Section 115 of the Civil Procedure Code (CPC)

Section 115 of the Civil Procedure Code (CPC)

Section 115 of the Civil Procedure Code (CPC) is an important legal provision in India that allows for revision or correction by a higher court when certain substantial errors occur during legal proceedings. Let’s break it down into simpler terms:

  1. Revision of Decisions: Section 115 provides a way to ask a higher court to review or ‘revise’ decisions made by lower courts. It’s like giving people a chance to say, “Wait, let’s check if everything was done fairly and correctly.”
  2. Substantial Errors: You can use this section if you believe the lower court made a big mistake, especially about things that strongly affect the case’s outcome. It’s like saying, “The game wasn’t fair because the main rules were misunderstood!”
  3. Limits on Revision: However, not every small mistake can be questioned using this section. It’s only for significant mistakes that had a big impact on the case. It’s like making sure only really important issues get a second look.

In a nutshell, Section 115 of the CPC is a safety net to ensure that if a big error occurs during a legal game, the higher-ups can step in and make things right.