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No fee for JP service

Nasik Swami
Wednesday, December 05, 2012

ALL Justice of Peace and Commissioner of Oaths have been warned against charging fees for their services.

They were also reminded of their obligation to serve the public.

The warning was issued at a JP and commissioners' workshop organised by the Justice Ministry.

Workshop co-ordinator Joel Sahai said they had received complaints from members of the public regarding JPs and commissioners charging fees for their services.

"There is no cost for services provided by Justices of Peace and Commissioners of Oaths. They must not receive cash or gifts for the service they provide," he said.

Mr Sahai told the JPs to make themselves available to the people when they need assistance. "Members of the public should not be turned away," he said .