Enforceability of E-Contracts in India

International Journal of Communication and Media Science
© 2022 by SSRG - IJCMS Journal
Volume 9 Issue 2
Year of Publication : 2022
Authors : Shresth Goel
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Shresth Goel, "Enforceability of E-Contracts in India," SSRG International Journal of Communication and Media Science, vol. 9,  no. 2, pp. 9-16, 2022. Crossref, https://doi.org/10.14445/2349641X/IJCMS-V9I2P102


An E-Contract is a tool for creating and negotiating agreements for consumer and commercial e-commerce and associated services. It is a contract that a software system model specifies, executes, and deploys. Technological advancement has ensured that the country has a strong e-commerce infrastructure. E-Contract usage has increased significantly over the past ten years, not just in India but in other countries, particularly in the wake of the COVID issue. E-contracts are the contracts of the future. E-contracts like shrinkwrap, clickwrap, email contracts, etc., are used by businesses in the trade, software, and commerce sectors. The technology-law relationship is becoming more intriguing because of the growth of technology. Everyone wants a quick and easy way to create contracts or legal documents in today's fast-paced environment. People are now adopting the method of creating e-contracts by electronic methods, which is in full effect today. The Indian Contract Act of 1872, the Information Technology Act of 2000, and the Indian Evidence Act of 1872 are the major legislation that determines the authenticity of an e-contract. Since many contracts and agreements are formed electronically using Gmail, and the agreement is acknowledged by the mail itself, this research paper will explore questions regarding the validity, enforceability, and legality of E contracts in India.


Digital signatures, E-contracts, EDI, E-signatures, Types of electronic contracts.


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