The Bombay High Court has approved the use of A4 size papers printed on both sides for filing pleas across all benches of the courts, in order to save paper and free up storage space.
The High Court took the decision while hearing public interest litigation (PIL) filed by lawyer Ajinkya Udane, on the use of A4 size paper for all judicial and administrative work instead of the current practice of using only one side of larger-sized sheets would save paper, and free up storage space in the court.
Advocate S R Nargolkar, who appeared for the High Court administration, informed a bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice G S Kulkarni that a notification about using only high-quality A4 size sheets printed on both sides in the court, had been issued, amending the Bombay High Court Rules.
Nargolkar submitted that the notification had also been issued in the gazette on July 6. The bench, directed Katneshwarkar to make a representation to the Registrar General of the High Court to get appropriate directions issued for the subordinate courts in M to permit use of A4 size papers.