Complain About The Police To The Maharashtra State Police Complaints Authority (Mah. SPCA)

This article deals with the setup, procedure and working of The Maharashtra State Police Complaints Authority (Maharashtra SPCA) राज्य पोलीस तक्रार प्राधिकरण which is established to receive complaints about Police Officers in Maharashtra.

You can complain about various Police excesses, wrongful arrest, wrongful detention, property grabbing, harassment, human rights violations, custodial violence, custodial death and even malpractice and corruption by police officers.

Which laws govern the working of the Maharashtra State Police Complaints Authority?

  • Maharashtra Police (Amendment and Continuance) Ordinance, 2014 (Mah. Ord. VIII
    of 2014) Published on 5th April 2014 and deemed to come into force on 1st February 2014.
    Maharashtra Division Level Police Complaint Authority (Administration and Procedure) Regulations, 2018
  • Maharashtra Government Resolution No.: NPC-1008/2/CR-6/POL-3, dated 25th July 2008
  • Maharashtra Government Resolution No.: PCA-1013/CR-109/Pol-3 dated 15th July 2013

In addition to this, the Supreme Court Case that brought about the Government to form the Complaints Authority was:
Judgment dated 22/09/2006 of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in Writ Petition (Civil) No.310/1996 in Prakash Singh and Others Vs. Union of India and Others.

How many Police Complaints Authorities are existent?

As per the Law, 2 Police Complaint Authorities should be formed:

  • State Level
  • District Level

However, presently there is only the State Level Complaints Authority which has been setup.

Where is the Maharashtra State Police Complaints Authority located?

The address of the Maharashtra State Police Complaints Authority is:

Maharashtra State Police Complaints Authority
4th Floor, MTNL Cooperage Telephone Exchange Building,
Opp. Cooperage Football Ground, Maharshi Karve Road,
Nariman Point, Mumbai 400021.
022-22820045 / 22820046 / 22820067

Who are the officers who are a part of the Mah. SPCA?

Sr. No. Designation Currently (2019)
1. Chairperson Justice A V Potdar, Retd. Judge of the Bombay High Court
2. Member Shri Prem Kishan Jain, Ex-Addl. Director General of the Maharashtra Police
3. Member – Civil Society Representative Shri Umakant Mitkar
4. Member
5. Member-Secretary Additional Director General of Police (Administration) Dr. Pradnya Sarvade,

Does the Maharashtra State Police Complaints Authority (Mah. SPCA) have a website?

The Maharashtra State Police Complaints Authority (Mah. SPCA) official website is still not active. Once it is up, we will provide the URL here.

Notification CR 56...
Notification CR 56

In what format should we complain about the Police to the Mah. SPCA?

Self Attested Declaration

On plain paper (No Court fee required)

I Shri/Smt./Ms. ____________________ son / daughter / wife / widow of_______________________ __________ aged _________ years, permanent and current address as given below, having Aadhaar No. _______________ (self attested copy attached) do swear in the name of God and/or  hereby solemnly affirm and state as follows:

That I am the complainant in the accompanying complaint / have authorized Shri / Smt. / Ms. ______________________________________________________ to file the authorized Shri/ Smt./ Ms.____________________________________________ to file the accompanying complaint as I am unable to file the same because of________________________________________________ ________________________________________ reason.

That the facts stated in the attached complaint in paras __________________________________ are true to the best of my knowledge and in paras ______________________________________ are true to my information and belief.

I therefore request you to enquire into the above complaint and take further action as deemed fit.


Name : ________________________

Permanent Address

Within how much time does a complaint have to be filed with the Mah. SPCA?

Commonly Registered Documents

36-अ-Leave and Licenses
40-Mortgage Deed
48-Power of Attorney
51-Reconveyance of Martgaged Property
58-Surrender of Lease
60-Transfer of Leaseboolean
65-Correction Deed
66-Notice of Lease Pendancy
54-Security Bond or Motgage Deed
16-Certificate of Sale
1-Acknowledgement/Possession Receipt
2-Administration Bond
3-Adoption Deed
5-Agreement or its records or Memorandum Of Agreemen
6-Agreement Relating to Deposit of Title Deeds,Pawn,
7-Execution of Power
9-Apprenticeship Deed
10-Articles of Association of a company
11-Articles of Clerkship
14-Bottomry Bond
17-Certificate or Other Document
18-Charter Party
19-Clearance List(Purchase or sale of government securities
20-Clearance List(Purchase or sale of cotton)
21-Clearance List(Purchase or sale of bullion or spic
22-Clearance List(Purchase or sale of oil seeds)
23-Clearance List(Purchase or sale of yarn)
24-Composition Deed
26-Copy or Extract
27-Counterpart or Duplicate
28-Customs or Excise Bond
29-Delivery Order
31-Entry of Memorandum of Marriage
32-Exchange of Property
33-Further Charge
35-Insepectorship Bond
37-Letter of Allotment of Shares
38-Letter of Licence
39-Memorandom of association of a company
41-Mortgage of a crop
42-Notarial Act
43-Note of Memorandum
44-Note of Protest by Master of a Ship
45-Order for the Payment of Money
49-Protest of Bill or Note
50-Protest of a Master of a Ship
53-Respodentia Bond
56-Share Warrants
57-Shipping Order
62-Warrant for Goods
73-Work Contract

Can The Orders Uploaded On The Official Website Of The High Court Be Considered Certified Copies?

Yes. Order uploaded on the High Court websites have legitimacy and can be submitted in lower courts as if they are certified copies, without the need for them being Certified by the High Court Department.

In the matter of Shital Dhake v. Krushna Dhake it was held by Ravindra Ghuge J. of the Aurangabad Bench of the Bombay High Court that:

2. …the print out of the orders of this Court from the official website has sanctity and the trial Courts are expected to consider the said orders, if they are cited after taking a print out from the official website.The said orders are also available before the trial Court from the official website and there can be a counter verification to find out whether such an order is actually uploaded to the official website or not. In this backdrop, there is no harm if such a print out from the official website is placed before this Court. …

3. …It is informed by the learned Advocates that, in several cases before various trial Courts, the learned Judges insist on production of the certified copy of the order and they are not inclined to consider the print out of an order from the official website of the Bombay High Court, as being a reliable document. As observed in the foregoing paragraphs, in the event of any doubt in the mind of the learned Judge, it can be checked from the official website of the Bombay High Court as to whether such an order has been uploaded or not? Once the order is uploaded on the official website, it is a reliable document to be considered by the Court before whom it is cited.

This opinion was again confirmed by the Chhattisgarh High Court, Bilaspur in TAXC No. 172 of 2017, where the Court held that:

In Re: Acceptability of web copy of orders/judgments

7. Before parting we must address an important issue raised by Shri Maneesh Sharma, learned standing counsel for the Revenue, concerning the acceptability of the ‘web copy’ of the orders/judgments obtained from the official website of the High Court of Chhattisgarh i.e. ‘’.

8. The issue arose because Shri Maneesh Sharma, having armed with web copy of the order, was still reluctant to produce the same before us apprehending that the web copy may not be accepted by the Court. Shri Sharma carried this impression because, according to him, several Courts and the authorities are not accepting the web copy as authentic copy of the order/judgment passed by this Court.

9. Shri Maneesh Sharma, Shri Sandeep Dubey, Shri Parag Kotecha, Shri Vivek Chopda, Ms Swati Upadhaya, Shri Bharat Rajput, Shri Ashok Mishra, Shri Vivek Bhakta, Shri Virendra Verma, Shri C.K. Kesharwani, Shri Abdul Wahab Khan, Shri Shailendra Bajpai, Shri Abhishek Pandey, Shri R.K. Mishra, Deputy Advocate General, Shri P.K. Bhaduri, Govt. Advocate, Shri Wasim Miyan, Panel Lawyer, Shri Arvind Dubey, Panel Lawyer Shri Rajendra Tripathi, Panel Lawyer, learned counsels present in the Court also addressed on the aforesaid issue. They would request that since the web copy of an order/judgment obtained from the official website of the High Court of Chhattisgarh carries a watermark impression indicating ‘not official’, the trial Courts and subordinate authorities sometimes refuse to act upon the web copy, therefore, appropriate directions may be issued in this regard.

10. After hearing the leaned counsels for some time, their apprehension does not appear to be wholly unfounded, as we have come across several complaints by the Lawyers about the reluctance of the Courts and authorities to accept the web copy even for immediate purpose in urgent cases.

11. In order to set the matter at rest we hold that web copy of the orders/judgments passed by this Court as is available in the official website of the High Court of Chhattisgarh can be relied upon unless the opposite party raises a doubt about the authenticity of the web copy.

12. In taking this view, we are fortified with the view taken by a learned Single Judge of the High Court of Judicature of Bombay Bench at Aurangabad in Shital Krushna Dhake v Krushna Dagdu Dhake in Misc. Civil Application No.244 of 2017 (decided on 02.02.2018), wherein also an apprehension was raised that the trial Court may insist upon production of certified copy of the order passed by the High Court, despite production of the web copy. In the said circumstances it has held thus : …

…13. In view of the foregoing, we direct that the trial Courts and other subordinate authorities shall accept the web copy of the order/judgment in urgent cases where delay in production of the certified copy would result in miscarriage of justice or the person would be adversely affected, despite there being an order in his favour. In case of any doubt, suspicion or apprehension, the trial Court or the authority may verify from the official website of the High Court of Chhattisgarh to ascertain whether such an order/ judgment is actually uploaded to the official website or not.



How To Search For A Registered Partnership Firm in Maharashtra

This article will guide you on looking up the details of a Registered Partnership Firm in Maharashtra. You can get the Partnership Registration Date, Partnership Deed, Names of Partners, Details of changes in the Partnership and also other details filed with the Registrar of Firms.

Can I do an online search of Partnership Firms Registered in Maharashtra?

Yes, you can do an online search of Registered Partnership Firms in Maharashtra, but the online search is not very accurate and does not cover all firms registered.

Online search of Partnership Firms in Maharashtra can be done at the website:

How do I search for the details of a Partnership Firm in Maharashtra?

You need to know the Name of the Firm along with the Registration Number or the Address of its Registered Office.

Registered Offices of the Registrar of Firms in Maharashtra:

Jurisdiction Office Address
Aurangabad, Jalna, Hingoli, Beed, Parbhani, Nanded, Osmanabad, Latur, Nashik, Dhule, Jalgaon, Nandurbar Assistant Registrar of Firm, Aurangabad Office No 101, Siddharth Arcade, Vedant Nagar , In front of M.T.D.C. Holiday Camp, Station Road, Aurangabad 431 005. Pho. No. 0240 2970498
Nagpur, Amravati, Buldhana, Akola, Washim, Yavatmal, Chandrapur, Gadchiroli, Gondiya, Bhandara, Wardha Assistant Registrar of Firms, Nagpur. 118, Old Sachivalay Building, Civil Lines, Nagpur-440 001. Ph. No. 0712-2530897
Pune,Satara,Sangli,Kolhapur,Solapur, Ahmednagar Assistant Registrar of Firms, Pune. Survey No. 47/30, Saraswati Parvati Bhavan, 2nd Floor, Behind Lokesh Hotel, Arnyeshwar Corner, Pune Satara Road, Pune-411 009. Ph. No. 020-24221898
Mumbai, Mumbai(Suburban),Thane,Ratnagiri, Raigad,Sindhudurga Registrar of firms, Maharashtra State, Mumbai. New Administrative Building, 6th Floor, Near Chetna College, Govt. Colony, Bandra (East), Mumbai- 400 051. Ph No. 022-26551149, 022-26559881

Form For Taking Inspection Of Details Of A Registered Partnership Firm

Form For Getting Certified Copies Of Documents Of A Registered Partnership Firm

Differences between section 9 and section 17 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996

Section 9 Section 17
Interim measures by a Court Interim measures by the Arbitral Tribunal
Scope Exercise powers in certain matters of arbitration Exercise powers in the subject matter of the dispute only
Exclusion Cannot be excluded by the parties Can be excluded by an explicit clause in the Arbitration Agreement
Tribunal Formation Can operate even when an Arbitral Tribunal has not yet been formed or is not in existence at the time Can operate only when an Arbitral Tribunal is formed
When can it be invoked Any time before tribunal has been constituted unless there are exceptional cirucmstances (as per amendment) not during arbitration proceedings When arbitral proceedings are pending – not pre/post proceedings
Applicability Only when place of arbitration is within India Even when place of arbitration is not in India