Supreme Court launches online portal for visitors’ pass

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court of India has launched a dedicated portal through which visitors, litigants, and journalists can obtain electronic passes to enter the top court’s premises.

SuSwagatam, the portal, allows visitors, litigants, counsel, judicial law clerks, staff, in-person parties, and journalists to apply for electronic passes online.

The previous procedure required standing in lines at the E-Sewa Kendra to obtain paper passes before entering the Court’s premises.

The launch was announced today by India’s Chief Justice, DY Chandrachud.

“The pass can be made the night before.” The entire pass details are reflected for CISF the moment a person approaches the security counter. SuSwagatam is the name we gave it. On July 25, the portal was tested as a pilot project. On a trial basis, over 10,000 e-passes were distributed until August 8. We also have a video tutorial on how to use it, which will be available soon in languages other than English. “E-Seva Kendra will assist with training,” he stated. Solicitor General (SG) Tushar Mehta welcomed the move.

SuSwagatam aims to provide a seamless and straightforward process to obtain paperless e-passes to visit the Supreme Court for official or case-related purposes, according to a standard operating procedure (SOP) governing the use of the portal by visitors and litigants.

The platform includes advanced features that aim to eliminate the time-consuming and tedious procedures associated with making visit requests. The application is cloud-based software with a simple graphical interface and strong security measures.

It maintains all relevant visitor information efficiently, saving it automatically in a secure database. Following successful registration, there will be a dedicated dashboard with E-Pass details based on the category of pass sought.

Counsel, journalists, law clerks, and staff can use the E-Pass for up to 30 days.

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