CSCs will provide access to court services through e-courts

Common Service Centers, a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, has partnered with the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice to provide citizens with access to court services through the eCourts project for citizens across the country.

Elaborating on the eCourts services, CSC Chief Executive Dinesh Tyagi said, “Currently, 3414 District and Taluka Courts and 39 High Courts are available on eCourts. Citizens can seamlessly access information about their cases in these courts or the location of these courts at the nearest CSC. The provision of e-court services through CSC will ensure transparency and last mile access to citizen court services. »

“The eCourt services currently available to grassroots citizens through the last mile network of over 5 lakh CSCs across the country include information on court cases in district and high courts, identification of the court location and the eCourts mobile app,” Tyagi said in a statement.

For information on court cases, citizens can go to the nearest CSC with the 16-digit CNR number assigned to their case. They can check the date of their next court hearing or the location of the courts and download and print the court judgment. Additionally, citizens can also use the computer system available at CSC to access the eCourts website. The CSC will charge Rs. 30 to provide the status of the case and Rs. 45 to provide the status of the case with the copy of the last judgment.

eCourts is a pan-Indian project conceptualized on the recommendations of the eCommittee of the Supreme Court of India for the digitalization of the Indian court system to provide citizens with better access to legal services.

Mark M. Gagnon