Inviting suggestions on the Draft Vision document for Phase III of eCourts Project

Last Date May 21,2021 23:45 PM IST (GMT +5.30 Hrs)

The e-Committee of the Supreme Court has been overseeing the implementation of the e-Courts Project, conceptualized under the "National Policy and Action Plan for Implementation of ...

The e-Committee of the Supreme Court has been overseeing the implementation of the e-Courts Project, conceptualized under the "National Policy and Action Plan for Implementation of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the Indian Judiciary-2005". It is the mission mode project carried out by the Department of Justice.

The e-Committee has evolved in terms of its roles and responsibilities over the last fifteen years. The objectives of the e-Committee include:
The Interlinking of all courts across the country.
ICT enablement of the Indian judicial system.
Enhancing judicial productivity.
Making the justice delivery system accessible, cost-effective, transparent, and accountable.
Providing citizen-centric services.

As Phase-II will soon conclude, the draft vision document for Phase III is prepared. This draft Vision Document outlines an inclusive, agile, open, and user-centric vision for courts in Phase III of the e-Courts Project.

Phase III envisions digital courts that deliver justice as a service to all, beyond simply replicating offline processes digitally. The use of technology in the judiciary is therefore guided by two facets central to Gandhian thought—access and inclusion. In addition, the core values of trust, empathy, sustainability, and transparency provide the guardrails for achieving the founding vision.

Building over the advancements made in Phases I & II of the project, this document articulates the need to exponentially advance the digitization of courts by (a) simplifying procedures, (b) creating a digital infrastructure, and the (c) establishment of the right institutional and governance framework, such as technology offices at various levels to enable the judiciary to appropriately employ technology. It articulates key goals for putting in place the digital infrastructure and services for Phase III.

This vision document envisions a platform architecture for technology that will enable diverse digital services to further evolve over time at scale. It also is designed to take an ecosystem approach that leverages the existing capacities in different stakeholders such as civil society leaders, universities, practitioners, and technologists to realise this future.

The e-Committee, Supreme Court of India has called for comments, suggestions, and inputs on the draft vision document for its 3rd phase of the e-Courts Project from all its stakeholders to refine and plan the implementation of the next phase of the e-Courts Project.

Click here to read the Draft Vision Document.

The last date to receive inputs is 21st May 2021.

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Paras 10 hours 30 minutes ago

Good Morning,
I would like to Make following Suggestion for better India.
1)Laws are meant to Protect innocent and not culprits, we talk about Truth however practically we don’t respect same in courts because one single lie in Petition should be booked with Perjury.
2)GOI should open all DV,498A cases and collect taxes on false claims and Deposit Same to “PM Care Fund For Covid-19”.
3)There should be No maintenance for able body else how we will become 5trillion economy.

Pawan 12 hours 34 minutes ago

maine khud apne he gwon mai dekha hai kanon andha hota hai imaandari ke koi kinaat ni par jutho ka bolbala jayda he rehta hai eske liye kuch had tak police department bhe badnaam rehta hai jo adikter rehte bhe hai isliye enko bhe bdlne ke jroorat hai rule bdlna hoga kuch nya jaise bina sboot , gaawhi toh koi bhe juthi de sakta hai bina saboot ke koi bhe police kisi ko jail nhe bej sakti

Pradeep 1 day 49 minutes ago

Intentionally disrupting the internet connection is an issue and there should be an option to transfer the hearing to an offline court to avoid abuse of internet disconnection or transferring the hearing from physical to e-court to avoid delays in case resolutions. There should also be e-court booths setup in various locations for those without access to internet.

Pradeep 1 day 55 minutes ago

Verification of the people in the e-court conference is vital. Impersonation should NOT be possible at any costs. The video conference should be recorded and verified after each meeting. Speech recognition with transliteration when necessary will be helpful to those with hearing issues. In case of disconnections and other interruptions during a conference, there should be standby options to recover and continue the conference.

Parthasarathy Pillairkulam 1 day 56 minutes ago

all paper evidences to be scanned and digitlaly signed. Originals must be kept in fire proof safe and all other activities regarding the case mut be only digital

Parthasarathy Pillairkulam 1 day 58 minutes ago

govt must allow users to sign digitally and submit to the regulators, banks and court. digitally signed document must be accepted as per law as evidence. Unless this is done, others will not move in this direction

shankar_23 1 day 1 hour ago

vision 3
Online documentation verification with QR/Bar code must print,case appearing details and advocates details must update till Judgement.

All case bundles must in digital watch updates with RFID technology in Physical movements.

All legal services facilities available in court must ensure to the Public with No. of Advocates who all are in the court and total no. in district.

All digital cases must share QR/ Bar code and pending case bundles status to the client.