LEGAL AWARENESS B

USER MANUAL FOR E-FILING PROCEDURE FOR HIGH COURTS, DISTRICT COURTS IN INDIA

On November 12, the eCommittee of the Supreme Court of India issued a notice regarding a User Manual for E-Filing Procedure for High Courts and District Courts in India. The Manual, authored by Dr. Karnika Seth, Cyberlaw Expert & Advocate, Supreme Court of India, provides detailed instructions and guidelines that need to be followed for electronic filing of legal papers and enables users to understand the step by step process involved in e-filing, to facilitate use of e-filing system and offer support to users.

Notably, the e-filing system can be used by any Advocate enrolled to practice in the Bar Council of any State in India or by any Petitioner in Person to file cases before the High court and District Courts of States that adopt this e-filing system.

In addition, the system will also enable police stations across India to e-file charge sheets and other documents pertaining to criminal cases.

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