Tuesday, March 27, 2012

E-Justice And Dispute Resolution In India Strengthened

Electronic courts and online disputes resolution (ODR) in India are two areas that can improve the grim situation of our judicial system. The judicial system of India, like all other judicial systems, is suffering from backlog of cases and excessive litigations. As a result justice to litigants in India is not ensured in a timely and appropriate manner.

It seems there is an urgent need to streamline the judicial system of India using a public private partnership (PPP) model. Techno legal expertise is available with private players in India who can streamline the judicial system of India.

The governmental will and expertise to use information and communication technology (ICT) to strengthen the judicial system of India is missing. For instance, e-courts in India have been ignored for more than nine years and till March 2012 we are still waiting for the first e-courts of India. The ground reality is that e-courts and ODR in India are still ignored by the legal and judicial system of India.

Unfortunately, by and large, the electronic delivery of justice in India has failed. There are many reasons why e-delivery of justice in India has failed but the main reason is lack of techno legal expertise to manage e-courts in India.

For instance, we have a single techno legal e-courts training and consultancy centre of India managed by Perry4Law and Perry4Law Techno Legal Base (PTLB). There is no second firm or company in India that deals in techno legal e-courts related issues except the one managed by Perry4Law and PTLB.

Perry4Law and PTLB have now taken very significant steps in this crucial direction. They have launched dedicated portals pertaining to electronic courts, e-judiciary, ODR India, online arbitration, etc.

With these dedicated platforms, e-justice and dispute resolution in India would be placed on par with other countries. In fact, these initiatives are so promising that foreign matters of dispute resolution and e-courts project implementations may be executed through these platforms.

For the time being, these websites are under active development. Keep a close watch on these websites to get your disputes resolved without going through the lengthy court and arbitration proceedings.