Supreme Court Introduces 'SuSwagatam': A Seamless Online Solution To Eliminate Lengthy Queues For Generating Entry Pass
The Supreme Court of India, today, announced the launch of a website named 'SuSwagatam' designed to facilitate the online registration of Advocates, visitors, litigants, interns, journalists, and others, enabling them to request an ePass for accessing the premises of the Apex Court. This specialized web and mobile application simplifies the process by allowing individuals to swiftly generate an ePass with a single click, eliminating the need to wait in lengthy queues at the Court's counters.
Chief Justice of India D.Y. Chandrachud, at the beginning of the hearing today, announced the launch of 'SuSwagatam'. The CJI said "Before we begin the proceedings today if all of you will have a look at the large screen on your left and right, that is the first page of our new website for online passes to advocates, visitors, interns and everybody coming to the Supreme court so you don't have to wait in ques in the morning. All passes are generated online, this is the facility which has been made available since this morning."
The CJI further said "One can apply for e-Pass the previous evening or whenever you want and log in for that particular day. The moment the person comes to the security counter, the entire details of the pass are reflected for the CISF/CRPF personnel who are guarding the establishment. We have called it 'SuSwagatam'."
Welcoming the initiative, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said, "This was a major concern there used to be big long lines."
In the press release issued by the Supreme Court, it is said "The launch of SuSwagatam is another step in continuation of various e-governance initiatives by the Hon’ble Chief Justice of India, Dr. Justice Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud. Supreme Court of India, today launches another citizen centric service, SuSwagatam, a web-based and mobile-friendly application that allows a user to register oneself online and request for ePass. The application has been launched to simplify visitor management at the Apex Court for advocates, litigants, citizens and all stakeholders. The access control entry/exit software allow the users, to register themselves online and request ePasses for various purposes, such as attending court hearings, visiting office blocks, litigants’ meeting advocates, or visiting the press lounge."
It further states that "The SuSwagatam portal has been tested as a pilot project since July 25, 2023 and has received positive feedback from the users. More than 10,000 ePasses have been issued through the portal in the testing phase."
The portal can be accessed at https://suswagatam.sci.gov.in/.