SC unveils handbook to eliminate gender stereotypes from law.

Syllabus: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary

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Career woman, fallen woman, faithful or obedient wife, eve-teasing, hermaphrodite: the Supreme Court has identified these words and many others as gender-unjust terms which are often heard in Indian courts.

Indian Judiciary Handbook

The Indian Judiciary Handbook is a manual for judges in India. It was published by the Department of Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India in 2023. The handbook covers a wide range of topics, including the structure of the Indian judiciary, the powers and duties of judges, the conduct of trials, and the ethics of judicial office.

The handbook is divided into 10 chapters:

  1. Introduction to the Indian Judiciary
  2. The Supreme Court of India
  3. The High Courts
  4. The District Courts
  5. The Subordinate Courts
  6. The Conduct of Trials
  7. The Ethics of Judicial Office
  8. Judicial Discipline
  9. Judicial Salaries and Allowances
  10. Miscellaneous

The handbook is a valuable resource for judges and lawyers in India. It provides clear and concise information on the legal framework of the Indian judiciary, as well as the practical aspects of judicial work. The handbook is also a useful tool for anyone who is interested in learning more about the Indian judiciary.

Here are some of the key topics covered in the Indian Judiciary Handbook:

  • The structure of the Indian judiciary
  • The powers and duties of judges
  • The conduct of trials
  • The ethics of judicial office
  • Judicial discipline
  • Judicial salaries and allowances
  • Miscellaneous

The handbook also includes a number of appendixes, which provide additional information on topics such as the Code of Civil Procedure, the Code of Criminal Procedure, and the Indian Evidence Act.

The Indian Judiciary Handbook is a comprehensive and informative resource for judges and lawyers in India. It is a valuable tool for anyone who is interested in learning more about the Indian judiciary.

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