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CIRCULAR: Bombay HC decides to allow use of A4 size paper for filing pleadings in High Court

Date: 2021.



It is notified for the information of all concerned that considering the difficulties being faced by the members of the Bar/ parties-in-person with regard to use of A4 size paper and with a view to bring uniformity about use of paper in day-to-day working on the administrative side, to minimize consumption of paper and consequently to save the Environment, Hon’ble the Chief Justice and the Judges of the Bombay High Court has been pleased to direct that henceforth, the Registry shall use A4 size paper (on both sides) for internal communications at all levels in the Registry.

It is, however, clarified that all the pleadings, petitions, affidavits or other documents, etc. filed in the Registry, on Judicial side for the purpose of filing in the High Court and its Benches at Nagpur, Aurangabad and Panaji (Goa) and all other Courts in the State of Maharashtra, the following specifications of paper type would be applicable:

“Superior quality A4 size paper having not less than 75 GSM with printing on the both sides of the paper with Font – Times New Roman or Georgia, Font size 14 with inner margin of 5 cms and outer margin 3 cms.”

It is further ordered that for all internal communications and official purposes of the Registry of the High Court and its Benches at Nagpur, Aurangabad and Panaji (Goa) and Subordinate Courts in the State of Maharashtra also, A4 size paper having not less than 75 GSM would be utilized and except for the judgments of the Courts, printing may be done on both sides in all documents.

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The aforesaid directions shall come into force with effect from the date of publication.


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