Nyay Kaushal - First E-resource Centre & Virtual Court in India

Nyay Kaushal – the first-ever e-resource centre and virtual court for traffic and transport to enable speedy justice for litigants, called ‘Nyay Kaushal’, at Nagpur is inaugurated by the Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde, along with Justice D.Y. Chandrachud of the Supreme Court.

This article will walk you through important facts related to Nyay Kaushal, its aim, objectives, needs and more. The topic holds relevance for the general awareness and current affairs section of various government exams

Aspirants of IAS exam should also go through the topic carefully for the prelims and GS 2 of UPSC examination. 

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Nyay Kaushal – Overview

Nyay Kaushal is a first of its kind e-resource centre in India that will facilitate electronic filing of cases in the Supreme Court, High Courts and district courts across the country. The virtual court will be working from Katol in Nagpur district.

Aspirants can visit the links given below for important information from exams point of view –

  1. List of Chief Justice of India
  2. Supreme Court of India
  3. Supreme Court Judge – Appointment and Removal

Need of Nyay Kaushal E-resource Centre

The biggest problem that came with the pandemic was that access to justice became conditional on access to technology. It created an unintended inequality between those who could afford technology and the ones who couldn’t afford it.

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Not just this, even the advocates who were unable to access the technology had to end their practice and start selling vegetables.

Thus, the first-ever e-resource centre Nyay Kaushal at Judicial Office Training Institute in Nagpur was inaugurated on October 31st 2020.

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Nyay Kaushal – Objective of E-resource Centre

  1. It is meant to be a step at mitigating various inequalities, being connected to the Supreme Court, the High Courts and the Taluka Courts.

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  1. It will provide the easiest way of filing court matters by utilising technology. It will provide benefits in saving time, avoidance of exertion, travelling long distances, and a saving in costs.
  2. With the help of virtual courts, the system of justice will not suffer and the rule of law would continue to be maintained.
  3. The virtual court Nyay Kaushal can deal with all traffic challan cases from every corner of Maharashtra online. 
  4. It will be possible for the litigants to pay the fine and get the traffic challan case disposed of with the click of a button on a smartphone or a computer. 

Candidates can know more on Indian Judiciary on the linked page. 

Aspirants preparing for any government exams can visit the link provided to prepare even better for the examination-

  1. Free Online Quiz for Government Exams
  2. Government Exams Free Mock Test Series
  3. Government Exam Previous Year Question Papers with Solution PDFs

Virtual Court- Reported Facts

  1. Delhi was the first to start virtual traffic courts across India, with almost 27,00,000 challans received by the virtual courts, and ₹19.8 crores collected by the government online.
  2. Nearly 202.35 crore transactions have been recorded from e-court websites till now, and the total number of emails sent to advocates and litigants in 2020 was approximately 4.84 crore emails
  3. 47,65,000 cases were registered by e-court websites, with e-filing facilities available in 17 High Courts, three High Court Benches, and several district courts.

Nyay Kaushal Important Points

  1. Nyay Kaushal is India’s first e-resource centre.
  2. It is inaugurated on October 31st 2020.
  3. Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde and Justice DY Chandrachud inaugurated the project. 
  4. The project is a brainchild of the e-Courts Committee of the Supreme Court.
  5. The project will facilitate e-filing of cases for speedy justice.

Candidates preparing for different exams can check the following links for their preparation –

Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in India Judicial Activism Judicial Review
National Legal Services Authority of India (NALSA) Judicial Delays – RSTV Big Picture Law Commission of India

Aspirants preparing for the UPSC exam can check the links given below –

  1. IAS 2022
  2. UPSC Calendar 2022
  3. UPSC Syllabus
  4. Analysis of the Press Information Bureau

You can also check out the preparation strategies for competitive exams to fine-tune your exam prep.

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