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How to Modernise the Working of Courts and Tribunals in India

Pratik Dutta, Mehtab Hans, Mayank Mishra, Ila Patnaik (), Prasanth Regy, Shubho Roy, Sanhita Sapatnekar, Ajay Shah (), Ashok Pal Singh and Somasekhar Sundaresan

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Abstract: Indian courts are clogged with large backlogs. Part of the reason for the problem is that cases take a very long time to move through the courts. It slows progress of court cases is harmful for the Indian democracy and economy. It suggests that part of the reason for the backlog is the poor administrative support available to judges. Following several Supreme Court judgements, it proposes that a separate organisation. The Indian Courts and Tribunals Services, ICTS) be set up to facilitate administrative functions. Care needs to be taken while designing ICTS to ensure the protection of judicial independence. The functions of ICTS would also involve a reengineering of the business processes of the courts to take full advantage of modern technology.

Keywords: eSS; courts; tribunal; indian courts; court cases; Indian democracy; economy; poor administrative support; Supreme Court Judgments; Indian Courts and Tribunals Services (ICTS) (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019-03
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