According to a letter sent to High Courts by the Chairperson of the e-committee, Justice DY Chandrachud said that the physical filing of cases by the government will be prohibited after that date.
From January 1, 2022, the Supreme Court e-committee has directed all High Courts to guarantee that all petitions/cases filed by the government before High Courts are done solely by e-filing.
According to a letter sent to High Courts by Chairperson of the e-committee, Justice DY Chandrachud, physical filing of cases by the government will not be authorized after that date in any matter.
Aside from the aforementioned, from January 1, e-filing will be mandatory for all parties in specific categories of cases such as revenue, tax, arbitration, commercial disputes, and any other category considered appropriate by the respective High Court.
From January 1, 2022, all petitions, appeals, and amendments against subordinate court judgments/orders must be filed electronically.
The trial court’s records can digitally be linked with the revisional court or appellate court in the case of an appeal or revision through e-filling, said e-committee in the letter.
Further, the committee said that the suits for money recovery, complaints under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, maintenance applications, mutual consent divorce petitions, and bail applications, among other things, can be considered for e-filing.