Rs 7000 Cr Allocated for E-Courts Project Phase 3 to Improve Judicial Efficiency, says CJI
06-Feb-2023 | Article by Legal White Official
The Chief Justice of India (CJI) has announced that a proposed budget allocation of Rs 7000 crore has been set aside for the E-Courts Project Phase 3, aimed at enhancing the efficiency of the judiciary. The move is expected to revolutionize the way in which courts operate, with a focus on incorporating technology to streamline processes and reduce delays.
The E-Courts Project, launched in 2005, has been at the forefront of implementing information technology in the Indian judiciary. Phase 1 of the project saw the digitization of case management and dissemination of judicial information through the National Judicial Data Grid. In Phase 2, the focus shifted to the establishment of e-filing systems and video conferencing facilities in all district courts.
Phase 3 of the project builds on the successes of the previous two phases and seeks to further automate and integrate the processes within the judiciary. This includes the implementation of Artificial Intelligence and machine learning tools to assist in the decision-making process and the introduction of a mobile app for litigants to track the status of their cases.
The proposed budget allocation is a significant step towards modernizing the Indian judiciary and improving access to justice for all citizens. The E-Courts Project Phase 3 is expected to lead to faster disposal of cases, reduction in pendency, and increased accountability and transparency in the judicial system.
"The allocation of Rs 7000 crore for the E-Courts Project Phase 3 is a positive step towards the transformation of the Indian judiciary," said the CJI. "By leveraging technology, we can create a more efficient and accessible justice system for all citizens."
With the implementation of the E-Courts Project Phase 3, the Indian judiciary is well on its way to becoming a leader in the use of technology to improve access to justice. The proposed budget allocation is a testament to the government's commitment to modernization and digitization of the country's legal system.