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A4 size paper for filings, new formatting style for pleadings: Calcutta HC notifies new rules [Read Gazette Notification]

Kunal Dey

Days after the Supreme Court allowed the use of A4 sheets with double-sided printing for the purpose of filings, the Calcutta High Court has now introduced new rules for the use of A4 size white paper for filings, instead of green paper.

The new Rules shall form a part of the Appellate Side Rules and the Original Side Rules of the High Court at Calcutta.

The gazette notification dated February 18, 2020, states,

All pleadings contained in petitions, affidavits and applications or otherwise and all memoranda of appeal shall be printed on A4 white executive bond paper instead of green or embossed paper.
Gazette Notification

The new rules also specify the font and size of the text in filings. As states in the Rules,

"The computerized print shall be of font size 12 of Bookman Old Style or Courier New, with space of 1.5 in between lines."

Gazette Notification

Further, the page has to have margins on all four sides. The margin space dimensions have been specified as follows:

For the Appellate Side

  • From the top - 3.5 cm

  • From the bottom-3 cm

  • From the left - 3.5 cm

  • From the right - 2.5 cm

For the Original Side

  • From the top - 3.5 cm

  • From the bottom-3 cm

  • From the left - 4 cm

  • From the right - 2.5 cm

The Rules add, "In case of pleadings which are typewritten, the aforesaid page setup has to be maintained.

The Rules are to take effect from February 18, 2020 itself i.e. from the date of the notification.

[Read the rules]

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