Article 247 – UPSC Prelims

  • Article 247: It gives power to Parliament to establish certain additional courts for the better administration of laws made by it or of any existing laws with respect to a matter enumerated in the Union List.
  • Why in News?
    • Supreme Court Proposal to set up fast-track courts under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 2018.
    • Power to establish additional courts: The government has both power and an obligation under Article 247 of the Constitution to set up “additional courts” to better the administration of laws enacted by Parliament, including the Negotiable Instruments Act, which deals with cheques.
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