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Law & Tech: Digital filing in Supreme Court now a reality

In a latest development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a new website of the Supreme Court of India, which features an all-new Integrated Case Management Information System (ICMIS). The much-anticipated inauguration took place at Vigyan Bhavan in the presence of Chief Justice of India, Justice JS Khehar, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and other eminent Supreme Court judges.
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In a latest development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a new website of the Supreme Court of India, which features an all-new Integrated Case Management Information System (ICMIS).

The much-anticipated inauguration took place at Vigyan Bhavan in the presence of Chief Justice of India, Justice JS Khehar, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and other eminent Supreme Court judges.

The Integrated Case Management Information System (ICMIS) will enable digital filing of cases. It would be a major advancement over the existing system of e-filing. Under the ICMIS digital filing, an applicant is simply required to file the grounds of appeal to the Supreme Court and the system will automatically retrieve other documents pertaining to the case from the concerned High Court.

This would result in doing away with bulky paperwork, as innumerable case documents, judgments etc. would be retrieved electronically and the parties would not be required to file the same in the form of a hard copy in the Supreme Court. Besides, the parties to the case will be updated regularly about the status of the case, court fees needed for filing, delays and latches etc.

The new filing facility is expected to go live when the court re-opens after summer vacation.

The Chief Justice of India reiterated that the ultimate aim of this move is to create a paperless judicial system in the country by timely implementation of e-filing system in High Courts and other subordinate courts in India.

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Simran Bhullar
Published on 11-May-17
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