First E-Court : Hyderabad on It’s way to Digitization
A very much needed step in the history of Indian Justice system, India’s first e-court was regarding Sunday opened at High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad, which is the common high court for the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
What is E-Court: It is a process of eliminating paper work and provide a complete paper-less office which is also known as Digitization.
Inaugurating the e-court, Supreme Court pass judgment Justice Madan B Lokur said Telangana and Andhra Pradesh were first two states in the country to be chosen for Integrated Criminal Justice System (ICJS) project.
While noting that the two states made lot of evolve in technology, he said it was one of the reasons for the decision to motivate the ICJS, a “system which is going to integrate police stations with the courts, with jails, with the prosecution and with the forensic science laboratories”.
Justice Lokur, who heads the e-Committee of the Supreme Court, said modalities of the system will be worked out at a meeting scheduled on July 28, and he was impressed as soon as the e-court at Hyderabad High Court.
“It is not only the e-court in the sense it is fully computerised but it also a paperless court. We spent few minutes understanding the system and I tried my hand at using the technology. It’s extremely user friendly.
I will encourage all judges to try it. During this coming week I am going to try and introduce this in Supreme Court as well. If it happens in the Supreme Court, you (Telangana and Andhra Pradesh high court) can take all credit for it,” he said.
Digitization and improving the technology today is much greater than before, he exuded confidence that all board of jury will be adept to use it easily. He hoped that there will be more e-courts in stuffy following.
Justice Lokur said a omnipotent amount of go in front has been made in this high court greater than couple of years due to the loving pull taken by the chief justice.
“Things dramatically changed over last 3 or 4 years. The team effort led to this change. The e-committee trying to supplement this team effort,” he added.
He said the take desire of e-courts was to ensure speedy justice for the litigants. He restless the obsession to appoint staff for paperless courts and advised board of panel of panel of adjudicators to focus upon online data retrieve.
High court incharge Chief Justice Dilip B Bhosale, panel of judges of the high court and senior officials were completion.
“Digitisation of records will be completed in a year and we are also actively taking steps to introduce e-filing of cases from June 2017,” said by Chief Justice Bhosale.