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Filing of Soft Copies to be made Mandatory along with Physical Copies Directs SC [Read Circular]

Lawstreet Journal 29 Jul 2020 9:22pm

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On Tuesday, 28 July 2020, The Supreme Court of India has stated that, from now on, Advocates- on- Record and the Party- in- Person will have to submit a soft copy of the petition as well as the associated papers, apart from the physical filing of the Supreme Court Registry filing counter. 

The circular released states, “Filing of e-Copy shall be a mandatory requirement for the listing of the matter before the Hon'ble Courts.” 

It has been stated that the filing of the petition and the accompanying documents in a physical form and the notification of defects shall be in compliance with the current procedure. 

At the time of refiling, however, once all the defects have been corrected, Advocates- On- Record / Party- in- Person, in addition to the hard copy to be filed at the filing counter, would be required to file a soft copy of the petition and the accompanying documents. 

The soft copy is required to be sent to the following email address: soft.petition@sci.nic.in. The subject of the email shall clearly state "Soft copy of the petition and the accompanying documents in Diary No…" and the text of email shall contain the verification, as prescribed. 

An undertaking to conform to this requirement must be enclosed with a refiled hard copy. The additional registrar (I- B) shall acknowledge receipt of a soft copy of the petition and the accompanying documents through return email. 

Moreover, the Supreme Court lowered the printing charges from Rs.1.50 per page (Rs. 6/-for four copies) to 0.75 per page (Rs.… Continue Reading...


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