The e-Committee, of the Supreme Court of India in association with the Department of Justice (DoJ) of the Government of India, recently held a National Conference on e-courts project in New Delhi. The Conference focused on the progress, sharing of best practices, experiences, important issues and emerging challenges under the Project.
The eCourts Mission Mode Project (Phase I 2010-15; Phase II 2015-19) is a national eGovernance project for ICT enablement of a district and subordinate courts of the country.
Implementation: It is being implemented by the Government of India with a total outlay of 1670 crores (Phase II).
The major objectives of the Project are to make whole judicial system ICT enabled by putting in place adequate and modern hardware and connectivity; automation of workflow management in all courts; electronic movement of records from taluka/trial to appeal courts; installation of video conferencing (VC) facility and recording of witness through Video Conferencing.
Specific targets set under the Project include: computerization of all the courts (around 20400) and DLSA and TLSC; WAN and cloud connectivity in 3500 court complexes; full Installation and use of Video Conferencing facility at 3000 Court Complexes and 1150 prisons; charting out key identified citizen services like electronic filing, daily orders, delivery of decrees, online case status in all the district courts etc.