Officers Of The Court, Etc.
1. The Secretary General shall have the custody of the records of the Court and shall exercise such other functions as are assigned to him by these rules.
2. The Chief Justice may assign, and the Secretary General, may, with the approval of the Chief Justice, delegate, to an Additional Registrar, Deputy Registrar or Assistant Registrar, any function required by these rules to be exercised by the Registrar.
3. In the absence of the Secretary General, the functions of the Secretary General may be exercised by the Registrar nominated by the Chief Justice.
4. The official seal to be used in the Court shall be such as the Chief Justice may from time to time direct, and shall be kept in the custody of the Secretary General.
5. Subject to any general or special directions given by the Chief Justice, the seal of the Court shall not be affixed to any writ, rule, order, summons or other process save under the authority in writing of the Secretary General or the Registrar nominated by the Chief Justice.
6. The seal of the Court shall not be affixed to any certified copy issued by the Court save under the authority in writing of the Secretary General or of a Registrar, Additional Registrar, Deputy Registrar or Assistant Registrar.
7. (1) The Registrar shall keep a list of all cases pending before the Court, and shall, at the commencement of each term, prepare and publish on the notice board/website of the Court a list of all cases ready for hearing in each class separately, to be called the “terminal list”. The cases in the “terminal list” shall be arranged yearwise in each class separately in the order of their registration, and the list shall be updated from time to time.
(2) From out of the “terminal list” the Registrar shall publish on the notice board/website of the Court at the end of each week a list of cases to be heard in the following week as far as possible in the order in which they appear in terminal list, subject to the directions of the Chief Justice and of the Court, if any, and out of the weekly list shall publish at the end of each day a daily list of cases to be heard by the Court on the following day.
In addition, the Registrar shall publish Advance List of miscellaneous matters. From the Advance List, matters will be taken up in Daily List for miscellaneous matters.
Subject to general or special orders of Chief Justice, the Registrar shall publish such other lists as may be directed; list matters as may be directed and in such order as may be directed.
8. In addition to the powers conferred by other rules, the Registrar shall have the following duties and powers subject to any general or special order of the Chief Justice, namely:-
(i) to require any plaint, petition of appeal, petition or other proceeding presented to the Court to be amended in accordance with the practice and procedure of the Court or to be represented after such requisition as the Registrar is empowered to make in relation thereto has been complied with;
(ii) to fix the date of hearing of appeals, petitions or other proceedings and Issue notices thereof;
(iii) to settle the index in cases where the record is prepared in the Court;
(iv) to make an order for change of advocate-on-record with the consent of the advocate-on-record;
(v) to direct any formal amendment of record;
(vi) to grant leave to inspect and search the records of the Court and order the grant of copies of documents to parties to proceedings, without interfering or dispensing with any mandatory requirement of these rules;
(vii) to allow from time to time on a written request any period or periods not exceeding twentyeight days in aggregate for furnishing information or for doing any other act necessary to bring the plaint, appeal, petition or other proceeding in conformity with the rules and practice of the Court:
Provided that where the matter filed on scrutiny is found to be defective and a diary number has been generated, one copy of the Petition and Court Fee Stamp tendered shall be retained and the defects shall be communicated to the petitioner. If the defects are not removed till 90 days from the date of communication of the defects, the matter shall be listed with Office Report on default before the Judge in Chambers for appropriate orders.