Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates the Supreme Court’s Diamond Jubilee celebration, launching digital initiatives and emphasizing the court’s pivotal role in upholding India’s democracy and modernizing laws.
New Delhi, January 28, 2024 – In a momentous event at the Supreme Court auditorium in Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Diamond Jubilee celebration of the Supreme Court of India on January 28. The ceremony marked the commencement of the 75th year of the esteemed institution, coinciding with the Constitution of India entering its 75th year just two days prior.
During the event, the Prime Minister launched several citizen-centric information and technology initiatives aimed at enhancing the judicial system’s efficiency and accessibility. These initiatives include the Digital Supreme Court Reports (Digi SCR), Digital Courts 2.0, and a new website for the Supreme Court.
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Addressing the gathering, Prime Minister Modi extended his congratulations and gratitude to all present, emphasizing the Supreme Court’s crucial role in upholding the principles of freedom, equality, and justice envisioned by the framers of the Indian constitution. He highlighted the court’s continuous efforts in strengthening India’s vibrant democracy, particularly in landmark judgments related to freedom of expression, personal liberty, and social justice.
Recognizing the pivotal role of a robust judicial system in the nation’s development, the Prime Minister disclosed that over Rs 7000 crore had been disbursed since 2014 for the physical infrastructure development of courts across the country. Additionally, he announced the recent approval of Rs 800 crore for the expansion of the Supreme Court Building Complex.
Prime Minister Modi emphasized the importance of modernizing laws to align with the present situation and global best practices. He underscored the government’s commitment to the E-Courts Mission Project, revealing that its third phase would receive four times more funding than the second phase. The Prime Minister outlined the broader vision for the next 25 years, stating that today’s economic policies and legal frameworks would lay the foundation for a vibrant future for India.
In his concluding remarks, PM Modi reiterated the significance of a strong judicial system as the cornerstone of a “Viksit Bharat” (developed India) and expressed confidence that the laws being shaped today would contribute to the nation’s bright and prosperous future.