The PIL has been filed by law student, Akriti Agarwal, through Advocate Sumit Singhal against an indefinite combination of both Legal size paper and A4 size paper being used in different courts. The using of legal size paper is a British Colonial practice and has been making justice only costly and inaccessible, she has stated in her plea.
Further, the petitioner has contended that it is harmful for the environment and has also referred that the Supreme Court has already implemented the use of A4 size paper with double-sided printing.
A two-Judge bench led by Justice Sandeep Mehta and Justice Devendra Kachhawaha has issued notice to the Registrar general, Rajasthan High Court, returnable within four weeks. While issuing notice, on Wednesday, the court has mandated to implement the use of A4 sheets with double-sided printing, instead of one side printing, for filings in all the courts across the state.
The implementation of printing both the sides have already permitted in the Supreme Court and the High Courts of Calcutta, Kerala, Sikkim & Tripura. And, a similar plea is pending consideration before the Karnataka High Court.