Registry cannot exercise judicial powers that are in the realm of the Court, Supreme Court

Shruti Mahajan April 6 2019
section 319

The Supreme Court has held that the Registry of a court cannot exercise judicial powers and decide on the maintainability of a petition. In the process, it quashed an order of Madras High Court Registry which had rejected the numbering of a petition.

The Bench of Justices NV Ramana and Mohan M Shantanagoudar stressed the difference between administrative and judicial functions and held that deciding on the maintainability of a petition requires a judicial application of mind whereas the Registry is entitled to exercise only . . .

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