Legal cases have increased tremendously in India and Indian government is a major contributor to the same. In order to minimise the litigation in India attributable to Indian government, the Indian government formulated the national litigation policy of India. However, the policy is neither adequate nor implemented till now. The litigation policy must use both e-courts and online dispute resolution (ODR) for effective dispute resolutions in India.
Using e-courts and ODR in India requires tremendous efforts on the part of all stakeholders. It would also require techno legal expertise so that both e-courts and ODR can be effectively used in India.
We at Perry4Law and Perry4Law’s Techno Legal Base (PTLB) have started few techno legal initiatives in the fields of e-courts and ODR. While the final shape of these projects is yet to be decided yet some steps have already been taken in this regard. For instance, an Online Legal Case Management System (OLCMS) of Perry4Law Organisation (P4LO) has been started as a prototype for our main project titled E-Courts 4 Justice (EC4J). Updates in this regard would be available from time to time at our Twitter account named EC4J.
Similarly, in the field of ODR we have started few initiatives. These include a discussion forum titled Online Dispute Resolution Mechanism (ODRM) of Perry4Law Organisation (P4LO) and Online Case Management System (OCMS) of Perry4Law Organisation (P4LO).
We are also in the process of testing other open source tools and software for legal and judicial fields and the same would be launched very soon. We hope our readers and viewers and all national and international stakeholders would find these initiatives useful.