The wilful disobedience of any judgment, decree, direction, order, writ or other process of a court or wilful breach of an undertaking given to a court constitute a contempt of court under the provisions of the contempt of Courts Act, 1971. Further, under Article 215 of the constitution of India, every High Court shall be a court of record and shall have all the powers of such a court including the power to punish for contempt of itself. The statutory provisions are binding on everybody including Central Government, State Governments and all local or other authorities within the territory of India and they are duty bound to obey the court judgment/orders. The Central Government does not maintain any data in this regard.
This information was given by Union Minister of Ministry of Law & Justice, Shri D. V. Sadananda Gowda in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.
(Release ID :124995) Source: Press Information Bureau (PIB)