Current Affairs: India's first E-Court in Hyderabad
India's first E-Court in Hyderabad Integrated Criminal Justice System project (ICJS) in Hyderabad
- India's first e-court was on 17.07.2016, Sunday opened at High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad. It is the common high court for the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Inaugurating the e-court, Supreme Court judge Justice Madan B Lokur said Telangana and Andhra Pradesh were first two states in the country to be chosen for Integrated Criminal Justice System project (ICJS).
- Justice Lokur said it was one of the reasons for the decision to launch 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. Stating that technology today is much better, he exuded confidence that all judges will be able to use it easily. He hoped that there will be more e-courts in near future.
- Justice Lokur said a huge amount of progress has been made in this high court over couple of years due to the keen interest 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 purpose of e-courts was to ensure speedy justice for the litigants. He stressed the need to appoint staff for paperless courts and advised judges to focus on online data entry.