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India to Introduce e-Court System for Speedy Disposal of Cases

Home Minister of India Rajnath Singh

Home Minister of India Rajnath Singh

The Home Minister of India Rajnath Singh will inaugurate the two-day 11th Annual Convention of Central Information Commission (CIC) in Delhi on 7th November, 2016.

During the inauguration, he will launch the e-Court software which is under implementation in the Commission with the help of National Informatics Centre.

The e-Court system is aimed at enabling speedy disposal of appeals and complaints by using digital technology. The system will allow online filing of appeals and complaints and case disposals using latest technology.

The system will generate a unique number which can be used by the applicant for tracking the status of a case filed with the Commission. As soon as a case is filed online or offline, the system will generate SMS / email alert to the applicant.

Alerts will also be generated to inform the applicant at the stage of registration, issue of facilitation memo, scheduling of the case hearing and also at the stage of decision uploading.

The system will offer an online search facility which allows a user to search for dak, file, hearing notice, decision, etc.

The Central Information Commission was constituted in 2005 for dealing with second appeals and complaints filed under the Right to Information Act, 2005. The Commission has till now heard and disposed off about 200,000 cases.

For convenience of the information seekers, the Commission encourages hearings through Video Conference. Since 1st April, 2015, the Commission has heard almost 19,000 cases through Video Conferencing.

In all 25,960 cases were registered with CIC in 2015-16 and during the same period 28,188 cases were disposed off. During April-October, 2016 about 12,780 cases were registered and 15,993 cases have been disposed off by the Commission.

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