Efficacy of e-Court Projects under National e-Governance Plan with Special Reference to Punjab and Haryana High Court
National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) has been formulated by the Department of Information Technology (DIT) and Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (DAR&PG). The Union Government approved the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP), comprising of 27 Mission Mode Projects (MMPs) and 10 components on May 18, 2006. One of the Mission Mode Project is ‘e-Courts’ under the category of ‘Integrated Services Category’. It was conceptualised with a vision to transform the Indian judiciary by making use of technology. The scope of the project is to develop, deliver, install and implement automated decision making and decision support system in courts all over the country. The e-courts project entails ensuring of digital interconnectivity between all courts from the taluka level to the apex court. It enhances judicial productivity both qualitatively and quantitatively by making the justice delivery system affordable, accessible, cost effective, transparent and accountable. In this paper an attempt has been made to know the efficacy of this project at various levels of judiciary.
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