What is an SLP (Special Leave Petition)?
Court/tribunal verdict. Usually any issue decided by the State High Court is considered as final, but if there exist any constitutional issue or legal issue which can only be clarified by the Supreme Court of India then, this leave is granted by the Supreme Court & this is heard as a Civil or Criminal appeal as the case may be. Going to the Supreme Court in appeal should not be considered a matter of right by any one but it is matter of privilege which only the Supreme Court will grant to any individual if there exist an important constitutional or legal issue involved in any case that was not properly interpreted by the concerned High Court against whose judgment you approach the
Highest court of the country not otherwise....
1. Under Article 136 of the Constitution of India any person aggrieved by any judgment, decree, determination or order in any cause or matter passed or made by any Court or Tribunal in the territory of India may appeal to the Supreme Court of India. Accordingly a person aggrieved by any order or judgment of High Court or of Tribunal may appeal to the Supreme Court by filing Special Leave Petition.
2. Procedure for filing Special Leave Petition (SLP)
The Rules Governing SLP are contained in order XVI of the Supreme Court Rules 1966. Under the said Rules, SLP can be filed against either the Order of High Court rejecting petition for Leave to Appeal to Supreme Court of India; i.e., on High Court refusing to grant Certificate of Fitness for Leave to Appeal to Supreme Court or against the Order/Judgment itself. It is also possible to file SLP against the Judgment of the High Court either in Writ Petition or in the Income-tax Refer ...more