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Ministry of Law and Justice

Act nº 7 of 1950

  • Act nº 7 of 1950



[Act, No. 7 of 1950]

[27th February, 1950]


An Act to provide for the use of seals of common form and design by the High Courts in the States.

BE it enacted by Parliament as:

Section 1. Short title

This Act may be called the High Courts (Seals) Act, 1950.

Section 2. Seals of High Courts

(1) Every High Court in a State shall have and use as occasion may arise, a seal bearing a device and impression of the Asoka capital within anexergue or label surrounding the same, with the following inscriptions at convenient places, namely, "THE SEAL OF THE HIGH COURT AT (or OF) ..............", followed by the name of the seal of the High Court or the name of the State, as the case may be, and "SatyamevaJayate" in Devanagari script.

(2) Every Court of the Judicial Commissioner for a Union territory shall have and use, as occasion may arise, a seal similar to the seal of a High Court in a State, but with the first inscription reading "THE SEAL OF THE JUDICIAL COMMISSIONER'S COURT FOR .......................", followed by the name of the Union territory.

(3) The provisions of this shall supersede any provision contrary thereto or inconsistent therewith contained in any Letters Patent, Order, direction or other law relating to the use of seals by High Courts.

Section 3. Repeal of Ordinance 13 of 1950

[Repealed by the Repealing and Amending Act, 1957 (Act 35 of 1957) w.e.f 17.09.1957].