Sunday, June 30, 2024

Supreme Court Vidhik Anuvaad Software (SUVAS)

Supreme Court Vidhik Anuvaad Software (SUVAS) SUVAS has been developed at the initiative of the Supreme Court of India in collaboration and with technical support from the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India aided by experts from IIT and IIIT. It is a machine assisted translation tool trained by Artificial Intelligence (AI). This Tool is especially designed for Judicial Domain and at present, has the capacity and capability of translating English Judicial documents, Orders or Judgments into nine vernacular languages scripts and vice versa. This is the first step towards introduction of Artificial Intelligence in Judicial Domain. SUVAS was presented to the President of India, on the occasion of Constitution Day on November 26, 2019 at a programme organised by Supreme Court of India to mark the celebration of the momentous event. 

The work covers translating judgments related to cases arising under the appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of India in relation to the following subject categories:
1.Labour matters;
2.Rent Act matters;
3.Land Acquisition and Requisition matters;
4.Service matters;
5.Compensation matters;
6.Criminal matters;
7.Family Law matters;
8.Ordinary Civil matters;
9.Personal Law matters;
10.Religious and Charitable Endowments matters;
11.Simple money and Mortgage matters;
12.Eviction under the Public Premises(Eviction) Act matters;
13.Land Laws and Agriculture Tenancies; and
14.Matters relating to Consumer Protection.

The translation is functional from English language into Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu languages. It has been rolled out in the relevant High Courts.
(b)    The Official Multilingual Mobile App of Supreme Court of India, provides updates about the legal proceedings in six languages i.e. English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu.
(c)     At present the Official Mobile App of Supreme Court is not separately equipped with accessibility of information to visually impaired.
(d)     Through computerization of 16,845 District and Subordinate Courts and ICT use under the eCourts Project Phase-II, several services have been provided to litigants, lawyers and Judiciary which facilitate expeditious delivery of judicial services. eCourts services such as details of case registration, cause list, case status, daily orders and final judgments are available to litigants and advocates through eCourts web portal, Judicial Service Centers (JSC) in all computerized courts, eCourts Mobile App, email service, SMS push and pull services. Integration of eCourts Services through Common Service Centers (CSCs) has been successfully completed. eCourt CNR Service has been enabled through Digital Seva Portal in all CSC locations across the country. National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG) for District and Subordinate Courts, created as an online platform under the Project, provides information relating to judicial proceedings/decisions of computerized district and subordinate courts of the country. Currently, all stakeholders including Judicial Officers can access case status information in respect of over 12.97 crore pending and disposed cases and more than 11.15 crore orders / judgments pertaining to these computerized courts. Video Conferencing facility has been enabled between 3240 court complexes and 1272 corresponding jails.

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