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A more transparent Judiciary can lead to efficient and accountable judicial System. In the larger public interest, do you think the Legal Information Management and Briefing System (LIMBS) should be made accessible to public? Comment.

Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.

4. A more transparent Judiciary can lead to efficient and accountable judicial System. In the larger public interest, do you think the Legal Information Management and Briefing System (LIMBS) should be made accessible to public? Comment. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Tough

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Why the question:

Over the last few years, various institutions studying the issue of government litigation, such as the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law & Justice, National Law School of India and Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy have all reported an inability to collect accurate information on the pendency of government litigation before Indian courts.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the importance of transparency and ways to achieve in judicial matters.

Directive word: 

Comment– here we must express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by writing about transparency and its importance in judicial proceedings.

Body:

In the first part, mention the various impediments and limitations to transparency in judicial proceedings. Link it as to how this becomes an inefficient and an obstacle to rule of law.

Next, write about Legal Information Management and Briefing System (LIMBS) – its features and functioning – analyse the pros and cons making LIMBS accessible to public.

Conclusion:

Comment as to whether LIMBS should be made accessible to public.