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Delhi High Court embraces e-Court fee system

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New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday launched the e-Court fee system to make the justice delivery system paperless and hassle-free and to avoid delays in filing cases.

The Computer Committee of the High Court headed by Justice BD Ahmed, had launched a project in 2008 in cooperation with the State Government to make the High Court an electronic court to reduce the use of paper.

In the next few months, lawyers and litigants would not be required to visit the Court premises to make payment for court fees stamps at the counter. The facility would be made available online so that litigants or lawyers could purchase them from anywhere and at any time.

Further, there are also plans to introduce the system in the Capital’s district courts. The Computer Committee was working on it along with the Government

Delhi High Court Chief Justice D Murugesan said the system was fully secure as it could not be tamper

ed with or counterfeited.

The system

uld make a payment for court fee, he would be immediately issued a receipt with a unique number and a bar code which could be verified at the registry at the time of filing of petitions. Once the verification is done, the number would get locked, eliminating even a remote possibility of its reuse.is flawlessly customer-friendly. The moment a litigant or a lawyer wo

Further, litigants or lawyers can make payment for court fees in cash or through cheque or pay order or draft. They could also use RTGS facility to make payment once the system goes online.

-ENN

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