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The eCourts Services mobile application recently bagged the Digital India Platinum Award for the best mobile app.
The app was launched as part of the eCourts project initiative of the Union Law Ministry’s Department of Justice and the E-Committee of the Supreme Court of India.
The mobile app may be used for access to case information pertaining to most High Courts in India. This apart, all the data available on the National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG) for all district and taluka courts is also available on the app. The eCourt project covers case information pertaining to 3,067 court complexes that house approximately 20,000 courts in India.
The eCourts project was also one of the top performing Mission Mode Government Projects in 2018.
Speaking to Bar & Bench, Justice (Retd.) Madan B Lokur, who spearheaded the digitisation efforts as the head of the Supreme Court E-Committee, said,
“The app is extremely beneficial to litigants and lawyers. It has many unique features but three are worth mentioning:
(1) Case status and details can be accessed through QR Code.
(2) Portfolio management is possible through “My Cases”.
(3) The app provides access to High Courts and District Courts.
Earlier, the eCourts Project received the GEM of India Award 2018. Now, it has received the Digital India Best Mobile App Award. All this will be of great benefit to litigants and lawyers.“
The app serves as a source of information for both the judicial delivery system and for lawyers, litigants, police, government agencies and other stakeholders as well.
Like most eCourt websites, cases on the app can be searched by case number, party, advocate, filing number, FIR number, Act, and case type. Further, causelists from High Courts and various lower courts across the country can be accessed through the app.
The app also has a small portfolio management tool, which can also be used by government officers and institutional litigants for keeping track of their pending cases in district and taluka courts in India.
The eCourts Services app is available both on GooglePlay and Apple Store, and already has over 1.8 million downloads, since its launch in July 2017.