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  Tuesday, 4 Sep 2018
Application of Recently Issued eCourt Regulation

Authors: Dimas Agung Hendarto, Geraldi Januarius & Aprillivan Partogi

The Supreme Court of Indonesia continues to move quickly to reform the effective and efficient justice system by implementing information technology in the justice system. The Head of the Supreme Court officially announced the electronic case administration in the court, (then called e-Court) on 13th July with the issuance of Supreme Court Regulation Number 3 of 2018 (“Perma No. 3/2018”) regarding Electronic Case Administration (“E-Court”).

E-Court is a court instrument as a form of public service in terms of online case registration, online payments, sending trial documents and online summons.

E-Court is provided in the form of website and application. E-Court is expected to be able to improve services conducted by the court, so that people can save time and costs in handling case administration.

In the meantime, the E-Court is only specifically made to for civil cases in the District Courts, Religious Courts, State Administrative Courts and Military Administrative Court. The Supreme Court will also develop similar system and application for criminal case matters in the future.

Substantially, E-Court was made by the Supreme Court so that justice seekers can easily get court services. With the E-court service, the community will get efficiency in the litigation administrative process in the Court.

Currently the E-Court service can only be used by the registered advocates, but in the future, the coverage will be extended to registered individuals, so that this convenience service can be enjoyed by all parties. In the future, the coverage will be extended for the registered individuals as stipulated in article 4 paragraph (1) of the Law No. 3 of 2018.

To support the Supreme Court's E-Court program, the Supreme Court is currently collaborating with the Government Bank (Bank Rakyat Indonesia, Bank Mandiri, Bank Nasional Indonesia, and Bank Tabungan Negara) in terms of management of cash advance (called “uang panjar”) reception/payment. In this case, the Banks that have been appointed provide Virtual Account (Payment Number) to simplify the payment to the Court.

Lastly, in the future, the Supreme Court expects that every administration related to court proceeding can be administrated via website and application, in order to facilitate people to have easier access to the court proceeding.