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Digitisation of the judiciary offers key benefits in improving efficiency of the courts. However, the lack of digital expertise is a major hindrance which needs to addressed. Analyse. (250 words)

Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary.

2. Digitisation of the judiciary offers key benefits in improving efficiency of the courts. However, the lack of digital expertise is a major hindrance which needs to addressed. Analyse. (250 words)

 

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: livelaw

 

Why the question: Dr. Justice Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud joined an event organised by the High Court of Orissa to inaugurate e-filing 3.0 for the High Court and District and Subordinate Courts of the State, Vulnerable Witness Deposition Centres with Virtual Courtrooms in District Court Establishments and Odisha Judicial Workflow Automation System (OJWAS) for paperless office in the High Court.

Key Demand of the question: To write about the approach that needs to be taken for digitisation of courts.

Directive word: 

Analyse – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by giving context towards increased Digitisation of the judiciary in the recent times.

Body:

Mention the advantages that the digitisation of judiciary brings. Especially with respect disruptions caused by the pandemic.

Next, bring out the concerns associated with e-Courts. Need for performance audits and sandboxing measures to carefully understand and gauge the potential and risks.

Write about additional measures that are required to realise the full potential e-courts

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward.