Supreme Court’s e-committee invites suggestions, feedback on its 3rd phase e-Courts Project

NEW DELHI: The eCommittee of Supreme Court of India has released its draft vision document for Phase III of the e-Courts Project on Saturday.  The draft of the vision document is hosted on its website

The Chairperson of e-Committee has requested all the stakeholders, i.e Advocates, Litigants, common citizens, Law students, Technical experts all to come forward to give valuable inputs suggestions and feedback as the knowledge, insight, concerns, and experience of the stakeholders will help to refine the vision document of the next phase of the ecourts Project and to plan its implementation.

In this regard, the Chairperson of eCommittee Dr Justice Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud, Judge, Supreme Court of India also addressed various stakeholders, including all chief justices of the High courts, Legal luminaries, Law schools, IT experts, welcoming the inputs, suggestions and comments on the  Draft Vision documents. Some of the key extracts of the letter of the Chairperson Dr Justice Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud as follows;-

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”. The e-Committee has evolved in terms of its roles and responsibilities over the last fifteen years.

A solid foundation for the objectives of the e-Committee has been substantially achieved in the first two phases of the Project. The objectives of the e-Committee include: Interlinking of all courts across the country; ICT enablement of the Indian judicial system; Enabling courts to enhance judicial productivity, both qualitatively and quantitatively; Making the justice delivery system accessible, cost-effective, transparent and accountable; and Providing citizen-centric services.  As Phase-II will soon conclude, the Committee initiated steps for preparing a vision document for Phase-III, he stressed on.

The phase III of the e-Courts Project in India is rooted in two central facets—access and inclusion. Phase III of the e-Courts Project envisions a judicial system that is more easily accessible irrespective of geographical distances, efficient and equitable for every individual who seeks justice, makes more efficient use of human and other resources, and absorbs the latest technology for a positive environmental impact.

The vision of draft for this phase is sought to be like Core Value, Whole of system approach, Adoption frameworks, government framework. All of these points required to be studied with view to plan carefully. The feedback/suggestion to be sent to [email protected] within two weeks from today.