On Wednesday afternoon, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Supreme Court’s Integrated Case Management System in the presence of Chief Justice of India, Jagdish Singh Khehar. The system will help litigants access data and retrieve information online and will be a step towards a paperless Supreme Court. Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the step and added that paperless offices will save paper and benefit the environment. But, the big question is what exactly is Integrated Case Management Information System or ICMIS? Here’s all you need to know:
– The Integrated Case Management Information System or ICMIS is described as the next generation hybrid database which is used to better enable litigants to access and retrieve information online.
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– ICMIS will provide information on:
1. Next tentative date of listing generated through e-process
2. Categories and Acts & Section
3. Objections in Defective matters
4. Interlocutory Application/Documents
5. Office Reports
6. Listing dates
8. Appearance information of accused.
9. Tracking of file movement
10. Status of the notice issued
– Along with this, there will also be an online court fee calculator and an online limitation calculator, apart from an online court fee payment gateway according to barandbech.com.
– With the help of a new software, High Court will be able to access the case records and it will reduce the repetition of case data entries in the Supreme Court.
Even though the process of computerisation of the Indian courts was suggested nearly three decades ago, it wasn’t implemented yet. 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, reported news agency PTI. He added that this step will help usher transparency, reduce manipulation and help the litigant know about the progress of the case on a real time basis. Justice Khehar said it will help the bar and not increase its workload. Clearly, a win-win situation for all.