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The Madras High Court became first court in south India and overall eighth in the country to introduce e-court fee payment facility. It was jointly launched by Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami and Chief Justice Indira Banerjee at the principal seat of the High Court in Chennai as well as at its Madurai Bench.
e-court fee payment facility
The new system will enable litigants who file cases in High Court to pay judicial stamp duty to government through e-stamps, which can be purchased both online and offline. It will pave way for easier and secured way of paying stamp duty. It will also help to tackle sale of counterfeit judicial stamps.
The e-stamps can be purchased online through website of Stock Holding Corporation after simple registration process. Payments for it can be made through net banking or debit cards and so on. The e-court fee receipts can be attached along with case bundles while presenting them in High Court Registry at time of filing cases.
The advantage of the system is that the court fee can be paid as and when user desires without bothering about non-availability of physical stamps. It will save time of litigants from standing in long queues at the physical counter.