RTI Manual

(Dissemination of information under Section 4 of the RTI Act, 2005)

Name of the Organization The High Court of Madras
Functions and duties Administration of Justice; Administering subordinate judiciary; and connected functions.
Duties and responsibilities of the officers and staff members Details are available at Annexure-1 - As on 09.06.2017

Procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability

On receipt of a proposal, the entry level staff will open up a file or process the proposal in the existing file.

The Section Officer will scrutinize the proposal and place it before the Assistant Registrar/Deputy Registrar.

The Assistant Registrar/the Deputy Registrar will review the proposal with reference to the relevant Rules and submit the same to the Registrars.

The Registrars will decide the course of action to be taken thereon under the powers delegated to them by the Hon’ble Chief Justice and, if necessary, will submit the file to the Hon’ble Judges or the Hon’ble Chief Justice for final orders.

The respective superior officers have supervisory control over their subordinates.

Norms set by the Madras High Court for the discharge of its functions

Issues are dealt with on priority basis.

Rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records used by the Madras High Court for discharging it’s functions.

  1. The Madras High Court Appellate Side Rules, 1965

  2. The Madras High Court Original Side Rules

  3. Standing Orders of the High Court

  4. Madras High Court Service Rules

  5. The Criminal Rules of Practice

  6. The Civil Rules of Practice

 7. The Code of Civil Procedure

 8. The Code of Criminal Procedure

 9. The Constitution of India

and other connected Acts and Rules.

Documents held by the Madras High Court or under its control.

Case records and Registers connected thereto.

Service Records of staff members and officers; and all administrative records connected thereto.

Existing arrangement for consultation with or representation by the members of the public, in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation thereof.

 1) A computerized Information Center is functioning in the High Court premises, which provides information on the history of cases, filed/pending in the Madras High Court.

 2) Other information can be obtained from the Public Information Officer nominated under the RTI Act.

Boards, councils, committees and other bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted as its part or for the purpose of its advice and as to whether meetings of those boards, councils, committees and other bodies are open to the public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public

Various Committees of Hon’ble Judges have been formed for assisting the Hon’ble Chief Justice in the administration. The minutes of the meetings of such committees are not open to access by public.

Directory of the officers and employees

Available as on 09.06.2017 at Annexure-2

Monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations.

Available at Annexure-3

Budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made

Available at Annexure-4

Manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes


Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by it


Details of information available with or held by the Madras High Court, reduced in electronic form.

 1. History of cases from the date of filing till disposal are digitized and hard copy of information is furnished at the Information Center.

 2. Judicial records are photo-copied and furnished to the litigants/third parties.

 3. Certified Copies of judgments/Judicial orders are processed through computers and furnished to the litigants/third parties.

 4. Important Judgements/Judicial Orders are published on the internet for public use.

 5. All Judgments/Judicial Orders, from the year 2002, are available in digital form.

Facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use.

 1. The computerized Information Center, functioning in the High Court premises, furnishes information on the history of cases filed/pending in the Madras High Court.

 2. Information on other matters can be obtained from the Public Information Officer, nominated under the RTI Act.

 3. The High Court Library is meant for Hon’ble Judges only. No library is run for public use.

Particulars of the Public Information Officers

The Registrar General, High Court Madras – Appellate Authority

The Registrar (Administration) – Public Information Officer

The Joint Registrar (RTI) – Assistant Public Information Officer



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