The Kerala Hc on Friday launched its digitized “paperless certified copy service” to provide online certified copies of orders/ judgments to advocates and litigants.
To avail this facility, Advocates will have to register on the E-courts portal of Kerala Hc . They may select the desired order after entering the relevant case number and the copy may be obtained after depositing the requisite fees electronically.
As per Kerala hc statement issued,
“Once the Advocate submit the details and pay the appropriate fees electronically, the message goes to the concerned section of the High court instantly. The High court section affixes the digital signature and now the certified copy is ready.“
It is also intimated that at each stage of this process, an SMS will be sent to the concerned Advocate so that he/she is apprised with the current status of the certified copy application by Kerala Hc.
Once the certified copy is ready it, will be shared with the advocate concerned through his registered Email. It can also be accessed through the user account at any time.
In the offline regime for obtaining a certified copy, the Advocates were required to submit a physical application and had to wait for days as per Kerala HC rules.
The present procedure to the contrary, is fairly simple and enables door-step delivery of certified copies, which is especially crucial during the pandemic.
Last year unlike Kerala Hc , the Indore Bench of the Madhya Pradesh High Court became the first court in the country to provide online certified copies to advocates and litigants. In January this year, the District and Sessions Court of Jabalpur has become the first district court in the country to provide the facility of online certified copies to advocates and litigants to enhance the “ease of doing business”.
Read the notification here: