New Delhi, October 15
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the introduction of 5G technology will further accelerate e-justice that took root during the Covid pandemic. “Many major changes are inherent and they are about to take place. Therefore, every state must update and upgrade its systems keeping this aspect in mind,’’ the Prime Minister told a conference of state law ministers and law secretaries on Saturday.
“Delay in justice is the biggest challenge for the people. Our judiciary is working to resolve this in Amrit Kaal,’’ he observed while pointing out that when the legal system evolves in step with the society, its natural inclination is to embrace modernity. The changes in society get reflected in the legal system and technology has become an inalienable part of justice system which the nation saw in the Covid period.
The e-cost mission in country is advancing fast. Virtual hearings have become part of the legal system. In addition e-filing is also being promoted. While courts embrace technology, the legal education system should also be accordingly updated, he suggested in a virtual address.
The Prime Minister also made several suggestions to not only make the legal system dispense faster justice but also to make it affordable and understandable for the poor.