Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched the integrated case management system of the Supreme Court to help the apex court go paperless. The Integrated Case Management Information System (ICMIS) helps in the digital filing of cases called e-filing and will also help litigants access data and retrieve information online.
Speaking at the occasion, the PM stated that technology can be accepted only if people are keen on it. “Embracing technology can’t happen if only a few people are keen on it. The scale must be larger. E-governance is easy, effective and economical. It is also environment-friendly. Paperless offices will benefit the environment,” he said.
He also added that technology has the power to transform our economic potential as well. The Prime Minister also spoke about the impact and influence of artificial intelligence which he said is “going to increase.” The need of the hour is to focus on the application of science and technology.
The Prime Minister uploaded the ICMIS on the Supreme Court’s website in the presence of Chief Justice of India Jagdish Singh Khehar. The CJI said that he proposes to integrate the system with all the 24 high courts and the subordinate courts to help “usher transparency, reduce manipulation and help the litigant know about the progress of the case on a real-time basis,” he said.
Justice Khehar said it will help the bar and not increase its workload. “I’ve spoken about filing in the SC and the introduction of this system for SC, I propose to take this system to all HCs and then all District Courts,” he added.