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Modern College of Law, Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad

(Affiliated to CCS University, Recognized by BCI)


Report on Delhi High Court Visit
Contents
S.No. Contents

1) Acknowledgement

2) Particulars

3) Introduction

4) Purpose

5) About Delhi High Court

6) Personal observation

7) Photo Gallery

8) List of Students
Acknowledgement
I Ankur Gupta Assistant Professor of Law (Head of the Department) on behalf
of all the students would like to pay my sincere gratitude towards our secretary
Mr. Vineet Goel & our Principal Dr. Nisha Singh for arranging our visit for
Hon’ble Delhi High Court for the purpose of understanding its organization and
functioning .

Ankur Gupta
(Dead of Law Department)
Particular of the Visit
Name: - Delhi High Court
Location: - Sher Shah Road, Near India Gate, New Delhi, Delhi
Date and Day of Visit: - 01.11.2018, Thrusday

Introduction
Courts are regarded as the temples of justice. Any person who is
aggrieved by the acts of another takes his resort in courts to get his grievances.
For every law student who intends to pursue his career as a lawyer and
is preparing to develop his career plans, he will be much benefitted if he gets an
opportunity to observe closely the procedures carried out in the courts. Court
visits are included in legal education curriculum to provide the students with
an opportunity to study by observing a live court room. The students of law at
CCS university, is having such an activity in our Fifth Semester i.e., to visit a
court and to prepare a report thereof which is to be recorded and submitted.
As a part of the activity we decided to visit and observe a day’s work at the Delhi
High Court.

Purpose of the Visit


The purpose of visit is to learn the Delhi High Court procedures and
procedure for quick administrative justice to the people of India.
The Purpose of the visit is given below
a) To understand the working of the Delhi High Court.
b) To understand The nature of duties of public officers
c) To help us understand the role of court in dispensing justice in any case
d) The Role of Public Prosecutor etc.
About Delhi High Court-
The High Court of Delhi was established on 31st October, 1966.

Initially, the High Court of Judicature at Lahore, which was established by a


Letters Patent dated 21st March, 1919, exercised jurisdiction over the then
provinces of the Punjab and Delhi. This position continued till the Indian
Independence Act, 1947 when the dominions of India and Pakistan were
created.

The High Courts (Punjab) Order, 1947 established a new High Court for
the territory of what was then called the East Punjab with effect from 15th
August, 1947. The India (Adaptation of Existing Indian Laws) Order, 1947
provided that any reference in an existing Indian law to the High Court of
Judicature at Lahore, be replaced by a reference to the High Court of East
Punjab.

The High Court of East Punjab started functioning from Shimla in a


building called "Peterhoff". This building burnt down in January, 1981.

When the Secretariat of the Punjab Government shifted to Chandigarh in


1954-55, the High Court also shifted to Chandigarh. The High Court of Punjab,
as it is later came to be called, exercised jurisdiction over Delhi through a Circuit
Bench which dealt with the cases pertaining to the Union Territory of Delhi and
the Delhi Administration.

In view of the importance of Delhi, its population and other


considerations, Parliament thought it necessary to establish a new High Court
of Delhi. This was achieved by enacting the Delhi High Court Act, 1966 on 5th
September, 1966.
The High Court of Delhi initially exercised jurisdiction not only over the
Union Territory of Delhi, but also Himachal Pradesh. The High Court of Delhi
had a Himachal Pradesh Bench at Shimla in a building called Ravenswood. The
High Court of Delhi continued to exercise jurisdiction over Himachal Pradesh
until the State of Himachal Pradesh Act, 1970 was enforced on 25th January,
1971.

The High Court of Delhi was established with four Judges. They were Chief
Justice K.S.Hegde, Justice I.D.Dua, Justice H.R.Khanna and Justice S.K.Kapur. The
sanctioned strength of Judges of this High Court increased from time to time.
Presently, the sanctioned strength of Judges of the High Court of Delhi is 29
permanent Judges and 19 Additional Judges.

Personal observation
36 students of Modern College Of Law, Ghaziabad visited the Hon’ble
High Court on 1st November, 2018. The students were accompanied by Mr.
Ankur Gupta, Head Of The Department, Faculty of Law. The visit was permitted
by the Registrar of the High Court Bench. The day started with a brief note given
to the students about the court and court rooms by an Administrative officer in
Delhi High Court, Mr. Ved Prakash Sharma. He guided all the students and
dictated the Jurisdiction of the High Court Bench. He explained about Division
bench which consist of 2 Judges bench. The students visited court number 1, in
which there was an argument between the lawyer and the Hon’ble Chief Justice
Mr. Rajendra Menon and Mr. Harishanker. The case was on Recovery Suit. Then
the students moved to court number 2 where criminal proceedings where
going on regarding the bail of an accused person who was accused of
committing murder. Students observed the Legal proceedings in various Court
Halls and different ongoing cases.
The visit came to an end in the evening with a thanks giving note to
Administrative officer in Delhi High Court for enlightening the students with
such facts which brought out the difference in the proceedings between the
District Court and Hon’ble High Court as well as for explaining the difference in
the jurisdiction between the District Court and High Court. The difference
between Article 226 and Article 32 of Indian Constitution was also well briefed
to the student by him.

Pic:-1 Group of Students with Faculty of Law in front of Delhi High Court