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Check the status of the case online with the Bombay High Court. Users can search by case status by selecting court, case page, stamp, registry, type, file number, and year. Work on the present Supreme Court building began in April 1871 and was completed in November 1878. Located between the university building and the Secretariat for Public Works, it is 562 feet long and 187 feet wide. Its overall elevation to the east is 90 feet and the central feature is 178 1/2 feet in height. The first English Gothic style building was designed by Colonel J.A.Fuller, R.E. and completed at a price of Rs. 16,44,528, or about Rs. 3000, less than the approved estimate. The walls are covered with rubble and blue basalt chunam, which is coarsely dressed. The judges have two private stairs on the west side of the building in the octagonal tower on either side of the porch. The main staircase and entrance for the general public are located to the east.

The letter patent of the Bombay High Court authorized 15 judges, but it had only begun seven. It should be noted that for about 60 years thereafter, the Supreme Court managed to continue with only seven judges, although with age, laws and litigation multiplied. There was no evidence that this limited force was deemed insufficient to cope with the work until about 1919. With the armistice at the end of World War I, there was a sudden onslaught of legal disputes in the city of Bombay. The number of lawsuits filed on the original side, which had decreased to about 500 during the war, rose to about 7,000, and the prothonotary struggled to prepare daily committees for three judges. Only then was an additional judge reluctantly requested and granted. During this crisis, Sir Norman Mcleod, a chief justice of extraordinary calibre, preferred to settle lawsuits and appeals quickly rather than multiply the number of judges. The Supreme Court Charter also made it the supreme and final court of appeal in all civil and criminal cases decided by subordinate courts, except those of financial or legal importance, and required a new appeal to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. The High Court was originally housed in a building on Apollo Street called Admiralty House, where the Clerk`s Court and the Supreme Court held their sessions. Some architectural features of the current building consist of sculptures in strange nooks and crannies of the walls and ceiling of the western corridor, depicting various heads of wolves and foxes with council ribbons around their necks. Notable works by the sculptor can be seen on the first and second floors depicting a monkey judge (probably inspired by the monkey judge and the two quarrelsome cats from Aesop`s fables with an eye that is connected and keeps the scales of justice uneven). Legend has it that there was a dispute between the European contractor and the subcontractor, who was a Parsi, over the distribution of the loot.

The Parsi filed a lawsuit and lost. As there were still some final touches to be made, the disgruntled plaintiff took revenge on the law and justice (lawyer and judge) in stone and plaster in the aforementioned manner. The true symbol of justice, the stone statue of the goddess of justice, is located on the weir on the west façade of the Supreme Court building. She is depicted blindfolded and holds the sword of justice in one hand and the scales meticulously even in the other. In front of her, hands clasped and head down, faces the Goddess of Mercy. In Nagpur and Rajkot, Supreme Court benches have been set up to deal with issues concerning Vidharbha and Saurashtra districts, respectively. In 1960, with the establishment of the State of Gujarat, the High Court of Gujarat was established. In 1981, a chamber of the Supreme Court in Aurangabad was notified and the Permanent Bank was established in 1984 by presidential order. In accordance with the Bombay High Court (Extension of Jurisdiction to Goa, Daman and Diu) Act 1981, the Panaji (Goa) Bench of the High Court for the Union Territory of Goa, Daman and Diu was inaugurated in 1982.

Later, when Goa acquired statehood in 1987, the Supreme Court became competent for the two states of Maharashtra and Goa and for the Union Territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli as well as Daman and Diu, the Supreme Court currently has a sanctioned staff of 94 judges. Since the constitution of the Privy Council as the ultimate court of appeal of British India by an Act of 1833, most of its activities have come from Indian appeals; so much so that for Indian appeals, a judge or lawyer with sufficient Indian experience had to be associated with the committee. The Bombay High Court was represented on the Judicial Committee by three eminent judges and four eminent lawyers; Sir Richard Couch, Sir Lawrence Jenkins and Sir John Beaumont, all Chief Justices. The lawyers who practised in the Bombay High Court before being appointed to the Judicial Committee were Sir Andrew Scoble, Sir George Lowndes, Sir D.F. Mulla and Mr. M.R.Jayakar. Ministry of Labour, Maharashtra authorizes registration of complaints and continuation of status India`s last appeal was rejected by the Privy Council on 15 December 1949. This ended India`s 200-year association with the Privy Council.

On January 26, 1950, the Federal Court gave way to the Supreme Court of India under the new Constitution of India. (Why does the Bombay High Court website have to say this?) After the reorganization of the States from 1 November 1956, the territories of the State of Bombay and thus the jurisdiction of the High Court were completely expanded. Maharashtra Ministry of Labour authorizes continuation of status of registered complaints The Bombay High Court was inaugurated on 14 August 1862. The Supreme Court had both original jurisdiction and appellate jurisdiction, the former coming from the Supreme Court and the latter from Sudder Diwani and Sudder Foujdari Adalats, which were merged with the Supreme Court. With the establishment of the Supreme Court, the Criminal Code, the Code of Criminal Procedure and the Code of Civil Procedure were promulgated.

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