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SC to go almost paperless in seven months

24 Mar 2017 | By NewsBytes Desk

The Supreme Court is planning to go almost paperless in 200 days, Chief Justice J.S. Khehar declared on 24th March.

"We will electronically pick up records from courts. There will be no need for appellants to file those records," a bench stated.

The revelation came when advocate Indira Jaising mentioned a petition filed by her seeking transparent guidelines for designating lawyers as senior advocates.

In context: SC plans to go digital in 200 days

24 Mar 2017SC to go almost paperless in seven months

Digitalization could save 50 lakh pages annually

On an average, 70,000 appeals, each containing over 100 pages, are filed in the SC annually. Number of pages sometimes goes up to 200 in case of bigger law firms and larger stakes. With digitalization, about 50 lakh pages can be saved every year.
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