New Delhi, July 22: The Delhi High Court on Monday introduced online payment of court fee, the first such facility in the country which will save litigants from standing in long queues at the counter.
“A user will be able to purchase court fee to any extent and hold it in credit in his or her own account from which the user will be able to utilise the exact amount of court fee needed per transaction,” a release said.
The ‘e-court fee' facility, which can be availed either through debit card or net banking, is a joint effort of the Delhi High Court and the Stock Holding Corporation of India Ltd.
“Court fee to the extent of Rs 20,000 could be purchased at one time for which the charges will be Rs 6 for payment by net banking or Rs 20 plus tax for payment by debit card,” the release said.
The print out of the e-court fee receipts containing a bar code for precise amount required for a transaction will be produced at the time of filing of any petition or application.
According to the release, the advantage of the system is that court fee is available easily as and when the user desires.