SC Verdicts To Be Available In Odia, 5 Other Regional Languages

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: For litigants who are not well-versed with English, the Supreme Court has decided to make its verdicts available in six Indian languages on its official website by the end of this month.

Apart from Odia, the apex court orders will now be translated into five other regional languages viz. Assamese, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi and Telugu.

The languages to translate the judgements into were decided on the basis of the number of requests coming to the top court from various states.

Priority in translation will be given to orders relating to individual litigants such as civil disputes, criminal matters, landlord-tenant disputes, matrimonial issues etc.

According to reports, CJI Ranjan Gogoi has cleared a software indigenously developed by the Supreme Court’s electronic software wing for the purpose.

The SC judgements written in English will be first uploaded and later the translated versions will be made available on its website after a week.

Noteworthy, this comes after President Ram Nath Kovind stressed on the need for translation of the court judgements in regional languages for the non-English speakers.

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