The decisions of the Supreme Court are binding on all other courts of the country.
Powers of the Supreme Court are <
(i) The Supreme Court can take up any dispute
* Between citizens of the country.
* Between citizens and government.
* Between two or more State Governments.
* Between governments at the union arid state level.
(ii) It is the highest court of appeal in criminal and civil cases. The Supreme Court can hear appeals both in criminal and civil cases against decisions of the High Courts. -
(iii) The Supreme Court gives legal advice to the
President of India on any legal or constitutional matter referred to it.
(iv) The Supreme Court has the power to interpret the . Constitution of the country.
(v) The powers and independence of judiciary allows it to act as the guardian of Fundamental Rights.