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'Judicial system more transparent as detailed info regarding case status, history available online'

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

The judicial system has become more transparent as detailed information regarding case status and history is now available on the electronic platform, and High CourtChief Justice said Saturday.

Terming the e-Courts project as a "big leap" towards fulfilment of Constitutional obligation of providing justice to the citizens at their doorsteps, he appreciated the efforts of the of of and in bringing the among the front runners in the matter of computerisation.

"Now case status and history is easily and promptly accessible," he said.

Earlier, the second National Conference of the Computer Committees of the high courts was inaugurated here at the in the presence of Justice Hemant Gupta, Judge, of India,Justice Murari,Justice Surya Kant, Chief Justice, of

The two-day conference, with the theme 'e-Courts Project Exploring New Horizons', would provide a platform for deliberations among all the stakeholders of e-Courts Project - Department of Justice, e-Committee of the Supreme Court, Computer Committees of High Courts, Central Project Coordinators of the High Courts on various issues concerning implementation of e-Courts project.

Addressing the conference, Justice dwelled upon the journey of judicial system from 'Courts to e-Courts'.

He highlighted the initial resistance to the infusion of information and into the judicial system.

He also spoke about the success of the e-Courts project and the benefits being reaped by the public from e-Services.

Justice Gupta also impressed upon getting a feedback from advocates and litigants regarding the system so as to further improve the same.

Justice Surya Kant, while emphasising the necessity of the use of information and for making the judicial system more effective and efficient, also cautioned against in the arena requiring application of mind.

Justice Ravi Ranjan, Chairman, Computer Committee, High Court of and Haryana, while delivering the welcome address, highlighted that the main purpose of this conference is to share achievements of all the HCs with regard to centralised concept conceived by the e-Committee of the SC and to further exchange ideas for improvements and innovations.

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First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 19:05 IST