Govt to revise court fee, auction 106 shops

Govt to revise court fee, auction 106 shops

The Delhi cabinet on Monday approved the draft Court Fees (Delhi Amendment) Bill 2011 and gave its nod to the auction of 106 shops built by the public works department.

The decisions was taken in a cabinet meeting presided over by chief minister Sheila Dikshit. In order to rationalise court fees and fee collection by e-court, the government decided to amend section 26 of the Court Fees Act 1870 to include e-stamping as a means of collecting court fees.

“The Cabinet today approved the bill which will be placed in the Legislative Assembly. There had been no revision of court fees in Delhi since 1958 while all kinds of duties and fees have been revised. A Delhi High Court committee asked the city government to start e-court fee in the High Court. The court fees in denomination of 40 paise, 25 paise and 50 paise are no longer in use. This necessitated the revision of Court Fees Act,” said Dikshit.

Dikshit said the Cabinet has decided to auction 93 shops at subways and 13 shops in residential colonies lying vacant since long. The shops were constructed by the PWD.

The subway shops are located in and around South Extension, AIIMS, Safdarjung Hospital, Hyatt Regency, Sabzi Mandi Azadpur, Munirka Market, Saraswati Vihar, Nehru Nagar, Swami Nagar, Bhikaji Cama Place, Lajpat Nagar, Defence Colony and Andrews Ganj Central School. 

“The sale of these commercial properties by way of auction would fetch crores in revenue for the government,” Dikshit added.

The 13 other shops are located in government colonies in Karkardooma, Timar Pur, Kalyanvas and Gulabi Bagh.

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