After Delhi HC nudge, India Code launched to increase access to laws; Feedback sought

Aditi Singh April 19 2019
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In a bid to increase access to laws, the Central Government has launched a web portal, India Code.

IndiaCode is a digital repository of all Central enactments as well their subordinate legislation which enacted from time to time. It also contains State legislatures and Ordinances.

The website aims to help one navigate through and retrieve any Central or State Act and its relevant subordinate legislation in a user-friendly and simplified manner.

The website has been jointly developed by the Ministry of Law and Justice and National Informatics Centre and is available at - https://indiacode.nic.in/.

The website has been launched pursuant to the directions with respect to increasing access to laws by the Delhi High Court in Union of India v. Vansh Sharad Gupta  (WP(C) 4761/2016) .

To assist the Court in the endeavour, Senior Advocate Jayant Bhushan and advocate Abhijat were appointed as Amicus Curiae.

After examining the issue in detail, it was felt that in the first phase, online access to laws could be drastically improved through a web platform.

Accordingly, the High Court issued directions to the Central Government to create a user-friendly web platform where Acts and subordinate legislation can be made available online in a timely manner.

Since the platform is still in its development phase, the Amicus Curiae have appealed to lawyers, law students and academics to use the platform as much as possible and provide their feedback regarding the platform and its content.

Any suggestions, ideas or feedback to improve the website can be sent on – amicus.indiacode@gmail.com.

The inputs would help shape the final version of India Code.

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