Mandatory e-filing of cases by the Government in all matters
भारत सरकार/GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
रेल मंत्रालय /MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
रेलवे बोर्ड /RAILWAY BOARD
New Delhi, dated: 7.01.2022
The General Mangers/DGs/CAOs,
All Zonal Railways & Production Units,
All Centralised Training Institutes,
CORE, Metro & RDSO
Public Sector Undertakings,
Sub: Mandatory e-filing of cases/petitions by the Government in all matters from 01.01.2022.
Ref: D.O. No. J-18/51/2021-Judicial dated 24.12.2021 of Department of Legal Affairs, Ministry of Law & Justice.
Enclosed please find herewith a D.O. from Secretary, Department of Legal Affairs, Ministry of Law & Justice in connection with mandatory e-filing of cases/petitions by the Government in all matters from 01.01.2022. Para 3 of the D.O. calls for extending the use of ICT tools available in the local offices by the concerned Government counsels for facilitating e-filing in respect of cases pertaining to UOI.
For information and compliance please.
DA: As above are
Exec. Director Estt. (General)
Anoop Kumar Mendiratta
DEPARTMENT OF LEGAL AFFAIRS
MINISTRY OF LAW & JUSTICE
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
D.O. No.J-18/51/2021 – Judicial
Dated the 24th December, 2021
You may recall that Hon’ble Dr. Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, Judge, Supreme Court of India and Chairperson e-Committee has communicated to all the Chief Justices of the High Courts on 09.10.2021 urging them to ensure that e-filing of cases/petitions by the Government in all matters is made mandatory from 1st January 2022 and that there should be no physical filing of cases by the Government in any matter thereafter.
2. In this context, kindly refer to my earlier D.O. letter of even number dated 03.12.2021 wherein you were requested to take necessary steps and to also ensure mandatory e-filing in respect of litigation on behalf of Union of India by your Ministry/Department. including Autonomous Bodies/ Subordinate Offices/ Attached Offices and PSUs under administrative control of your Ministry, before the Courts across India w.e.f. 1st January, 2022.
3. I shall be grateful if you could kindly sensitize all the concerned officers and offices under your Ministry/Department, including Autonomous Bodies/Subordinate Offices/Attached Offices and PSUs for extending the use of ICT tools available in their local offices by the concerned Government Counsels for facilitating e-filing in respect of cases pertaining to UOI. This will go a long way in bridging the technology gap and aid in the efforts of Union of India to migrate their filing in digital mode before the courts w.e.f. 01.01.2022 till the time the infrastructural facilities are augmented by the Ministry of Law and Justice.
With warm regards,
(Anoop Kumar Mendiratta)