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Section 6 – The Court Fees’ Act, 1870

The Court Fees’ Act, 1870


6. Fees on documents filed, etc., in Mofussil Courts or in public Offices. –


Except in the Courts hereinbefore mentioned, no document of any of the kinds specified as chargeable in the First or Second Schedule to this Act annexed shall be filed, exhibited or recorded in any Court of Justice, or shall be received or furnished by any public officer, unless in respect of such document there be paid a fee of an amount not less than that indicated by either of the said Schedules as the proper fee for such document.




It has been held that while exercising the inherent powers the Court should apply Section 6 as court fee has to be paid on the documents received by the court, For this purpose the court may afford an opportunity to the party to pay such court fee. Netramani Dibya vs Dasarthi Misra – AIR 1986 Orissa 235.



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