Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched the integrated case management system of the Supreme Court in the presence of the Chief Justice of India, Jagdish Singh Khehar. The system will help litigants access data and retrieve information online. The new system will be a step towards making the proceedings of the Supreme Court paperless. The system was inaugurated on May 11, 2017 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in an event attended by Chief Justice of India J.S. Khehar and other eminent judges. The new system, aimed at serving as a digital repository for case-related information, can be accessed at www.sci.gov.in. Its functions include the option of e-filing cases, checking listing dates, case status, online service of notice/summons, office reports and overall tracking of progress of a case filed with the apex court registry. It is also proposed that it will operate as an online gateway for payment of court fee and process fee. Other features offered under the new system include an online court fee calculator. This is expected to streamline the filing process for both the advocates and the registry.
CJI Jagdish Singh Khehar proposes to integrate the system with all the 24 high courts and the subordinate courts across the country. It will help usher transparency, reduce manipulation and help the litigant know about the progress of the case on a real time basis. Every central and state government department will know if they have been made a party to the case and it will help them prepare accordingly. The court fee and process fee will be calculated online, which will help the litigant about the cost involved.