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On the 28th of January, 1950 Supreme Court came in to being. After its inauguration on January 28, 1950, the Supreme Court commenced its sittings in a part of the Parliament House. The Court moved into the present building in 1958. Chief Justice Harilal J.Kania and Justices Saiyid Fazl Ali, M. Patanjali Sastri, Mehr Chand Mahajan, Bijan Kumar Mukherjea and S.R.Das became the first Judges of the Supreme Court of India. First Supreme Court Rule was framed in 1950 and it was replaced by Supreme Court Rule 1966 [ Effect from 15th January 1966]. Parliament increased the number of Judges from 8 in 1950 to 11 in 1956  and now 34 [Chief Justice + 33 Judges = 34 Lok Sabha Bill No. 191-F/2019]

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The Supreme Court of India has the jurisdiction to decide a statutory appeal, whenever any legislation provides for appeal to the Supreme Court. The Statutes having provisions for statutory appeals to the Supreme Court are as under:

(i) Section 35L of the Central Excise Act, 1944 (1 of 1944);
(ii) Section 116A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 (43 of 1951);
(iii) Section 38 of the Advocates Act, 1961 (25 of 1961);
(iv) Section 261 of the Income Tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961) before the establishment of National Tax Tribunal from 28.12.2005;
(v) Section 130E of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962);
(vi) Section 19(1)(b) of the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971 (70 of 1971);
(vii) Section 374 and Section 379 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974)
read with Section 2 of Supreme Court (Enlargement of Criminal Appellate Jurisdiction) Act, 1970 (28 of 1970);
(viii) Section 23 of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 (68 of 1986);
(ix) Section 19 of the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act, 1987 (28 of
(x) Section 10 of the Special Courts (Trial of Offences relating to Transactions in Securities) Act, 1992 (27 of 1992);
(xi) Section 15Z of the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992 (15 of 1992);
(xii) Section 18 of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Act, 1997 (24 of 1997);
(xiii) Section 53T of the Competition Act, 2002 (12 of 2003);
(xiv) Section 125 of the Electricity Act, 2003 (36 of 2003);
(xv) Section 24 of the National Tax Tribunal Act, 2005 (49 of 2005);
(xvi) Section 30 of the Armed Forces Tribunal Act, 2007 (55 of 2007);
(xvii) Section 37 of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board Act, 2006 (19 of 2006);
(xviii) Section 31 of the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India Act, 2008 (27 of 2008);
(xix) Section 22 of the National Green Tribunal Act, 2010 (19 of 2010);
(xx) Section 423 of the Companies Act, 2013 (18 of 2013);
(xxi) Section 38 of the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Act, 2013 (23 of 2013);
(xxii) Section 21 of the Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015 (22 of 2015);
(xxiii) Section 33E of the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 (18 of 2016);
(xxiv) Sections 62 and 182 of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (31 of 2016);
(xxv) Section 118 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (12 of 2017); and
(xxvi) Section 73 of Consumer Protection Act, 2019 (35 of 2019).

[Supreme Court Report Annual Report 2019-20]

Read more about Jurisdiction…

Supreme Court Judgments in vernacular languages are available in the following category of cases apart from original English language[Article 348 of the Constitution].SCR is the official journal of reportable Supreme Court decisions, which is published under the authority of the Supreme Court of India by the Controller of Publications, Govt. of India, Delhi. The Head Notes are approved by the Hon’ble Judges of the
Supreme Court who delivered the judgment.

1] Labour matters;
2] Rent Act matters;
3] Land Acquisition and Requisition matters;
4] Service matters;
5] Compensation matters;
6] Criminal matters;
7] Family Law Matters;
8] Ordinary Civil matters;
9] Personal Law matters;
10] Religious and Charitable Endowments matters;
11] Simple money and Mortgage matters;
12] Eviction under the Public Premises (Eviction) Act matters;
13] Land Laws and Agricultural Tenancies;
14] Matters relating to Consumer Protection.

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