President of India, Ram Nath Kovind appreciated the e-committee of Supreme Court of India and presented the Platinum award for Excellence in Digital Governance to the committee. The e-committee of the apex court conferred the award during the online Digital India Award presentation ceremony on December 30.
E-Courts project visioned and implemented by the e-Committee of Supreme Court of India along with the Department of Justice and National Informatics Centre (NIC) is a Mission Mode Project of the Government of India. The project has set an example of a successful e-governance project reaping rich dividends to the Litigants and Citizens of the country recording 232,42,83,034 (as on December 14, 2020) crore e-transactions with average e-transactions for 343 days in 2020 is 67.06 lakhs per day (as per e-taal website), topping the mission mode project category.
Citizens can access the case status, cause list court orders anywhere, any time through e-courts services website, mobile app, SMS email services from the 3293 court complexes. Moreover, Citizens/litigants/Lawyers can get the details of the 13.79 crore cases, 13.12 crore orders and judgments available online 24 X7 free of cost. During Pandemic 55,417,58 cases heard by courts through video conferencing using the digital infrastructure provided by the e-courts project pan India making Indian courts Global leader in conducting cases through VC.
The award-winning committee consists of Patron-in-Chief Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde, Chief Justice of India; Chairperson Dr Justice Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud, Judge, Supreme Court of India; Vice-Chairperson Justice R C Chavan, Former Judge, Bombay High Court and four other members.
(With inputs from PIB)