Launching the integrated case management system of the Supreme Court, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that it has become essential to focus on application of science and technology in order to ensure good governance.
The integrated case management system will help litigants access data and retrieve information online and will be a step towards a paperless Supreme Court.
Highlighting the benefits of paperless offices, PM Modi pointed out that it is friendly to environment as well.
“E-governance is easy, effective and economical. It is also environment friendly. Paperless offices will benefit the environment,” PM Modi said.
The Prime Minister added that mindset was indeed a problem in this country as far as adoption of adoption of technology is concerned.
“When it comes to technology, it is true that mindset became a problem. Embracing technology can't happen if only a few people are keen on it. The scale must be larger,” he added.
Making an appeal to create a mass movement to provide legal aid to the poor, the Prime Minister said that the technology has the power to transform our economic potential.
Speaking on the occasion, CJI Jagdish Singh Khehar said he proposes to integrate the system with all the 24 high courts and the subordinate courts.
It will help usher transparency, reduce manipulation and help the litigant know about the progress of the case on a real time basis, he said.
Every central and state government department will know if they have been made party to the case and help them prepare accordingly.
The court fee and process fee will be calculated online, which will help the litigant about the cost involved. Justice Khehar said it will help the bar and not increase its workload.