India's first e-court was opened at High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad. This is the common high court for the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. This was inaugurated by Supreme Court judge Justice Madan B. Lokur who heads the e-Committee of the Supreme Court. The purpose of e-court is to ensure speedy justice for the litigants, also providing easy and hassle-free access to justice for the general public. It also aims to provide solution for large number of pending cases in the country. Also, making the work of judges, advocates and all those related with judiciary, a lot more effective.
India’s first Integrated Criminal Justice System (ICJS) was also launched in High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad. Infact, these two states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana became the first two states in the country to be chosen for Integrated Criminal Justice System (ICJS) project, as two states made significant progress in technology and IT. The annouced system is going to integrate police stations with the courts, with jails, with the prosecution and with the forensic science laboratories.
The e-Courts were conceptualized on the basis of the National Policy and Action Plan for Implementation of information and communication technology (ICT) in the Indian Judiciary–2005 submitted by e-Committee (Supreme Court of India), with a vision to transform the Indian Judiciary by ICT enablement of Courts. In October 2014, the High Court of Kerala announced that two e-courts would be established. A similar such court is also in progress in the national capital, Delhi.