Criminal Procedure Code

Section 477 Power of High Court to make rules

  Section 477 Power of High Court to make rules

[1] Every High court may ,with the previous approval of the state Government , Make rules-

(a) As to the person who may be  permitted to act as petition-writers in the Criminal Courts Subordinate to it;

(b) regulating the issue of Licensees to such persons,the conduct of business by them,and the scale of fees to be charged by them.

(c) providing a penalty for a contravention of any of the rules so made and determining the authority by which such contravention may be investigated and the penalties imposed;

(d) any other matter which is required to be , or may be , prescribed.

[2] All rules made under the section shall be published in the official Gazette.


Rules and orders for the guidance of the criminal Courts in a state are issued by the High court in exercise of its powers by article 227 of the constitution of India and section 477 of the code of criminal procedure;K Umapathy v.superintendent of jail, (1997) 2 crimes 609 (AP).

Yash Rohilla

Yash is Law Reasearcher at Juris Law Offices and also work as legal correspondent at My Legal Advisor.