DELHI: HC Ordered Registrar General to submit a report regarding the use of A4 size paper in the Courts. A Division Bench of Acting Chief Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Navin Chawla directed the Central government and the High Court to examine the issue and file their reports by July 12 to use the double-sided A4 sheets for Court purposes.
The High Court was hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) petition filed by a think tank, the Centre for Accountability and Systemic Change.
During the hearing, the Court was informed that through a notification issued in March 2020, the High Court had ordered uniform use of A4 size paper for all kinds of pleadings contained in petitions, affidavits, and all the other Documentary work of the courts as well as District Courts in the national capital
The Court was also told that even the Supreme Court has resolved to use double-sided printed papers and therefore, it is time that a similar practice is adopted in all other courts.
“The Government should issue a circular to all High Courts four use of A4 size sheet of adequate quality and for the printing of paper on both sides in view to save environment and space,” the counsel argued.
The Bench stated that the issue should be looked into and wherever possible, be implemented.
“Where it is possible, it should be implemented. Why should it not be done in Delhi unless there is some serious difficulty? If the Supreme Court has done it we should do it as well,” Justice Sanghi stated.
Advocates Virag Gupta and Gaurav Pathak appeared for the petitioners. Advocate Shubham Mahajan appeared for the High Court. Advocate Anil Soni appeared for the Central government.