Format of Memorandum of Appeal in Civil Cases

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In this article, you will find a brief explanation and Format of Memorandum of Appeal in Civil Cases.

A memorandum of appeal is different from a petition. Therefore, no enumeration of the facts of the case, no complaint against the high handedness of the other party, no plea of the helpless condition of the appellant and no plea for the sympathy of the court should find any place in the memorandum. The memorandum can be divided into two main parts. They are

  1. Formal part
  2. The Material Part

In the formal part, the following should be included:

(a) Heading of the case: This should begin with the name of the Court, the name and address of the parties to the appeal should be given. The name of the appellant being given first.

(b) An introductory state of the appellant: This statement must give the particulars of the decree or order appealed from.

(c) The Valuation of the appeal:

Though there is nothing in the C.P.C. to require that the valuation of an appeal should be written in the memorandum of an appeal yet as and Valoren Court fees are after payable, it has become a common practice to enter the value of the appeal in the memorandum.

(2) The material part of an appeal should include the following Ground of Appeal:

(i) The grounds of Appeal or objection should be written distinctly and specifically.

(ii) They should be written concisely.

(iii) They must not be framed in a narrative or in an argumentative form.

Format of Memorandum of Appeal in Civil Cases


The Honourable Chief Justice

And the other Judges of the

Honourable Court.


The petitioner above named respectively showeth

  1. The petitioner carries on the business of import of all kinds of machinery under the name and style of „Ganga imports‟ having his office at 42 Masjid Bander Road, Hyderabad.
  2. The second respondent is appointed U/Sec 5 of the import and Export Act 1956 and is authorized to process all applications for import under the provisions of the said Act.
  3. On 02.05.2011, the petitioners made an application to the second respondent in the prescribed form for the import of certain textile machinery from Germany. The said application was accompanied by the prescribed fee of Rs. 2,00,000. Here to annexed and marked Exhibit „A‟ is a copy of the petitioner said applications dated 2nd May 2011.
  4. As the petitioner did not receive any reply from the second respondent, the petitioner wrote a letter to expedite the issue of the Import licence in favour of the petitioner. In the said letter, the petitioners also requested for a personal hearing before any final decisions were taken in the matter by the second Respondent. Annexed have to and marked exhibit „B‟ is a copy of the said letter of the petitioner date 10.10.2011.
  5. The petitioner says that thereafter, the petitioner addressed two further reminders to the second respondent on 15.11.2011 and on 04.12.2011 once again requesting the second respondent to issue the necessary import licence to the petitioners. The petitioner craves leave to refer to and reply upon the said reminders dated 15.11.2011 and 04.12.2011 when produced.
  6. The petitioner submits that the application herein was made by the petitioner in Hyderabad. The second respondent has rejected the said application in Hyderabad and this Honourable Court. Therefore has jurisdiction to receive, try and determine this petition.

The petitioner therefore prays

(a) That this honourable court be pleased to issue a writ of mandamus or a writ in the nature of mandamus or any other appropriate writ, order or direction U/Art-226 of the constitution of India, against the respondents ordering and directing them.

(i) To forthwith withdraw and cancel the said letter of rejection dated 07.01.2011 being exhibit “C” here to

(ii) To forthwith disperse of the application of the petitioner dated 02.05.2011 being, exhibit “A” here to after giving to the petitioner as per the rules and guidelines relating to imports licensing.

(b) For the costs of this petition and

(c) For such further and other orders and the nature and circumstances of the case may require.

Petition drawn by                                                                                           xxxx
Mr. Kiran, Advocate, H.C., A.P.                                                        Managing Director
and settled by                                                                                     M/s Indira TradingCo.
Mr. Ajay Babu, Senior Advocate

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