Monday, July 19, 2010

ODR In India Got Techno Legal Rejuvenation

Online Dispute Resolution in India (ODR in India) is in its infancy stage. Even if we compare the same with other parts of the world, India is not lagging much far behind. However, there is a dearth of initiatives in this regard in India.

Further, the laws of India are also not conducive for the establishment and growth of ODR in India. Fortunately, we have a guiding path in the form of techno legal ADR and ODR platform that can be utilised to establish ODR in India.

With the establishment of PTLB training, education and policy making platform a great impetus has been provided to ODR in general and techno –legal issues in particular. The cycle seems to be complete with the establishment of a techno legal ODR platform in this regard.

Law Minister Veerappa Moily must incorporate the relevant provisions in the proposed amendments in the arbitration law of India to accommodate ODR as well. These techno legal platforms can provide valuable guidance and support for an ODR regulatory framework in India and world wide.