CJI launches ‘eCourts Services’ app for District and Taluka CourtsJuly 27 2017
Last week, Chief Justice of India JS Khehar along with Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad launched the eCourts Services app for District and Taluka Courts of India.
With the launch of the app, all the data available on the National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG) for district and taluka courts is now available on your mobile phone.
The eCourts Services app is available both on GooglePlay and Apple Store, and already has more than 22,000 downloads. It will serve as a source of information both for the judicial delivery system and for lawyers, litigants, police, government agencies and other stake holders as well.
Speaking to Bar & Bench, Judge-in-Charge of the Supreme Court’s eCommittee, Justice Madan Lokur said,
“This app is extremely helpful and beneficial to lawyers and litigants.”
Through the app, the litigant can find the status and the entire history of her case. Litigants and lawyers can also save all cases of interest, which will be shown in the My Cases tab of the app. This will prove particularly useful for lawyers, who can create and manage a personal Case Diary for future use.
Like most e-court websites, cases can be searched by case number, party, advocate, filing number, FIR number, Act, and case type, although the last two are not presently functioning as they should be. Further, causelists from various lower courts across the country can be accessed through the app.
Besides, in this mobile application one small portfolio management tool has been provided, which can also be used by Government Officers, Institutional litigants, Government Department for keeping track of their pending cases in District and Taluka Courts in India.
Therefore this mobile application will be useful not only to litigants and lawyers but also to Government/Semi-Government Organizations and Government Officers.
In the recent past, there have been attempts to provide similar services by private entities. Whether the eCommittee's initiative will prove to be more efficient than existing case-tracking apps is something that remains to be seen.
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