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The exemption will only be granted in cases where lawyers or parties-in-person place an application seeking the same, expressing the difficulty faced by them in using A4 size paper.
The Supreme Court today exempted lawyers and petitioners-in-person from filing petitions and documents on A4 size paper in light of the difficulties faced due to the COVID-19 lockdown.
The Apex Court had earlier made it mandatory for all filings to be made on A4 size paper starting April 1 this year. However, it has now decided to grant exemptions to this rule, owing to the difficulties faced by the members of the Bar and others in the wake of the lockdown.
The exemption will only be granted in cases where lawyers or parties-in-person file an application seeking the same, expressing the difficulty faced by them in using A4 size paper.
The circular issued in this regard also states that all cases filed before April 1 this year may be refiled using A4 size or legal size paper. It is also specified that the exemption from using A4 size paper is granted up to June 15 this year.
For filings made through e-filing facility, there will be no exemption from using the A4 size format, the circular also states.
Read the Circular