Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched the Integrated Case Management System in New Delhi – an initiative towards digitising the Supreme Court.
The system would allow the digital filing of cases in the SC, and allow litigants to access data and retrieve information online.
PM Modi launched the system in the presence of Chief Justice of India, Jagdish Singh Khehar, and Union Minister for Law and Justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad.
Speaking at the event, PM Modi said, “Technology has the power to transform our economic potential. India must create a mass movement to provide legal aid to the poor.”
“We propose to integrate the system with all the 24 high courts and the subordinate courts. It will help usher transparency, reduce manipulation and help the litigant know about the progress of the case on a real time basis,” said JS Khehar, Chief Justice of India.
Under the new system, departments in both central and state governments will be notified online if they are made party to a case. The system also enables online processing of the court fees.