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'itat e-dwar', an e-filing portal of Income Tax Appellate Tribunal launched

  • Category
    Polity & Governance
  • Published
    6th Jul, 2021

Union Ministry for Law & Justice, Communications and Electronics & IT, formally launched the e-filing portal of Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT), ‘itat e-dwar’.

Context

Union Ministry for Law & Justice, Communications and Electronics & IT, formally launched the e-filing portal of Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT), ‘itat e-dwar’.

About

About the e-filing portal

  • It is an initiative to reduce the digital divide among the people.
  • The launch of the e-Filing Portal ‘itat e-dwar’ aims to enhance the accessibility, accountability, and transparency in the day-to-day working of the ITAT. 
  • It would not only result in economization of the use of paper, savings in costs but also rationalization of the fixation of cases leading to quicker disposal of cases. 
  • The newly developed e-Filing Portal would enable the parties to file their Appeals, Miscellaneous Applications, documents, paper books, etc., electronically. 
  • It is a step towards the digitization of ITAT.

How India is moving towards digitalization

  • Nearly 129 crore of the Indian population are enrolled for Aadhar. 
  • Nearly 40 crore bank accounts have been opened for the poor and linked to Aadhar.
  • Digital India has positioned India as a world leader in digital payments. 

Steps towards digitization of judicial system

  • e-Courts Project
  • Draft Vision Document of e-Courts Project Phase III
    • A sub-committee the E-Committee of the Supreme Court has released the Draft Vision Document of e-Courts Project Phase III. The objective it hopes to achieve is on finalization to provide a blueprint for the judiciary to adopt and implement digitization. 
  • Supreme Court Portal for Assistance in Court’s efficiency (SUPACE)
    • It is an AI-driven tool designed to assist judges with processing information.
  • National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG)
    • It will permit citizens to check the pendency of cases across the country.
  • E-SevaKendras and the e-Courts Services App
  • Tele-Law: Department of Justice has partnered with NALSA and CSC e-Governance Service India Limited for mainstreaming legal aid to the marginalized communities through Common Services Center (CSC).Tele-Law means the use of communications and information technology for the delivery of legal information and advice.
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