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How to Modernise the Working of Courts and Tribunals in India

Pratik Datta (), Mehtab Hans, Mayank Mishra and Ila Patnaik ()
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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. The slow progress of court cases is harmful for the Indian democracy and economy.We suggest that part of the reason for the backlog is the poor administrative support available to judges. Following several Supreme Court judgements, we propose 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.

Pages: 15
Date: 2019-03
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Note: Working Paper 258, 2019
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