This form is required to be filled in up by the party concerned before filing the case. In the vakalatnama, whether the party is plaintiff/defendant, he/she has to appoint an advocate of his choice to appear, act and plead in the case before any court. It is signed by the party concerned and thereafter it is accepted by the advocate concerned It also contains the name of the court, case title, name of the party, name of advocate, fee paid or balance, date on which the said vakalatnama is signed. It must be signed by the party and the advocate as per rules worth court fees above Rs. 6/- or 13/- is offered in vakalatnama alongwith stamps of Rs. 10/- for the Advocate Welfare Fund.
Civil Procedure Code, 1908 (CPC)
RECOGNIZED AGENTS AND PLEADERS
1. Appearances, etc., may be in person, by recognized agent or by pleader. – Any appearance, application or act in or to any Court, required or authorized by law to be made or done by a party in such Court, may, except where otherwise expressly provided by any law for the time being in force, be made or done by the party in person, or by his recognized agent, or by a pleader [appearing, applying or acting, as the case may be,] on his behalf:
Provide that any such appearance shall, if the Court so directs, be made by the party in person.
2. Recognized agent. – The recognized agent of parties by whom such appearances, applications and acts may be made or done are-
(a) persons holding powers-of-attorney, authorizing them to make and do such appearances, applications and acts on behalf of such parties;
(b) persons carrying on trade or business for and in the names of parties not resident within the local limits of the jurisdiction of the Court within which limits the appearance, application or act is made or done, in matters connected with such trade or business only, where no other agent is expressly authorized to make and do such appearances, applications and acts
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