Technology a must to make judiciary effective, says PM Modi

DN Bureau

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the country needs technology to make the judiciary more effective and going paperless is also a must to save the environment.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launching a digital database for the Supreme Court
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launching a digital database for the Supreme Court

New Delhi: Launching a digital database for the Supreme Court here, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the country needs technology to make the judiciary more effective and going paperless is also a must to save the environment.


Calling digitisation a change that everyone needs to adapt to, Modi said that technology can change the whole "economic environment".


PM Modi also urged the legal fraternity to take initiative and provide legal help to the poor.

PM Modi 

"To make the judiciary more effective, use of forensic science and technology is very important... The world is moving very fast and we have to cope up to avoid being left behind," Modi said while launching the Integrated Case Management Information System (ICMIS) here.


ICMIS, a hybrid database that will aid the apex court go paperless, helps with digital filing of cases called e-filing, and enable litigants to easily access the information online.


The Prime Minister uploaded the ICMIS on the Supreme Court's website at a function in Vigyan Bhawan in the presence of Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.


"On this occasion, I request the advocates to step forward and take an initiative to provide legal help to the poor and needy people of the nation," Modi said. (With IANS inputs)
 

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