of India Address Info:
The Registrar,
Supreme Court of India
Tilak Marg, New Delhi
Pincode: 110201

Updated on 18/2/2019