Government think tank NITI Aayog is seeking feedback on its recently developed policy framework for Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) in India.
The National Institution for Transforming India, also called NITI Aayog, was formed via a resolution of the Union Cabinet on January 1, 2015. NITI Aayog is the premier policy ‘Think Tank’ of the Government of India, providing both directional and policy inputs. While designing strategic and long term policies and programmes for the Government of India, NITI Aayog also provides relevant technical advice to the Centre and States. The Governing Council of NITI, with The Prime Minister as its Chairman, comprises Chief Ministers of all States and Lt. Governors of Union Territories (UTs).
With a view to mainstreaming ODR in India, NITI Aayog had constituted a Task Force Committee chaired by former Supreme Court judge, Justice AK Sikri. A policy plan was subsequently made, and is is open for public feedback until November 11.
Feedback can be shared through this link.
The think tank has partnered with non-profit Civis, to facilitate this public consultation.
The report sets out the history and background of ODR internationally as well as in India. It also makes recommendations on what improvements can be made to bolster ODR in the country.
It also highlights measures that must be taken to build a successful pathway for ODR in India.