The fees payable for the time being to the clerks and officers (other than the sheriffs and attorneys) of1*[the2*[High Courts other than those of Kerala, Mysore and Rajasthan]];
or chargeable in each of such Courts under No. 11 of the first, and Nos. 7, 12, 14,.3*** 20 and 21 of the Second Schedule to this Act annexed;
Levy of Fees in Presidency Small Cause Courts. -and the fees for the time being chargeable in the Courts of Small Causes at Levy of the Presidency-towns,4*and their several offices; shall be collected in manner hereinafter appearing.
No document of any of the kinds specified in the First or Second Schedule to this Act annexed, as chargeable with fees, shall be filed, exhibited or recorded in, or shall be received or furnished by, any of the said High Courts in any case coming before such Court in the exercise of its extraordinary original civil jurisdiction; or in the exercise of its extraordinary original criminal jurisdiction;in their appellate jurisdiction or in the exercise of its jurisdiction as regards appeals from the 1*[judgments (other than judgments passed in the exercise of the ordinary original civil jurisdiction of the Court) of one] or more Judges of the said Court, or of a division Court;or in the exercise of its jurisdiction as regards appeals from the Courts subject to its superintendence;as Courts of reference and revision.- or in the exercise of its jurisdiction as a Court of reference or revision;unless in respect of such document there be paid a fee of an amount not less than that indicated by either of the said Schedules as the proper fee for such document.
When any difference arises between the officer whose duty it is to see that any fee is paid under this Chapter and any suitor or attorney, as to the necessity of paying a fee or the amount thereof, the question shall, when the difference arises in any of the said High Courts, be referred to the taxing-officer, whose decision thereon shall be final, except when the question is, in his opinion, one of general importance, in which case he shall refer it to the final decision of the Chief Justice of such High Court, or of such Judge of the High Court as the Chief Justice shall appoint either generally or specially in this behalf.
When any such difference arises in any of the said Courts of Small Causes, the question shall be referred to the Clerk of the Court, whose decision thereon shall be final, except when the question is, in his opinion, one of general importance, in which case he shall refer it to the final decision of the first Judge of such Court. The Chief Justice shall declare who shall be taxing-officer within the meaning of the first paragraph of this section.
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