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With judiciary embracing technology, time to push dispute resolution online

Experts say online dispute resolution cannot take off in India without active work from the government and the judiciary

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Experts say one area that could see huge uptake is the demand for online dispute resolution

Akanshha Agrawal,
In the light of the pandemic-induced lockdown, the Supreme Court recently announced hearings would now take place in urgent matters through video conferencing. Legal experts see this as a spark that could usher in a large-scale infusion of technology in the justice system — a silver lining to the ominous Covid-19 pandemic cloud.  

Way back in 2005, an e-Committee established by the Supreme Court for planning the implementation of information and communication technology (ICT) in the judiciary recognised an “urgent need of re-engineering” of the judicial processes and ICT enablement as “mission-critical”. However, a decade and a half later, much

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First Published: Mar 29 2020 | 8:47 PM IST

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