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Section 13 – The Court Fees’ Act, 1870

The Court Fees’ Act, 1870


13. Refund of fee paid on memorandum of appeal. —


If an appeal or plaint, which has been rejected by the lower Court on any of the grounds mentioned in the (Note: See now the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (Act 5 of 1908)) Code of Civil Procedure, is ordered to be received, or if a suit is remanded in appeal on any of the grounds mentioned in section 351 of the same Code, for a second decision by the lower Court, the Appellate Court shall grant to the appellant a certificate, authorizing him to receive back from the Collector the full amount of fee paid on the memorandum of appeal :


Provided that, if, in the case of a remand in appeal, the order of remand shall not cover the whole of the subject-matter of the suit, the certificate so granted shall not authorize the appellant to receive back more than so much fee as would have been originally payable on the part or parts of such subject-matter in respect whereof the suit has been remanded.




It has been held that refund of court of fee could be ordered even where a case is remanded under the amended provisions of order XLI Rule 23 CPC. State of U.P. vs Chandra Bhushan Misra – AIR 1980 SC 591. It has been held that where a suit is transferred to the High Court under Cl. 13 of Letters Patent Court fee cannot be refunded. The official Receiver. Coimbatore vs Sar Gounder – AIR 1980 MAD 269.



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