The Supreme Court of India’s e-Committee Chairperson and Supreme Court Judge D.Y. Chandrachud has rolled out the new website for judgments and e-Filing 3.0 in the e-inaugural function held on April 9, 2021. E-Filing version 3.0 provides the exchange of information and case papers between Advocates and Courts and between Advocates and Clients.
The e-Committee released the Draft Vision document for its Phase III. In this regard, Justice Chandrachud addressed various stakeholders, including all Chief Justices of the High courts, and various stakeholders including Legal luminaries, Law schools, IT experts.
The e-Committee has been overseeing the digital transformation of the justice system due to the lockdown imposed on the country by the coronavirus pandemic. As part of this, it puts out monthly newsletters for the media to know of its activities.
On April 23, Justice Chandrachud inaugurated the e-Sewa Kendra at Patna High Court, at Patna Civil Court and, at Panchayat Raj Lakhnaur in Masaurhi Sub-division through Virtual Mode.
Orissa High Court flagged off seven e-initiates covering High court/ District Court / Taluk Court, which included (i) 78 Taluka level e-Sewa Kendras ;(ii) Launch of OCP (Order Communication Portal) (iii) Dedicated Video Conferencing Cabins for Advocates (iv) e-Payment Facility for Court Fees in the High Court and District Courts, (v) e-Filing Facility in 244 Court Establishments,(vi) A Facilitation Centre for Online Payment of Court Fees in the High Court (vii) Digitization of Case Records in District Courts.
On April 30, Justice S. Muralidhar, Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court, simultaneously inaugurated four District Court Digitization Centres in Cuttack, Ganjam Sambalpur and Balasore through video conferencing. The Punjab and Haryana High Court issued Guidelines for getting certified copies of electronic records and preserving electronic records.
The Telangana High Court amended the Civil Rules of Practice inserting new Rule in Chapter VIIA, after Rule 82 of Civil Rules of Practice and Circular Orders, 1980.
The fourth phase of the Advocate master trainers Programme was conducted by the ecommittee in coordination with the State Judicial Academies of the respective State. The said programme aimed to create Digital Awareness & Digital empowerment for the Advocates/ Advocate Clerks throughout the country.2021090295