First High Court of South India initiating e-Courts fee payment facility

Question: Which is the first High Court of South India to start e-court fee payment facility recently?
(a) Karnataka High Court
(b) Madras High Court
(c) Telangana High Court
(d) Kerala High Court
Answer: (b)
Related Facts:

  • On April 20th, 2018, the e-court fee payment facility was introduced in the Madras High Court.
  • This facility in this court was started jointly by the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, KPalaniswami and Chief Justice of Madras High Court Indira Banerjee
  • The Madras High Court is the first in South India and the eighth court of the country where e-court fee payment facility has been started.
  • This is an “advocate and litigant-centric initiative” that facilitates payment of court fee online by the lawyer and litigator.
  • This facility has been started by the Tamil Nadu State Government through its Central Record Holding Agency ‘Stock Holding Corporation of India’.
  • It will be initially introduced in the Court’s Main bench and the Madurai Bench.
  • Currently, e-court fee payment facility is being provided in the High Courts in Delhi, Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh and Supreme Court.

Reference:
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/hc-introduces-e-court-fee-payment/article23622069.ece
http://www.livelaw.in/e-court-fee-system-start-madras-hc-friday/

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