In view of the nationwide lockdown, the Rajasthan High Court has introduced e-Filing facility for urgent matters.
While earlier the litigants had to file petitions via email for urgent hearings, they may now avail the service of a specially developed and secured online E-filing module which enables online-electronic filing of petitions and legal papers from any place in India, 24x7.
Using E-filing, cases (civil, writ or criminal) can be filed before Rajasthan High Court, both at the Principal seat in Jodhpur as well as the Bench at Jaipur. Hard copy of e-filed cases will have to be filed along with requisite court fees on filing counters within 7 days after the normal work resumes.
As per a press release issued in this behalf, "This module will save petitions and documents in servers of High Court using Case Information System (CIS) software. Users will also get regular updates about case status and orders passed through automated SMS and email facility of CIS. Tracking of cases will also be much easy."
Link of this E-filing module is now live and may be accessed from the HC web site. In order to avail of this facility, the Advocates or Parties in person will be required to create their user account on the E-Filing module.
As per the guidelines for user creation, Advocates are required to create user accounts with help of their Bar Enrolment number, mobile number and email address already saved in CIS. In case an Advocate wishes to update their particulars regarding mobile number and email address, they may send requests for the same via email on:
For Jodhpur - email@example.com
For Jaipur Bench - firstname.lastname@example.org
It has been clarified that the present facility of filing of urgent cases through email will also be continued for few days so that the Advocates/Party in person may create their user accounts and start E-filing. However, Advocates are to ensure that filing is made only through one mode and in case filing is made through both the modes, either the case will not be listed or it will delay the listing as the system will identify two cases in one matter.
The facility of e-filing shall be continued after the lockdown and resuming normal work. The e-filing portal will also be directly integrated with online payment facility of court fees.
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