Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami inaugurated e-stamping for judicial stamp application on the Madras high court campus on 20 April 2018. Launc-hing the facility he said, “I am happy to inaugurate the e-stamping for judicial stamps application in Madras high court. It is a safe mode of paying the court fees”.
He said a memorandum of understanding has been signed with Stock Holding Corporation of India Ltd to provide the facility in the judiciary. In the first phase, the computer-based application has been introduced in Madras high court, Chennai and Madurai Bench of Madras high court.
Madras High Court Chief Justice Indira Banerjee said the Madras high court is first to introduce the facility in southern states. People could pay the court fees from anywhere, including from home using this application through the Internet. It is a secured way of paying court fees.
The government has committed to develop infrastructure facility in the courts. The Government has sanctioned Rs 92 crore for improving infrastructure facility in courts across the state. The government has made efforts to appoint 1188 posts in the judiciary for speedy disposal of the cases. In the last year alone 149 new courts were inaugurated in the state.