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Supreme Court to go paperless in six to seven months, says CJI Khehar

He says the apex court will soon do away with the need to file hard copies of voluminous documents

india Updated: Mar 23, 2017 19:25 IST
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CJI J S Khehar says process of digitising the entire court records across the country is on
CJI J S Khehar says process of digitising the entire court records across the country is on(PTI File Photo )

Chief Justice of India JS Khehar said on Thursday the Supreme Court will go “paperless” within six to seven months, a move that will usher in a digital judicature.

He said soon there will be no need of filing hard copies of voluminous documents as it is in the process of digitising the entire court records across the country.

This will enable the apex court to collect all records electronically from the lower courts as well as the high courts, the judge said.

The CJI’s statement came during the hearing of a petition filed in public interest seeking uniform guidelines on designating lawyers as senior.

Senior advocate Indira Jaising, who has filed the petition, was seeking expeditious disposal of her plea by a larger bench.

“Within six to seven months you will not file any paper. We will electronically pick up trial court and high court records and there will be no need of case records being filed afresh in SC,” said the bench, also comprising Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice SK Kaul.

The court also set up a three-judge bench to hear petitions seeking framing of uniform guidelines for designating lawyers as senior by the apex court and the high courts across the country.

Jaising has sought transparency in the system of designating lawyers as senior advocates. She has sought direction of the Supreme Court to frame uniform guidelines on the issue.