Chandigarh: The Haryana Cabinet which met under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar here on Tuesday, approved the proposal of the Revenue and Disaster Management Department to amend Court Fee Act to introduce e-stamps. This is to facilitate implementation of e-court fee for the benefit of the citizens. It is also essential for Ease of Doing Business. It was the considered necessary to amend Section 26(2) of Court Fee Act,1870 in its application to Haryana.
This will facilitate the citizens by providing online payment mechanism for court fee round-the-clock to save their precious time and obviate difficulties of shortage of regular stamps. It will also prevent re-use of stamps, loss of stamps and sale of counterfeit stamps and provide an environment for Ease of Doing Business. The e-stamps will be purchased through an online mechanism which shall enable litigants, lawyers and various stakeholders to purchase e-stamps on anywhere or anytime basis.
The objective of introduction of e-stamps is to make justice delivery system paperless and hassle-free. This system will be introduced in Punjab and Haryana High Court, Chandigarh as well as in all District Courts and Sub Divisional Courts of Union Territory Chandigarh. DP
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