SC Hikes Litigation Expenses

Published: 24th July 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th July 2014 01:13 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: In a bid to check the unscrupulous practice of filing daily petitions in the apex  court and to ensure the effective disposal of the cases, the Supreme Court in its Gazette notification 2013 has increased the cost of filing the petition 10 times from `50 to `500.

And the Supreme Court Gazette notification increased the security deposit for filing the election petitions from `20,000 to `50,000. So, if anyone wants to challenge the election results, they will have to shell out `70,000 to the Supreme Court registry for the same.

Similarly the cost of filing the caveat in any case will henceforth be `500,while the fee for filing an affidavit has been hiked from `2 to `20. And the amicus curiae are to paid renumeration ranging from `6000-`10,000 as per the notification, which will become effective from August 19. Apart from this, the court has also decided to curtail its summer vacation from a maximum 10 weeks to seven weeks.

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