May 10, 2017

Modi launches digitised system for Supreme Court to go paperless

BYPankaj Mishra

Initiating the digital era in the Indian judiciary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched the Integrated Case Management Information System (ICMIS) to help the Supreme Court go paperless.
ICMIS enables digital filing or e-filing of cases and helps litigants to easily access the information online.
The Prime Minister uploaded the ICMIS on the Supreme Court’s website, in an event at Vigyan Bhawan in the presence of Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar and law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
Stressing upon the need to use technology for improving the justice delivery system of India, Justice Khehar said that e-filing was the best that has happened till now to the system.
“This has given lawyers an option to e-file, they need not come to the registry, they can file the case from their offices. E-filing is the best that has happened till now. We are improving that… I think it will be a great environmental help as well,” the Chief Justice said.
Saying that the judiciary needed technology to ease the working environment of court and to tackle the huge number of cases, Khehar added that all the high courts and district courts must also use this system.
“I’ve spoken about filing in the SC and the introduction of this system for SC, I propose to take this system to all HCs and then all district courts,” he said.

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Pankaj Mishra is a writer of FactorDaily.