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1The Court-fees Act, 1870

( ACT NO. VII Of 1870 )

Chapter IV

PROCESS-FEES

Rules as to costs of processes
20. The 2[Supreme Court] shall, as soon as may be, make rules as to the following matters:-
 
 
i. the fees chargeable for serving and executing processes issued by such Court in its appellate jurisdiction, and by the other Civil and Revenue Courts established within the local limits of such jurisdiction;
 
 
ii. the fees chargeable for serving and executing processes issued by the Criminal Courts established within such limits in the case of offences other than offences for which police-officers may arrest without a warrant; and
 
 
iii. the remuneration of the peons and all other persons employed by leave of a Court in the service or execution of processes.
 
 
The 3[Supreme Court] may from time to time alter and add to the rules so made.
Confirmation and publication of rules
All such rules, alterations and additions shall, after being confirmed by the Government be published in the official Gazette, and shall thereupon have the force of law.
 
 
Until such rules shall be so made and published, the fees now leviable for serving and executing processes shall continue to be levied, and shall be deemed to be fees leviable under this Act.
Tables of process-fees
21. A table in the English and Vernacular languages, showing the fees chargeable for such service and execution, shall be exposed to view in a conspicuous part of each Court.
Number of peons in District and subordinate Courts
22. Subject to rules to be made by the 4[Supreme Court] and approved by the 5[President],
 
 
every District Judge and every Magistrate of a District shall fix, and may from time to time alter, the number of peons necessary to be employed for the service and execution of processes issued out of his Court and each of the Courts subordinate thereto,
Number of peons in Mofussil Small Cause Courts
and for the purposes of this section, every Court of Small Causes established under the Small Cause Courts Act, 1887 6[***] shall be deemed to be subordinate to the Court of the District Judge.
Number of peons in Revenue Courts
23. Subject to rules to be framed by the Chief Revenue authority and approved by the Government every officer performing the functions of a Collector of a District shall fix, and may from time to time alter, the number of peons necessary to be employed for the service and execution of processes issued out of his Court or the Courts subordinate to him.
[Repealed]
24. [Repealed by the Amending Act, 1891 (Act No. XII of 1891).]

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