Artificial Intelligence Can Help Reduce Backlog of Pending Cases: Law Minister Kiren Rijiju


Law Minister Kiren Rijiju on Saturday said artificial intelligence can help in “surprising ways” to ensure permanent justice and reduce the backlog of pending cases.

Addressing the concluding session of the two-day Constitution Day celebrations organized by the Supreme Court, he said artificial intelligence ,NS) can help implement court management tools such as case flow management, case management clearance rates, online information on case laws and automated algorithmic-based support systems, all of which can add to the efficiency of judicial functioning.

The minister said that since courts in India are already undergoing a transformational transition from going digital, the emerging domain of AI can help in amazing ways to ensure sustainable justice delivery and reduce the backlog of pending cases. Yes, the minister said.

Certainly machines cannot replace human judges, but they can assist judges in the decision-making process by giving calculations and impartial opinion, he said.

Rijiju said that synergy of AI with human knowledge can help in expediting the delivery of justice.

President Ram Nath Kovind, Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, Judge of Supreme court And others including the High Court were present at the event.

Referring to the concerns over pending cases in various courts, the Minister said that adequacy of judicial infrastructure is important to reduce pendency and pendency in courts.

Rijiju said that the present government is sensitive to the needs of providing well-equipped judicial infrastructure to the subordinate judiciary to facilitate the administration of justice, so that justice is delivered easily and timely to all.

He said that the government is committed to invest maximum possible resources for building next generation quality infrastructure so that they can grow as engines of economic growth.

He said the role of the judiciary in adjudicating infrastructure disputes and keeping in mind the larger national interest is crucial for the development path and flow of the overall project cost.

Referring to the alternative dispute resolution mechanism to reduce the burden of courts, Rijiju said that the central government is taking various policy initiatives to promote and strengthen the mechanism through amendments to the existing laws. As a continuation of this exercise, a standalone law on arbitration is being considered, he told the gathering.