ODR will work the burden of legal procedures, the way will be convenient. ODR will work on the burden of legal procedures, the way will be convenient
Former CEO of NITI Aayog Amitabh, Executive Director of SEBI Pramod Rao, Director of NCTDR Ethan Katsh and many dignitaries were present. Everyone put forth their views on the role of ODR.
Bangalore: National Technology and Dispute Resolution Center (NCTDR) organized the 22nd edition of International ODR Forum on 17th and 18th March 2023. This event was organized in India’s Silicon Valley, Bangalore International Center. The event was attended by over 250 influential individuals from various sectors including business, government and society. Brought together to network, connect experts and innovative thinkers on ways to advance Online Dispute Resolution (ODR).
Many dignitaries including Amitabh, former CEO of NITI Aayog, Pramod Rao, Executive Director of SEBI, Ethan Katsh, Director of NCTDR were present in this program. All the speakers kept their views on the role of ODR. Let us tell you that on March 17, in the ODR Innovation Pop-up, many companies and enterprises demonstrated on the online dispute. In the same innovation pop-up, Jupitis, the world’s first and only Justice Technology (Justec) company showcased its various ODR tools.
Discussion on online dispute resolution
Meanwhile, Jupitis also launched its AI bot “Saya”. The two day event was packed with various panel discussions related to the ODR scenario. The session on March 18, ODR by the State: A Learning Circle discussed the importance of online dispute resolution by state governments and state legal services.
Raman Agarwal, founder and CEO of Jupitis, described data as a major currency. Emphasizing on organizing and analyzing it, he said, the data which is lying in favor of the third party. That component is located, and we’re wasting our data. He said that one should see the root cause and do basic analysis of that data and come up with good policies and legislative amendments.
‘Could support the judiciary’
He further said that we should have a technology that can support the judiciary, we should have a technology that can support the quasi-judiciary, we should have a technology that can support the regional justice system in the whole group. Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani said that India is currently facing a huge number of pending cases in Indian courts. There are 4.3 crore cases pending in the district courts, while 3.5 lakh cases are waiting for their turn in the High Court. While 70,000 cases are awaiting final decision in the Supreme Court.
He said that ODR is an affordable, cheap and convenient way to resolve disputes and seek justice without the burden and expense of legal procedures. As the largest democracy globally, India has a duty to take the lead in advancing online dispute resolution and significant progress has already been made in this area.