The Court Fees Act, 1870 [UP Application]

Applicable to the State of Uttar Pradesh

(Act No. 7 of 1870)

Vide Gazette of India, 1869, Part V, page 57.

CHAPTER I

Preliminary

1. Short title, extent and commencement of Act. – This Act may be called the Court Fees Act, 1870.

It extends to the whole of India except the territories which immediately before the 1st November, 1956 were comprised in Part B States.

And it shall comes into force on the first day of April, 1870.

1A. Definition of “Appropriate Government”. – In this Act “the appropriate Government” means in relation to fees or stamps relating to documents presented or to be presented before any officer serving under the Central Government, that Government and in relation to any other fees or stamps, the State Government.

2. Definitions. – In this Act unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,-
(i) “Appeal” includes a cross-objection ;

(ii) “Collector” includes any officer, not below the rank of a Deputy Collector, appointed by the Collector, with the previous sanction of the Chief Controlling Revenue Authority, to perform the functions of a Collector under this Act;

(iii) “Revenue” means land revenue, as recorded in the Collector’s register, and does not include cesses of any kind ;

(iv) “Suit” includes a first or second appeal from a decree in a suit and also a Letters Patent Appeal.

CHAPTER II

Fees in the High Courts and in the Courts of Small Causes at Presidency Towns

3. Levy of fees in High Courts on their original sides. – The fees payable for the time being to the clerks and officers (other than the sherifs and attorneys) of High Courts other than those of Kerala, Mysore and Rajasthan ;
or chargeable in each of such Courts under No. 11 of the First and Nos. 7, 12, 14, 20 and 21 of the Second Schedule to this Act annexed ;
Levy of fees in Presidency Small Cause Courts. – And the fees for the time being chargeable in the Courts of Small Causes at the Presidency towns, and their several officers, shall be collected in manner hereinafter appearing.

4. Fees on document filed, etc., in High Courts in their ordinary or extraordinary jurisdiction. – No document of any of the kinds specified in the first or second schedule to this Act annexed, as chargeable with fees, shall be filed, exhibited or recorded in, or shall be received or furnished by [the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad] in any case coming before such Court in exercise of its [ordinary or] extraordinary original civil jurisdiction ;
or in the exercise of its [ordinary or] extraordinary original criminal jurisdiction;
In their appellate jurisdiction. – or in the exercise of its jurisdiction as regards appeals from the [judgements (other than judgements passed in the exercise of the ordinary Original Civil Jurisdiction of the Court) of one] or more Judges of the said Court, or of a division Court;
or in the exercise of its jurisdiction as regards appeals from the Courts subject to its superintendence;
As Court of reference and revision. – or in the exercise of its jurisdiction as a Court of reference or revision ;
In the exercise of jurisdiction to issue writs, etc. – or in the exercise of its jurisdiction to issue directions, orders or writs under the Constitution of India ;
In the exercise of any other jurisdiction. – or in the exercise of jurisdiction in any other matters ;
unless in respect of such document there be paid a fee of an amount not less than that indicated by either of the said Schedules as the proper fee for such document.

Explanation. – Where the amount of fee prescribed in the Schedule contains any fraction of a rupee below [twenty-five naye paise] or above [twenty-five naye paise] but below [fifty naye paise] or above [fifty naye paise] but below [seventy-five naye paise] or above [seventy-five naye paise] but below one rupee, the proper fee shall be an amount rounded off to the next higher quarter of a rupee as hereinafter appearing in the said Schedules.

5. Procedure in case of difference as to necessity or amount of fee. – When any difference arises between the officer whose duty it is to see that any fee is paid under this Chapter and any suit or attorney, as to the necessity of paying a fee or the amount thereof, the question shall, when the difference arises in any of the said High Courts, be referred to the taxing officer whose decision thereon shall be final, except when the question is, in his opinion one of general importance in which case he shall refer it to the final decision of the Chief Justice of such High Court, or of such Judge of the High Court as the Chief Justice shall appoint either generally or specially in this behalf.
When any such difference arises in any of the said Courts of Small Causes, the question shall be referred to the clerk of the Courts, whose, decision thereon shall be final, except when the question is, in his opinion, one of general importance, in which case he shall refer it to the final decision of first Judge of such Court.
The Chief Justice shall declare who shall be taxing-officer within the meaning of the first paragraph of this section.

CHAPTER III

Fees in other Courts and in Public Offices

6. Fees on documents filed etc., in Mufassil Courts or in Public Office. – (1) Except in the Courts hereinbefore mentioned, no document of any kinds specified as chargeable in the first or second Schedule to this Act annexed shall be filed, exhibited or recorded in any Court of Justice, or shall be received or furnished by any public officer, unless in respect of such document there be paid a fee of an amount not less than that indicated by either of the said Schedules as the proper fee for such document:

Provided that where such document relates to any suit, appeal or other proceeding under [any law relating to land tenures or land revenue] the fee payable shall be three-quarters of the fee indicated in either of the said Schedules except where the amount or value of the subject-matter of the suit, appeal or proceeding to which it relates exceeds Rs. 500 :

Provided further that the fee payable in respect of any such document as is mentioned in the foregoing proviso shall not be less than one and one-fourth of that indicated by either of the said Schedules before the first day of May, 1936.

[Explanation. – Where the amount of fee prescribed in the Schedules contain any fraction of a rupee below [twenty-five naye paise] or above [twenty-five naye paise] but below [fifty naye paise] or above [fifty naye paise] but below [seventy-five naye paise] or above [seventy-five naye paise] but below one rupee, the proper fee shall be an amount rounded off to the next higher quarter of a rupee as hereinafter appearing in the said Schedules.]
(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of sub-section (1), a court may receive plaint or memorandum of appeal in respect of which an insufficient fee has been paid, but no such plaint or memorandum of appeal shall be acted upon unless the plaintiff or the appellant, as the case may be, makes good the deficiency in court fee within such time as may from time to time be fixed by the court.
(3) If a question of deficiency in court fee in respect of any plaint or memorandum of appeal is raised by an officer mentioned in Section 24-A the court shall, before proceeding further with the suit or appeal, record a finding whether the court fee paid is sufficient or not. If the court finds that the court fee paid is insufficient, it shall call upon the plaintiff or the appellant, as the case may be, to make good the deficiency within such time as it may fix, and in case of default shall reject the plaint or memorandum of appeal :
Provided that the Court may, for sufficient reasons to be recorded, proceed with the suit or appeal if the plaintiff or the appellant, as the case may be. gives security, to the satisfaction of the court, for payment of the deficiency in court lee within such further time as the court may allow. In no case, however, shall judgement be delivered unless the deficiency in court fee has been made good, and if the deficiency is not made good within such time as the court may from time to time allow, the court may dismiss, the suit or
(4) Whenever a question of the proper amount of court fee payable is raised otherwise than under sub-section (3), the court shall decide such question before proceeding with any other issue.
(5) In case the deficiency in court fee is made good within the time allowed by the Court, the date of the institution of the suit or appeal shall be deemed to be the date on which the suit was filed or the appeal presented.
(6) In all cases in which the report of the officer referred to in sub-section (3) is not accepted by the Court, a copy of the findings of the court together with a copy of the plaint shall forthwith be sent to the [Commissioner of Stamps]

6A. Appeal against order to pay court fee. – (1) Any person called upon to make good a deficiency in court fee may appeal against such order as if it were an order appealable under Section 104 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
The party appealing shall file with the memorandum of appeal, a certified copy of the plaint together with that of the order appealed against.
(2) In case an appeal is filed under sub-section (1), and the plaintiff does not make good the deficiency, all proceedings in the suit shall be stayed and all interim orders made, including an order granting an injunction or appointing a receiver, shall be discharged.
(3) A copy of the memorandum of appeal together with a copy of the plaint and of the order appealed against shall be sent forthwith by the appellate court to the [Commissioner of Stamps].
(4) If such order is varied or reversed in appeal, the appellate court shall if the deficiency has been made good before the appeal is decided, grant to the appellant a certificate, authorising him to receive back from the Collector such amount as is determined by the appellate court to have been paid in excess of the proper court fee.
(5) The court may make such order for the payment of costs of such appeal as it deems fit. and where such costs are payable to the Government, they shall be recoverable as arrears of land revenue.

6B. Application by Chief Inspector of Stamps for revision of Court’s order. – (1) If the order of the Court passed under sub-section (3) of Section 6 is at variance with the opinion of the officer by whom the question of deficiency in court fee has been raised, the [Commissioner of Stamps] may, within three months from the date of receipt of such order, move, by an application in writing, the court to which an appeal lies from a decree in the suit or-appeal in which such order has been passed, for revision of such order.
(2) If such Court is of opinion that the proper court fee has not been paid on the plaint or the memorandum of appeal to which such order relates, it shall record a declaration lo that effect and determine the amount of deficiency in court fee. No appeal shall lie from such order :
Provided that no such declaration shall be made until the party liable to pay the court fee has had an opportunity of being heard.
(3) The court, while recording a declaration under sub-section (2), may make such order for the payment of costs as it deems fit. Where such costs arc payable to the Government, they shall be recoverable in the manner laid down in sub-section (4) for the recovery of deficiency in court fee.
(4) When a declaration has been recorded under sub-section (2), the court recording the same shall, unless the suit or appeal has come up in appeal before such court, in which case the deficiency in court fee shall be recovered in the manner laid down in sub-section (ii) of Section 12. send forthwith a copy of such declaration to the Court which passed the order under sub-section (3) of Section 6. Such court shall, if the suit or appeal is still pending before it, follow the procedure prescribed in sub-section (3) of Section 6. If the suit or appeal has already been disposed of, the court shall forward a copy of such declaration to the Collector who shall recover the deficiency from the party concerned as if it were an arrear of land revenue.

6C. Reference to High Court by Chief Controlling Revenue Authority. – (1) When the Chief Controlling Revenue Authority is of opinion that the court fee paid on any document filed in any civil court in a pending suit, appeal or other proceeding is insufficient, and that the question is one of general importance and no action under Section 6-B has been taken, it may refer the case, with its own opinion thereon, to the High Court to which such civil court is subordinate.
(2) Every such case shall be decided by not less than two Judges of the High Court to which it is referred.
(3) The High Court upon the hearing of any such case shall decide the question raised thereby and shall deliver its judgement thereon containing the ground on which the decision is founded.
(4) If the High Court finds that the court fee paid was insufficient,, procedure prescribed by sub-section (4) of Section 6-B for realization of the deficiency shall be followed as if the decision of the High Court were a declaration under that section.

7. Computation of fees payable in certain suits for money. – The amount of fee payable under this Act in the suits next hereinafter mentioned shall be computed as follows :
For money. – (i) In suits for money (including suits for damages or compensation, or arrears of maintenance, or annuities, or of other sums payable periodically )-according to the amount claimed ;
For maintenance and annuities. – (ii-a) In suits for maintenance and annuities or other sums payable periodically, according to the value of the subject-matter of the suit and such value shall be deemed to be ten times the amount claimed to be payable for one year:
Provided that in suits for personal maintenance by females and minors, such value shall be deemed to be the amount claimed to be payable for one year;
For reduction or enhancement of maintenance and annuities. – (ii-b) In suits for reduction or enhancement of maintenance and annuities or other sums payable periodically according to the value of the subject-matter of the suit and such value shall be deemed to be ten times the amount sought to be reduced or enhanced for one year:
For other movable property having a market value. – (iii) In suits for movable property other than money, where the subject-matter has a market value-according to such value at the date of presenting the plaint;
For declaratory decree with consequential relief. – (iv) In suits – (a) to obtain a declaratory decree or order, where consequential relief other than reliefs specified in sub-section (iv-A) is prayed ; and
For accounts. – (b) For accounts according to the amount at which the relief sought is valued in the plaint or memorandum of appeal :
Provided that in suits falling under clause (a), where the relief sought is with reference to any immovable property, such amount shall be the value of the consequential relief and if such relief is incapable of valuation, then the value of the immovable property computed in accordance with sub-section (v), (v-A) or (v-B) of this section as the case may be :
[Provided further that in all suits falling under clause (a), such amount shall in no case be less than Rs. 300 :]
Provided [also], that in suits falling under clause (b), such amount shall be the approximate sum due to the plaintiff and the said sum shall form the basis for calculating (or determining) the valuation of an appeal from a preliminary decree passed in the suit.
For cancellation or adjudging void instruments and decrees. – (iv-A) In suit for or involving cancellation of or adjudging void or voidable a decree for money or other properly having a market value, or an instrument securing money or other property having such value :
(1) where the plaintiff or his predecessor-in-title was a party to the decree or the instrument, according to the value of the subject-matter, and

(2) where he or his predecessor-in-title was not a party to the decree or instrument, according to one-fifth of the value of the subject-matter, and such value shall be deemed to be-

if the whole decree or instrument is involved in the suit, the amount for which or value of the property in respect of which the decree was passed or the instrument executed, and if only a part of the decree or instrument is involved in the suit, the amount or value of the property to which such part relates.

Explanation. – ‘The value of the properly’ for the purposes of this sub-section, shall be the market-value, which in the case of immovable property shall be deemed to be the value as computed in accordance with sub-section (v), (v-A) or (v-B), as the case may be.
For easement. – (iv-B) In suits. – (a) for a right to some benefit (not herein otherwise provided for) to arise out of land ;
For an injunction. – (b) to obtain an in junction ;
To establish an adoption. – (c) to establish an adoption or to obtain a declaration that an alleged adoption is valid ;
To set aside an adoption. – (d) to set aside an adoption or to obtain a declaration that an alleged adoption is invalid or never, in fact, took place ;
To set aside an award other than awards mentioned in section 8. – (e) to set aside an award not being an award mentioned in section 8 ;
according to the amount at which the relief sought is valued in the plaint
[Provided that such amount shall not be less than one fifth of the market value of the property involved in or effected by the relief sought or Rs. 200 whichever is greater:
Provided further that in the case of suits falling under clauses (a) and (b), the amount of court fee leviable shall in no case exceed Rs. 500.]

Explanation 1. – When the relief sought is with reference to any immovable property the market-value of such property shall be deemed lo be the value computed in accordance with sub-section (v), (v-A) or (v-B) of this section, as the case may be.

Explanation 2. – In the case of suits-
(i) falling under clauses (a) and (b), the property which is affected by the relief sought, and where properties of both the plaintiff and defendant are affected, the property of the plaintiff so affected ;

(ii) falling under clauses (c) and (d), the property to which title by succession or otherwise may be diverted or affected by the alleged adoption ; and

(iii) falling under clause (e), the property which forms the subject-matter of the award ;

shall be deemed to be the property involved in or affected by the relief sought within the meaning of the proviso to this sub-section.
For restitution of conjugal rights. – (iv-C) in suits-(a) for the restitution of conjugal rights ;
For marital rights. – (b) for establishing or annulling or dissolving a marriage ;
For guardianship. – (c) for establishing a right to the custody or guardianship of any person such as a minor, including guardianship for the purpose of marriage.
according to the amount at which the relief sought is valued in the plaint, but in no case shall such amount be less than Rs. 200.
For possession of lands, building or gardens. – (v) In suits for the possession of land, buildings or gardens-

according to the value of the subject-matter; and such value shall be deemed to be-
(I) where the subject-matter is land, and-

(a) where the land forms an entire estate or a definite share of an estate paying annual revenue to Government, or forms part of such an estate, and is recorded in the Collector’s register as separately assessed with such revenue and such revenue is permanently settled-

thirty times the revenue so payable ;

(b) where the land forms an entire estate or a definite share of an estate paying annual revenue to Government, or forms part of such estate and is recorded as aforesaid and such revenue is settled by not permanently-

ten times the revenue so payable;

(c) where the lands pays no such revenue or has been partically exempted from such payment, or is charged with any fixed payment in lieu of such revenue, and net profits have arisen from the land during the three years immediately preceding the date of presenting the plaint-

twenty times the annual average of such net profits ; but when no such net profits have arisen therefrom the market value which shall be determined by multiplying by twenty the annual average net profits of similar land for the three years immediately preceding the date of presenting the plaint;

(d) where the land forms part of an estate paying revenue to Government, but is not a definite share of such estate and docs not come under clause (a), (b) or (c) above-

the market value of the land which shall be determined by multiplying by fifteen the rental value of the land, including assumed rent on proprietary cultivation, if any ;
(II) where the subject-matter is a building or garden-

according to the market-value of the building or garden, as the case may be.

Explanation. – The word ‘estate’ as used in this sub-section, means any land subject to the payment of revenue for which the proprietor or farmer or raiyat shall have executed a separate engagement lo Government or which, in the absence of such engagement, shall have been separately assessed with revenue.

For possession of superior proprietary and under-proprietary land. – (v-A) In suits for possession-
(1) of superior proprietary rights where under-proprietary or sub-proprietary rights exist in the land- according to the market-value of the subject-matter, and such value shall be determined by multiplying by fifteen the annual net profits of the superior proprietor;

(2) of under-proprietary or sub-proprietary land as such-

according to the value of the subject-matter, and such value shall be determined by multiplying by ten the annual under-proprietary or sub-proprietary rent, as the case may be, recorded in the Collector’s register as payable for the land for the year next before the presentation of the plaint.

If no such rent is recorded in the Collector’s register the value shall be determined in the manner laid down in clause (c) of sub-section (v) of this section save that the multiple will be ten.

Explanation. – Land held by any permanent lessees shall be treated for the purposes of this sub-section, as under-proprietary or sub-proprietary land.

Prossessory suits between tenants. – (v-B) In suits for possession of land between rival tenants and by tenants against trespasser according to the value of the subject-matter and such value shall be determined if such land is the land of-
(a) a permanent tenure-holder or a fixed rate tenant. – by multiplying by twenty the annual rent recorded in the Collector’s register as payable for the land for the year next before the presentation of the plaint;

(b) an ex-proprietary or occupancy tenant. – by multiplying by two such rent in case of suits for possession of land between rival tenants,’and by annual rent in suits by tenants against trespassers ;

(c) any other tenant. – by annual rent.

If no such rent is recorded in the Collector’s register, the value shall be determined in the manner laid down in clause (c) of sub-section (v) of this section save that the multiple shall be that entered in clauses (a), (b) and (c) of this sub-section according as the class of tenancy affected is governed by clause (a), (b) or (c) of this sub-section.
To enforce a right of preemption. – (vi) In suits to enforce a right of preemption – according lo the value [computed in accordance with paragraph (v) of this section] of land, building or garden in respect of which the right is claimed.
For partition. – (vi-A) In suits for partition- according to one quarter of the value of the plaintiffs share of the property;
and according to the full value of such share if on the date of presenting the plaint the plaintiff is out of possession of the property of which he claims to be a coparcener or co-owner, and his claim to be a coparcener or co-owner on such date is denied.
Explanation. – The value of the property for the purposes of this sub-section shall be the market-value which in the case of immovable property shall be deemed to be the value as computed in accordance with sub-section (v), (v-A) or (v-B), as the case may be.
For interest of assignee of land revenue. – (vii) In suits for the interest of an assignee of land revenue-fifteen times his net profits as such for the year next before the date of presenting the plaint.
To set aside or to restore an attachment. – (viii) In suits to set aside or to restore an attachment including suits to set aside an order passed under Order XXI, rule 60, 61 or 62 of the Code of Civil Procedure-according to half of the amount for which attachment was made, or according to half of the value of the property or interest attached, whichever is less.
Explanation. – The value of the property or interest for the purposes of this sub-section shall be the market-value which in the case of immovable property or interest in such property shall be deemed to be the value as computed in accordance with sub-section (v), (v-A) or (v-B), as the case may be.
To redeem. – (ix) In suits against a mortgagee, for the recovery of the property mortgaged-according to the principal money expressed to be secured by the instrument of mortgage.
To foreclose. – (ix-A) In suits by mortgagee to foreclose the mortgage, or where the mortgage is made by conditional sale, to have the sale declared absolute-
according to the total amount claimed by way of principal and interest.
For specific performance. – (x) In suits for specific performance-
(a) of a contract of sale-according to the amount of the consideration ;

(b) of contract of mortgage-according to the amount agreed to be secured;

(c) of a contract of lease-according to the aggregate amount of the fine or premium (if any) and of the rent agreed to be paid during the first year of the term;

(d) of an award-according to the amount or value of the property in dispute, and such value shall be the market-value which in the case of immovable property shall be deemed to be the value as computed in accordance with sub-section (v), (v-A) or (v-B), as the case may be.

Between landlord and tenant. – (xi) In the following suits between landlord and tenant-
(a) for the delivery by a tenant of the counterpart of a lease;

(b) to enhance the rent of a tenant having a right of occupancy;

(c) for the delivery by a landlord of a lease;

(cc) for the recovery of immovable property from a tenant, including a tenant holding over after the determination of a tenancy;

(d) to contest a notice of ejectment;

(e) to recover the occupancy of immovable property from which a tenant has been illegally ejected by the landlord;

(f) for abatement of rent;

(g) for determination of rent; and

(h) for determination of rent-

according to the amount of the rent of immovable property to which the suit refers, payable for the year next before the date of presenting the plaint, except in the case of suits falling under clause (h) in which, according to twice the amount claimed by the plaintiffs lo be the annual rent.

8. Fee on memorandum of appeal against order relating to compensation. – The amount of fee payable under this Act on a memorandum of appeal against an order relating to compensation under any Act for the time being in force for the acquisition of land for public purposes or against an award made by a tribunal constituted under the United Provinces Town Improvement Act or any other similar Statute shall be computed according to the difference between the amount awarded and the amount claimed by the appellant.

9. Power to ascertain net profits or market-value. –hindu philosophy

10. Procedure where net profits or market-value wrongly estimated. – (i) If in the result of any such investigation the Court finds that the net profits or market-value have or has been wrongly estimated, the Court, if the estimation has been excessive, may in its discretion refund the excess paid as such fee ; but, if the estimation has been insufficient, the Court shall require the plaintiff to pay such additional fee as would have been payable had the said market-value or net profits been rightly estimated.
(ii) In such case the suit shall be stayed until the additional fee is paid. If the additional fee is not paid within such time as the Court shall fix, the suit shall be dismissed.

11. Procedure in suits for mesne profits or account when amount decreed exceeds amount claimed. – In suits for mesne profits or for immovable property and mesne profits, or for an accounts, if the profits or amount decreed arc or is in excess of the profits claimed or the amount at which the plaintiff valued the relief sought, the decree shall not be executed until the difference between the fee actually paid and the fee which would have been payable had the suit comprised the whole of the profits or amount so decreed shall have been paid to the proper officer.

Where a decree directs an inquiry as to mesne profits which have accrued in respect of the property during a period prior to the institution of the suit, if the profits ascertained on such inquiry exceed the profits claimed, no final decree shall be passed until the difference between the fee actually paid and the fee which would have been payable had the suit comprised the whole of the profits so ascertained is paid. If such difference is not paid within such time as the Court shall fix, the claim for the excess shall be dismissed, unless the Court, for sufficient cause, extends the time for payment.
Where a decree directs an inquiry as to mesne profits from the institution of the suit, and a final decree is passed in accordance with the result of such inquiry, the decree shall not be executed until such fee is paid as would have been payable on the amount claimed in execution if a separate suit had been instituted therefor.

12. Decision of question as to valuation. – (i) Every question relating to valuation for the purpose of determining the amount of any fee chargeable under this chapter on a plaint or memorandum of appeal shall be decided by the Court in which such plaint or memorandum, as the case may be, is filed, and such decision shall be final as between the parties to the suit.

(ii) But whenever any such suit comes before a Court of appeal, reference or revision, if such Court considers that the said question has been wrongly decided to the detriment of the revenue, it shall require the party by whom such fee has been paid, to pay within such time as may be fixed by it, so much additional fee as would have been payable had the question been rightly decided. If such additional fee is not paid within the time fixed and the defaulter is the appellant, the appeal shall be dismissed, but if the defaulter is the respondent the Court shall inform the Collector who shall recover the deficiency as if it were an arrear of land revenue.

13. Refund of fee paid on memorandum of appeal. – If an appeal or plaint, which has been rejected by the lower Court on any of the grounds mentioned in the Code of Civil Procedure, is ordered to be received, or if a suit is remanded in appeal on any of the grounds mentioned in Section 351 of the same Code for a second decision by the lower Court, the Appellate Court shall grant to the appellant a certificate authorizing him to receive back from the Collector the full amount of fee paid on the memorandum of appeal:

Provided that if, in the case of a remand in appeal, the order of remand shall not cover the whole of the subject-matter of the suit, the certificate so granted shall not authorize the appellant to receive back more than so much fee as would have been originally payable on the part or parts of such subject-matter in respect whereof the suit has been remanded.

14. Refund of fee on application for review of judgement. – Where an application for review of judgement is presented on or after the ninetieth day from the date of the decree, the Court, unless the delay was caused by the applicant’s laches, may, in its discretion, grant him a certificate authorizing him to receive back from the Collector so much of the fee paid on the application as exceeds the fee which would have been payable had it been presented before such day.

15. Refund where Court reverses or modifies its former decision on ground of mistake. – When an application for a review of judgement is admitted, and where, on the re-hearing, the Court reverses or modifies its former decision on the ground of mistake in law or fact, the applicant shall be entitled to a certificate from the Court authorizing him to receive back from the Collector so much of the fee paid on the application as exceeds the fee payable on any other application to such Court under the Second Schedule to this Act No. 1, clause (b) or clause (d).
But nothing in the former part of this section shall entitle the applicant to such certificate where the reversal or modification is due, wholly or in part, to fresh evidence which might have been produced at the original hearing.

16. Refund of fee. – Where the Court refers the parties to the suit to any one of the mode of settlement of dispute referred to in Section 89 of the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (5 of 1908) the plaintiff shall be entitled to a certificate from the Court authorising him to receive back from the Collector, the full amount of the fee paid in respect of such plaint.

17. Multifarious suits. – (1) In any suit in which two or more separate and distinct causes of action are joined, the plaint or memorandum of appeal shall be chargeable with the aggregate amount of the fees with which the plaints or memoranda of appeal would be chargeable under this Act if separate suits were instituted in respect of each such cause of action :
Provided that nothing in this sub-section shall be deemed to affect any power conferred by or under the Code of Civil Procedure, to order separate trials.
Alternative reliefs. – (2) When more reliefs than one based on the same cause of action are sought in the alternative the fee shall be paid according to the value of the relief in respect of which the largest fee is payable.

18. Written examinations of complainants. – When the first or only examination of person who complains of the offence of wrongful confinement, or of wrongful restraint, or of any offence other than an offence for which police officers may arrest without a warrant, and who has not already presented a petition on which a fee has been levied under this Act, is reduced to writing under the provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure, the complainant shall pay a fee of one rupee, unless the Court thinks fit to remit such payment.

19. Exemption of certain documents. – Nothing contained in this Act shall render the following documents chargeable with any fee :
(i) Power of attorney to institute or defend a suit when executed by a member of any of the Armed Forces of the Union not in civil employment.

(ii) [Repealed by Act No. XII of 1891].

(iii) Written statement not being one mentioned in Article 2-A of Schedule I, nor one containing a counter-claim, set-off, or a prayer other than a prayer for instalments or relating to costs of the suit.

(iv) [Repealed by Act No. XIII of 1889].

(v) Plaints in suits tried by Village Munsifs in the Presidency of Fort St. George.

(vi) Plaints and processes in suits before District Panchayats in the same Presidency.

(vii) Plaints in suits before Collectors under Madras Regulation XII of 1816.

(viii) Probate of a will, letters of administration, and, save as regards debts and securities, a certificate under Bombay Regulation VIII of 1827, where the amount or value of the property in respect of which the probate or letters or certificate shall be granted does not exceed one thousand rupees.

(ix) Application or petition to a Collector or other officer making a settlement of land-revenue, or to a Board of Revenue, or a Commissioner of Revenue, relating to matters connected with the assessment of land, or the ascertainment of rights thereto or interest therein, if presented previous to the final confirmation of such settlement.

(x) Application relating to a supply for irrigation of water belonging to Government.

(xi) Application for leave to extend cultivation, or to relinquish land, when presented to an officer of land revenue by a person holding, under direct engagement with Government, land of which the revenue is settled, but not permanently.

(xii) Application for service of notice of relinquishment of land or of enhancement of rent.

(xiii) Written authority to an agent to distrain.

(xiv) first application (other than a petition containing a criminal charge or information) for the summons of a witness or other person to attend cither to give evidence or to produce a document or in respect of the production or filing of an exhibit not being an affidavit made for the immediate purpose of being produced in Court.

(xv) Bail bonds in criminal cases, recognizances to prosecute or give evidence, and recognizances for personal appearance or otherwise.

(xvi) Petition, application, charge or information respecting any offence when presented, made or laid to or before a Police Officer, or to or before the Heads of Villages or the Village Police in the territories respectively subject to the Governors-in-Council of Madras and Bombay.

(xvii) Petition by a prisoner, or other person in duress or under restraint of any Court or its officers.

(xviii) Complaint of public servant (as defined in the Indian Penal Code), a municipal officer, or an officer or servant of a Railway Company.

(xix) Application for permission to cut timber in Government forests, or otherwise relating to such forests.

(xx) Application for the payment of money due by Government to the applicant.

(xxi) Petition of appeal against the Chaukidari assessment under Act No. XX of 1856, or against any municipal tax.

(xxii) Applications for compensation under any law for the time being in force relating to the acquisition of property for public purposes.

(xxiii) Petitions presented to the Special Commissioner appointed under Bengal Act No. II of 1869 (to ascertain, regulate and record certain tenures in Chota Nagpur).

(xxiv) Petitions under the Indian Christian Marriage Act, 1872, Sections 45 and

CHAPTER III-A

Probates, Letters of Administration and Certificates of Administration

19A. Relief where too high a court fee has been paid. – Where any person on applying for the probate of a will or letters of administration has estimated the property of the deceased to be of greater value than the same has afterwards proved to be, and has consequently paid too high a court-fee thereon, if, within six months after the true value of the property has been ascertained, such person produces the probate or letters to the Chief Controlling Revenue Authority for the local area in which the probate or letters has or have been granted, and delivers to such Authority a particular inventory and valuation of the property of the deceased, verified by affidavit or affirmation, and if such Authority is satisfied that a greater fee was paid on the probate or letters than the law required, the said Authority may-
(a) cancel the stamp on the probate or letters if such stamp has not been already cancelled;

(b) substitute another stamp for denoting the court-fee which should have been paid thereon; and

(c) make an allowance for the difference between them as in the case of spoiled stamps, or repay the same in money, at his discretion, after deducting [ten naye paise] for each rupee or fraction thereof.

19B. Relief where debts due from a deceased person have been paid out of his estate. – Whenever it is proved to the satisfaction of such Authority that an executor or administrator has paid debts due from the deceased to such an amount as, being deducted out of the amount or value of the estate, reduces the same to a sum which, if it had been the whole gross amount or value of the estate, would have occasioned a less court-fee to be paid on the probate or letters of administration granted in respect of such estate that has been actually paid thereon under this Act, such Authority may return the difference, provided the same be claimed within three years after the date of such probate or letters.
But when, by reason of any legal proceeding, the debts due from the deceased have not been ascertained and paid, or his effects have not been recovered and made available, and in consequence thereof the executor or administrator is prevented from claiming the return of such difference within the said term of three years, the said Authority may allow such further time for making the claim as may appear to be reasonable under the circumstances.

19C. Relief in case of several grants. – Whenever a grant of probate or letters of administration has been or is made in respect of the whole of the property belonging to an estate, and the full fee chargeable under this Act has been or is paid thereon, no fee shall be chargeable under the same Act when a like grant is made in respect of the whole or any part of the same property belonging to the same estate.
Whenever such a grant has been or is made in respect of any property forming part of an estate, the amount of fees then actually paid under this Act shall be deducted when a like grant is made in respect of property belonging to the same estate, identical with or including the property to which the former grant relates.

19D. Probates declared valid as to trust property, though not covered by court-fee. – The probate of the will or the letters of administration of the effects of any person deceased heretofore or hereafter granted shall be deemed valid and available by his executors or adminsitrators for recovering, transferring or assigning any movable or immovable property whereof or whereto the deceased was possessed or entitled, either wholly or partially as a trustee, notwithstanding the amount or value of such property is not included in the amount or value of the estate in respect of which a court-fee was paid on such probate or letters of administration.

19E. Provision for case where too low a court-fee has been paid on probates, etc. – Where any person on applying for probate or letters of administration has estimated the estate of the deceased to be of less value than the same has afterwards proved lo be, and has in consequence paid too low a court-fee thereon, the Chief Controlling Revenue Authority for the local area in which the probate or letters has or have been granted may, on the value of the estate of the deceased being verified by affidavit or affirmation, cause the probate or letters of administration to be duly stamped on payment of the full court-fee which ought to have been originally paid thereon in respect of such value and of the further penalty, if the probate or letters is or are produced within one year from the date of grant, of five times, or, if it or they is or are produced after one year from such date, of twenty times, such proper court-fee without any deduction of the court-fee originally paid on such probate or letters :
Provided that, if the application be made within six months after the ascertainment of the true value of the estate and the discovery that too low a court-fee was at first paid on the probate or letters, and if the said Authority is satisfied that such fee was paid in consequence of a mistake or of its not being known at the time that some particular part of the estate belonged to the deceased, and without any intention of fraud or to delay the payment of the proper court-fee, the said Authority may remit the said penalty, and cause the probate or letters to be duly stamped on payment only of the sum wanting to make up the fee which should have been at first paid thereon.

19F. Administrator to give proper security before letters stamped under Section 19-E. – In case of letters of administration on which too low a court-fee has been paid at first, the said Authority shall not cause the same to be duly stamped in manner aforesaid until the administrator has given such security to the Court by which the letters of administration have been granted as ought by law to have been given on the granting thereof in case the full value of the estate of the deceased had been then ascertained.

19G. Executors, etc., not paying full court-fee on probates, etc., within six months after discovery of under payment. – Where too low a court-fee has been paid on any probate or letters of administration in consequence of any mistake, or of its not being known at the time that some particular part of the estate belonged to the deceased, if any executor or administrator acting under such probate or letters does not, within six months after the discovery of the mistake, or of any effects not known at the time lo have belonged to the deceased, apply to the said Authority and pay what is wanting to make up the court-fee which ought to have been paid at first on such probate or letters, he shall forfeit the sum of one thousand rupees and also a further sum at the rate of ten rupees per cent, on the amount of the sum wanting to make up the proper court-fee.

19H. Notice of applications for probate or letters of administration to be given to Revenue Authorities, and procedure thereon. – (1) Where an application for probate or letters of administration is made to any Court other than a High Court, the Court shall cause notice of the application to be given to the Collector.
(2) Where such an application as aforesaid is made to a High Court, the High Court shall cause the notice of the application to be given to the Chief Controlling Revenue Authority for the local area in which the High Court is situated.
(3) The Collector within the local limits of whose revenue jurisdiction the property of the deceased or any part thereof is, may at any time inspect or cause to be inspected, and take or cause to be taken copies of, the record of any case in which application for probate or letters of administration has been made ; and if, on such inspection or otherwise, he is of opinion that the petitioner has under-estimated the value of the property of the deceased, the Collector may, if he thinks fit, require the attendance of the petitioner (cither in person or by agent), and take evidence and inquire into the matter in such manner as he may think fit, and, if he is still of opinion that the value of the property has been under-estimated, may require the petitioner to amend the valuation.
(4) If the petitioner does not amend the valuation to the satisfaction of the Collector, the Collector may move the Court before which the application for probate or letters of administration was made, to hold an inquiry into the true value of the property :
Provided that no such motion shall be made after the expiration of one year from the date of the exhibition of the inventory required by Section 317 of the Indian Succession Act.
(5) The Court, when so moved as aforesaid, shall hold, or cause to be held, an inquiry accordingly, and shall record a finding as to the true value, as near as may be. at which the property of the deceased should have been estimated. The Collector shall be deemed to he a party to the inquiry.
(6) For the purposes of any such inquiry, the Court or person authorized by the Court to hold the inquiry may examine the petitioner for probate or letters of administration on oath (whether in person or by commission), and may take such further evidence as may be produced to prove the true value of the property. The person authorized as aforesaid to hold the inquiry shall return to the Court the evidence taken by him and report the result of the inquiry, and such report and evidence so taken shall be evidence in the proceeding, and the Court may record a finding in accordance with the report, unless it is satisfied that it is erroneous.
(7) The finding of the Court recorded under sub-section (5) shall be final ; but shall not bar the entertainment and disposal by the Chief Controlling Revenue Authority of any application under Section 19-E.
(8) [* * *]

19I. Payment of court-fees in respect of probates and letters of administration. – (I) No order entitling the petitioner to the grant of probate or letters of administration shall be made upon an application for such grant until the petitioner has filed in the Court, in the form set forth in the Third Schedule, a valuation, according to the market rates current on the date of the application of all the assets and liabilities of the deceased in India at the time of the latter’s death, and the Court is satisfied that the fee mentioned in Article

11 of the First Schedule has been paid on such valuation.
Explanation. – If at the time of his death, the deceased was a member of a joint Hindu family governed by the Milakshara Law. such portion of the assets and liabilities of the family as would have been allotted to the deceased in a partition made immediately before his death, shall be deemed to be the assets and liabilities of the deceased within the meaning of this sub-section.
(2) The grant of probate or letters of administration shall not be delayed by reason of any motion made by the Collector under section 19-H. sub-section (4).
19J. Recovery of penalties, etc. – (1) Any excess fee found to be payable on an inquiry held under Section 19-H, sub-section (6), and any penalty or forfeiture under Section 19-G, may, on the certificate of the Chief Controlling Revenue Authority, be recovered from the executor or administrator as if it were an arrear of land revenue by any Collector.
(2) The Chief Controlling Revenue Authority may remit the whole or any part of any such penalty or forfeiture as aforesaid, or any part of any penalty under Section 19-E or of any court-fee under Section 19-E in excess of the full court-fee which ought to have been paid.

19K. Sections 6 and 28 not to apply to probates or letters of administration. – Nothing in Section 6 or Section 28 shall apply to probates or letters of administration.

CHAPTER IV

Power to make Rules

20. Power of High Court to make rules. – The High Court may makes rules to provide for or regulate all or any of the following matters, viz :
(a) the fees payable for serving and executing processes issued by such Court in its appellate jurisdiction, and by the Civil and Criminal Courts established within the local limits of such jurisdiction;

(b) the remuneration of persons employed by the Courts mentioned in clause (a) in the service or execution of processes;

(c) the fixing by District and Sessions Judges and District Magistrates of the number of process-servers necessary to be employed for the service and execution of processes issued from their respective Courts and Courts subordinate thereto; and

(d) the display in each Court of a table in the English and Vernacular languages showing the fees payable for the service and execution of process.

All such rules shall be subject to the confirmation of the State Government and on such confirmation, shall be published in the official Gazette, and shall thereon have effect as if enacted in this Act.

21. Power of Chief Controlling Revenue Authority to make rules. – (1) The Chief Controlling Revenue Authority may, with the previous sanction of the State Government, make rules consistent with this Act, to provide for or regulate all or any of the following matters, viz:
(a) the fees chargeable for serving and executing processes issued by the Chief Controlling Revenue Authority and by the Revenue Courts established within the local limits of its jurisdiction;

(b) the remuneration of the persons necessary to be employed for the service and execution of such processes;

(c) the fixing by Collectors of the number of persons necessary to be employed for the service and execution of such processes;

(d) the guidance of the Collectors, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by sub-section (iii) of Section 19-H;

(e) the supply of stamps to be used under this Act;

(f) the number of stamps to be used for denoting any fee chargeable under this Act;

(g) the keeping of accounts of all stamps used under this Act;

(h) the circumstances in which stamps may be held to be damaged or spoiled;

(i) the circumstances in which and the manner in which, allowance for used, damaged or spoiled stamps may be made; and

(j) the regulation of the sale of stamps to be used under this Act, the persons by whom alone such stamps may be sold and the duties and remuneration of such persons ;

Provided that, in the case of stamps used under Section 3 in a High Court, such rules shall be made with the concurrence of the Chief Justice of such Court.
Powers of State Government to make rules. – (I-A) The State Government may make rules to carry out generally the purposes of this Act.
Publication of rules. – (2) All rules made under this section shall be published in the official Gazette, and on such publication, shall have effect as if enacted in this Act.
22. Number of peons in district subordinate and Mufassil Small Cause Courts. – [Repealed, by IJ.P. Act No. 19 of 1938. Section 24].
23. Number of peons in Revenue Courts. – [Repealed by U.P. Act No. 19 of 1938, Section 24].

24. Process served under this Chapter, to be held to be process within the meaning of Code of Civil Procedure. – [Repealed by U.P. Act No. 12 of 1891].

CHAPTER V

Of the mode of Levying Fees

[24A. Control of court fee and Stamp Commissioner. – (1) The levy of fees under this Act shall be under the general control and superintendence of the Chief Controlling Revenue Authority, who may be assisted in their supervision thereof by the Commissioner of Stamps and by as many Additional Commissioners of Stamps, Deputy Commissioners of Stamps and Assistant Commissioners of Stamps as the State Government may appoint in this behalf or by any other subordinate agency appointed for the purpose.
(2) The officers and the agency referred to in sub-section (1) shall have access to all records, and shall be furnished with all such information as may be required by them for the performance of their duties under this Act].

25. Collection of fees by stamps. – All fees referred to in Section 3 or chargeable under this Act shall be collected by stamps.

[25A. Payment of Court fee in cash. – (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in Section 25 in case of temporary shortage of court-fee stamps of required denominations, the court fee due on a document not exceeding fifty rupees, may be paid in cash to such subordinate officer or clerk of the High Court or of the subordinate Court or of the authority or officer receiving the document, as may be specified by such court, authority, or officer, and such subordinate officer or clerk shall grant a receipt for the same which shall be affixed on the document concerned, and such affixation shall have the same effect, as if the court-fee of that amount has been duly paid in accordance with this Act.
(2) The clerk or the officer receiving the cash in lieu of the court-fee shall deposit it as revenue from judicial stamps under the head “O-30, Stamps and Registration Fees” in the treasury or the hank, as the case may he.
(3) The State Government may by general order make rules regarding the maintenance of accounts of the amount so paid in cash.
(4) The rules and orders relating to punching and cancellation of court-fee stamps shall mutatis mutandis apply in relation to the receipt referred to in sub-section (1).
(5) In the case of court-fee due on a document exceeding fifty rupees, it may, in like circumstances, be paid in cash into the treasury (including a sub-treasury), and on such payment the officer-in-charge of the treasury shall certify by endorsement on the document, the amount of court-fee so paid in cash, and such endorsement shall, have same effect as if the court-fee has been duly paid in accordance with this Act.]

26. Stamps to be impressed’ or adhesive. – The stamps used to denote any Ices chargeable under this Act shall be impressed or adhesive, or partly impressed and partly adhesive, as the Appropriate Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette from time lo time direct.

27. Rules for supply, number, renewal and keeping accounts of stamps. – [Repealed by U.P. Act No.19 of 1938, Section 24].

28. Stamping documents inadvertently received. – No document which ought to bear a slump under this Act shall be of any validity, unless and until it is properly stamped.
But, if any such document is through mistake or inadvertence received, filed or used in any Court or office without being properly stamped the presiding Judge or the head of the office, as the case may be, or in the case of a High Court, any Judge of such Court, may, if he thinks fit, order that such document be stamped as he may direct, and, on such document being stamped accordingly, the same and every proceeding relative thereto shall be as valid as if it had been properly stamped in the first instance.

29. Amended document. – Where any such document is amended in order merely to correct a mistake and to make it conform to the original intention of the parties, it shall not be necessary to impose a fresh stamp.

30. Cancellation of stamp. – No document requiring a stamp under this Act shall be filed or acted upon in any proceeding in any Court or office until the stamp has been cancelled.
Such officer as the Court or the head of the office may from time to time appoint shall, on receiving any such document, forthwith effect such cancellation by punching out the figure-head so as to leave the amount designated on the stamps untouched, and the part removed by punching shall be burnt or otherwise destroyed.
30A. Refund. – Where allowance is made in this Act for damaged or spoiled stamps or where refund is permitted on the strength of a certificate granted by a Court, the Collector may, on the application of the holder of the same and after satisfying himself about the genuineness of the certificate or the stamps produced, give in lieu thereof the same amount or value in stamps of the same or any other description or, if the applicant so desires, the same amount or value in money provided that in the latter case a deduction shall be made of [ten naye paise] for each rupee or fraction thereof. No such deduction shall, however, be made where refund is claimed in respect of court-fee paid in pursuance of an order of the Court which has been varied or reversed in appeal.

CHAPTER VI

Miscellaneous

31. Repayment of fees paid on applications to Criminal Courts. – [Repealed by Act No. 18 of 1923. Section 63].

32. Amendment of Act VIII of 1859 and Act IX of 186. – [Repealed In-Act. No. 12 of 1891].

33. Admission in criminal cases of documents for which proper fee has not been paid. – Whenever the filing or exhibition in a Criminal Court of a document in respect of which the proper fee has not been paid is, in the opinion of the presiding Judge, necessary to prevent a failure of justice, nothing contained in Section 4 or Section 6 shall be deemed to prohibit such filing or exhibition.

34. Penalty for breach of rules relating to sale of stamps and for unauthorized sale. – Any person appointed to sell stamps who disobeys any rule made under this Act, and any person, not so appointed, who sells or offers for sale any stamps, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees or with both.

35. Power to reduce or remit fees. – The Appropriate Government may, from time to time by notification in the Official Gazette, reduce or remit in the whole or in any part of the territories under its administration, all or any of the fees mentioned in the First and Second Schedules to this Act annexed, and may in like manner cancel or vary such order.

36. Saving of fees to certain officers of High Courts.. – Nothing in Chapters II and V of this Act applies to the commission payable to the Accountant General of the High Court at Fort William, or to the fees which any officer of a High Court is allowed to receive in addition to fixed salary.

37. All fees shall be charged and collected under this Act at the rate indicated in the First or Second Schedule to this Act, as the case may be, on the date on which the document chargeable to the court-fee is or was presented.

Schedule I

Ad valorem fees

[See Explanation to Sections 4 and 6(1)]

Number

Proper fee

[1.

Plaint, written statement, pleading a set-off or counter-claim or memorandum of appeal (not otherwise provided for in this Act), presented to any Civil or Revenue Court except those mentioned in Section 3.

When the Amount or value of the subject matter in dispute-

(i) Does not exceed one hundred rupees;

Fifty paise for every five rupees or part thereof.

(ii) Exceeds one hundred rupees but does not exceed three hundred rupees;

On one hundred rupees the fee payable under clause (i), and on the remainder, one rupee and twenty-five naye paise for every ten rupees or part thereof.

(iii) Exceeds three hundred rupees but does not exceed five hundred rupees;

On three hundred rupees the fee payable under clause (ii), and on the remainder, one rupee and fifty naye paise for every ten rupees or part thereof.

(iv) Exceeds five hundred rupees but does not exceed one thousand rupees ;

On five hundred rupees the fee payable under clause (iii) and on the remainder, two rupees and twenty-five naye paise for every ten rupees or part thereof.

(v) Exceeds one thousand rupees but does not exceed five thousand rupees ;

On one thousand rupees, the fee payable under clause (iv), and on the remainder, twelve rupees for every one hundred rupees or part thereof.

(vi) Exceeds five thousand rupees but does not exceed ten thousand rupees ; and

On five thousand rupees the fee payable under clause (v), and on the remainder, twenty rupees for every two hundred rupees or part thereof.

(vii) Exceeds ten thousand rupees.

On ten thousand rupees the fee payable under clause (vi), and on the remainder, thirty seven rupees and fifty naye paise for every five hundred rupees or part thereof:

2.

Plaint in a suit for possession under the Specific Relief Act, 1877, Section 9.

A fee of one-half of the amount prescribed in the foregoing scale.

2-A.

Application or written statement by a defendant in a suit for partition praying for partition of his share in the property sought to be partitioned.

The same fee which would have been payable on a plaint if such defendant instituted a suit for partition.]

2-B.

Memorandum of appeal filed under Section 23 of the U.P. Agriculturists Relief Act, 1934.

The same fee as would be leviable on a memorandum of appeal under Article.

3.

[Repealed by Act No. VIII of 1871].

4.

Application for review of judgement, if presented on or after the ninetieth day from the date of the decree.

The fee leviable on the plaint or memorandum of appeal.

5.

Application for review of judgement, if presented before the ninetieth day from the date of the decree.

One half of the fee leviable on the plaint or memorandum of appeal.

6.

Copy or translation of a judgement or order not being, or having the force of a decree.

When such judgement or order is passed by any Civil Court other than a High Court or by the presiding officer of any Revenue Court or officer, or by any other Judicial or Executive Authority-

(a) If the amount or value of the subject-matter is fifty or less than fifty rupees.

[Seventy-five naye paise].

(b) If such amount or value exceeds fifty rupees.

[One rupee and fifty naye paise].

When such judgment or order is passed by a High Court.

[Three rupees]

7.

Copy of a decree or order having the force of a decree.

When such decree or order is made by any Civil Court other than a High Court or by any Revenue Court-

(a) If the amount or value of the subject-matter of the suit wherein such decree or order is made is fifty or less than fifty rupees.

One rupee and fifty naye paise.

(b) If such amount or value exceeds fifty rupees.

Three rupees

When such decree or order is made by a High Court.

Seven rupees and fifty naye paise.

8.

Copy of any document liable to stamp-duty under the [Indian Stamp Act, 1879]when left by any party to a suit or proceeding in place of the original withdrawn.

(a) When the stamp-duty chargeable on the original does not exceed [one rupee]

The amount of the duty chargeable on the original.

(b) In any other case

[One rupee and fifty naye paise].

[8-A.

A copy of a power of attorney when filed in any suit or proceedings.

One rupee and fifty naye paise].

9.

Copy of any revenue or judicial proceeding or order not otherwise provided for by this Act, or copy of any account, statement, report or the like, taken out of any Civil or Criminal or Revenue Court or Office, or from the office of any chief officer charged with the executive administration of a division.

For every three hundred and sixty words or fraction of three hundred and sixty words.

[One rupee]

10.

[Repealed by the Guardians and Wards Act, 1890 (Act No. VIII of 1890)].

[11.

Probate of a will or letters of administration with or without will annexed.

(a) When the amount or value of the property in respect of which the grant of probate or letters is made exceeds one thousand rupees, but does not exceed ten thousand rupees.

Two and a half per centum on such amount or value.

(b) When such amount or value exceeds ten thousand rupees, but does not exceed fifty thousand rupees.

Three and one fourth per centum on such amount or value.

(c) When such amount or value exceeds fifty thousand rupees, but does not exceed one lakh of rupees.

Three and three-fourth per centum on such amount or value.

(d) When such amount or value exceeds one lakh of rupees, but does not exceed two lakhs of rupees.

On one lakh of rupees the fee payable under clause (e) and on the remainder five per centum.

(e) When such amount or value exceeds two lakhs of rupees, but does not exceed three lakhs of rupees.

On two lakhs of rupees the fee payable under clause (d) and on the remainder six and one fourth per centum.

(f) When such amount or value exceeds three lakhs of rupees, but does not exceed four lakhs of rupees.

On three lakhs of rupees the fee payable under clause (e) and on the remainder seven and a half per centum.

(g) When such amount or value exceeds four lakhs of rupees, but does not exceed five lakhs of rupees.

On four lakhs of rupees the fee payable under clause (0 and on the remainder eight and one-fourth per centum.

(h) When such amount or value exceeds five lakhs of rupees.

On five lakhs of rupees the fee payable under clause (g) and on the remainder eight and three-fourth per centum:

Provided that when, after the grant of a certificate under Part X of the Succession Act, 1925 or under the Regulation of the Bombay Code No. VIII of 1827 in respect of any property included in an estate, a grant of probate or letters of administration is made in respect of the same estate, the fee payable in respect of the latter grant shall be reduced by the amount of the fee paid in respect of the former grant.

Note. – (1) Where on or after the twenty second day of October, 1952.]

[12.

Succession certificate under the Indian Succession Act, 1925.

(a) When the amount or value of the debt or security or the aggregate amount of the debts or securities to be specified under Section 374 does not exceed twenty thousand rupees.

Two and a half per centum on such amount or value.

(b) When such amount or value exceeds twenty thousand rupees but does not exceed fifty thousand rupees.

On twenty thousand rupees the fee payable under clause (a) and on the remainder three and one-fourth per centum.

(c) When such amount or value exceeds fifty thousand rupees hut does not exceed a lakh of rupees.

On fifty thousand rupees the fee payable under clause (b) and on the remainder three and three-fourths per centum.

(d) When such amount or value exceeds one lakh of rupees but does not exceed two lakhs of rupees.

On one lakh rupees the fee payable under clause (c) and on the remainder five per centum.

(e) When such amount or value exceeds two lakhs of rupees, but docs not exceed three lakhs of rupees.

On two lakhs rupees the fee payable under clause (d) and on remainder six and one fourth per centum.

(f) When such amount or value exceeds three lakhs of rupees but does not exceed four lakhs of rupees.

On three lakhs rupees the fee payable under clause (e) and on the remainder seven and a half per centum.

(g) When such amount or value exceeds four lakhs of rupees but does not exceed five lakhs of rupees.

On four lakhs rupees the fee payable under clause (f) and on the remainder eight and one-fourth per centum.

(h) When such amount or value exceeds five lakhs of rupees :

On five lakhs rupees the fee payable under clause (g) and on the remainder eight and three-fourth per centum :

Provided that the fee payable in the case of an application under Section 376 of the Act shall be as worked out in the following manner:

(i) Ascertain the aggregate amount of the debts or securities specified already in the certificate and the debts or securities to be specified on the application aforesaid.

(ii) Calculate the fee payable on this aggregate amount in accordance with the provisions of clauses (a) to (h) above, subject to the condition, however, that in respect of the amount in excess of the amount of debts or securities specified on application under section 372 of the Act, the rates in the said clauses (a) to (h) shall respectively be deemed to be three and three-fourth per centum, four and three-fourth per centum, five and three-fourth per centum, seven and a half per centum, nine and a half per centum, eleven and one fourth per centum, twelve and a half per centum and thirteen and one-fourth per centum.

Notes : (1) The amount of a debt is its amount including interest on the day on which the inclusion of the debt in the certificate is applied for, so far as such amount can be ascertained.

(2) Whether or not any power with respect to a security specified in a certificate has been conferred under the Act, and where such a power has been so conferred, whether the power is for the receiving of interest or dividends on, or for the negotiation or transfer of the security or for both purposes, the value of the security is its market value on the day on which the inclusion of the security in the certificate is applied for, so far as such value can be ascertained.

(iii) Out of the total amount of fee so worked out, deduct the court fee already paid for specification of debts or securities on the application under Section 372 and on the applications, if any, under Section 376 of the Act. The remainder shall be the fee payable on the application under consideration.]

12-A.

Certificate under the Regulation of Bombay Code, No. VIII of 1827

(1) As regards debts and securities.

The same fee as would be payable in respect of a certificate under the Succession Certificate Act, 1889, or in respect of an extension of such a certificate as the case may be.

(2) As regards other property in respect of which the certificate is granted-

When the amount or value of such property exceeds one thousand rupees, but does not exceed ten thousand rupees.

Two and a half per centum of such amount or value.

When such amount or value exceeds ten thousand rupees, but does not exceed fifty thousand rupees.

Three and one-fourth per centum on such amount or value.

When such amount or value exceeds fifty thousands rupees.

Three and three-fourth per centum on such amount or value.

13.

Application to the High Court of Punjab for the exercise of its jurisdiction under Section 44 of the Punjab Courts Act, 1918 or to the Court of the Financial Commissioner of Punjab for the exercise of its revisional jurisdiction under Section 84 of the Punjab Tenancy Act, 1887.

When the amount or value of the subject-matter in dispute does not exceed twenty five rupees.

[Two rupees and fifty naye paise.]

When such amount or value exceeds twenty five rupees.

The fee leviable on a memorandum of appeal.

14.

[Repealed by A. O. 1937]

15.

[Repealed by Act No. 11 of 1923, Section 3 and Schedule II].

Table of rates of ‘ad valorem’ fees leviable on the institution of suits.

When the amount or value of the subject-matter exceeds

But does not exceed

Proper fee

1

2

3

Rs.

Rs.

Rs.

P.

….

5

0

50

5

10

1

00

10

15

1

50

15

20

2

00

20

25

2

50

25

30

3

00

30

35

3

50

35

40

4

00

40

45

4

50

45

50

5

00

50

55

5

50

55

60

6

00

60

65

6

50

65

70

7

00

70

75

7

50

75

80

8

00

80

85

8

50

85

90

9

00

90

95

9

50

95

100

10

00

100

110

11

25

110

120

12

50

120

130

13

75

130

140

15

00

140

150

16

25

150

160

17

50

160

170

18

75

170

180

20

00

180

190

21

25

190

200

22

50

200

210

23

75

210

220

25

00

220

230

26

25

230

240

27

50

240

250

28

75

250

260

30

00

260

270

31

25

270

280

32

50

280

290

33

75

290

300

35

00

300

310

36

50

310

320

38

00

320

330

39

50

330

340

41

50

340

350

42

50

350

360

44

00

360

370

45

50

370

380

47

00

380

390

48

50

390

400

50

00

400

410

51

50

410

420

53

00

420

430

54

50

430

440

56

00

440

450

57

50

450

460

59

00

460

470

60

50

470

480

62

00

480

490

63

50

490

500

65

00

500

510

67

25

510

520

69

50

520

530

71

75

530

540

74

00

540

550

76

25

550

560

78

50

560

570

80

75

570

580

83

00

580

590

85

25

590

600

87

50

600

610

89

75

610

620

92

00

620

630

94

25

630

640

96

50

640

650

98

75

650

660

101

00

660

670

103

25

670

680

105

50

680

690

107

75

690

700

110

00

700

710

112

25

710

720

114

50

720

730

116

75

730

740

119

00

740

750

121

25

750

760

123

50

760

770

125

75

770

780

128

00

780

790

130

25

790

800

132

50

800

810

134

75

810

820

137

00

820

830

139

25

830

840

141

50

840

850

143

75

850

860

146

00

860

870

148

25

870

880

150

50

880

890

152

75

890

900

155

00

900

910

157

25

910

920

159

50

920

930

161

75

930

940

164

00

940

950

166

25

950

960

168

50

960

970

170

75

970

980

173

00

980

990

175

25

990

1,000

177

50

1,000

1,100

189

50

1,100

1,200

201

50

1,200

1,300

213

50

1,300

1,400

225

50

1,400

1,500

237

50

1,500

1,600

249

50

1,600

1,700

261

50

1,700

1,800

273

50

1,800

1,900

285

50

1,900

2,000

297

50

2,000

2,100

309

50

2,100

2,200

321

50

2,200

2,300

333

50

2,300

2,400

345

50

2,400

2,500

357

50

2,500

2,600

369

00

2,600

2,700

381

50

2,700

2,800

393

50

2,800

2,900

405

50

2,900

3,000

417

50

3,000

3,100

429

50

3,100

3,200

441

50

3,200

3,300

453

50

3,300

3,400

465

50

3,400

3,500

477

50

3,500

3,600

489

50

3,600

3,700

50!

50

3,700

3,800

513

50

3,800

3,900

525

50

3,900

4,000

537

50

4,000

4,100

549

50

4,100

4,200

561

50

4,200

4,300

573

50

4,300

4,400

585

50

4,400

4,500

597

50

4,500

4,600

609

50

4,600

4,700

621

50

4,700

4,800

633

50

4,800

4,900

645

50

4,900

5,000

657

50

5,000

5,200

677

50

5,200

5,400

697

50

5,400

5,600

717

50

5,600

5,800

737

50

5,800

6,000

757

50

6,000

6,200

777

50

6,200

6,400

797

50

6,400

6,600

817

50

6,600

6,800

837

50

6,800

7,000

857

50

7,000

7,200

877

50

7,200

7,400

897

50

7,400

7,600

917

50

7,600

7,800

937

50

7,800

8,000

957

50

8,000

8,200

977

50

8,200

8,400

997

50

8,400

8,600

1,017

50

8,600

8,800

1,037

50

8,800

9,000

1,057

50

9,000

9,200

1,077

50

9,200

9,400

1,097

50

9,400

9,600

1,117

50

9,600

9,800

1,137

50

9,800

10,000

1,157

50

10,000

10,500

1,195

00

10,500

11,000

1,232

50

11,000

11,500

1,270

00

11,500

12,000

1,307

50

12,000

12,500

1,345

00

12,500

13,000

1,382

50

13,000

13,500

1,420

00

13,500

14,000

1,457

50

14,000

14,500

1,495

00

14,500

15,000

1,532

50

15,000

15,500

1,570

00

15,500

16;000

1,607

50

16,000

16,500

1,645

00

16,500

17,000

1,682

50

17,000

17,500

1,720

00

17,500

18,000

1,757

50

18,000

18,500

1,795

00

18,500

19,000

1,832

50

19,000

19,500

1,870

00

19,500

20,000

1,907

50

20,000

20,500

1,945

00

20,500

21,000

1,982

50

21,000

21,500

2,020

00

21,500

22,000

2,057

50

22,000

22,500

2,095

00

22,500

23,000

2,132

50

23,000

23,500

2,180

00

23,500

24,000

2,207

50

24,000

24,500

2,245

00

24,500

25,000

2,282

50

25,000

25,500

2,320

00

25,500

26,000

2,357

50

26,000

26,500

2,395

00

26,500

27,000

2,432

50

27,000

27,500

2,470

00

27,500

28,000

2,507

50

28,000

28,500

2,545

00

28,500

29,000

2,582

50

29,000

29,500

2,620

00

29,500

30,000

2,657

50

and the fee increases ai the rate of thirty seven rupees and fifty naye paise for every five hundred rupees or part thereof, for example :

Value

Proper fee

(1)

(2)

Rs.

Rs.

P.

40,000

3,407

50

50,000

4,157

50

60,000

4,907

50

75,000

6,032

50

1,00,000

7,907

50

2,00,000

15,407

50

3,00.000

22,907

50

4,00,000

30,407

50

5,00,000

37,907

50

Schedule II

Fixed fees

Number

Proper fee

1.

Application or petition

(a) When presented to any officer of the Customs or Excise Department or to any Magistrate by any person having dealings with the Government, and when the subject-matter of such application relates exclusively to those dealings;

[Fifty naye paise].

Or when presented to any officer of land revenue by any person holding temporarily settled land under direct engagement with Government, and when the subject-matter of the application or petition relates exclusively to such engagement;

Or when presented to the District Magistrate or any other officer for the correction of an electoral roll;

Or when presented to any Civil Court other than a principal Civil Court of original jurisdiction;

Or to any Court of Small Causes constituted under Act No. XI of 1865 or under Act No. XVI of 1868, section 20 or to a Collector or other officer of revenue in relation to any suit or case in which the amount or value of the subject-matter is less than fifty rupees ;

Or when presented to any Civil, Criminal or Revenue Court, or to any Board or executive officer for the purpose of obtaining a copy of translation of any judgement, decree or order passed by such Court, Board or officer, or of any other document on record in such Court or office.

[Fifty naye Paise]

(b) When containing a complaint or charge of any offence and presented to any Criminal Court;

[One rupee and fifty naye paise]

Or when presented to a Collector containing a request from a local body, such as the Municipal Board, the District Board or the Notified Area Committee, for the realization of any dues by issue of warrant or any other distress; or when presented to a District Magistrate for permission to have displays of fire works or for a police escort;

Or when presented to a District Magistrate in the form of a programme or in any other form, for the exhibition of a film at a shorter notice than that permitted by the conditions of the licence issued to cinema companies for exhibiting films ;

[One rupee and fifty naye paise]

Or when presented to a District Magistrate or Collector or any officer subordinate to him, under the Village Panchayat Act.

The Indian Arms Act, the Poisons Act, the Explosives Act, the State Carriage Act, the Indian Cinematograph Act, or any other enactment for the time being in force unless specifically exempted from payment of court fee;

[One rupee twenty five naye paise]

Or when presented to a Civil, Criminal or Revenue Court, or to a Collector, or to any Revenue Officer, having jurisdiction equal or subordinate to a Collector, or to any Magistrate in his executive capacity and not otherwise provided for by this Act;

Or to deposit in Court revenue or rent;

Or for determination by a Court of the amount of compensation to be paid by a landlord to his tenant.

(c) When presented to a Chief Commissioner or other Chief Controlling Revenue or Executive authority, or to a Commissioner, of Revenue or Circuit or to any Chief Officer charged with the executive administration of a Division and not otherwise provided for by this Act.

[Three rupees]

(d) When presented to the Board of Revenue for revision of a judgment or order.

[Five rupees.]

[(e) When presented to High Court-

(1) Under the Companies Act, 1956 for the winding up of a company;]

[One hundred rupees]

[(2) Under Article 226 or Article 227 of the Constitution or by way of special appeal against a judgment or order including a judgment or order passed on a petition filed before the commencement of the Court Fees (Uttar Pradesh Amendment) Act, 1970 passed by a Single Judge of the High Court thereon.

One hundred rupees.]

(3) For probate or letters of administration to have effect throughout India;

Twenty-five rupees.

(4) Under Section 115 of the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908, for revision of an order; and

Ten rupees

[(4-A) Under Section 11 of the Uttar Pradesh Sales Tax Act, 1948, for revision of an order;

Two hundred and fifty rupees.]

(5) In any other case not otherwise provided for:

Five rupees

[Provided that-

(i) No Court fee shall be payable under clause (e) on an application or petition under Section 491 of the [Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898] or under Article 226 of the Constitution for writs in the nature of habeas corpus or in relation to any proceeding relating thereto;

(ii) The court fee payable on an application or petition for adjournment of hearing of any case shall be double the court fee payable on an ordinary application or petition under clause (b), clause (c), clause (d) or sub-clause (f) of clause (e) as the case may be].

(f) When presented under Chapter IV of the [Motor Vehicles Act, 1939 (IV of 1939)]

(i) To Regional Transport Authority or its Chairman or Secretary.

[One hundred rupees]

(ii) To the State Transport Authority or its Chairman or Secretary.

[Two hundred rupees]

1-A.

Application to any Civil Court that records may be called for from another Court.

When the Court grants the application and is of opinion that the transmission of such records involves the use of the post.

[One rupees and fifty naye paise] in addition to any fee levied on the application under clause (a), clause (b) or clause (c) of Article 1 of this Schedule.

2.

Application for leave to sue as a pauper.

[Seventy-five naye paise]

3.

Application for leave to appeal as a pauper.

(a) When presented to a District Court.

[One rupee and twenty five naye paise].

(b) When presented to a Commissioner or a High Court.

[Two rupees and fifty naye paise.]

4.

Plaint or memorandum of appeal in a suit to obtain possession under Act No. XVI of 1838 or the Mamlatdar’s Court Act, 1876.

Seventy-five naye paise.

5.

Plaint or memorandum of appeal in a suit to establish or disprove a right of occupancy.

[Two rupees.]

6.

Bail-bond or other instrument of obligation given in pursuance of an order made by a Court or Magistrate under any section of the [Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898], or the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 and not otherwise provided for by this Act.

One rupee.

7.

Undertaking under Section 49 of the Indian Divorce Act.

[One rupee]

8.

[Repealed by Act XII of 1891].

9.

[Repealed by Act XII of 1891].

10.

[Mukhtarnama, Vakalatnama or any paper signed by [an Advocate, Attorney or Pleader] signifying or intimating that he is retained by a party].

When presented for the conduct of any one case-

(a) To any Civil or Criminal Court other than a High Court, or to any Revenue Court, or to any Collector or Magistrate, or other Executive Officer, except such as are mentioned in clauses (b) and (c) of this number;

[One rupee and fifty naye paise.]

(b) To a Commissioner of Revenue, Circuit or Customs or to any officer charged with the executive administration of a Division, not being the Chief Revenue or Executive Authority.

[Three rupees].

(c) To a High Court, Chief Commissioner, Board of Revenue, or other Chief Controlling Revenue or Executive Authority.

[Five rupees].

11.

Memorandum of appeal when the appeal is not from a decree or an order having the force of a decree and is presented.

(a) To any Civil Court other than a High Court or to any Revenue Court or Executive Officer other than Commissioner of the Division or Chief Controlling Revenue or Executive authority.

[One rupee and fifty naye paise].

(b) To Commissioner of the Division.

[Three rupees.]

(c) To a High Court or to a Chief Controlling Executive or Revenue Authority.

[Five rupees]

[11-A.

Memorandum of appeal under section 39 of the Arbitration Act, 1940.

(a) When the appeal is from the order in a case where the value for purposes of jurisdiction does not exceed Five thousand rupees.

Fifteen rupees.

(b) In any other case.

One hundred rupees.]

12.

Caveat

When the amount or value of the property in respect of which the caveat is lodged-

(a) does not exceed five thousand rupees.

Six rupees and twenty five naye paise.

(b) exceeds five thousand rupees.

Twenty rupees and fifty naye paise.

13.

Application under Act No. X of 1859, Section 26 or Bengal Act No. VI of 1862, Section 9, or Bengal Act No. VIII of 1869, Section 37.

[Six rupees, and twenty five naye paise.]

14.

Petition in a suit under the [* * *] Converts Marriage Dissolution Act, 1866.

[Nine rupees and fifty naye paise]

15.

[Repealed by Act V of 1908].

16.

[Repealed, by Act VI of 1889 Section 18(1)]

17.

Plaint or memorandum of appeal in each of the following suits :

(i) To alter or set aside a summary decision or order (not being one passed under Order XXI, Rules 60, 61 or 62 of the Code of Civil Procedure) or any of the Civil Courts not established by Letters Patent or of any Revenue Court;

[Twenty two rupees.]

(ii) To alter or cancel any entry in a register of the names of Proprietors of revenue paying estates ;

[Twenty two rupees.]

[(iii) To obtain a declaratory decree where no consequential relief is prayed in any suit, not otherwise provided for by this Act;]

(iv) [Omitted by U. P. Act XIX of 1938].

(v) [Omitted by U.P. Act XIX of 1938].

(vi) For relief under Section 14 of the Religious Endowments Act, 1863, or under Section 91 or Section 92 of the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908.

(vii) Every other suit not otherwise provided for by this Act.

(a) When the value of the suit or appeal for purposes of jurisdiction does not exceed one thousand rupees ;

[Thirty rupees.]

(b) When such value exceeds one thousand rupees, but does not exceed five thousand rupees ;

Fifty rupees

(c) When such value exceeds five thousand rupees, but does not exceed ten thousand rupees ; and

One hundred rupees.

(d) when such value exceeds ten thousand rupees :

Two hundred rupees.

Provided that in a suit filed before a High Cour tunder its original jurisdiction the feec hargeable in all cases under this article shall be two hundred and fifty rupees.

[18.

(i) Application under Section 14 or Section 20 of the Arbitration Act, 1940, or an application to set aside an award under the said Act.

(a) When the value of the subject-matter of the award does not exceed five thousand rupees ;

Twenty rupees.

(b) When such value exceeds five thousand rupees, but does not exceed ten thousand rupees ; and

One hundred rupees.

(c) When such value exceeds ten thousand rupees.

Two hundred rupees.

(ii) Other applications under the Arbitration Act, 1940.

Twenty rupees.]

[19.

Agreement in writing stating a question for the opinion of the Court under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908.

Twenty two rupees.]

20.

Every petition under the Indian Divorce Act, except petitions under Section 44 of the same Act and every memorandum of appeal under Section 55 of the same Act.

Thirty seven rupees and fifty naye paise.

[21.

Memorandum of Appeal under the Parsi Marriage and Divorce Act, 1939.

Thirty seven rupees and fifty naye paise]

[21-A.

[Application, Petition or Memorandum] under the Special Marriage Act, 1954 or the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955.

Thirty seven rupees and fifty naye paise.]

[22.

Election petition questioning the election of any person.

(a) As a President Vice-President or Adhyaksha, Up-Adhyaksha, Nagar Pramukh or Up-Nagar Pramukh of a Municipal Board Zila Parishad or Nagar Mahapalika or any other local body except those mentioned in clause (c).

Two hundred rupees.

(b) As a Sadasya or Vishishta Sadasya of a Nagar Mahapalika or as a member of a Municipal Board or Zila Parishad or any other local body except those mentioned in clause (d).]

One hundred and fifty rupees.

(c) As a President or Chairman of a Notified or Town Area Committee.

Fifty rupees.

(d) As a member of a Notified or Town Area Committee.

Twenty-five rupees.

Schedule III

(See Section 19-1)

Form of valuation (to be used with such modifications, if any, as may be necessary)

In The Court Of …………………….Re : Probate of the Will of ……………….. (or administration of the property and credits of ……………….) deceased.

I ……………………………………………………………………………… solemnly affirm


make oath

and say that I am the executor (or one of the executor or one of the next-of-kin) of ……………….. deceased, and that I have truly set forth in Annexure A to this affidavit all the property and credits of which the above named deceased died possess or was entitled to at the time of his death, and which have come or are likely to come, to my hands.2. I further say that I have also truly set forth in Annexure B all the items. I am by law allowed to deduct.3. I further say that the said assets, exclusive only of such last mentioned items, but inclusive of all rents, interest, dividends and increased value since the date of the death of the said deceased, are under the value of ………………

Annexure A

Valuation of the movable and immovable property of deceased

Rs. [N. P]

Cash in the house and at the banks, house-hold goods, wearing apparel, books, plates, jewels, etc.

(State estimated value according to best of Executor’s or Administrator’s belief).

Property in Government securities transferable at the Public Debt Office.

(State description and value at the price of the day, also the interest separately, calculating at the time of making the application).

Immovable property consisting of-

(State description, giving, in the case of houses, the assessed value if any, and the number of years’ assessment the market value is estimated at, and in the case of land, the area, the market value and all rents that have accrued.)

Leasehold property-

(If the deceased held any leases for years determinable, state the number of years’ purchase, the profit rents are estimated to be worth and the value of such, inserting separately arrears due at the date of death and all rents received or due since that date to the time of making the application).

Property in public companies-

(State the particulars and the value calculated at the price of the day; also the interest separately, calculating it to the time of making the application).

Policy of insurance upon life, money out on mortgage and other securities, such as bonds, mortgages, bills, notes and other securities for money.

(State the amount of the whole; also the interest separately, calculating it to the time of making the application.)

Books debts

(Other than bad.)

Stock-in-trade

(State the estimated value, if any.)

Other property not comprised under the foregoing heads.

(State the estimated value, if any)

Total…

Deduct amount shown in Annexure B not subject to duty …

Net Total…

Annexure B

Schedule of debts, etc.

Rs. [N. P]

Amount of debts due and owing from the deceased, payable by law out of the estate.
Amount of funeral expenses.
Amount of mortagage incumbrances.
Property held in trust not beneficially or with general power to confer a beneficial interest
Other property not subject to duty.

Total…