Procedure on Admitting Plaint
Procedure on admitting plaint— concise statement—(1) The plaintiff shall endorse on the pliant, or annex thereto, a list of the documents (if any) which he has produced along with it; and , if the plaint is admitted [shall present, within such time as may be fixed by the Court or extended by it from time to time, as many copies] on plain paper of the plaint as there are defendants, unless the Court by reason of the length of the plaint or the number of the defendants, or for any other sufficient reason, permits him present a like number of concise statements of the nature of the claim made, or of the relief claimed in the suit, in which case he shall present such statements.
(1A) The plaintiff shall, within the time fixed by the Court or extended by it under sub-rule (1), pay the requisite fee for the service of summons on the defendants.]
(2) Where the plaintiff sue or the defendant or any of the defendants is sued, in a representative capacity such statements shall show in what capacity the plaintiff or defendant sues or is sued.
(3) The plaintiff may, by leave of the Court, amend such statements so as to make them correspond with the plaint.
(4) The chief ministerial officer of the Court shall sign such list and copies or statements if, on examination, he finds them to be correct.
Return of plaint
Return of plaint—Subject to the provisions of rule 10A, the plaint shall] at any state of the suit be returned to be presented to the Court in which the suit should have been instituted.
Explanation.—For the removal of doubts, it is hereby declared that a Court of appeal or revision may direct, after setting aside the decree passed in a suit, the return of the plaint under this sub-rule.]
Rejection of plaint
The plaint shall be rejected in the following cases:—
(a) where it does not disclose a cause of action;
(b) where the relief claimed is undervalued, and the plaintiff, on being required by the Court to correct the valuation within a time to be fixed by the Court, fails to do so;
(c) where the relief claimed is properly valued, but the plaint is returned upon paper insufficiently stamped, and the plaintiff, on being required by the Court to supply the requisite stamp-paper within a time to be fixed by the Court, fails to do so;
(d) where the suit appears from the statement in the plaint to be barred by any law :
[Provided that the time fixed by the Court for the correction of the valuation or supplying of the requisite stamp-paper shall not be extended unless the Court, for reasons to be recorded, is satisfied that the plaintiff was prevented by any cause of an exceptional nature form correcting the valuation or supplying the requisite stamp-paper , as the case may be, within the time fixed by the Court and that refusal to extend such time would cause grave injustice to the plaintiff.]
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