On 28th June 2021, Barun Mitra, Secretary at Department of Justice launched the “Enforcing Contracts Portal” that is aimed at improving the Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) in India.
The Department of Justice under the Ministry of Law and Justice, is the nodal agency responsible for all policy reforms on “Enforcing Contracts” for improving the EoDB in India.
Features of Portal:
i.Provides up to date information on all commercial cases in Dedicated Commercial Courts in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Kolkata.
ii.Online reporting by all High Courts regarding the Mediation & Arbitration centres annexed to the Commercial Courts in order to maintain Pre-Institution Mediation and Settlement(PIMS) of commercial cases
iii.Provides instructive videos & manuals for e-filing, and use of other useful apps – eCourt services app, JustIS app
Why is Contract Enforcement Important?
- Enforcing Contract, is a method used for standardized commercial dispute resolution
- Contract Enforcement is one of the 11 areas of business regulations used in the World Bank’s EoDB ranking
Note – India was ranked 63rd in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business 2020 index.
Currently, only the cities of Delhi and Mumbai are under the purview of the Ease of Doing Business survey by World Bank. Kolkata and Bengaluru are likely to be included in the Doing Business Report in future.
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Chief Justice of India SA Bobde launched, “Supreme Court Portal for Assistance in Court’s Efficiency (SUPACE)” a 1st of its kind Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven tool in the World that collects relevant facts and laws related to the case.
About Ministry of Law and Justice:
Union Minister – Ravi Shankar Prasad (Constituency – Patna Sahib, Bihar)
“JustIS App” – District & Subordinate Court Management app of the Department of Justice