The Uttarakhand High Court has issued standard Operating Procedure for Online Court fee payment.
It was said that Online e-Court Fee System involves three steps:
- Registration: Client makes a one-time registration which can be used across all SHCIL online products available for that State.
- Online payment: Besides offering the facility for single transactions, client will also be able to make a one-time payment to be maintained as imprest balance and utilise the same over a period of time for generating e-court fees of various denominations.
- Receipt Generation: Client will have the convenience to generate an e-Court fee receipt anytime and from anywhere via the internet without having to go through the hassles of long queues and tiresome formalities.
The e-Court Fee receipt generated online can be printed on any printer and submitted as a valid proof of court fee payment in all approved courts of respective States.
The procedure mentioned that First time User of the Online e-Court Fee System is required to Register and generate the User IDand password. This User ID is common for Online e-Stamping, online e-Registration and online e-Court Fee collection systems. i.e. If the User is already having an ID for Online e-Court Fee Systemthen the same credentials can be used for online e-Stamping Payment and online e-Registration.
Thereafter, Confirmation of a successful registration is sent on the email id provided during the registration process and the User will have to click the link in the email as shown below and visit the page. Only after this, the account will get activated. Upon activation, an SMS will be sent to the registered mobile number. After successful activation through the link, the Online User can login into the system.
In the column of “Make Payment”: Before generation of e-Court receipt user has to update the account balance through “Make Payment” option. User has to select the state for which he wishes to pay (from LOV), amount and thePayment mode (Net Banking/Debit Card) from LOV.
It was mentioned that on updating the sufficient balance in the account, user can proceed for e-Court receipt entry by selecting “e-Court fee Generation” option. System will display the available account balance on the screen. The receipt date, account reference number and account description are the auto populated fields. User has to select the name of the state from LOV and enter the amount. Name of the Litigant is the mandatory field for online e-Court generation. On entering all mandatory details user has to click on “Submit” button. Once the user clicks on submit button, system shows a pop up window which re-confirms whether user wants to generate the receipt. User has to click on OK button.
Later, on re-confirmation done, system shows the e-Court receipt print screen. User has to click on“Print Receipt” button for printing of receipt and on successful printing of receipt, system displays message on screen.
“View transaction option displays all the previous transactions done by the users. Print Receipt option is also available here. User has to click on the bullet icon against any particular transaction for printing that particular receipt.
User can use the Reprint Option if Online e-Court Receipt is not generated owing to any reason like (connectivity problem, power failure, printer problem etc)
User can check the payment history by particular period. User has to enter from and to date and click on “Check History” button and system will display the same on the screen.
User can ask for the refund of money available in his account, by Refund option. User can opt foreither partial or full refund.
For Refund, User has to enter the refund amount and other mandatory details and click on “Initiate Refund”button. As soon as user clicks on Initiate Refund button an auto mail will be sent to the Stock Holding office with refund detail”, said in the SOP.
-India Legal Bureau