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Justice sitting at home! What is e-court, how will the hearing happen, for which 7 thousand crores were given in the budget?

Justice sitting at home! What is e-court, how will the hearing happen, for which 7 thousand crores were given in the budget?The e-Courts project was conceptualized on the basis of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Action Plan-2005. Its main objective is to modernize the courts, so that maximum use of technology can be made.

With the aim of speeding up the justice system and providing speedy justice to the victim, the third phase of e-courts will be started in the country. For this, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has made a big announcement in the budget . The Finance Minister has announced that an allocation of Rs 7,000 crore will be made to promote e-courts across the country .

The e-Courts project was conceptualized on the basis of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Action Plan-2005. Its main objective is to modernize the courts, so that maximum use of technology can be made. Its two phases have been completed, the Finance Minister has allocated a huge amount in the budget for its third phase.

This is how e courts work

E-courts are a kind of new experiment of judicial service institutions, in which maximum work has to be done through technology. It can also be called a virtual form of court. With this, people have been given the facility of getting justice while sitting at home. In this, the judge will hear the case virtually and litigants and lawyers will also be able to present their side while sitting at their homes. There will be no need for physical presence in this.

This will save judicial time and other court related expenses will also be reduced. For example, in the case of e-challan, this process has also been started. These cases are filed in virtual courts. Talking about this financial year, 30 lakh challans were received, out of which action was taken on 29.4 lakh challans and a fine of Rs 125 crore was collected.

Fee can be deposited online only

E-payment service is already running in the e-court system, in which court fees, fines and judicial deposits have been streamlined. In addition, the system has provided an electronic mechanism for speedy, transparent and timely delivery of the National Service and Tracking (NSTEP) process.

E court service mobile app will be very useful

The e-court service mobile app has already been released by the government, last days this app had also received the Digital India Award. In this case status, case list, court orders can be obtained through mobile application. The data available on National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG) for District and Taluka Courts can be accessed from this mobile. Till now more than 50 lakh people are using this app. The special thing is that the history of any mobile can be traced through this app.

What is the third phase of e court

The e-court system works in several phases, its first phase was the computerization of the courts, in which computer server rooms and judicial service centers were to be set up in the courts. Basic case related services to litigants and lawyers were computerized. After this the second phase started, in which the courtrooms were to be made online.

Under this, emphasis was also laid on adopting the infrastructure model cloud computing architecture. The existing server rooms are being kept as network rooms and judicial service centers as centralized filing centres. In this phase, a provision was made to connect jails with video conferencing, so that under remand, trial prisoners can be produced online. Now in the third phase, the emphasis will be on online hearing of the courts, so that people can get justice at the earliest. Many courts have also conducted online hearings during Corona.

Delhi and Hyderabad High Court at the forefront

The Delhi and Hyderabad High Courts have been foremost in the modernization of courts. The country's first paperless e-court was established in 2009. At present, all the courts of Delhi High Court can work on the basis of e-courts. Apart from this, the help of video conferencing can be taken in physical hearing. In fact, the purpose of e-court is to provide more transparency, inclusiveness and to deliver justice to the people in a time bound manner.

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