- Veröffentlicht: 18. Mai 2017
After government departments and ministries, the country's highest court is now adopting the e-governance model, Prime Minister Modi inaugurated the integrated case management information system which is considered to be the first step towards a paperless court system.
The Prime Minister said that technology had often been equated to hardware in the past, but it is equally important to bring about a change in mindset.
He said technology can only be embraced collectively within an institution.
Prime Minister said that technology has made e-governance easy, effective and low cost and has brought about a sea change in the judicial system.
The Prime Minister expressed confidence that the combination of "Information Technology" and "Indian Talent" would create "India Tomorrow."
Prime Minister Modi thanked judges for reducing the number of days of vacation in the Supreme Court and High Court. He also urged lawyers to come forward to provide pro-bono legal aid to the poor and needy.
Under the new system, anyone appealing before the Suprme Court will not have to present records of the case.
The appellant will just have to tell the apex court the grounds on which the High court decision is being challenged.
Supreme Court judges will have direct access to the High Court judgement in question.
According to Court records on an average, over 70,000 cases reach the Supreme Court annually. Not only will digitisation reduce the burden of paper-work but will also bring about greater transparency.
Alongside speeding up the judicial system this move will also help Courts go green by saving tonnes of paper.
Quelle/Source: DD News, 11.05.2017