District Munsiff Court

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District Munsiff Court (alternate spelling = District Munsif Court) is the court of the lowest order handling matters pertaining to Civil matters in India. Usually it is controlled by the District Court of the respective district. The District Munsif Court is authorised to try matters pertaining to certain pecuniary limits. The State Government notifies the pecuniary limits for the District Munsiff Courts.The current pecuniary limits are from Rs.1000 upto Rs.5000.

The appeal against these courts lie before the Subordinate Courts which are one rank superior to the District Munsiff Courts but are inferior to the District court. The State Government's Gazette notification prescribes the territorial jurisdiction of the District Munsiff Court. Usually, a District Munsiff Court will have four to seven firkas over which they can decide the disputes. A District Munsiff is the judge and presiding officer of the District Munsiff Court.

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