In a significant step forward, the Supreme Court of India has launched two crucial initiatives: a portal to ensure prompt communication of judicial orders for prisoner release and a Hindi version of its e-SCR portal, making its judgments accessible to a wider audience.
During the Constitution Day celebrations, Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud announced the launch of the FASTER 2.0 portal, designed to swiftly convey judicial orders to jail authorities, facilitating the timely release of eligible prisoners. This initiative aims to address the issue of prisoners languishing in jails due to delays in the communication of release orders.
To further enhance access to justice, the Supreme Court has unveiled a Hindi version of the e-SCR portal, providing access to over 21,388 translated and vetted judgments in Hindi. This move aligns with the court’s commitment to making legal information accessible to all citizens, regardless of their linguistic background.
The event also witnessed the launch of a virtual justice clock, displaying real-time data on the pendency of cases before the Supreme Court. This initiative aims to promote transparency and accountability within the judicial system.
The launch of these initiatives marks a significant step towards enhancing accessibility, promoting efficiency, and upholding the rule of law within the Indian judicial system.