Traditional courts are exploring the use of information technology to streamline their administrative and judicial functioning. However, this migration to information technology is not an easy task. There seems to be a deadlock in this regard as countries across the world are announcing launch of e-courts but none of them have achieved this task so far.
India is no exception to this rule. We have been hearing about establishment of e-courts in India for long but till now no fully functional e-court has been established in India. The main reason for failure to establish e-courts in India is lack of techno legal expertise in this regard.
India and many more countries have already passed the first stage of e-court projects. Now they are facing the challenging task of migrating to the next level. This is the stage where various countries would be required to possess techno legal expertise.
The problem with Indian e-court project is that it is more or less a bureaucratic and judicial initiative. External expertise is missing from this project and this is the reason why the e-court project of India has remained on books only.
Te attitude of Indian government must be changed in this regard especially when it lacks the necessary expertise to successfully implement the project. It would be interesting to see the approach of Indian government in this regard in the near future. The initiatives and projects of Perry4Law Organisation would prove to be a guiding light to Indian government and governments across the globe.