Law Minister Kiran Rijiju said on Saturday that artificial intelligence would help ensure “lasting justice” and reduce the backlog of pending cases in “surprising ways”.
Addressing the concluding session of the two-day Constitution Day event organized by the Supreme Court, he said Artificial Intelligence (AI) would enable the implementation of court management tools such as case management, case management clearance rates, online information on case laws and automation. Algorithm based support system, all of which can enhance the efficiency of the judicial process.
The Minister said that as courts in India are already undergoing transformation through digitalisation, the growing domain of AI will help in surprising ways to ensure sustainable administration of justice and reduce the backlog of pending cases.
Machines, of course, cannot change human judges, but they can help judges in the decision-making process by providing calculated and impartial opinions, he said.
Synchronizing artificial intelligence with human wisdom will help bring about the momentum to deliver justice, Mr Rijiju said.
The event was attended by President Ramnath Govind, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court NV Ramana, Supreme Court and High Court judges.
Referring to the concerns about cases pending in various courts, the Minister said that adequate judicial infrastructure is important to reduce the number of pending cases and pending cases in the courts.
Mr Rijiju said the current government felt the need to provide a well-equipped judicial infrastructure for the sub-judiciary to facilitate the administration of justice so as to allow justice to be delivered to all easily and in a timely manner.
He noted that the government is committed to investing the maximum possible resources to build the next generation of quality infrastructure so that they become machines of economic growth.
Keeping in mind the role of the judiciary in resolving infrastructure disputes and the greater national interests is important for the flow of the development path and overall project costs, he said.
Referring to the alternative dispute resolution mechanism to reduce the burden on the courts, Rijiju said the federal government was taking various policy initiatives to improve and strengthen the mechanism through amendments to existing laws. As a follow-up to this exercise, a separate law on arbitration is being considered, he said.