- GS-2: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
- GS-2: Judiciary & challeges
Context: NITI Aayog in Nov 2021 released the report ‘Designing the Future of Dispute Resolution: The ODR Policy Plan for India’, to scale dispute avoidance, containment and resolution online.
- The roll out of the stated recommendations in the report can help make India a world leader in using technology and innovation through Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) for effective access to justice for every individual.
- The report was based on the recommendation made by Committee headed by Justice AK Sikri, which was constituted by NITI Aayog at the peak of COVID crisis in 2020.
Mains Practice Question – Critically examine the role of Online Dispute Resolution Mechanism in the Indian Judicial system. Also, highlight the key challenges associated with its implementation.
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