In a major boon for lawyers and litigants, the Delhi District Courts today launched e-filing facility, limited as of now to arbitration matters.
The Delhi District Court website has undergone a facelift. It has become minimalist, more organised and user-friendly.
The new facility was launched by District Judge (Head Quarters) Talwant Singh.
The e-filing project is on trial basis as of now and is limited to arbitration cases only.
Anyone going for e-filing will need to file hard copies within seven days of e-filing.
e-filing will not confer any right regarding limitation and the period of limitation will be calculated from the physical filing at the court complex.
It is to be noted that the Supreme Court and the high courts have provisions for e-filing and last year, the apex court had hinted at making such facility available in district courts across the country.
V K Bansal, family court judge and chairman of the Centralised computer committee said advocates and litigants will need to create their user-id for filing and tracking their cases.
That is not all. The lawyers will be trained to make the best use of this facility.
The e-filing facility for arbitration matters is another step in the direction of courts embracing technology to provide accessible justice.
It already has the facility of getting case information by SMS.