Friday, October 26, 2012

ODR And E-Courts In India

Online dispute resolution in India and e-courts in India are two areas that are still undeveloped. ODR in India is not a part and parcel of either the legal framework or the judicial system. We do not use ODR for dispute resolution in India.

Similarly, although we have a few computerised courts in India yet we are still waiting for the establishment of first e-courts of India. We are still claiming that India has established many e-courts but in reality we do not have even a single e-court in India.

Technology related disputes are on rise in India and globally. However, suitable and consumer friendly dispute resolution mechanisms are missing especially for e-commerce disputes.

The need for techno legal ODR services in India would increase in the future. We must formulate suitable techno legal frameworks in India on the one hand and adoption of ODR and e-courts in India on the other.

Perry4Law Techno Legal Base (PTLB) has been managing the exclusive Techno Legal Centre of Excellence for Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) in India (TLCEODRI). Further, PTLB is also providing the exclusive Techno Legal Online Dispute Resolution Services in India. The exclusive Techno Legal Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) Centre of India is also managed by PTLB.

In the absence of government initiatives, private initiatives by institutions like PTLB have assumed great significance. Very soon these initiatives may also be part and parcel of international ODR and e-courts projects and initiatives.