Docket Management Techniques in India

  • Aayushi Mehta
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  • Aayushi Mehta

    Student at KIIT School of Law, Bhubaneshwar, India

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Docket in general means a system of numbering or tagging documents which helps in easy access to them. In the Legal System all the cases which are filed with the courts and tribunals are docketed or numbered as such by the registry. Their main objective is to help keep record of all the documents and keeps track of all the happenings of the case all at one place within one file. “Each summary in a docket corresponds to a legal action done during a case. This includes motions, depositions, interviews, briefs, and rulings. Copies of documents such as declarations and affidavits are also sometimes kept in a case's docket. Each item that is included in a docket is marked with a docket number, which is a reference number that indicates information such as case type, location, and the judge(s) involved. All documents which are a part of the docket will have their own docket item number, as well as information about when it was filed in court and entered into the docket”. Mishandling of a docket will enable the knowledge contained in it to end up in wrong hands. Simply because a certain data is also of public record or already obtainable on-line while the case is active, alternative items of knowledge would possibly have to be compelled to be kept discreet from public for safety. Here the main responsibility lies on the shoulders of the Court Managers, the 13th Law Commission of India,2010-2015 issued a grant of Rs. 500 Crore towards the development of the judicial implications. There were a number of policies and duties that were prescribed to be followed by the Courts for the optimal usage of the said grant.A number of suggestions were given by the Commission for the utilizations of the funds which will be further discussed below.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 3, Page 2251 - 2258


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