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November 14, 2018

User Manual for E-Filing Procedure for High Courts, District Courts in India


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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.

The Manual stated, “The eCommittee of the Supreme Court of India has designed & set up the e-filing System which enables electronic filing of legal papers (“e-filing”). Using e-filing, cases (both civil and criminal) can be filed before all high courts and district courts that adopt this e-filing system. Introduction of this e-filing system is aimed at promoting paperless filing & creating time and cost saving efficiencies by adopting technological solutions to file cases before various courts in India.”

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.

To view the entire Official Manual in detail, please view the file attached herein.

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