Filling a case will now become easier with the new e-resource centre which has been inaugurated today at Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court by the hands of Chief Justice of India Sharad Bobde.
The event was attended by Justice Bhushan Gavai, Chief Justice of Bombay High Court Dipankar Dutta along with other dignitaries. The main e-resource centre is planned in the Judicial Officers Training Centre located in the civil line area. E-filling, e-hearing of the Supreme and High Courts can be done from this resource Centre.
Here are some of the key features of the Virtual court
- Virtual Court for the cases on traffic violations filed by Transport Department is being inaugurated today at Katol.
- Cases from across Maharashtra will be filed in this Virtual Court electronically. Single Judge sitting in Katol will adjudicate all the cases electronically
- Violator can plead guilty and pay the fine by visiting vcourts.gov.in or choose option to contest the case
Status of institution and disposal cases during Covid time in Subordinate Courts from 24th March to 29th October 2020
Status for subordinate courts of India:
- Cases registered during period: 47,65,262
- Cases disposed of during the period: 22,46,565
e-Filing status as on 29.10.2020
- e-Filing is functional in 17 High Courts and 3 High Court Benches.
- In the District Judiciary, it is functional in 734 District Court establishments.
- 66,891 cases and applications e-filed through the eFiling application.
- 25,365 Advocates have registered in the e-Filing application.
- e-Filing at Bombay High Court made live.
e-Filing version 3.0
- e-Filing Version 3.0 is being tested at some District Court locations in Maharashtra •
- Important features available in the eFiling software version 30
- Adding Partners Colleagues Associates
- Online Vakalat
- Online Video Recording of Oath
- Pleadings Facility is available to use readymade templates provided in e filing for pleadings
- Application filing- Various types of interlocutory applications like application for Adjournment. Re-issue of process, etc are filed in court by the Advocates
- My Cases Facility to create and manage a portfolio of cases similar to the mobile app is available in the eFiling software.
- e-Sewa Kendras started in 19 High Courts and 219 District Courts.
- Rs 12.54 crore released to High Courts for setting up e-Sewa Kendras.
- e-Committee project – e-Sewa Kendras in all court complexes of our country
- One-stop solution for litigants and advocates
- Motto: access to justice and availability of information litigant centric.
- Mission: overcome digital divide in accessing services of e-Committee
- A bridge between judiciary and litigants who do not have digital access/ IT tools
Facilities Provided In e-Sewa Kendras
- Handling inquiries about case status, next date of hearing, cause list, Judgment/Orders.
- Facilitate online Applications for certified copies
- Facilitate e-Filing
- Facilitate scanning of hard copies of petitions, appending Signatures, uploading them into CIS
- To assist in online purchase of e-Stamp papers/e-Payments
- Facilitate disposal of traffic challans in virtual Courts and online compounding of traffic challans and other petty offences
- Explain the method of arranging and holding a video conference court hearing
- Programmes for Court Staff: 465 District System Administrators (DSA) trained by e-Committee on CIS 3.2 /Courts services.
- Training programmes for Court Staff by DSAs are going on in all High Courts. 23,250 Court staff trained in Oct 2020. Batches scheduled for November and December
- By the end of December, 69750 Court Staff would be trained, and at least one court staff from each court trained in CIS 3.2 /eCourts services
The e-Committee of the Supreme Court of India came out with the National Policy and action plan for the implementation of Information and Communication Technology in the Indian Judiciary. Accordingly, this step has been taken. ‘Nyay Kaushal’ will provide the easiest way of filing court matters by utilising technology.