The e-court project was developed on the basis of the “ National Policy and Action Plan for Implementation of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the Indian judiciary – 2005” as submitted by eCommittee, Supreme Court of India with an aim to transform the Indian Judiciary by ICT enablement of courts.
e-Committee is a body that was constituted by the Government of India in pursuance of a proposal received from Honourable Chief Justice of India to constitute an e-Committee for assisting him in the formulation of a National Policy on computerizing of Indian Judiciary and advice on technological communication and management related altercations.
The e-courts mission mode project is a Pan India project that is funded and monitored by the Department of Justice, Ministry of law and Justice, Government of India for the district courts across the country.
The main objectives of launching the e-courts mission mode project by the government of India are stated below:
- to improve judicial productivity, in both quantitative and qualitative sense and make the justice delivery system affordable, cost-effective, accessible, reliable, transparent and predictable
- to provide efficient and time on citizen-centric service delivery as detailed in eCourt project litigant’s charter
- In order to develop, install and implement decision support systems in courts
- To automate the processes to provide transparency and accessibility of information to its stakeholders
In Phase 1 of the E courts project beginning from 2007, a huge number of court complexes, Judicial Service centres and computer server rooms were being readied for computerisation of the district courts. The district and Taluka Court complexes covered in Phase-I work computerised with the installation of hardware, case information software or CIS, LAN for providing the basic case-related services to the litigants and the lawyers. A large number of district courts launched their own website for the convenience of the different stakeholders. Order to train the judicial officers and court staff in the use of computers and case information systems, the Change Management exercise was undertaken.
The Policy and Action Plan Document Phase-II of the e-Courts Project received approval of honourable the Chief Justice of India on the 8th of January 2014. The Indian government sanctioned the project on the 4th of August 2015. In Phase-II, The courts covered are provisioned for additional hardware with systems per courtroom, the courts that are not covered of Phase-I and the newly established courts with systems for the court room and the court complex is a provision for hardware, LAN, etc
How to use it?
the applicant can avail themselves of the benefits of e-Court services by following the steps mentioned below:
- visit the official e-Court services portal
- As soon as the website opens, Select the district court services option.
- Then, select the CNR option and enter your CNR number
- Enter the captcha code and click on the search button
- Here you will be able to find all your case data related to your CNR number like the filing number, filing date, case status, petition and advocate details, the Acts under which your case is filed and the history of your case hearings.