New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the Delhi High Court (Amendment) bill to increases pecuniary jurisdiction of the high court in the capital.
Pecuniary jurisdiction refers to the jurisdiction of a court over a suit based on the amount or value of its subject matter.
The Delhi High Court will now have jurisdiction over suits which are above the value of Rs.2 crore. The value earlier was Rs.20 lakh.
Consequently, the bill empowers the high court chief justice to transfer any pending suit to a relevant subordinate court.