The judiciary is overburdened with the pending cases and it is so tough to find the records after many long years, so the Punjab and Haryana HC has decided to start the project of digitization of the judicial record. To curtail the use and handling of huge volume of physical files and to save valuable space occupied in the judicial record rooms, the Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice Krishna Murari on Friday launched a project of digitization of judicial records in the subordinate courts at 11 pilot sites in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, through video conferencing.
This project is covered under Phase II of the e-courts project of the Supreme Court and is getting financial support under the 14th Finance Commission whereby funds to the tune of Rs 25 Crore and Rs 24 crore have been allocated for Punjab and Haryana, respectively.
Justice Rajesh Bindal, the chairman of the computer committee of Punjab and Haryana High Court has shortlisted 11 sessions divisions namely Ambala, Rohtak, Panipat, Kurukshetra, Rupnagar, Patiala, SBS Nagar, in Punjab and Union Territory Chandigarh as pilot sites for this project.
While launching the project through the video conferencing the Chief Justice has interacted with the District and Session judges of above-mentioned session’s divisions and further emphasized on the successful implementation of the project.
Digitization of judicial record will ensure the availability of e-services like e- copy, e- inspection, e-diary etc. in the Subordinate Courts. All the Subordinate Courts have already been provided with the digital signatures and presently, the digitally signed judgments and orders are being uploaded on National Judicial Data Grid on daily basis.
This program will be done in the areas about 4 lacs sq. ft. And all the record of the disposed of cases and pending cases will be kept. This will save the manpower who is engaged in the handling of the records and with the help of the computer, it will become easier to search out any records.
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