Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Court service notices could be sent through e-mails: Delhi HC

Court service notices could be sent through e-mails: Delhi HC

link to the administrative Del HC notices

PTI | 09:09 PM,Sep 14,2010

New Delhi, Sep 14 (PTI) In a major effort to make litigations computer-friendly, the Delhi High Court has said notices to litigants could now be sent through e-mails as well.

In pursuance of the recent Supreme Court directives, the High Court said lawyers, who want their petitions to be heard on urgent basis, can get in touch with opposite parties through Internet.

In the case of filing of a fresh petition, the lawyers send the copy of the plea along with the court notices to the parties, to be sued, either by the registered post or by the court-approved couriers services.

"The Supreme Court... has directed that in commercial litigations and in those cases where the advocates seek urgent interim relief, service of the notices may be effected by e-mails, in addition to normal mode of service," the High Court said in an administrative order.

The High Court has asked the lawyers to provide soft copies of the petitions, in addition to the hard copy along with e-mail addresses of the parties at the time of filing the plea.

The copy of the order, issued by Rakesh Kapoor, Registrar General of the High Court, has been sent to various authorities including the nine district judges of the trial courts of the national capital.

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