Article 247 of Indian Constitution and the establishment of additional courts
- Context: The Supreme Court considered the creation of additional courts to exclusively hear and decide cheque bounce cases.
- A recent study of the pending cases, reflects a pendency of more than 35 lakh, which constitutes more than 15 percent of the total criminal cases pending in district courts.
Article 247 of Indian Constitution
- Parliament may by law provide for the establishment of any additional courts for the better administration of laws made by Parliament or of any existing laws with respect to a matter enumerated in the Union List.