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SUPREME COURT CIVIL PROCEDURE ACT 1932 - SECT 202

Rule Committee

(1)  For the purpose of providing for the improvement of the procedure and practice of the Court there shall be a committee, to be called "the Rule Committee" , which shall consist of the judges of the Supreme Court, of the Associate Judge, and of 4 practitioners of the Court (hereinafter referred to as "the appointed members of the committee" ) to be appointed by the Governor, and it shall be the duty of such committee to consider the working and operation of the Rules of Court for the time being in force, and the working of the several offices of the Court, and the arrangements relative to the duties of the several officers of the Court, and the arrangements as to the registries of the Court, and to inquire into and examine any defects which may appear to exist in the system of procedure in the Court, and to formulate and to recommend such alterations in such arrangements as aforesaid, and the making of such new or additional Rules of Court, and such alteration in the Rules of Court for the time being in force, as they or a majority of them may think desirable for the better administration of justice.
(2)  Subject to the provisions of subsection (6) , the appointed members of the committee shall hold office for a period of 5 years.
(3)  The Rule Committee shall meet once at least in each year, and as often as the Chief Justice may direct.
(4)  Meetings of the Rule Committee shall be convened by or on the direction of the Chief Justice. Six members shall form a quorum, but every Rule of Court which is required to be recommended or approved by the Rule Committee, or a majority of such Committee, shall be recommended or approved, as the case may be, by at least a majority of all the members of the Rule Committee, of whom 4 shall be judges. At every meeting of the Rule Committee at which the Chief Justice is present he shall preside thereat. If the Chief Justice is absent, but at least two other judges are present, the senior puisne judge present shall preside, or if only one judge is present he shall preside. If no judge is present the members of the Committee present shall elect a chairman. Subject to the provisions of this Act the Rule Committee may regulate its own procedure.
(5)  The Rule Committee or a majority of such Committee may recommend any new Rules of Court or any alteration in or addition to the Rules of Court for the time being in force which the Rule Committee or a majority of such Committee think necessary or desirable, and the Rule Committee or a majority of such Committee may approve of new Rules of Court or any alteration in or addition to the Rules of Court for the time being in force which the judges or a majority of them may think necessary or desirable. For the purpose of giving effect to the provisions of this section, the Rule Committee or a majority of such Committee may recommend or approve of the abrogation of all or any of the Rules of Court for the time being in force.
(6)  The Governor may at any time revoke the appointment of any appointed member of the Rule Committee, and may at any time make any new appointment thereto, or fill up any vacancy which may occur among the appointed members of the Rule Committee.



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