Parliament may by law make provision for conferring upon the Supreme Court such supplemental powers not inconsistent with any of the provisions of this Constitution as may appear to be necessary or desirable for the purpose of enabling the Court more effectively to exercise the jurisdiction conferred upon it by or under this Constitution.

Debate Summary

Article 116, Draft Constitution, 1948

Parliament may by law make provision for conferring upon the Supreme Court such supplemental powers not inconsistent with any of the provisions of this Constitution as may appear to be necessary or desirable for the purpose of enabling the court more effectively to exercise the jurisdiction conferred upon it by or under this Constitution.

 

Draft Article 116 (Article 140) was debated on 27th May 1949. It authorized Parliament to expand the Supreme Court’s jurisdiction and powers.

 

The Draft Article was accepted without debate and adopted by the Assembly on 27th May 1949.