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NCLAT amends SOP to facilitate e-filing of documents [READ NOTICE]

Lawstreet Journal 27 May 2021 9:31pm

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The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal, on Monday (May 24, 2021), through its notice directed temporary relaxation of Standard Operating Procedures by allowing e-filings given the prevailing pandemic situation. 

Taking note of the prevailing circumstances and difficulty that would be caused to the parties in reaching NCLAT for filing hard copies due to the ongoing pandemic, NCLAT has revised its Standard Operating Procedure to provide for e-filing of documents by parties.

The Revised Standard Operating Procedure dated January 3, 2021, stated “It may be noted that it is mandatory that Learned Advocates/ Authorised Representatives/ Parties-in-person shall file the Appeal/ Interlocutory Application/ Reply/ Rejoinder etc. in hard copy also as per the procedure prescribed in NCLAT Rules, 2016, along with the e-filing receipt”.

Last week (May 21, 2021), the Delhi High Court issued a notice to NCLAT on its revised standard operating procedure. A Petition was filed before the Delhi High Court which pleaded that the NCLAT be directed to allow online filing of documents as forcing litigants to file hard copies physically would expose them to Covid-19.

NCLAT modified its revised Standard Operating Procedure to allow for e-filing of documents by Advocates, Parties-in-person, and, authorized representatives until the Tribunal resumes physical hearing or until it further issues an order in this regard. The amendment also states that such e-filing should be accompanied by an undertaking that the Advocates/Parties-in-person shall file hard copies of such documents upon resumption of physical hearings.

The amended Standard Operating Procedure reads as thus “It… Continue Reading...


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