What is an order?
According to the Code of Civil Procedure (CPC) of 1908, an “order” refers to a formal decision or direction given by a court in any civil proceeding. It is a judicial command or mandate that determines the rights and obligations of the parties involved in the case.
An order can be issued by a court at any stage of the proceeding and may pertain to various matters such as granting or dismissing an application, summoning witnesses, directing the production of documents, granting injunctions, appointing receivers, and so on. Essentially, an order governs the actions and conduct of the parties and ensures the proper administration of justice.
Orders issued by the court are binding and enforceable. They must be complied with by the concerned parties, and failure to do so may result in penalties or contempt of court proceedings. In case a party wishes to challenge or appeal against an order, there are specific provisions and procedures laid down in the CPC for such actions.