Create mass movement to give legal aid to the poor: PM

RSTV Bureau

Launching the first ever digitally integrated case management system of the Supreme Court in New Delhi on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pitched to create a mass movement to provide legal aid to the poor people of the country.

FILE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with CJI JS Khehar at a book release function in New Delhi on 23 February 2017.  Photo - PTI

FILE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with CJI JS Khehar at a book release function in New Delhi on 23 February 2017.
Photo – PTI

The Digital Case Management system launched by PM is expected help litigant’s access their data and retrieves information online.

Stressing on the need to focus on the application of science and technology, PM said that technology has the power to transform our economic potential.

Speaking on the occasion, CJI Jagdish Singh Khehar said he proposes to integrate the system with all the 24 high courts and the subordinate courts.

“It will help usher transparency, reduce manipulation and help the litigant know about the progress of the case on a real time basis,” he said.

Every central and state government department will know if they have been made party to the case and help them prepare accordingly.

The court fee and process fee will be calculated online, which will help the litigant about the cost involved.  Justice Khehar said it will help the bar and not increase its workload.