November 14, 2018

Supreme Court eCommittee circulates Manual on Case Management through CIS 3.0

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On November 12, the eCommittee of the Supreme Court of India circulated a Case Management Manual based on the CIS 3.0 application software for all District and Taluka Courts of the country. This Manual was prepared by Justice R. Arulmozhi Selvi, Civil Judge Senior Division, Tamil Nadu Judicial Service.

The Manual is complied with the new enhanced features of CIS 3.0 under 10 chapters. The features of CIS 2.0 retained under CIS 3.0 are also dealt with in this manual to give a complete picture of CIS 3.0 for the basic and first-time users of CIS 3.0. Three new chapters have been added in this Manual: efiling, Digital Registers, and Templates.

As reported in the Manual, CIS 3.0 is developed to:

• further open the doors of district judiciary digitalization towards much-awaited e-filing, e­payments, & e-process;

• enhance existing CIS 2.0 based on the suggestions received for CIS 2.0 from throughout the country through all High courts;

• move a step forward towards the ICJ visionary project of integrating the court, police station, prison.

CIS 3.0 provides two types of enhancements: Technological Enhancement and Functionalities Enhancement. CIS 3.0 has been technologically enhanced with a better speed than CIS 2.0.

Justice Arulmozhi Selvi, in the Preface, stated, “From the days of CIS 1.0 then to CIS 2.0 and now CIS 3.0, the stage of the digitization of the Indian Judiciary has been firmly laid. The Case information system (CIS), the brain child of the eCommittee, has wide opened the Indian Judicial system to the technological transition with more litigant user friendly Indian Judicial system where litigants are having the case information literally in their hand(set) and that too 24 X7. The ever increasing transactions under eCourts are loud-standing examples of success of the eCourts project. We all can be proud at this juncture of entering into the updated version of CIS 3.0 of having contributed to our Nation's world bank ranking forward in the international scenario and back home of having helped crores of litigants through the crores of clicks recorded in the eCourts website which speaks for itself the success of Case Information system (CIS).”

Justice Madan B. Lokur, Judge, Supreme Court of India, in the Foreword of the Manual, said, “I am confident that with the present Manual and the vastly improved CIS 3.0 application software, Case Management will become a far easier task that will benefit the judiciary, if taken seriously.”

Justice Lokur added, “All of us are quite concerned with the large number of cases that have clogged the Courts. To remedy the problem, Case Management is a subject that has been spoken about for several years but with very little encouraging results. Now, with the computerization of all District Courts and some efforts that should be made by the stakeholders, particularly the Judicial Academies and the Judiciary, Case Management can become a reality. The contribution of Ms. R. Arulmozhi Selvi in this regard is significant and is a very important step in integrating technology and Case Management.”

Justice Lokur concluded, “I strongly recommend all Judicial Academies and Judicial Officers to spend some time in studying the Case Management Manual for the overall benefit of litigation management.”

To view the entire Official Manual in detail, please view the file attached herein.

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