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THE COURT FEES ACT, 1870

Title : THE COURT FEES ACT, 1870

Year : 1962



The High Court shall, as soon as may be, make rules as to the following matters:-

(i)  The fees chargeable for serving and executing processes issued by such Court in its appellate jurisdiction, and by the other Civil and Revenue Courts established within the local limits of such jurisdiction;

(ii)  The fees chargeable for serving and executing processes issued by the Criminal Courts established within such limits in the case of offences other than offences for which police-officers may arrest without a warrant; and

(iii) The remuneration of the peons and all other persons employed by leave of a Court in the service or execution of processes.
The High Court may from time to time alter and add to the rules so made.

Confirmation and publication of rules.-

All such rules, alterations and additions shall, after being confirmed by the State Government1*** be published in the Official Gazette, and shall there-upon have the force of law.

Until such rules shall be so made and published, the fees now leviable for serving and executing processes shall continue to be levied, and shall be deemed to be fees leviable under this Act.

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1. The words "and sanctioned by the Governor General of India in Council" omitted by Act 38 of 1920, Section 2 and Schedule I.

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A table in the English and Vernacular languages, showing the fees chargeable for such service and execution, shall be exposed to view in a conspicuous part of each Court.



A table in the English and Vernacular languages, showing the fees chargeable for such service and execution, shall be exposed to view



Subject to rules to be framed by the Chief Controlling Revenue- authority and approved by the State Government,1*** every officer performing the functions of a Collector of a District shall fix, and may from time to time alter, the number of peons necessary to be employed for the service and execution of processes issued out of his Court or the Courts subordinate to him.

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1. The words "and the Governor General of India in Council," omitted by Act 38 of 1920, Section. 2 and Schedule I, Pt. I.

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[Process served under this Chapter to be held to be process within meaning of Code of Civil Procedure.]

Rep. by the Amending Act, 1891 (12 of 1891) Section. 2 and Schedule I.

Last updated on July, 2016

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