Union Cabinet Approves eCourts Phase III

The e-Courts Project, initiated in 2007 as part of the National eGovernance Plan, is now entering its third phase, emphasizing “access and inclusion.” The Union Cabinet, led by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval to the eCourts Project Phase III, a Central Sector Scheme spanning four years with a financial allocation of Rs. 7210 crore, starting from 2023. The overarching objective is to establish a unified technology platform for seamless, paperless interactions between courts, litigants, and stakeholders, fostering transparency and efficiency.

What is the primary goal of the eCourts Project Phase III?

Aligned with the vision of “Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas, and Sabka Vishwas,” this mission aims to enhance access to justice through technology. It seeks to create digital, paperless courts and provide efficient services.

How does the eCourts Project align with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of “Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas, and Sabka Vishwas”?

Answer: The project aligns with this vision by focusing on accessibility, affordability, reliability, predictability, and transparency in the judicial system, ensuring justice for all.

What key components will Phase III introduce to achieve maximum ease of justice?

Phase III will focus on digitizing court records, introducing universal e-filing and e-payment systems, and implementing intelligent systems to aid judges and registries in decision-making.

Who is responsible for implementing the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of eCourts Phase III?

The scheme is implemented through a joint partnership between the Department of Justice, Ministry of Law & Justice, Government of India, and the eCommittee, Supreme Court of India, in collaboration with the respective High Courts.



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