PM Modi inaugurates Diamond Jubilee celebrations of Supreme Court; Says strong judicial system is main foundation of developed India.

Updated, Jan. 28, 2024. 8.30 PM.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Supreme Court has strengthened India’s vibrant democracy. Inaugurating the Diamond Jubilee celebration of the Supreme Court of India in Delhi on Sunday, Mr Modi said, India’s economic policies today will form the basis of tomorrow’s bright India. He said that technology is playing a huge role in providing Ease of Justice.He remarked that the government is actively working on modernizing laws to align with the present situation and best practices. Recalling his suggestions to draft laws in simple language for a better understanding of the people, Mr. Modi suggested a similar approach to drafting court judgements and orders. 

He highlighted that a strong judicial system is the main foundation of a developed India. He informed that government has given approval of 800 crore rupees for the new Supreme Court building.

Noting that the entire justice system in the country is administered and guided by the Supreme Court, the Prime Minister stressed the government’s prioritization towards making the Supreme Court accessible to the remotest parts. He mentioned giving acceptance to the third phase of the E-Courts Mission Project. He informed that the fund allocation for the third phase has been increased four times more than the second phase. Prime Minister Modi expressed delight that the digitization of all courts in the country is being monitored by the Chief Justice of India himself and congratulated him for his efforts.

Reiterating the government’s commitment to improving the physical infrastructure of the courts, the Prime Minister informed that after 2014, more than 7,000 crore rupees have been already distributed for this purpose.

On the occasion, Prime Minister launched citizen-centric information and technology initiatives that include Digital Supreme Court Reports (Digi SCR), Digital Court 2.0 and new website of Supreme Court.

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud said people now have the facility of filing cases at the click of a button. He said an upgraded version of the Supreme Court’s e-filing platform was launched in May last year which offers a host of improved features that have made 24×7 filing of cases simpler, faster and convenient. He added that nearly one lakh 28 thousand e-filings have been done so far.