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Procedure for E-Filing of cases before Supreme Court of India

By: Dhruvika Saraswat

For e- filing firstly a person have to open the official website of Supreme Court of India.

Link is https://main.sci.gov.in/efiling.

On website there are some important qualifications are written for scanning and uploading. These are as following:

  • PDF should be scanned in A4 size only.
  • Scan should only be at 300 dpi with OCR.
  • Scanning should be done only in the form of black and white.
  • File size should always be less than 20 MB.
  • Files should not be uploaded with password protection.
  • PDF should split to achieve file size if the file size exceeds 20 MB.
  • It is not advisable to scan the image with mobile phone.

Required documents:-

  • Office Report
  • Synposis and list of dates 
  • Interlocutory order 
  • Writ petition/SLP along with affidavit 
  •  Section which a user wants to challenge
  • Annexures 
  • Application 
  • Vakalatnama 

Now click on the New Registration icon. A new user registration page will be opened as shown in the following picture.

USER REGISTRATION:

There are two type of user that can file a case either a Petitioner in Person or AOR that is Advocate on Record.

Now User has the following steps for further procedure.

  • If user is Petitioner or Respondent in Person click before the Petitioner in Person icon. A dialup box will appear where user has to fill your basic information like name, address, state, mobile no. etc.
  • If user is Advocate on Record, he has to click before AOR Number. Where on the screen he will be asked for the AOR Number.
  • User will receive a link on his email id along with the following message once he signup the registration form.
  • User will receive an email as shown below.

  • When user click on the link provided in his e-mail, password of his account will be saved.
  • By using these details user can login to file a case. After he clicks the login button, he will directly reach to the e-filing page where he will get access to the details of old cases if he has filed any case and he can also open a window for filing a new case.

Step by step procedure:

  • Step 1 Filing:- Click on the new e-filing button then fill the different details like case type and some basic information like name, gender, address, country and phone number etc. of both petitioner and respondent.
  • Step 2 Lower Court:- Now user has to fill the details of lower court like dates at lower court, name of judges of forum, judgement type, judgement challenged and even the other details relating to lower courts.

  • Step 2.1:- After filling all the required details user has to click on the complete button and his data will be saved successfully. Then click on the ok button.

  • Step 3 Index:- Now the next stage is indexing. User has to fill all the details and upload PDF with correct file size (which is mentioned) and index. He requires basic documents. And once user fills the details, click on the complete button.

  • Step 4 Additional Party and Additional Advocate:- If User has any additional party or additional advocate, he is required to fill the details for the same in their respective columns and click on complete button. This will generate a process Id.

  • Step 5 Categorization:- User has to select the category of the case whether it is civil, criminal or any other case in nature and then submit the details for the same. Case may have more than one category so there he can find other column for sub categories as well.

  • Step 6 Generate Id:- Then user has to click on the Generate Id button and he will receive the following message on screen. Then click on ok button.

  • Step 7:- User will receive a screen as display below. Afterwards, user will receive a Provisional Application Number which he can use for further references.

  • Step 8 Report:- That is for report. If User wants he can take the print of the case which was filed by him. He has to provide the Provisional Application Number in its screen. He has to click on report button then enter his Provisional Application Number and year which should be in YYYY format. Then lastly click on the Submit button.

  • Step 9 History:- Then click on the History. Here user can get the information regarding his matters which was filed by him throughout on this online platform by the means of e-filing.

  • Step 10 Cases:- This is the cases section. Here User can see the cases which are either disposed or pending.

This article is written by Dhruvika Saraswat who is a 1st year learner at University Five Year Law College (UFYLC), University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.

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