Courts other than the High Court ought to be referred to as district judiciary/ trial courts rather than inferior courts.

The Madhya Pradesh High Court decided on Friday to refer to all courts other than the High Court as district courts instead of subordinate courts.

The High Court additionally resolved that all courts other than the High Court should be referred to as “trial courts” rather than “subordinate courts” in the resolution adopted during a full court meeting. Chief Justice Ravi Malimath presided over the meeting .

“All courts other than the High Court shall hereinafter be referred to as the “district judiciary” and not as “subordinate judiciary” and that all courts other than the High Court shall be referred to as the “trial courts” and not as “subordinate courts”,” read the circular published in this regard by Registrar General of the High Court.

This news is written by Ms. Amrita Singh, Research Assistant, All India Legal Forum.

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