Supreme Court judge Justice Madan B. Lokurhas inaugurated First paperless e-court in High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad, common High court for the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Justice P Naveen Raowill will preside over the e-court. It is not only the e-court in the sense it is fully computerised but it also a paperless court. “It’s extremely user friendly. I will encourage all judges to try it,” Justice Lokur said. Justice Lokur made the following speech during the inaugural function. He said, “Telangana and Andhra Pradesh have made lot of progress and that is one of the reasons we have decided that the ICJS is going to be launched in both the states.
This system is going to integrate the courts, police stations, prosecution, forensic science laboratories and Jails. Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are the first two states in the country that have been chosen for the ICJS project. We are also looking at ‘case management’ and once we are able to introduce it successfully, the movement of cases will be very much faster and justice will be far more expeditious than it is at the present moment. We are now in the process of computerising the high courts, though substantial progress has been done, but we are trying to bring about some kind of uniformity between the data that is available in all the high courts. If the judiciary, lawyers, litigants and court staff work together we can bring about a massive change in justice delivery and access to justice.”
This initiative will pave a way towards achieving a better environment and leading towards sustainable management of resources.
By – Nikita Goel