Thane, May 17 UNI | 2 months ago

Adding to the facilities being provided to make legal process easier for litigants, Case Information System (CIS) is being introduced soon in Thane courts, it was learnt here today.

The Thane District Courts Bar Association has in a circular asked all its members to provide details of their mobile phones to the courts to enable to start off the system which will be of immense use to the practicing lawyers in the district.

Under the new system which is known as CIS Version N.C.1.0, advocates of petitioners as well as respondents will be informed about the status of their petitions from time-to-time through Short Messaging Service (SMS).

'It is a hand-to-hand service where the advocate of the petitioner will receive SMS alerts regarding the status of the petition filed by him so that he can forward it to his clients. This system will decrease the dependency on assistants, which needed follow-up of the file,' said one of the advocates.

The system will be of great help to advocates as well as their clients where they can know sitting on their chairs, whether the petition filed by him or her has been accepted, or whether it has any defect in it or not, which could be removed immediately. Earlier, it could be known only after checking the file. To begin with, only initial stages of the petition will be provided, but gradually the service will be extended till the case is disposed of, he added.

'For now, we can get information about the first three stages -- filing number, whether there are any defect in the petition or not and the case number, but by July this year, status at seven levels will be provided through SMS until the case is disposed of,' he said.

The other four stages include the status related to adjournment, hearing, disposal as well as the completion of certified copy after the case has been disposed of, he added.

(Posted on 17-05-2014)