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“Let there be no doubt that technology is now bringing focus on judges: Justice DY Chandrachud

Socio Legal Corp

Written By – Aishwarya

Technology Must Be Understood As The Facilitator Of Change, But The Driver Of Change Has Been And Must Be The Human Mind: Justice DY Chandrachud


“Let there be no doubt that technology is now bringing focus on judges- How we conduct ourselves, how long we sit in court and the overall seriousness,” pointed out Justice DY Chandrachud. The judge was speaking at the E-Inauguration of Justice Clock & e-Court Fee System for High Court of Gujarat & District Judiciary.


‘Next step should be evaluating the prospect of using artificial intelligence technology in court processes’ “At the initiation of the lock down, all courts worked to ensure that the delivery of justice was not interrupted. High Courts were steadfast in adoption of model rules for video conferencing and e-filing that was shared by the SC e-committee. While facilities of e-payment, e-filing and NSTEP have automated manual processes, the next step should be evaluating the prospect of using artificial intelligence technology in court processes, he continued.


“We have also developed an advanced judgment search portal which provides access to judgments and final orders provided by various high courts in the country. Judgments can be searched based on several criteria. The most important feature of the portal is the free text search engine which finds out judgments based on a given key word. Technology must be understood as the facilitator of change, but the driver of change has been and must be the human mind. The only limitation on the human mind is human commitment to change and to adapt”, he added.


“A unique aspect of the e-committee’s work has been the collaboration between the judiciary across all states to build a digital infrastructure which is scientific, efficient and useful. “, Justice DY Chandrachud said.

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