Q.2 The Constitution no doubt contemplates a hierarchy of jurisdictions, but no judge, acting within her jurisdiction, is “inferior” or “subordinate”. In light of this, examine the implications of the use of the term for the judiciary and suggest the way forward. (10 Marks)

Mentor’s comment- In the intro, mention the use of the expression “subordinate courts” used by Part VI, Chapter 6, of the Constitution of India. In the body, mention the use of the word subordinate and its implications for the independence of the judiciary as a basic structure of the Constitution. Mention the power of superintendence of … Continue reading Q.2 The Constitution no doubt contemplates a hierarchy of jurisdictions, but no judge, acting within her jurisdiction, is “inferior” or “subordinate”. In light of this, examine the implications of the use of the term for the judiciary and suggest the way forward. (10 Marks)