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Value Of Welfare Stamps In Vakalatnama Increased In Delhi To INR 25 [Read Notification]

24 Sep 2019 3:07 PM GMT
Value Of Welfare Stamps In Vakalatnama Increased In Delhi To INR 25 [Read Notification]
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The government of Delhi has increased the value of welfare stamp to be affixed on a Vakalatnama to Rs. 25, after an amendment to this effect was made to the Delhi Advocates' Welfare Fund Rules, 2001.

A welfare stamp has to be affixed mandatorily on every Vakalatnama filed by an Advocate before any court or tribunal in Delhi. Prior to the amendment, the value of this stamp was Rs. 10 for Tribunals, Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court and Rs. 5 for all subordinate courts.
The amendment was notified today by the state govt.'s Department of Law, Justice and Legislative Affairs in exercise of powers conferred on it by Section 35 read with provisos to Section 27(1) of Advocates' Welfare Fund Act, 2001 and it will come into force from the date of its publication in the Delhi Gazette.
The amendment Act renumbered the existing Rule 21 of the Delhi Advocates' Welfare Fund Rules, 2001 as Rule 21A and inserted the following before it:
"21. Vakalatnama to bear stamps- Every advocate shall affix stamp of a value of twenty-five rupees on every Vakalatnama to be filed by him in the courts namely Supreme Court, High Court, District Court or a court subordinate to the District Courts, tribunals and other authorities, wherever Vakalatnama is filed."
Further, the renumbered Rule 21A has been amended to reads as follows:
21A. Value and Designs of Stamps- (1) Stamps shall be printed in the denominations of twenty-five rupees."
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