Legal Technology is referred to the implementation of latest technology such as artificial intelligence, machine learning etc. to augment the capabilities of all stakeholders in the legal sector. There are reportedly 17 lakhs lawyers practising in India. The number is way too less in comparison to the requirement of our country. Moreover, practising the profession has been a hard task traditionally without the technology. One principal problem they have been facing is of doing legal research in India for their cases. Also, another data shows that a whopping 2.81 crore cases are pending in the district courts of India.
Globally, the legal industry is experiencing an era of transformation. The changes are unmistakable and diverse. Paperwork and data management- long practiced by lawyers- is being replaced by software solutions; trans-national boundaries are legally economic forces are re-defining law practices; innovative in-house law departments are driving significant...
In 2018, will India see the dawn of going paperless? Amongst all the global economies in the world, India is known to be a cash eccentric economy. Cash accounted for upwards of 95% of all transactions, 85% of workers were paid in cash, and almost half of the population didn’t even have bank accounts.
The government had greater untold plans for the country- dropping a bomb with demonetisation. Within months, the country had removed its currency notes by value from circulation and awaiting new ones. More than 1 billion people participated in a ‘reboot’ of the country’s financial and monetary system. Post demonetisation, the country has embarked its journey to transform into ‘Digital India’.
How is India becoming digital? This was the question that eight technology experts addressed on the first day of EmTech India 2017—an emerging technology conference organized by Mint and MIT Technology Review.
R. Chandrashekhar, president of software industry group Nasscom, said while the journey to digitization has begun, it is a matter of accelerating the pace at which it is happening.
“There is a World Bank report which says that a 10% increase in broadband penetration (in India) can lead to a 1.4% increase in GDP (gross domestic product), making Internet important for enhancing the growth of the economy.”
NEW DELHI: Domestic air passengers could soon be enjoying a complete paperless boarding experience at airports as the government under a biometric-based 'digi-yatra' initiative will provide them a unique ID for hassle-free entry.
For this, passengers need to enrol with the programme through the government's revamped AirSewa-II portal to generate a
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of Vanijya Bhawan, a new office complex for the department of commerce in the national capital tomorrow. The building will approximately cost Rs. 226 crores.
Located near India Gate, the complex is being built on a plot of 4.33 acres, belonging to erstwhile Directorate General of Supplies and Disposals (DGS&D), the commerce ministry said in a statement.
The Centre is keen to bring its “go green initiative” to the hallowed portals of Parliament and State Assemblies and move to paperless functioning and digitised proceedings.
On Monday, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar is expected to float the ‘paper-free’ plan at a two-day All India Chief Whips Conference at Udaipur, where rolling out eSansad and eVidhan is part of the agenda.
Chief Whips — lawmakers who enforce party discipline and ensure the party line is followed in Parliament and Assemblies...