1. An appeal may be filed against any judgment, decree or final order in a civil proceeding of a High Court if the High Court certifies that the case involves a substantial question of law of general importance and that in the opinion of the High Court the said question needs to be decided by the Supreme Court.
2. The party making the appeal can urge as one of the grounds that a substantial question of law as to the interpretation of the Constitution has been wrongly decided.
3. The petition of appeal should be accompanied by 1 + 3 paper book copies of:
i certified copy of judgment and decree appealed from;
ii. certified copy of certificate granted by High Court; and
iii. a certified copy of the order granting the said certificate
4. The person filing an appeal is required to pay Court Fee as per the scheduled table of Court Fees whose index you may find in SC Rules Book (or even online).
5. The petition of appeal on the basis of the certificate by High Court have to be presented within 60 days from the date of grant of the certificate of fitness. But in computing the period of limitation, time spent in obtaining a copy of the certificate and the order granting the said certificates excluded. Furthermore, if the petition of appeal is delayed, the person filing the appeal may seek condonation of delay from the Supreme Court by explaining the reasons for the delay.