The Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Justice J S Khehar on Wednesday launched very motivating scheme in law and order for all courts, which in the first place promises paperless filing of appeals in the Supreme Court from July 3.
Modi congratulated for the revolutionary move taken by Chief Justice and his team. “I have come to know that several High Court’s have reduced vacations. This gives strength to a sense of responsibility and helps generate new hope and faith in the common man about speedy justice,” CJI said.
Justice J S Khehar said that the idea of paperless filing and court records digitization came to his mind soon after he took oath as CJI, when he received a letter from law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who brought in notice Rs. 2,130 crore that government had sanctioned for the e-court mission mode project for the year 2016-17. "...till December 2016, the judiciary had spent only Rs 88 crore," the letter said.
The Chief Justice India told that this called for immediate need to speed up the digitization process as the letter signified the government’s support for this project. The Prime Minister said that paperless approach will be a boon for the litigants and for the environment too.