India News | Must constantly rely on technology in post-COVID world, says Judge Surya Kant


New Delhi, Nov. 24 (PTI) Supreme Court Justice Justice Surya Kant has said the use of technology is not just a matter of progress but a necessity to protect health, and people will need to constantly rely on it to function during the day. life today in the post-COVID world.

Speaking at the farewell ceremony of the 1st National MS Rathi Memorial Moot Competition on November 21, Judge Kant spoke of the inevitable need for a technological interface with the law and underlined the important role played by the Indian Center. Dispute Resolution Agency (IDRC) to bring best practice in the area of ​​Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) to India.

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“It is also important to recognize the impact that an institution like IDRC has had. In the post-COVID world, we will have to constantly rely on technology to function in our day-to-day lives while ensuring our health and safety. In the context of academic COVD… the use of technology is not just a matter of technological advancement, but a necessity to protect our health and this is where IDRC services such as its e-ADR portal come into being. very important, ”he said.

Justice Kant said that IDRC offers a modern technological approach to alternative dispute resolution and that the e-ADR platform gives litigants across the country the ability to use ADR’s possibilities without having to go through the streets. long distances to get to a physical location.

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“For example, moving to a completely paperless system while proceedings and pleadings take place entirely online is not only convenient for litigants, but also good for the environment,” he said during the competition. advocacy campaign organized by and IDRC.

In addition, Judge SC emphasized the importance of quintessential law school activities, such as a moot court competition that prepares a law student to deal with “difficult cases” that involve technical questions of law.

The judge said the common man can hope for justice through young, hard-working lawyers.

He also said that advocacy is an important exercise in law school, and that an advocacy proposal presents a real-time issue that involves several legal technicalities that students should approach with a “softness of mind” and their minds. knowledge.

Judge Kant also spoke of the “indispensable” and “indelible” mark that the work of the late Mr. S. Rathi left on the legal fraternity and called him a distinguished advocate and supporter of legal and educational law. India.

“The life of Mr. S. Rathi is a shining example of public service and the betterment of the poor and marginalized. His long and productive career spanning several decades shows him occupying various positions of great importance in various institutions across the country, ”said the judge.

He stressed that the legal education and training that Rathi has provided continues to be an inevitable contribution to improving legal literacy in this country.

Rathi has not only attempted to impart legal knowledge to the general public, but also to officials, Judge Kant added.

“While serving as the director of the law school at Delhi Police Training College, he passed on his indelible legal knowledge to generations of police officers interested in maintaining public order and protecting citizens,” he said. he declared.

Justice Kant said the law can come to the aid of those who know their rights and know how to use the law to uphold them and the work Rathi has done in passing on his many years of knowledge to the next generation is a huge contribution. to this awareness.

“The greatest gift a person can give to the next generation is to pass on the unique knowledge and experience they have accumulated over a lifetime of learning. The real characteristic of a great teacher is one who keeps learning and growing. Shri Rathi embodied these two virtues together, ”he added.

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