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SUPREME COURT (NUMBER OF JUDGES) ACT

Ministry of Law and Justice

Act nº 55 of 1956


  • Amending Acts
  • Act nº 55 of 1956

Preamble

THE SUPREME COURT (NUMBER OF JUDGES) ACT, 1956

[Act, No. 55 of 1956]

[16th September, 1956]

PREAMBLE

An Act to provide for an increase in the number of Judges of the Supreme Court, excluding the Chief Justice.

Be it enacted by Parliament in the Seventy Year of the Republic India as follows :-

Section 1. Short title

This Act may be called the Supreme Court (Number of Judges) Act, 1956.

Section 2. Maximum number of Supreme Court Judges, other than Chief Justice

The maximum number of Judges of the Supreme Court, excluding the Chief Justice of India, shall be 1 [thirty]

1. Substituted for "seventeen" by the Supreme Court (Number of Judges) (Amendment) Act, 1986, w.e.f. 09-05-1986. Again Substituted for "twenty-five" by the Supreme Court (Number of Judges) (Amendment) Act, 2008.


Amending Acts

Amendment Act (48 of 77) NO. 1

THE SUPREME COURT (NUMBER OF JUDGES) AMENDMENT ACT, 1977

[Act, No. 48 of 1977]

[31st December, 1977]

An Act further to amend the Supreme Court (Number of Judges) Act, 1956.

BE it enacted by Parliament in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Republic of India as follows :--

1. Short title.-

This Act may be called the Supreme Court (Number of Judges) Amendment Act, 1977.

2. Amendment of section 2.-

In section 2 of the Supreme Court (umber of Judges) Act, 1956 (55 of 1956.), for the words "thirteen", the words "seventeen" shall be substituted.

Amendment Act (22 of 86) NO. 2

THESUPREME COURT (NUMBER OF JUDGES) AMENDMENT ACT, 1986

[Act, No. 22of 1986]

[9th May, 1986]

An Act further to amend the Supreme Court(Number of Judges) Act, 1956

BE it enacted by parliament in the Thirty seventh Year of the Republic ofIndia as follows;-

1. Short title.-

This Act may be called the Supreme Court (Number of Judges) Act, 1956, AmendmentAct, 1986.

2. Amendment ofsection 2.-

In section 2 of the Supreme Court (Number of Judges) Act, 1956 (55 of 1956), forthe word "seventeen", the word "twenty-five"shall be substituted.

Supreme Court (Number of Judges) Amendment Act, 2008

THE SUPREME COURT (NUMBER OF JUDGES) AMENDMENT ACT, 2008

[Act No. 11 of 2009]

[5th February 2009]

PREAMBLE

An Act further to amend the Supreme Court (Number of Judges) Act, 1956.

Be it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty-ninth Year of the Republic of India as follows:--

1. Short title

This Act may be called the Supreme Court (Number of Judges) Amendment Act, 2008.

2. Amendment of section 2

In section 2 of the Supreme Court (Number of Judges) Act, 1956(55 of 1956), for the word "twenty-five", the word "thirty" shall be substituted.