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Schedule I – The Court Fees’ Act, 1870

The Court Fees’ Act, 1870

 

SCHEDULE I

 

Ad valorem fees

 

Number   Proper fee
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Plaint, [(Note: Ins. by Act 5 of 1908, s.155 and Sch.IV) Written statement pleading a set-off or counterclaim] or memorandum of appeal (not otherwise provided for in this Act) [(Note: Ins. by Act 5 of 1908, s.155 and Sch.IV) or of cross-objection] presented to any Civil or Revenue Court except those mentioned in section 3.]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Plaint (Note: The words “or memorandum of appeal” rep. by Act 20 of 1870, s.I) in a suit for possession under [(Note: Subs. by Act 12 of 1891, s.2 and Sch.II, for “Act No.14 of 1859 (to provide for the limitation of suits), section 15.”) the Specific Relief Act, 1877 (Note: See now the Specific Relief Act, 1963 (47 of 1963), section 9].

     3.   (Note: The words and figure “3. Petition under the Indian Registration Act, section fifty-three” omitted by Act 8 of 1871, s.2 and Sch.I)

      4.  Application for reivew of judgment, if presented on or after the ninetieth day from the date of the decree.

5. Application for review of judgment, if presented before the ninetieth day from the dae of the decree.

 

 

 

6.  Copy or translation of a judgment or order not being, or having the force of, a decree.

 

 

 

 

7. Copy of decree or order having the force of a decree.

 

 

8. Copy of any document liable to stamp-duty under the Indian Stamp Act, 1879 (Note: See now the Indian Stamp Act, 1899 (2 of 1899)) when left by any party to a suit or proceeding in place to a suit or proceeding in place of the original withdrawn.

9. Copy of any revenue or judicial proceeding or order not otherwise provided for by this Act, or copy of any account, statement, report or the like, taken out of any Civil or Criminal or Revenue Court of office, or from the office of any chief officer charged with the executive administration of a division.

10. (Note: Article 10 omitted by Act 8 of 1890, s.2 and Sch.)

 

 

 

11. [(Note: Subs. by Act 7 of 1889, s.13(I), for the original Articles 11 and 12.) Probate of a will or letters of administration with or without will annexed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12. Certificate under the Succession Certificate Act, 1889 (Note: See now the Indian Succession Act, 1925 (39 of 1925))

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12A. Certificate under the Regulation of the Bombay Code No. VIII of 1827.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13. (Note: Originally ins. by the Punjab Courts Act, 1884 (18 of 1884), s.71, as amended by the Punjab Courts Act, 1899 (25 of 1899), s.6, Article 13 was rep. in the Punjab by s.5 of the Punjab courts (Amendment) Act, 1912 (Punjab Act 1 of 1912); but it has since been received in this form by the Court-fees (Punjab Amendment) Act, 1922 (Punjab Act 7 of 1922) Application to the (Note: Subs. by the A.O. 1948, for “High Court of Judicature at Lahore”) High Court of Punjab] for the exercise of its jurisdiction under section 44 of the Punjab Courts Act, 1918 or to the Court of the Financial Commissioner of Punjab for the exercise of its revisional jurisdiction under section 84 of the Punjab Tenancy Act, 1887.

(Note: Article 14 omitted by the A.O. 1937.

(Note: Article 15 rep. by Act 11 of 1923, s.3 and Sch.II)

When the amount or value of the subject-matter in dispute does not exceed five rupees.

When such amount or value exceeds five rupees, for every five rupees, or part thereof, in excess of five rupees, up to one hundred rupees.

When such amount of value exceeds one hundred rupees, for every ten rupees, or part thereof, in excess of one hundred rupees, up to one thousand rupees.

When such amount or value exceeds one thousand rupees, for every one hundred rupees, or part thereof, in excess of one thousand rupees, up to five thousand rupees.

When such amount or value exceeds five thousand rupees, for every two hundred and fifty rupees, or part thereof, in excess of five thousand rupees, up to ten thousand rupees.

When such amount or value exceeds ten thousand rupees, for every five hundred rupees, or part thereof, in excess of ten thousand rupees, up to twenty thousand

When such amount or value exceeds twenty thousand rupees, for every one thousand rupees, or part thereof, in excess of twenty thousand rupees, up to thirty thousand rupees.

When such amount or value exceeds thirty thousand rupees, for every two thousand rupees, or part thereof, in excess of thirty thousand rupees. up to fifty thousand rupees.

When such amount or value exceeds fifty thousand rupees, for every five thousand rupees, or part thereof, in excess of fifty thousand rupees:

Provided that the maximum fee leviable on a plaint or memorandum of appeal shall be three thousand rupees.

**

 

 

 

 

 

**

 

 

 

 

**

 

When such judgement or order is passed by any Civil Court other than a High Court, or by the presiding officer of any Revenue Court or Office, or by any other Judicial or Executive Authority –

(a) If the amount or value of the subject-matter is fifty or  less than fifty rupees.

(b) If such amount or value exceeds fifty rupees.

When such judgement or order is passed by a High Court

When such decree or order is made by any Civil Court other than a High Court, or by any Revenue Court –

(a) If the amount or value of the subject-matter of the suit wherein such decree or order is made is fifty or less than fifty rupees.

(b) If such amount or value exceeds fifty rupees.

When such decree or order is made a High Court.

(a) When the stamp-duty chargeable on the original does not exceed eight annas.

 

(b) In any other case.

 

For every three hundred and sixty words or fraction of three hundred and sixty words.

 

 

 

(Note: Article 10 omitted by Act 8 of 1890, s.2 and Sch.)

 

[(Note: Subs. by Act 7 of 1910, s.2(I)) When the amount or value of the property in respect of which the grant of probate or letters is made exceeds one thousand rupees, but does not exceed ten thousand rupees.

When such amount or value exceeds ten thousand rupees, but does not exceed fifty thousand rupees.

 

When such amount or value exceeds fifty thousand rupees.

Provided that when, after the grant of a certificate under the Succession Certificate Act, 1889 (Note: See now the Indian Succession Act, 1925 (39 of 1925) or under the Regulation of the Bombay Code No. VIII of 1827, in respect of any property included in an estate, a grant of probate or letters of administration is made in respect of the same estate, the fee payable in respect of the latter grant shall be reduced by the amount of the fee paid in respect of the former grant.

In any case

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[(Note: Subs. by Act 7 of 1910, s. 2(ii) (1) As regards debts and securities.

 

 

 

 

(2) As regards other property in respect of which the certificate is granted –

When the amount or value of such property exceeds one thousand rupees, but does not exceed ten thousand rupees.

When such amount or value exceeds ten thousand rupees, but does not exceed fifty thousand rupees.

When such amount or value exceeds fifty thousand rupees.

When the amount or value of the subject-matter in dispute does not exceed twenty-five rupees.

When such amount or value exceeds twenty-five rupees.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Note: Article 14 omitted by the A.O. 1937.

 

(Note: Article 15 rep. by Act 11 of 1923, s.3 and Sch.II)

Six annas.

 

Six annas.

 

Twelve annas.

 

Five rupees.

 

Ten rupees.

 

 

Fifteen rupees.

 

Twenty rupees.

 

 

Twenty rupees.

 

Twenty-five rupees.

 

 

 

A fee of one-half the amount prescribed in the foregoing scale.

 

 

 

 

The fee leviable on the plaint or memorandum of appeal.

 

 

 

One-half of the fee leviable on the plaint or memorandum of appeal.

 

 

 

Four annas.

Eight annas.

One rupee.

 

Eight annas.

 

Eight annas.

One rupee.

Four rupees.

 

The amount of the duty chargeable on the original.

Eight annas.

 

Eight annas.

 

 

 

 

(Note: Article 10 omitted by Act 8 of 1890, s.2 and Sch.)

Two per centum on such amount or value.

 

 

Two and one-half per centum on such amount or value.

 

Three per centum on such amount or value.

 

 

 

 

 

Two per centum on the amount or value of any debt or security specified in the certificate under section 8 of the Act, and three per centum on the amount or value of any debt or security to which the certificate is extended under section 10 of the Act.

Notes. – (1) The amount of a debt is its amount, including interest, on the day on which the inclusion of the debt in the certificate is applied for, so far as such amount can be ascertained.

(2) Whether or not any power with respect to a security specified in a certificate has been conferred under the Act, and, where such a power has been so conferred, whether the power is for the receiving of interest or dividends on, or for the negotiation or transfer of, the security, or for both purposes, the value of the security is its market-value on the day on which the inclusion of the security in the certificate is applied for, so far as such value can be ascertained.

The same fee as would be payable in respect of a certificate under the Succession Certificate Act, 1889 (Note: See now the Indian Succession Act, 1925 (39 of 1925)) or in respect of an extension of such a certificate, as the case may be

 

Two per centum on such amount or value .

 

Two and one-half per centum on such amount or value.

Three per centum on such amount or value]

Two rupees.

The fee leviable on a memorand of appeal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Note: Article 14 omitted by the A.O. 1937.

(Note: Article 15 rep. by Act 11 of 1923, s.3 and Sch.II)

 

Table of Rates of ad valorem Fees Leviable on the institution of suits.

 

When the amount or value of the subject-matter exceeds

But does not exceed

Proper fee

Rs.

Rs.

Rs.

A.

P.

5

0

6

0

5

10

0

12

0

10

15

0

2

0

15

20

1

8

0

20

25

1

14

0

25

30

1

4

0

30

35

2

10

0

35

40

2

0

0

40

45

3

6

0

45

50

3

12

0

50

55

3

2

0

55

60

4

8

0

60

65

4

14

0

65

70

4

4

0

70

75

5

10

0

75

80

5

0

0

80

85

6

6

0

85

90

6

12

0

90

95

6

2

0

95

100

7

8

0

100

110

7

4

0

110

120

8

0

0

120

130

9

12

0

130

140

10

8

0

140

150

11

4

0

150

160

12

0

0

160

170

1

12

0

170

180

2

8

0

180

190

13

4

0

190

200

14

0

0

200

210

15

12

0

210

220

15

8

0

220

230

16

4

0

230

240

17

0

0

240

250

18

12

0

250

260

18

8

0

260

270

19

4

0

270

280

20

0

0

280

290

21

12

0

290

300

21

8

0

300

310

22

4

0

310

320

23

0

0

320

330

24

12

0

330

340

24

8

0

340

350

25

4

0

350

360

26

0

0

360

370

27

12

0

370

380

27

8

0

380

390

28

4

0

390

400

29

0

0

400

410

30

12

0

410

420

   30

8

0

420

430

31

4

0

430

440

32

0

0

440

450

33

12

0

450

460

33

8

0

460

470

34

4

0

470

480

35

0

0

480

490

36

12

0

490

500

36

8

0

500

510

37

4

0

510

520

38

0

0

520

530

39

12

0

530

540

39

8

0

540

550

40

4

0

550

560

42

0

0

560

570

42

12

0

570

580

43

8

0

580

590

44

4

0

590

600

45

0

0

600

610

45

12

0

610

620

46

8

0

620

630

47

4

0

630

640

48

0

0

640

650

48

12

0

650

660

49

8

0

660

670

50

4

0

670

680

51

0

0

680

690

51

12

0

690

700

52

8

0

700

710

53

4

0

710

720

54

0

0

720

730

54

12

0

730

740

55

8

0

740

750

56

4

0

750

760

57

0

0

760

770

57

12

0

770

780

58

8

0

780

790

59

4

0

790

800

60

0

0

800

810

60

12

0

810

820

61

8

0

820

830

62

4

0

830

840

63

0

0

840

850

63

12

0

850

860

64

8

0

860

870

65

4

0

870

880

66

0

0

880

890

66

12

0

890

900

67

8

0

900

910

68

4

0

910

920

69

0

0

920

930

69

12

0

930

940

70

8

0

940

950

71

4

0

950

960

72

0

0

960

970

72

12

0

970

980

73

8

0

980

990

74

4

0

990

1,000

75

0

0

1,000

1,100

80

0

0

1,100

1,200

85

0

0

1,200

1,300

90

0

0

1,300

1,400

95

0

0

1,400

1,500

100

0

0

1,500

1,600

105

0

0

1,600

1,700

110

0

0

1,700

1,800

115

0

0

1,800

1,900

120

0

0

1,900

2,000

125

0

0

2,000

2,100

130

0

0

2,100

2,200

135

0

0

2,200

2,300

140

0

0

2,300

2,400

145

0

0

2,400

2,500

150

0

0

2,500

2,600

155

0

0

2,600

2,700

160

0

0

2,700

2,800

165

0

0

2,800

2,900

170

0

0

2,900

3,000

175

0

0

3,000

3,100

180

0

0

3,100

3,200

185

0

0

3,200

3,300

190

0

0

3,300

3,400

195

0

0

3,400

3,500

200

0

0

3,500

3,600

205

0

0

3,600

3,700

210

0

0

3,700

3,800

215

0

0

3,800

3,900

220

0

0

3,900

4,000

225

0

0

4,000

4,100

230

0

0

4,100

4,200

235

0

0

4,200

4,300

240

0

0

4,300

4,400

245

0

0

4,400

4,500

250

0

0

4,500

4,600

255

0

0

4,600

4,700

260

0

0

4,700

4,800

265

0

0

4,800

4,900

270

0

0

4,900

5,000

275

0

0

5,000

5,250

285

0

0

5,250

5,500

295

0

0

5,500

5,750

305

0

0

5,750

6,000

315

0

0

6,000

6,250

325

0

0

6,250

6,500

335

0

0

6,500

6,750

345

0

0

6,750

7,000

355

0

0

7,000

7,250

365

0

0

7,250

7,500

375

0

0

7,500

7,750

385

0

0

7,750

8,000

395

0

0

8,000

8,250

405

0

0

8,250

8,500

415

0

0

8,500

8,750

425

0

0

8,750

9,000

435

0

0

9,000

9,250

445

0

0

9,250

9,500

455

0

0

9,500

9,750

465

0

0

9,750

10,000

475

0

0

10,000

10,500

490

0

0

10,500

11,000

505

0

0

11,000

11,500

520

0

0

11,500

12,000

535

0

0

12,000

12,500

550

0

0

12,500

13,000

565

0

0

13,000

13,500

580

0

0

13,500

14,000

595

0

0

14,000

14,500

610

0

0

14,500

15,000

625

0

0

15,000

15,500

640

0

0

15,500

16,000

655

0

0

16,000

16,500

670

0

0

16,500

17,000

685

0

0

17,000

17,500

700

0

0

17,500

18,000

715

0

0

18,000

18,500

730

0

0

18,500

19,000

745

0

0

19,000

19,500

760

0

0

19,500

20,000

775

0

0

20,000

21,000

795

0

0

21,000

22,000

815

0

0

22,000

23,000

835

0

0

23,000

24,000

855

0

0

24,000

25,000

875

0

0

25,000

26,000

895

0

0

26,000

27,000

915

0

0

27,000

28,000

935

0

0

28,000

29,000

955

0

0

29,000

30,000

975

0

0

30,000

34,000

995

0

0

34,000

36,000

1,035

0

0

36,000

38,000

1,055

0

0

38,000

40,000

1,075

0

0

40,000

42,000

1,095

0

0

42,000

44,000

1,115

0

0

44,000

46,000

1,135

0

0

46,000

48,000

1,155

0

0

48,000

50,000

1,175

0

0

50,000

55,000

1,200

0

0

55,000

60,000

1,225

0

0

60,000

65,000

1,250

0

0

65,000

70,000

1,275

0

0

70,000

75,000

1,300

0

0

75,000

80,000

1,325

0

0

80,000

85,000

1,350

0

0

85,000

90,000

1,375

0

0

90,000

95,000

1,400

0

0

95,000

1,00,000

1,425

0

0

1,00,000

1,05,000

1,450

0

0

1,05,000

1,10,000

1,475

0

0

1,10,000

1,15,000

1,500

0

0

1,15,000

1,20,000

1,525

0

0

1,20,000

1,25,000

1,550

0

0

1,25,000

1,30,000

1,575

0

0

1,30,000

1,35,000

1,600

0

0

1,35,000

1,40,000

1,625

0

0

1,40,000

1,45,000

1,650

0

0

1,45,000

1,50,000

1,675

0

0

1,50,000

1,55,000

1,700

0

0

1,55,000

1,60,000

1,725

0

0

1,60,000

1,65,000

1,750

0

0

1,65,000

1,70,000

1,775

0

0

1,70,000

1,75,000

1,800

0

0

1,75,000

1,80,000

1,825

0

0

1,80,000

1,85,000

1,850

0

0

1,85,000

1,90,000

1,875

0

0

1,90,000

1,95,000

1,900

0

0

1,95,000

2,00,000

1,925

0

0

2,00,000

2,05,000

1,950

0

0

2,05,000

2,10,000

1,975

0

0

2,10,000

2,15,000

2,000

0

0

2,15,000

2,20,000

2,025

0

0

2,20,000

2,25,000

2,050

0

0

2,25,000

2,30,000

2,075

0

0

2,30,000

2,35,000

2,100

0

0

2,35,000

2,40,000

2,125

0

0

2,40,000

2,45,000

2,150

0

0

2,45,000

2,50,000

2,175

0

0

2,50,000

2,55,000

2,200

0

0

2,55,000

2,60,000

2,225

0

0

2,60,000

2,65,000

2,250

0

0

2,65,000

2,70,000

2,275

0

0

2,70,000

2,75,000

2,300

0

0

2,75,000

2,80,000

2,325

0

0

2,80,000

2,85,000

2,350

0

0

2,85,000

2,90,000

2,375

0

0

2,90,000

2,95,000

2,400

0

0

2,95,000

3,00,000

2,425

0

0

3,00,000

3,05,000

2,450

0

0

3,05,000

3,10,000

2,475

0

0

3,10,000

3,15,000

2,500

0

0

3,15,000

3,20,000

2,525

0

0

3,20,000

3,25,000

2,550

0

0

3,25,000

3,30,000

2,575

0

0

3,30,000

3,35,000

2,600

0

0

3,35,000

3,40,000

2,650

0

0

3,40,000

3,45,000

2,675

0

0

3,45,000

3,50,000

2,700

0

0

3,50,000

3,55,000

2,725

0

0

3,55,000

3,60,000

2,750

0

0

3,60,000

3,65,000

2,775

0

0

3,65,000

3,70,000

2,800

0

0

3,70,000

3,75,000

2,825

0

0

3,75,000

3,80,000

2,850

0

0

3,80,000

3,85,000

2,875

0

0

3,85,000

3,95,000

2,900

0

0

3,95,000

4,00,000

2,925

0

0

4,00,000

4,05,000

2,950

0

0

4,05,000

4,10,000

2,975

0

0

4,10,000

 

3,000

0

0

 

 

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