IAS Gyan

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28th November, 2023 Polity


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Context: The Supreme Court of India launched two initiatives during the Constitution Day celebrations on 26th November.


  • The recent Constitution Day celebrations at the Supreme Court of India were marked by the launch of several significant initiatives aimed at enhancing judicial processes and accessibility.

FASTER 2.0 Portal for Prompt Release of Prisoners

  • The FASTER 2.0 portal is designed to expedite the release of prisoners by ensuring swift communication of judicial orders to the relevant authorities.
  • The portal serves as a platform through which judicial orders for the release of individuals from incarceration are directly transmitted to jails, trial courts, and high courts, ensuring immediate compliance without undue delay.
  • By streamlining the communication process, this initiative aims to address the issue of prisoners facing prolonged detention despite judicial orders for release, thereby safeguarding their rights and expediting the justice delivery system.

Hindi Version of the e-SCR Portal

  • The launch of a Hindi version of the e-SCR (Supreme Court's judgments) portal aims to facilitate broader accessibility and understanding of legal judgments.
  • Over 21,388 judgments have been translated into Hindi and vetted for accuracy, making legal content more accessible to Hindi-speaking individuals.
  • Translations into languages like Punjabi, Odia, Bengali, Urdu, Garo, Assamese, Konkani, among others, have been undertaken, broadening the accessibility of legal information.
  • The integration of technology through this portal allows citizens to access legal judgments efficiently and promotes inclusivity.

Virtual Justice Clock

  • The launch of a virtual justice clock at the Supreme Court visualizes the backlog of cases pending before the apex court.
  • This visual representation of pending cases serves as a transparent and informative tool, offering a snapshot of the workload faced by the Supreme Court, emphasizing the importance of addressing case pendency and enhancing judicial efficiency.


  • These initiatives collectively aim to bridge gaps in the justice delivery system by leveraging technology, language inclusivity, and transparent representation of the judiciary's workload, ultimately fostering a more accessible and efficient judicial framework for the citizens of India.

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Q. What is the primary purpose of the FASTER 2.0 portal?

A) To monitor prison facilities

B) To expedite the release of prisoners

C) To track criminal records

D) To facilitate legal consultations

Answer: B


The FASTER 2.0 portal aims to accelerate the release of prisoners by ensuring swift communication of judicial orders to relevant authorities.