E-filing of lower court cases with e-payment of court fees to be introduced

An e-filing module for e-filing of cases with e-payment of court fees is ready for all courts in India. Already e-filing has been started in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab and Haryana, according to the Economic Times. With the government set to complete its second phase of e-courts project next year, all district and subordinate courts across the country will soon have these e-filing facilities where cases will be filed electronically from anywhere in India.
The e-filing application has been integrated with the unified common software across all district and subordinate courts, according to law ministry. A pilot project for e-filing was first launched in December 2017 in subordinate courts in Delhi.
As part of the e-courts project, the government has set up Judicial Service Centres at more than 16,000 computerised subordinate courts. These centres are single window for filing petitions by litigants/lawyers, and for obtaining information on ongoing cases and copies of orders and judgments. A mobile app for e-courts was launched last year, which provides information such as case status and cause list. The government has also activated services providing case information through system-generated SMSs during Phase II.



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