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Faltering steps into cyberland

Current signals indicate there is a long way to vaunted paperless courts

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M J Antony 

The announcement of the Supreme Court two months ago that it would go paperless from this month wowed everyone. Later the court clarified that in implementing the ambitious plan there are several “technical and functional issues”. These have popped up in myriad forms over the weeks when the court reopened after the summer vacation.

To begin with, only new petitions which come up before five out of 14 courts would be accessed by the judges digitally on an interactive display device. So the judges are still partly eclipsed by the stack of paper piles on either side of them. The ...

First Published: Mon, July 24 2017. 22:40 IST
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