E-Courts In India: Update 2

March 4th, 2009 - 3:42 pm ICT by VKS  

The effectiveness of a Judicial System is measured by its capacity to provide a timely and apposite justice to the parties to the dispute. Similarly, its effectiveness is debatable when there are intolerable number of cases that are pending and undecided. In the Indian context this is a clear violation of “Right to Speedy Trial” as conferred by Article 21 of the Constitution of India. India is facing shortage of “Judicial Officers” to handle the mammoth cases filed and accumulated over a period of time. One of the possible solutions that can help India in this situation is the adoption of the benefits of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the Judicial Functioning.[1]

E-Courts in India is a buzz word these days not only among the Indian Judiciary but also for the Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India (GOI), Department of Information Technology (DIT), Union Cabinet, High Courts of various States, etc. Perry4Law has been providing regular updates and developments of e-courts in India. The First update has already been published and this is the second update.

We expect more such developments in the near future. It is also natural to expect from the GOI to come up with upto date information about e-courts projects in India.

[1]Praveen Dalal, “ E-Courts In India Must Shift From NEGP To Reality”, http://reclaiming-india.blogspot.com/2008/11/e-courts-in-india-must-shift-from-negp.html

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