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e-Courts Phase-III Project Prioritize Live Streaming & Paperless Courts

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Khushi Gupta

Published on: May 2, 2022 at 16:04 IST

After computerising 19,000 Trial Courts, the Supreme Court’s e-Committee has drafted a detailed project Report for extensive use of information & communication technology in Judicial Processes to make Courts paperless and live stream their Proceedings.

The e-Committee headed by Justice D Y Chandrachud has chalked out a Rs 6,257 crore road map for e-Courts Phase-III project, which envisages creating ‘fully functional e-Sewa Kendras in all Court complexes’ to assist Litigants and Lawyers to e-file their Pleas.

The proposal objective is to rid the Courts of unmanageable volumes of paper Case files.

The e-Committee report proposed “Expansion of the Virtual Courts for hearing of Court cases by creating a robust digital infrastructure. Initially, these Courts could be set up in a few Courts as pilot projects”.

But, live streaming and incorporating future technological advancements, like artificial intelligence, Blockchain etc, remains a priority area in e-Courts Phase-III proposal.

Justice Chandrachud also proposes to install solar power facilities in each Court complex to ensure seamless availability of information and communication infrastructure.