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Last month, the Delhi High Court ordered the Secretary of the Legislative Department to discuss the suggestions made by Senior Advocate Jayant Bhushan with regard to the problems faced by citizens in accessing Indian laws.
Bhushan was appointed Amicus Curiae in September last year in a writ petition filed by one Vansh Sharad Gupta.
The Single Judge Bench of Justice Manmohan directed the Secretary to invite the Amicus Curiae for a meeting regarding the same. The other officials include senior officials from the National Informatics Centre, Ministry of Information Technology as well as Directorate of Printing, Ministry of Urban Development.
The meeting shall be convened in the month of July, 2017.
Bhushan’s note to the Court stated that the availability of accurate legal texts at minimal cost is fundamental to the rule of law and was a basic responsibility of the government.
It enlisted several shortcomings in the way legal text is currently available:
Comprehensive suggestions were expounded in the note:
Read the Order: