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Uday Umesh Lalit, the chairman of the National Legal Services Authority, has launched India’s first AI-powered digital Lok Adalat. The digital Lok Adalat by Rajasthan State Legal Services Authority (RSLSA) has been designed and developed by Jupitice Justice Technologies.
As per the company’s website, Jupitice is a technology company that focuses on e-Commerce for digital justice services under an online marketplace model. Jupitice has designed and developed a private digital court for the private justice system. Here, individuals and organisations can file and resolve the disputes under ADR (Alternate Dispute Resolution) mechanism online on a single platform without any physical interaction.
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This platform will be used to dispose off pending disputes or disputes that are at the pre-litigation stage. The platform will provide end-to-end dispute resolution with various facilities-
- Drafting and filing of applications,
- Generation of e-notices through one-click
- Smart templates to draft settlement agreements
- Digital hearings through video conferencing tools
It will also offer an AI-powered voice-based interactive chatbot and advanced data analytics tools. It will help in getting better insights into the functioning of Lok Adalat through custom reports and BI Dashboards for data-driven decision-making.
Policymakers have been speaking about the benefits that AI can bring in India’s judicial system for quite some time now. Last year, law minister Kiren Rijiju said that AI could help in reducing the backlog of pending cases and provide sustainable justice delivery. Earlier in 2020, the then CJI SA Bobde talked about the possibility of developing AI for the court system to prevent undue delay in justice.