CJ directs to maintain separate ‘Litigant Welfare Account’

File Photo of Chief Justice Pankaj Mithal
File Photo of Chief Justice Pankaj Mithal

Jammu: High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh Chief Justice Pankaj Mithal has directed for the creation of a separate ‘Litigant Welfare Account.”

This separate ‘Litigant Welfare Account’ will be maintained out of the costs, imposed upon any party to the proceeding, to be deposited with the Registry of the Court and will be utilized for the purposes of welfare of the litigants.

However, the costs imposed upon any party will not be diverted to this fund if the High Court or the Subordinate Courts direct that it should be paid to the opposite party or to be deposited with the Legal Services or the Advocates' Welfare Fund.

“Unless the High Court or the Subordinate Courts direct the costs imposed upon any party to the proceeding to be paid to the opposite party or to be deposited with the Legal Services or the Advocates' Welfare Fund, the costs shall be deposited with the Registry of the Court and shall be utilized for the purposes of welfare of the litigants, for which purpose a separate Litigant Welfare Account shall be maintained as may be directed by the Chief Justice,” the Chief Justice Mithal directed in a circular.

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