The Orissa Court-fees (Orissa Amendment) Act, 2002
Orissa Act No. 7 of 2002
(a) for the marginal heading to Section 13, the following marginal heading shall be substituted, namely :
"Refund of fee paid on memorandum of appeal and in cases where compromise or settlement has been arrived at by a Lok Adalat".
(b) Section 13 shall be re-numbered as Sub-section (1) thereof and
(i) in Sub-section (1) as so re-numbered, for the words and figures "the Code of Civil Procedure" and Section 351 of the same Code", the words and figures "the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908" and "Rule 23 of Order XLI of the First Schedule to the said Code" shall respectively be substituted; and
(ii) after Sub-section (1) as so re-numbered, the following new sub-section shall be inserted, namely :
"(2) Where a compromise or settlement has been arrived at, by a Lok Adalat in a case referred to it under Sub-section (1) of Section 20 of the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987, the Court by which the case was so referred to the Lok Adalat shall grant a certificate to the party or every party to the case who paid any Court-fee in that case, authorising him to receive back from the Collector the full amount of the fee so paid."