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1 THE COURT-FEES ACT, 1870

(ACT NO. VII OF 1870).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 11th March, 1870  
  
    
 
CONTENTS
 
SECTIONS
 
CHAPTER I
PRELIMINARY
1. Short title
Extent of Act
Commencement of Act
1A. [Omitted]
2. Definitions
CHAPTER II
FEES PAYABLE IN COURTS AND IN PUBLIC OFFICES
3. Levy of fees in the High Court Division on their original sides
4. Fees on documents filed, etc., in the High Court Division in their extraordinary jurisdiction;
in their appellate jurisdiction;
as Courts of reference and revision
5. Procedure in case of difference as to necessity or amount of fee
6. Fees on documents filed, etc., in Mufassil Courts or in public offices
CHAPTER III
COMPUTATION OF FEES
7. Computation of fees payable in certain suits
(i) for money;
(ii) for maintenance and annuities;
(iii) for moveable property having a market-value;
(iv) (a) for moveable property of no market- value;(b) [Omitted](c) for declaratory decree and consequential relief;(d) for an injunction;(e) for easements;(f) for accounts;
(v) for possession of land, buildings or gardens;
(vi) to enforce a right of pre-emption;
(viA) for partition and separate possession of a share of joint family property, etc.
(vii) for interest of assignee of land revenue;
(viii) to set aside an attachment;
(viiiA) to set aside decrees;
(ix) to redeem; to foreclose;
(x) for specific performance;
(xi) between landlord and tenant;
(xii) in suits not expressly provided for in this section.
8. Fee on memorandum of appeal against order relating to compensation
8A. Statement of particulars of subject-matter of suits and plaintiff's valuation thereof
8B. Procedure where insufficient Court-fee is filed on plaint or memorandum of appeal
8C. Inquiry as to valuation of suits
8D. Investigation to ascertain proper valuation
8E. Power of persons making inquiry under sections 8C and 8D
8F. Costs of inquiry as to valuation and refund of excess fee
9 and 10. [Repealed]
11. Procedure in suits for mesne profits or accounts when amount found due exceeds amount claimed
Refund where amount decreed is less than amount claimed
12. Decision of questions as to valuation
13. Refund of fee paid on memorandum of appeal
14. Refund of fee on application for review of judgment
15. Refund where Court reverses or modifies its former decision on ground of mistake
16. [Repealed]
17. Multifarious suits
18. Written examinations of complainants
19. Exemption of certain documents
2CHAPTER IIIA
PROBATES, LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION AND CERTIFICATES OF ADMINISTRATION
19A. Relief where too high a court-fee has been paid
19B. Relief where debts due from a deceased person have been paid out of his estate
19C. Relief in case of several grants
19D. Probates declared valid as to trust-property though not covered by court-fee
19E. Provision for case where too low a court-fee has been paid on probates, etc.
19F. Administrator to give proper security before letters stamped under section 19E
19G. Executors, etc., not paying full court-fee on probates, etc., within six months after discovery of under-payment
19H. Notice of applications for probate or letters of administration to be given to Revenue-authorities, and procedure thereon
19-I. Payment of court-fees in respect of probates and letters of administration
19J. Recovery of penalties, etc.
19K. Section 6 and 28 not to apply to probates or letters of administration
CHAPTER IV
PROCESS-FEES
20. Rules as to costs of processes
Confirmation and publication of rules
21. Tables of process-fees
22. Number of peons in District and subordinate Courts
Number of peons in Mofussil Small Cause Courts
23. Number of peons in Revenue Courts
24. [Repealed]
CHAPTER V
OF THE MODE OF LEVYING FEES
25. Collection of Fees by stamps or through electronically or digitally, etc.
26. Stamps to be impressed or adhesive
27. Rules for supply, number, renewal and keeping accounts of stamps
28. Stamping documents inadvertently received
29. Amended document
30. Cancellation of stamp
CHAPTER VI
MISCELLANEOUS
31. [Repealed]
32. [Repealed]
33. Administration in criminal cases of documents for which proper fee has not been paid
34. Sale of stamps
34A. Enlargement of time
35. Power to suspend, reduce or remit fees
35A. Variation of rates
36. Saving of fees to certain officers of the High Court Division
37. Mode of refund
SCHEDULE
 
 

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