Corporates should fork out more for approaching SC: Law commission

Panel proposes 50-fold hike in such fees underlining that corporates get preference in having their case listed


Deevakar Anand | January 13, 2011

Law commission, the advisory panel to the law ministry has proposed a fifty- fold hike in the court fee paid by corporate litigants when they go to the supreme court.

Law commission chairman Justice P V Reddi has underlined in the report that presently, the maximum court fees is at Rs 2,000 only as prescribed by the supreme court rules of 1950 and it remains unaltered till date.

Its latest report submitted to the ministry has come in response to a reference by the department of justice and is based on the fact that such a fees has not been hiked for the last 60 years.

The commission has also suggested the maximum limit of such fees should not go beyond Rs one lakh.

Department of justice’s reference in this regard comes after a report by the parliamentary standing committee on law and justice. The parliamentary committee in 2008 had recommended many fold rise in court fees for the corporate citing the fact that there was an impression corporates get priority having their cases listed in the court.



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