India: NCLT bench allows e-filing

August 24, 2018


Advancement of science and technology has led to numerous benefits to the life of the modern man. One of the gifts of this modernization is digitalization which has touched various aspects of our day to day life. India is also matching up with this fast-paced tech-marathon using the e-platform for carrying out various activities such as gaining knowledge, storing data, running e-commerce, making payment online thereby capturing the world with a click.

The increased facilities of the electronic system have now been incorporated in judicial setups as well. Various Courts have opted for displaying the daily orders and judgements online. In furtherance of the same, the National Company Law Tribunal vide its notification dated August 16, 2018, has ordered for the commencement of e-filing of applications, petitions, appeals, replies, etc.

This serves as an addition to the approach of the Government promoting digitalization. Earlier this month, the Chief Justice of India Hon’ble Justice Dipak Misra launched a host of smartphone apps to help litigants, from all parts of the country file cases and even make e-payments to courts.

In the ever-changing times, where technology has solved complicated issues being faced by human life in an easy manner, the progressive approach of the Courts in opting for digital means for filing documents helps creating safe records. In the longer run such steps would also cause reduction in the paper-work.

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