Civics

What is meant by the judiciary? Describe its composition. What powers does the Supreme Court exercise?


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All the courts at different levels in a country put together are called the judiciary. The Indian judiciary consists of a Supreme Court for the entire nation, High Courts in the States, District Courts and the courts at local level. 
India has an integrated judiciary. It means the Supreme Court controls the judicial administration in the country.' Its decisions are binding on all other courts of the country. It can take up any dispute 
(i) between citizens of the country; 
(ii) between two or more state governments; and 
(iii) between governments at the union and state level.
It is the highest court of appeal in civil and criminal cases. It can hear appeals against the decisions of the High Courts.
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