Paper court to digital court! Supreme Court will soon implement the promise of Chief Justice JS Khehar to make the apex court go paperless. ICMIS (Integrated Case Management Information System) will allow claimants to digitally file a case and see its progress. They can easily access the date and retrieve information online. JS Khehar has proposed to amalgamate this system with all the 24 high courts and subordinate courts. This will reduce manipulation and introduce transparency.
According to Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, this will be a boon to our environment. A study suggests that about ten litres of water is used to make one A4 size paper. This digitisation will not only save water but will also save many trees.
In a press release, Supreme Courts’ Deputy Registrar, Rakesh Sharma said that in the beginning only fresh listed cases in five courts will be accessed by the judges digitally via an interactive display device. He said that every judge will have a computer in front of him through which he will get an access to all the fresh case files. Hopefully, this will help in the fast processing of the pending cases and upcoming cases.