North-West Frontier Province Court-Fees (Abolition) Ordinance, 1978




An Ordinance to provide for the abolition of court-fee in respect of certain cases.


(Gazette of N.-W.F.P, Extraordinary, 26th August, 1978)


No. Legis. 1(9)/ 78.— The following Ordinance by the Governor of the North-West Frontier Province is hereby published for general in formation:—


Preamble. Whereas it is expedient to provide for the abolition of court-fee in respect of certain cases;


AND whereas the Governor of the North-West Frontier province is satisfied that circumstances exist which render it necessary to take immediate action;


NOW, therefore, in pursuance of the proclamation of the fifth day of July, 1977, read with the laws (continuance in Force) Order, 1977 (CMLA Order No. 1 of 1977) and in exercise of all powers enabling him in that behalf, the Governor of the north –West Frontier province is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance.


1.         Short title, extent and commencement.—


1)         This Ordinance may be called the North- West Frontier province court-fees (Abolition) Ordinance, 1978.


2)         It extends to the whole of the North-west Frontier province.


3)         It shall come into force at once, and be deemed to have taken effect on and from 1st. August 1978.


2. Abolition of court-fee in certain cases. Notwithstanding any thing contained in the court Fees Act, 1870(VII of 1870) or any other law for the time being in force, or any rules or orders, no court-fee shall be payable in, or chargeable by, any Court in respect of —

a) any criminal case; and

b) any case of civil nature the value of the subject-matter whereof or relief claimed therein, does not exceed twenty-five thousand rupees.

3.         Refund of court-fee. If any court-fee has been paid after 31st July, 1978, by any person in respect of any case specified in section 2, the same shall, on application by any such person to the Deputy Commissioner of the district concerned by refunded to him.

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