Landmark & Views

Supreme Court of India

India / Asia

The Supreme Court building consists of the Chief Justice’s court, the largest of the courtrooms, with two court halls on either side.  The building was designed to symbolise scales of justice with its centre-beam being the Central Wing.  The Right-Wing has the Bar, consisting of rooms, the offices of the Attorney General of India and other law officers and the library of the court, while the Left Wing has the offices of the court. In all, there are 15 courtrooms in the various wings of the building.  The foundation stone was laid in 1954, and the court moved in in 1958.

The Supreme Court is the premier judicial court under the Constitution of India. It is the highest constitutional court and has the power of judicial review. Consisting of the Chief Justice of India and a maximum of 34 judges, it has extensive powers in the form of originalappellate and advisory jurisdictions.  It is regarded as the most powerful public institution in India.

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