- Veröffentlicht: 11. März 2019
eCourts services is touted as a revolution in court management in the country and is expected to speed up India’s quest for attaining top ranking in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business. A new digital app, available on both android and iOS, has already seen 17 lakh downloads within few months of its launch, recording almost 5,000 downloads a day, making it so popular that it has bagged the top Digital India award this year.
This mobile application gives case status and entire case history of almost all 3.2 crore pending cases across 21 high courts and about 18,000 district & subordinate courts in India. Barring the Supreme Court and four high courts of Delhi, Bombay, Karnataka and MP, all 21 other HCs in the country have been linked through the app along with subordinate courts giving details of all pending cases.
Using the app, litigants and lawyers can e-pay court fees, have a one-point solution to view entire case history, cause list, download judgments and can store multiple cases within the app to monitor their progress. “E-Courts Services App is useful to citizen, litigants, lawyers, police, government agencies and other institutional litigants,” said Justice Madan B Lokur, retired Supreme Court judge who spearheaded the computerisation and modernising of courts over the last decade which has helped in expeditious service delivery and disposal of cases.
Speaking about the app, launched in August last year, Justice Lokur told TOI that this new app is one of the most significant court reforms initiated in the country so far and would help in not only tracking court cases but would also help the higher judiciary in monitoring performance of judges of the district and subordinate courts—how much time each of them spend on each case and the number of times cases are adjourned in their courts.
Next big task on hand is to ensure installation of information kiosks at all court premises, Justice Lokur said. One of the important aspects of this eCourt app is that it provides option of saving your case history within the app and scanning the QR code assigned to a case to obtain case history.
The setting up of Judicial Service Centres in each court complexes with facilities of touch screen information kiosks and waiting area for litigants will act as a single window system where “a host of eServices can be accessed, such as e-filing of cases, obtaining certified copies of orders and judgments and case status”. One can download these services through the app and the government’s eCourts portal (http://www.ecourts.gov.in).
Maintained by NIC, the portal has recorded 24.11 crore e-transactions so far, according to law ministry and has been ranked among top five of the government’s eGovernance projects.
Autor(en)/Author(s): Pradeep Thakur
Quelle/Source: The Times of India, 04.03.2019