https //vcourts.gov.in : eCourts Services Mobile Application Portal
Virtual Courts is a concept, aimed at eliminating the presence of litigant or lawyer in the court and for adjudication of cases on a virtual platform. The concept has been evolved in order to efficiently utilize court resources and to provide litigants with an effective avenue to settle petty disputes.
Virtual Court can be administered by a Judge over a virtual electronic platform whose jurisdiction may extend to the entire State and function 24X7. Neither litigant nor Judge would have to physically visit a court for effective adjudication and resolution. Communication would only be in electronic form and sentencing and a further payment of fine or compensation would also be accomplished online.
These courts may be used for disposal of cases where there may be proactive admission of guilt by the accused or proactive compliance of the cause by the defendant on receipt of the summons in electronic form. Such matters may be treated as disposed of after the payment of the fine.
Since it is essential to firstly identify the type of cases which can be effectively disposed of by Virtual Courts, presently and as part of the pilot project the following categories of cases have been found feasible to be tried in virtual courts:-
- Offences under Motor Vehicle Act (Traffic Challan Cases)
- Petty Offences where summons can be issued under Section 206
Visit : http://vcourts.gov.in
- To provide efficient and time-bound citizen centric services in accordance with the e-Courts Project Litigant’s Charter.
- To develop, install and implement efficient justice delivery systems in courts.
- To automate processes easing accessibility of information to its stakeholders.
- To enhance judicial productivity, both qualitatively & quantitatively, making the justice delivery system accessible, cost effective, reliable and transparent.
ECOURTS FEE PAYMENT
Service enabling online payment of court fee, fine, penalty and judicial deposits. The ePayment portal is also integrated with state-specific vendors like SBI ePay, GRAS, e-GRAS, JeGRAS, Himkosh etc
Visit : http://pay.ecourts.gov.in
ECOURTS SERVICES MOBILE APP
eCourts services mobile application received the Digital India award as a revolutionary court information tool in the country. eCourts Services mobile application is available on Google Play Store and Apple App Store. Case status, cause lists, Court orders can be accessed through this mobile app, making these services available 24X7. It is a useful tool for members of the judiciary, advocates, litigants, police, government agencies and other stakeholders. It facilitates retrieval of data relating to cases pending in the court system across various parameters such as CNR [a unique number assigned to each case filed in a district or taluka court], parties name, advocates name, FIR number, case type or relevant Act.
The data available on the National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG) for district and taluka courts can now be accessed through this mobile app. The number of downloads has reached more than 58,15,211 (5.81 million) as of 07.05.2021 and is demonstrative of the popularity and utility of this application.
The app has been updated with a QR code feature. A user can consequently get case details on a mobile phone by simply scanning the QR code. The QR code can be obtained from the eCourts website and eCourts services mobile application. It also incorporates a ‘History of the Case’ feature which enables one to view all events relating to and orders passed in a particular case from the time of its first hearing down to its current status. Links are provided in the app itself to view judgments and orders passed in cases. The Date Case List feature facilitates the generation of cause lists for advocates.