Friday 26 October 2012

Online Dispute Resolution Emerging Areas

Online dispute resolution in India (ODR in India) is not widely used and is not well established. The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 is based upon assumptions and premises that do not rely upon information and communication technology (ICT). Naturally, ODR in India cannot grow in these circumstances. In fact, ODR in India is facing severe legal roadblocks.

Since ODR is not very much explored in India therefore there are very few online dispute resolution service providers in India. Perry4Law Techno Legal Base (PTLB) is the best among them. The rejuvenation of ODR in India by PTLB is well known.  The exclusive techno legal online dispute resolution (ODR) centre of India is also managed by PTLB. The exclusive e-courts consultancy and training centre of India is also managed by PTLB.

There is an urgent need to streamline Indian efforts in the direction of establishment of e-courts in India. Till the end of October 2012 we are still waiting for the constitution of first e-court of India.

ODR and e-courts in India must be accepted and adopted by India urgently. The ODR and e-courts initiatives of PTLB can be a starting point to work in these directions. It would be a good idea to seek techno legal services of Perry4Law and PTLB by Indian government in this regard.