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Supreme Court of India Goes Paperless with Digital Filing

Narendra Modi addressing at the event marking introduction of digital filing as a step towards paperless Supreme Court, in New Delhi on May 10, 2017

Narendra Modi addressing at the event marking introduction of digital filing as a step towards paperless Supreme Court, in New Delhi on May 10, 2017

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, today uploaded the Integrated Case Management Information System on the Supreme Court website, which marks the introduction of digital filing – a step towards paperless Supreme Court.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Justice of India, Justice J.S. Khehar, recalled the Sesquicentennial Celebrations of Allahabad High Court on 2nd April this year.

He said that on that day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had made a strong case for introducing technology to ease the working of courts.

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Explaining the benefits of the digital filing application, the Chief Justice of India described this initiative as the biggest leap towards introducing technology in the judicial system.

Making a presentation on the application, Justice Khanwilkar said the new initiative would be an illustration of “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas.”

Union Minister for Law and Justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad, appreciated the Supreme Court for this digital innovation.

The Prime Minister said that technology had often been equated to hardware in the past, and therefore, it is important to bring about a change in mindset.

He said technology can only be embraced collectively within an institution. He said paperless initiatives save the environment, and are therefore a great service for future generations.

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