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E Courts

    THE E-JUDICIARY SYSTEM

  • This system will computerize, record the judicial information and monitor the progress of cases form the time the case is registered, till it is disposed off with judgment.
  • It will also group similar law points, court rules, similar cases and related acts
  • An e-Judiciary service may be implemented as a distributed online web system.

E-judiciary in other countries

  • India
  • Australia
  • USA

India

  • The E-Court was approved by CCEA (Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs) in 2007. This project will cover the remaining lower courts as well as take care of upgrading the ICT infrastructure.The implementing agencies for this project are NIC with the consultation and guidance of the e-committee.
  • The E-Courts will ensure that the status of pending cases from every court will be available online—in terms of both the cause list and the case details. It will also help courts issue digitally certified copies instantaneously. Facilitation counters will be set up in every court building for filing of cases and the issuance of certified copies and case information. This will help citizens report cases and obtain information without hassle.
  • In phase -II , victims and witnesses will be produced through video conferencing. Notices will be served and summons of higher court will be sent electronically. Digitally signed court orders and judgments will be available on the Net.
  • CREATION OF DATA BASE OF PENDING CASES
  • ELECRONIC CALCULATION OF COURT FEES
  • ONLINE ASSIGNMENT OF CASES
  • GROUPING OF CASES
  • SCANNING & STORAGE OF ALL CASE DOCUMENTS
  • GENERATION OF CAUSE LISTS
  • DIGITAL TRANSCRIPTION OF EVIDENCE
  • READY AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION ON ADJOURNMENTS, SERVICE OF SUMMONS, DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED, IAs, ETC.
  • SEAMLESS TRANSFER OF DATA ACROSS THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM THRO’ CREATION OF NATIONAL JUDICIAL DATA GRID
  • DIGITAL PRODUCTION OF UNDERTRIAL PRISONERS THRO’ VIDEO CONFERENCE
  • ACCESS TO LEGAL RESOURCES ON INTERNET
  • AUTO GENERATION OF SUMMONS, WARRANTS & OTHER PROCESSES
  • REGULAR MONITORING OF SERVICE OF PROCESSES
  • GENERATION OF INITIAL ORDER-SHEET
  • ON-LINE PERFORMANCE MONITORING & ASSESSMENT OF JUDGES
  • INTEGRATED PERSONNEL INFORMATION SYSTEM & COMPUTERIZED FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
  • EMAIL FACILITY TO JUDGES TO ENSURE SMOOTH COMMUNICATION
  • AUTO-GENERATION OF STATUTORY REPORTS/RETURNS
  • ONLINE INFORMATION TO GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS

Australia

E-Lodgment

Federal Law Search cases.

E-Courtroom

E-Case Administration

Commonwealth Courts Portal

E-lodgement

  • Any member of the public, whether they be practitioners, law firms, corporate bodies or self represented litigants electronically lodge documents with the Federal Court of Australia and the Federal Magistrates Court of Australia. E-Lodgment may be used to commence an action in either jurisdiction by enabling the lodgment of initiating documents and any supporting documents.
  • Similarly, documents pertaining to existing matters may be lodged via eLodgment as long as the file number is known.

 

 

Federal Law Search

  • Allows the public to search for information on specific cases.

E-Courtroom

  • allows parties and their legal representatives to participate in a virtual courtroom. The virtual courtroom assists in the management of pre-trial matters by allowing directions and other orders to be made online by the relevant docket Judge.

E-Case Administration

  • The Court’s eCase Administration is a service that may be used by practitioners or parties to communicate with chambers’ staff, on case related issues, in a secure environment.
  • Only parties to the matter or their legal representatives will have access to this service and access is restricted to those matters where they are a participant in the proceedings. It is in essence an effective case management tool for both chambers and the participants in the matter.

Commonwealth Courts Portal

The Commonwealth Courts Portal is an initiative of the Federal Court of Australia, the Family Court of Australia and Federal Magistrates Court of Australia. It provides web-based services to judicial officers, lawyers, litigants and court staff providing real-time information about cases before the courts. Users can obtain a composite, user friendly view of their cases that provides information about documents filed and scheduled listing events, as well as details of any orders made.

USA

           Bankcrupcy

  • Provides basic information and resources on bankruptcy laws and filings.

Court Records

  • Obtain online case and docket information from federal appellate, district and bankruptcy courts.
  • Since 1999, many case files are maintained in electronic format and are accessible through the internet service Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) or from the public access terminals in the clerk’s office of the court in which the case was filed.

Appointment of counsel

  • Provides counsel and other representational services to financially eligible persons in criminal and related proceedings.

U.S Probation & Pretrial Services

  • Services provided at the start of the criminal justice process, before trial, followed by supervision of persons released into the community after conviction of federal crimes.

Jury Service

  • Provides information about jury service in federal district court.

Federal Rulemaking

  • Provides information on the federal rules of practice, procedure, and evidence

LIQUIDATED DAMAGES

Author: Harshika Lunia,

III Sem, LL. B,

JSSLC.

Introduction :

The Indian Contract Act, 1872, provides a basic structure of the law of contract in India, its enforcement, various provisions regarding non-performance and the breach of contract. This article is aimed to highlight provisions regarding “liquidatedWhatsApp Image 2016-09-24 at 12.00.53 AM damages” in case of the breach of the contract. Thus, before knowing what exactly liquidated damages are, it is important to understand the consequences of breach of contract and the damages awarded in case of breach. A “breach of contract” in legal terms amounts to a broken promise to do or not do an act. A lawsuit for breach of contract is a civil action and the remedies awarded are designed to place the injured party in the position they would be in if not for
the breach. Remedies for contractual breaches are not designed to punish the breaching party. A party who is injured by the breach of a contract may bring an action for damages apart from rescinding the contract, action for quantum merit, action for specific performance and action for injunctions. “Damages” means any monetary claim by, or ordered to Read More →

​Price War: Idea, Vodafone and Bharti Airtel to Slash Tariffs to Compete with Reliance Jio-Rising Competition to Ultimately Benefit Consumers

The Times of India, September 02, 2016

NEW DELHI: The spectre of price war is back in the telecom space, with industry insiders and analysts predicting Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular to slash their rates to respond to the enticing tariffs that Reliance Jio Infocomm+ is offering.

Industry executives that ET spoke to mostly expect the Mukesh Ambani-controlled company to disrupt the market with cheap prices and its pan-India network. They see this compelling the incumbents to announce tariff cuts over the next few weeks to ring-fence customers in a market that is highly price sensitive. Read More →

Apex Court Concerned at Diesel Adulteration

Business Line, August 27, 2016

 

“Rampant” adulteration of diesel was taking place in petrol pumps and millions of litres of kerosene were being siphoned off as owners and dealers were “very powerful people like politicians”, the Supreme Court said today.

“It is not a happy situation. It is something which is rampant and unfortunate and very powerful people like politicians have petrol pumps. They can tamper with the machine. They are the people who will resist the change,” a bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur observed.

“Go to small and rural areas, all types of people are at play. Criminals and politicians,” the bench said while expressing serious concern over the matter. Read More →

FSSAI: Turning a New Page on Food Safety

Business Line, August 26, 2016

 

Food regulator Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is looking to widen the canvas of food safety as it rolls out several initiatives across the country.

Different initiatives, such as creating a negative list of foods served in schools that contain high fat, sugar and salt; a project to clean up street food; and ensure hygiene at corporate canteens, restaurants and religious places, are cooking up in its plate.

“As part of commemorating a decade of the Food Safety and Standards (FSS) Act 2006, the food regulator is set to roll out 10 key initiatives to ensure food safety and nutrition,” said Pawan Agarwal , CEO of FSSAI. Read More →

India@66

India@66

The whole country got excited about this year’s republic day but why? Barack Obama the president of The United States of America was the chief guest. I wonder how many of the people who were excited knew the real importance of this because most of the people were more interested to know about where did he stay? What car was he travelling in? What food did he eat? What was his security level? How many CCTVs were installed? What is the difference between our PM’s car and his car? Really?! Is this what it is all about? I feel really sad about how most of the youth have been carried away with such inconsequential matters. Being young and capable to understand and analyze what is good, bad, right and wrong we are supposed be thinking about how historical this moment is. Apart from which party is ruling our country or who is our PM!

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Space Law

PROTECTION OF SPACE ENVIRONMENT – REMARK ON LEGAL REMEDIES INCLUDING INTERNATIONAL TREATIES AND AGREEMENTS REGARDING SECURITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES IN SPACE

Prof. Nagendra Murthy M.P, Mahesh B. P.1, B. Bhavya Chengappa, Dechamma M.C. | JSS Law College, Mysore, Karnataka.

Abstract:

The recent years have seen a phenomenal increase in the magnitude and pace at which environmental laws are being analysed as well as being enacted. The preceding statement would not only apply to the territory of India or to the planet Earth at large, but to the final frontier: Space. The Outer Space Treaty, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations Organization (and subsequently ratified by India) emphasizes on global security by prohibiting the placement of nuclear warheads or weapons of mass destruction in orbit, in outer space or on any celestial body. In addition to this, it regards astronauts as “envoys of mankind” guaranteeing that it shall be the obligation of acceding States to come to their aid. Liability for all damages caused by objects that have been positioned or lost in space shall be borne by the launching States themselves. The biggest challenge with regard to space environment is space debris. The February 2009 collision between the Iridium 33 and Kosmos 2251 communications satellites over Siberia offers proof that a solution for such mid-space high-velocity collisions is dire. The launching states must ensure retrieval and subsequent safe disposal of decommissioned space objects or as a last resort, place such decommissioned objects in a graveyard orbit. This would prevent further addition to the already existing plethora of space debris and at the very least prevent such collisions that adversely affect the security and environment of space. An analysis of the current international legalities related to outer space would aid in reforming and ensuring execution of existing agreements while allowing insight into this relatively uncharted field of law.

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Maggi Effect

Maggi Effect: Food Companies Now Rope in Legal Talent

BY MAULIK VYAS RICA BHATTACHARYYA,SEPTEMBER 03, 2015

Taking guard Several FMCG and food cos are now looking to rope in legal talent and other executives who are updated on the latest laws and regulatory practices

MUMBAI: The Maggi fiasco and the ripples of its aftershocks is prompting several other global and local companies in the food and FMCG space to pull up their socks and strengthen their regulatory practices, beef up legal teams, and appoint more external legal counsels as retainers.

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75,000 youths killed in road crashes last year

75,000 youths killed in road crashes last year

BY DIPAK K DASH, SEPTEMBER 03, 2015

India’s killer roads claimed the lives of 75,000 people aged between 15 and 34 years last year. Over 82% of these victims were males, according to the Road Accident Report for 2014 prepared by the road transport and highways ministry.

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Government Actively Working to Address Call Drop as PM Narendra Modi is Concerned

Government Actively Working to Address Call Drop as PM Narendra Modi is Concerned

BY- COO@CONSUMER-VOICE.ORG

Govt has gone into hyper action mode with TRAI being asked to help address the problem of call drops by assessing the infrastructure and capacity of telecom operators.

NEW DELHI: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi voicing concern over call drops, the government has gone into hyper action mode with TRAI being asked to help address the problem by assessing the infrastructure and capacity of the telecom operators for effectively providing services.

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