Question 1: What is the revised pecuniary jurisdiction of courts in Delhi?
Answer 1: The Ministry of Law & Justice has notified that the Delhi High Court Amendment Act, 2015 has been brought into force from 26.10.2015. The Act provides for enhancement of the pecuniary jurisdiction of the District Courts of Delhi from Rs. 20 lakh to Rs. 2 crores. The last revision of pecuniary jurisdiction of District Courts in Delhi was done in 2003 when it was raised from Rs. 5 lakh to Rs. 20 lakh. Section 25 of the Punjab Court Act, 1918 applicable to Delhi was amended to include the jurisdiction of Rs 2 crore. This aspect of 2 crores would be reduced to a sum of Rs.1 crore in case the disputes which are commercial disputes as specified under the Commercial Courts, Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts Ordinance, 2015. Punjab Courts Act, 1918 as applicable to Delhi deals with the creation of District Courts and the pecuniary jurisdiction of the courts in the District Courts.
Question 2: What is the court fee for injunction suits?
Answer 2: Suits for a permanent injunction and mandatory injunction can be filed before Senior Civil Judge/District Judge as per the monetary jurisdiction. The applications for an interim injunction can also be moved praying for relief during the pendency of the suit. Appropriate Court fee is payable. Minimum court fee is Rs.13/- for each prayer of the injunction in the main suit. For interim injunctions Court fee of Rs.1.25 is payable.
Question 3: What are the applicable court fees in title deeds matter?
Answer 3: The disputes regarding ownership/share in properties can be filed before appropriate Court as per the value of the property in dispute and court fee on the basis of share claimed in the said property is to be paid. For the purpose of jurisdiction, the entire value of a property is to be taken into consideration.
Question 4: What is applicable court fee for Declaration suits?
Answer 4: Suits seeking a declaration regarding documents etc. can also be filed as per the jurisdiction based upon the value mentioned in the said document.
Question 5: What is the court fee for appeal matters?
Answer 5: If a case has been decided by a Civil Judge, its appeal can be filed before the District Judge, who may hear it or assign the same to an Addl. District Judge. Same court fee is to be paid on the appeals, as was paid at the time of filing of the suit. Misc. appeal against interim injunctions is heard by the Senior Civil Judge/ Addl. Senior Civil Judge.
Question 6: What is the court fee payable for Execution Petitions?
Answer 6: The Court fee of Rs.1.25 is to be paid while filing the execution petition. Execution of Judgment can be claimed by attachment of the properties of the other party or in money decree, by way of arrest. Certified copy of the decree/Judgment/order is to be annexed with the petition.
Question 7: What is the court fee applicable in matrimonial matters?
Answer 7: The Court fee of Rs.15/- is to be affixed on Divorce Petitions. On miscellaneous application court fee of Rs.1.25 is to be affixed.
Question 8: What is the court fee applicable in motor vehicle matters?
Answer 8: The petitioner is required to pay fixed court fee of Rs.20/- on each petition.
Question 9: What is the court fee applicable in criminal matters?
Answer 9: For filing a criminal complaint, court fee of Rs.1.25 is to be paid. If an accused is in judicial custody, no court fee is to be paid on vakalatnama. If accused is on bail, court fee stamp of Rs.1.25 is to be affixed along with Lawyer Welfare Stamp of Rs.5/-
Question 10: What is the process fee/talbana?
Answer 10: For the purpose of summoning of the witnesses/other parties, process fee form along with process fee of 75 paise is to be deposited with the Ahlmad of the Court in cases before Civil Judges/MMs and process fee of Rs.1.50 is to be paid in cases before ADJs and ASJs if the number of witnesses/parties is less than 4. For every addition of 4 witnesses/parties; proportionate Court Fee is to be paid @ Rs.0.75/Rs.1.50 respectively. After the court has ordered for service of the notice/summons through registered A/D also, sufficiently stamped registered A/D envelopes along with the number of copies required for service are to be deposited with the Ahlmad within one week of the order or within the time granted by the Court. Summons can also be ordered to be issued through Courier/E-mail.
Question 11: What is the court fee applicable in labour matters?
Answer 11: In Labour/Industrial Dispute matters, no court fee is payable.
Question 12: What is the court fee applicable in Certified copies?
Answer 12: Court fees of Rs.5/- per page are to be paid for applying certified copies.
Question 13: What is the court fee applicable in file inspection matters?
Answer 13: Fees of Rs.2/- is to be paid for an inspection of the file of pending matters whereas fees of Rs.4/- has to be paid for files of decided matters.
Question 14: What is the court fee applicable in matrimonial matters?
Answer 14: Court fee or Rs.1.25 paisa with lawyers welfare stamp of Rs.5/- is to be paid. If the party is in custody then no court fee is payable.
1. District Court Manual
Please note: These FAQs on court fees are informatory and would be subject to Court Fees Act.