Impact Of ICT on Justice Delivery System

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Impact Of ICT on Justice Delivery System

  1. 1. Impact of I C T on JUSTICE DELIVERY SYSTEM BY TALWANT SINGH ADDL. DISTRICT & SESSIONS JUDGE DELHI, INDIA E-Mail: [email_address] Web-Site: www.delhicourts.nic.in
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION <ul><li>Independent, effective & efficient judicial system – Must in a modern administrative system. </li></ul><ul><li>Modernization, streamlining and improved efficiency in court systems are paramount to increase Citizens’ faith and confidence in Judicial System and State. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>To help the Judicial Administration in streamlining its day-to-day activities </li></ul><ul><li>To provide web based information & query counter for the benefit of litigants </li></ul><ul><li>To provide transparency of information </li></ul><ul><li>To cut short delays in all applications </li></ul><ul><li>To comply with RTI Requirements </li></ul>Objectives of ICT in Courts
  4. 4. COURT COMPLEXES IN DELHI
  5. 5. <ul><li>Volume of the Project </li></ul><ul><li>The ICT Project covers 300 Courts spread across the four Court Complexes: Tis Hazari, Patiala House, Karkardooma and Rohini Courts. </li></ul><ul><li>Ranging from District Judge to Metropolitan Magistrates/Civil Judges. </li></ul><ul><li>1500 Desktop Computers connected with 25 Duel Processor Servers & 600 printers. </li></ul>
  6. 6. A Typical Court Room in Delhi Courts
  7. 7. View of Process Serving Branch
  8. 8. Computerisation in Judges’ Library
  9. 9. Computerised Filing Counter
  10. 10. <ul><li>Applications implemented </li></ul><ul><li>The types of software applications are: </li></ul><ul><li>Management Information Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Public Interface Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Financial & Stores Management </li></ul><ul><li>Personnel Management </li></ul><ul><li>Digitization of Record Rooms </li></ul><ul><li>Video Conferencing Facility </li></ul>
  11. 11. Court with Video Conferencing facility
  12. 12. <ul><li>Management Information Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Case Filing & Monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Digitally signed Certified Copies </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic Notices </li></ul><ul><li>Statistical Information </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic Cause Lists </li></ul><ul><li>Transfer & Disposal of Cases </li></ul><ul><li>File Movement Monitoring </li></ul>Application Areas Contd ...
  13. 13. <ul><li>Public Interface Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Cause Lists on Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Judgements/ Daily Orders on Internet </li></ul><ul><li>On-Line Enquiry Counter </li></ul><ul><li>Access to High Court’s Judgements </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitation Centres </li></ul><ul><li>District Courts User Manual on Net </li></ul><ul><li>Telephone Help Lines </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Case Filing and Monitoring System </li></ul><ul><li>Automatically registers fresh cases </li></ul><ul><li>Produces receipts to the litigants </li></ul><ul><li>Gives Unique Case Number to Litigant </li></ul><ul><li>Generates List of cases filed in a day </li></ul><ul><li>Posts cases to concerned courts </li></ul><ul><li>Transfers Data to respective Courts </li></ul>
  15. 16. <ul><li>Statistical Information </li></ul><ul><li>Whenever a new case is filed or a case is disposed or adjourned, etc., the court clerk updates the database. </li></ul><ul><li>Using the updated information accurate statistical information such Institution, Disposal and pendency statements, etc., are generated instantaneously. </li></ul>
  16. 18. Digitally signed Certified Copies The Facilitation Counter generates hard copies of orders and judgements as certified copies. When the order is signed by the judge, it is also digitally signed & made available on Main Server by LAN. It helps in generating the certified copies without delay. There is no need to physically move files to copying agency anymore.
  17. 20. <ul><li>Public Interface Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitation Counter provides : </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Status of a pending case </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Copies of orders / judgements </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Copy of Cause List </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Complete history of a pending case </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Advocate information </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>File tracing information </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Name of the Court where a case is pending by giving only party name </li></ul></ul></ul>
  18. 21. One of the Facilitation Centre in District Courts of Delhi
  19. 22. <ul><li>Public Interface Applications Contd ... </li></ul><ul><li>Case Status on Internet : </li></ul><ul><li>The District Court case status information is available on Internet. </li></ul><ul><li>Litigant can find out the status of their pending cases along with the latest orders of the court from any computer system connected to Internet . </li></ul>
  20. 23. <ul><li>Public Interface Applications Contd … </li></ul><ul><li>Orders on Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Daily orders of the court are available on Internet for information of the litigants. </li></ul><ul><li>No need to approach the court for getting a copy of an order. </li></ul><ul><li>Final Judgements are also available, which can be downloaded for information purpose. </li></ul>
  21. 24. <ul><li>District Courts’ web site </li></ul><ul><li>A web-site for the Delhi District Court is created. It contain its history, jurisdiction, rules, judges profile, Location map, types of courts, contact details, Guidelines, Bar associations, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>In addition to this the site also has links to case-status, judgments, Orders, etc., applications. The site can be accessed at: </li></ul><ul><li>www.delhicourts.nic.in </li></ul>
  22. 27. <ul><li>Advantages gained </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces case processing time </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic generation of notices </li></ul><ul><li>The Judges get precedents instantaneously </li></ul><ul><li>Transparency of Information </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation of routine activities as per the established procedure </li></ul><ul><li>Timely information to the litigant public </li></ul>
  23. 28. <ul><li>Advantages gained contd.. </li></ul><ul><li>Generation of accurate statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Cause lists, judgments, case status on Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces delay tactics </li></ul><ul><li>Access to precedents, court events, law points, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Availability of requisite information to judges for expeditious case disposal </li></ul>
  24. 29. View of the Training Room
  25. 30. FUTURE PLANS <ul><li>E-Courts in each Court Complex </li></ul><ul><li>Direct Connectivity with Delhi High Court, Police Stations, Labs and Prisons </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive Voice Response System </li></ul><ul><li>Biometric Identification of Under-trials/Sureties. </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic Staff Attendance Marking System </li></ul><ul><li>Digitization of Disposed Records </li></ul>
  26. 31. <ul><li>SMS Enquiry Facility for Lawyers/Litigants </li></ul><ul><li>Minute to Minute progress of Cause Lists on Internet, Mobile Phones & Display Boards </li></ul><ul><li>Full- Fledged E-Filing via Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Signatures for all Judges </li></ul>FUTURE PLANS CONTD..
  27. 32. COURTS IT PROGRESS <ul><li>YESTERDAY </li></ul><ul><li>Inquiries Tricky </li></ul><ul><li>Manual Filing </li></ul><ul><li>Paper Based Trials </li></ul><ul><li>No IT Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Manual Data Handling </li></ul><ul><li>Manual Recording </li></ul><ul><li>Paper based Orders </li></ul><ul><li>TODAY </li></ul><ul><li>Word Processing </li></ul><ul><li>Internet & Intranet </li></ul><ul><li>Video Conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Signatures </li></ul><ul><li>Standard IT Structure </li></ul><ul><li>E- Data Exchange </li></ul><ul><li>E-Orders & Judgements </li></ul>
  28. 33. Benefits of Computerisation <ul><li>Every Judge in Delhi decides A Case every 2 Hours. </li></ul><ul><li>The process includes: </li></ul><ul><li>Receipt of cases </li></ul><ul><li>Issuance of notice </li></ul><ul><li>Filing of written statement </li></ul><ul><li>Framing of issues </li></ul><ul><li>Recording of evidence </li></ul><ul><li>Hearing final arguments and </li></ul><ul><li>Dictating final judgements </li></ul>
  29. 34. IMPORTANT WEBSITES <ul><li>www.delhicourts.nic.in </li></ul><ul><li>Portal of Delhi District Courts </li></ul><ul><li>www.indlii.org </li></ul><ul><li>Free Legal Information for All on Indian Legal System </li></ul><ul><li>www.cybercases.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Library of Cyber Law Cases </li></ul><ul><li>www.indiacyber.net </li></ul><ul><li>Indian Cyber Law & Security Information on Net </li></ul>
  30. 35. Miles To Go Before I Sleep THANKS TALWANT SINGH ADDL DISTRICT & SESSIONS JUDGE DELHI (INDIA) [email_address]

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