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WHAT IS THE JURISDICTIONAL STRUCTURE OF CIVIL COURTS IN INDIA?

Jurisdiction is power and authority of the any court of law to hear and adjudicate upon a particularly lawsuit. Section 9 of Code of Civil Procdure, 1908 deals with the jurisdiction of civil courts in India. There are two types of jurisdiction that a court can exercise in India:

  1. Pecuniary Jurisdiction: A court exercises pecuniary jurisdiction based on the value of the civil suit.
  2. Territorial Jurisdiction: A court exercises territorial jurisdiction based on the territorial boundaries as specified in the law.

The Jurisdictional Structure of Civil Courts in India is as follows:

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