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Moin Imran Khan   28 November 2021

question related to the pecuniary jurisdiction of courts

pecuniary jurisdiction of civil judge senior division is unlimited, is it correct or not I need clarity on this particular point

 4 Replies

Shashi Dhara   29 November 2021

Unlimited but some exceptions may be in each state so clarify it before filing suit.

Shubham Bhardwaj (Practice)     29 November 2021

Dear Mr Khan, 

Please note that the pecuniary jurisdiction of courts are different for different States. Thus, you must check in your State whether the pecuniary jurisdiction is unlimited or their is a Notification prescribing limits under the Courts Act. 



Shubham Bhardwaj (Advocate)

District & Session Court, Chandigarh

Punjab & Haryana High Court, at Chandigarh


Disclaimer:- Opinion is only for guidance. 





P. Venu (Advocate)     29 November 2021

Yes, each State has its own norms, So also, it is not the case that every State has same nomenclature for the civil courts.

Anaita Vas   29 November 2021

Section 15 of the civil procedure court provides that every suit shall be instituted in the court of the lowest grade competent to try it. As per A.P Civil Courts Act the pecuniary jurisidiction of the courts is as follows: Suits over 3,00,000/- and but not exceeding Rs. 15,00,000/- lie before the Senior Civil Judge's Courts and exceeding Rs. 15,00,000/- lie before District Courts. It is an important to note that High Court has no Pecuniary Jurisidiction and only appeal lies before it.



Anaita Vas

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