different types of Writ in the indian constitution

There are Five Types of Writs in the Indian Constitution

Types of Writs are:-

1. Habeas Corpus 

2. Quo Warraranto

3. Mandamus

4. Certiorari

5. Prohibition 

1. Habeas Corpus:

The Latin term habeas corpus implies you should have the body and a writ for getting the freedom was called habeas corpus advertisement subjiciendum. By this writ, the court coordinates the individual or authority who has confined someone else to bring the body of the detainee under the steady gaze of the court to empower the court to choose the legitimacy, locale, or avocation for such confinement.

The chief point of the writ is to guarantee a quick legal survey of supposed unlawful detainment on freedom or opportunity of the detainee or confinement. The incredible worth of the writ is that it empowers quick assurance of the privilege of an individual concerning his opportunity. Under Art. 22, an individual captured is needed to be delivered before a justice within 24 hours of his capture, and inability to do so would qualify the captured individual for being delivered. Habeas corpus can’t be conceded where an individual has been focused on care under a request from an able court when at first sight the request doesn’t seem, by all accounts, to be without jurisdiction or completely unlawful. Writ of habeas corpus can be summoned against the state as well as against any person who is holding any individual in unlawful guardianship or detainment. In such conditions, the police should put forth vital attempts to see that the detainment is got delivered yet, if regardless of such endeavors if an individual isn’t found, the police can’t be put compelled to do outlandish.

2. Quo Warraranto:

The term quo warranto means what is your position. The writ of quo warranto is used to judicially control leader action in the matter of making the setting of action to public work environments under appropriate lawful game plans. The writ is additionally used to shield a resident from the holder of a public office to which he has no privilege. The writ calls upon the holder of a public office to show to the court under the thing authority he is holding the workplace being referred to. On the off chance that he isn’t qualified for the workplace, the court may limit him from acting in the workplace and may likewise announce the workplace to be empty. The writ procedures not just give a weapon to control the chief from making arrangements to public office against law yet, in addition, will in general shield general society from being denied of public office to which it suffers a heart attack. 

Quo warranto prevents an illegal or unlawful act of public office by a person. The important fixings to be fulfilled by the court before giving a writ is that the work being referred to should be public, made by the constitution or law and the individual holding the workplace isn’t legitimately able to hold the workplace in clear encroachments of arrangements of the constitution or the law. It is the individual against whom the writ of quo warranto is coordinated, who is needed to show by what authority the individual is qualified for hold the workplace. While giving such a writ, the High court just makes a public statement of the lawlessness of the arrangement and won’t think about different components, which might be significant for issuance of a writ of certiorari.

3. Mandamus

Mandamus is an order given by a court to a position guiding it to play out a public obligation forced upon it by law. For instance, when a body overlooks to choose a matter which it will undoubtedly choose, it very well may be directed to choose something similar. 

Mandamus can be given when the Government denies to itself a purview which is without a doubt has under the law, or where an authority vested with a force inappropriately won’t practice it. Mandamus can keep the public specialists inside the restrictions of their purview while practicing public capacities. Mandamus can be given to any sort of expert regarding a capacity managerial, authoritative, semi-legal, legal Mandamus is utilized to implement the presentation of public obligations by open specialists. Mandamus isn’t given when Government is under no obligation under the law. At the point when an authority falls flat in its legitimate obligation to carry out a request for a council, a mandamus can be given guiding the position to do as such. Consequently, when the re-appraising vehicle court acknowledged the utilizations of the candidate for the award of licenses, mandamus was given to the concerned power to give the grants to the applicant in wording or the council request. Mandamus is given to authorize an obligatory obligation that may not be a legal obligation.

4. Certiorari

A writ of certiorari or a writ in the idea of certiorari must be given by the Supreme court under Art. 32 and a High court under Art. 226 to immediate, substandard courts, councils, or specialists to send to the court the record of procedures discarded or forthcoming in that for investigation, and, if fundamental, for subduing the equivalent. In any case, a writ of certiorari can never be given to requiring the record or papers and procedures of an Act or Ordinance and for suppressing such an Act or Ordinance. 

Certiorari under Art. 226 is given for rectifying the gross blunder of locale for example at the point when a subordinate court is found to have acted (1) without ward or by accepting purview where there exists none, or (2) an overabundance of its locale by exceeding or intersection the constraints of the ward or (3) acting in outrageous dismissal of law or rules of strategy or acting disregarding standards of normal equity where there is no system determined and along these lines occasioning disappointment of equity.

5. Prohibition

A writ of disallowance is regularly given when a sub-par court or council (a) returns to act without award or in overabundance of locale (b) continues to act infringing upon rules of normal equity or (c) continues to act under a law which is itself ultra vires or illegal or (d) continues to act in the negation of essential rights. 

There is a central differentiation between writs of restriction and certiorari. They are given at various phases of procedures. At the point when a substandard court takes up a conference for a matter over which it has no ward, the individual against whom hearing is taken can move the prevalent court for a writ of preclusion on which request would be given disallowing the sub-par court from proceeding with the procedures. then again if the court hears the matter and gives the choice, the gathering would have to move to a better court than subdue the choice/request on the ground of need of ward.


These are the five sorts of writs that are given by the Supreme court and High court under Arts. 32 and 226 of the constitution. Habeas corpus and Quo warranto being limited to explicit circumstances, Certiorari and Mandamus are the two most usually looked for writs to control the activities of regulatory bodies.

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