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ICT IN GUJARAT JUDICIARY Vision of a Visionary “The vision of legal community for the 21 st century is to aid the dynamic development process with a close interaction with Science and Technology with an ethical approach. ” Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
ICT IN GUJARAT JUDICIARY We have a vision… § to fulfill the dreams of litigants by making Judicial Delivery System ØSpeedier ØAffordable ØAccessible ØTransparent and ØAccountable § by enhancing judicial productivity both qualitatively and quantitatively
ICT IN GUJARAT JUDICIARY For Judiciary to fulfill this vision, it needs to Ø Re-engineering the process by synergizing Science and Technology Ø Optimize use of Human resources Ø Bring about change management by harnessing the potentiality of Information and Communication Technology
ICT IN GUJARAT JUDICIARY The journey of Computerization began in 1995 -96 of Gujarat High Court as well as of District Courts in a phased manner Ø Beginning with Unixware(1. 0) operating system on servers and dumb terminals at end user level For handling voluminous data in an efficient and secured manner, option of stable platform is: Ø Ø Linux OS with Oracle RDBMS for High Court LAMP (Linux/ Apache/ Mysql/ Ph. P) technology for District Courts ( Total Cost of Ownership limited to Hardware)
ICT IN GUJARAT JUDICIARY ADVANTAGES • • • Retrieval and synchronization made easy and manageable by standardized coding Usage of unique Advocate Code checks the legitimacy of practicing advocate. Auto generated data for all prescribed Registers, processes and monitoring of service Data updations, Daily Cause list and Orders & Judgments through web link on daily basis. Grouping and bunching of cases for speedier disposal Maintaining court dairy
GUJARAT HIGH COURT
ICT IN GUJARAT JUDICIARY PUBLIC ORIENTED SERVICES Case Status having full Case Information at nominal charge per query at Inquiry Counter Case Status queried per day - 300
ICT IN GUJARAT JUDICIARY PUBLIC ORIENTED SERVICES Simple Copy of Orders/ Judgments Issued to the public soon after signed by the Hon’ble Judge at nominal charge per page at Inquiry Counter Average Nos. of Orders/ Judgments issued : 200 Revenue Collected during the year 2008: Rs. 15, 77, 038/- Revenue Collected during the year 2009: Rs. 8, 61, 025/-
ICT IN GUJARAT JUDICIARY PUBLIC ORIENTED SERVICES SMS (Short Message Service)` To know the Case Status on mobile For High Court ghcs
ICT IN GUJARAT JUDICIARY PUBLIC ORIENTED SERVICES IVR System (Interactive Voice Response) For knowing Case Status through telephone IVR Nos. : (079) 27664463, 27664465, 27664468 and 27664473
ICT IN GUJARAT JUDICIARY PUBLIC ORIENTED SERVICES Certified Copy Litigants/Advocates get auto generated copy on the next working day after the order gets signed by the Hon’ble Judge (s)
ICT IN GUJARAT JUDICIARY PUBLIC ORIENTED SERVICES Certified Copy No. of Application received Øaverage per day ØIn 2008 - 200 - 61402 No. of Application Disposed off Øaverage per day ØIn 2008 - 234 - 75110
ICT IN GUJARAT JUDICIARY PUBLIC ORIENTED SERVICES Web service: (gujarathighcourt. nic. in) § Case Status Ø Available in the late evening every office working day § Orders/Judgments Ø Once transferred, available in the late evening of the same day § Free Text Search in Orders/Judgments § Roster Management § List of Classification Codes v Average Hit per day: 6350
ICT IN GUJARAT JUDICIARY ADVOCATE ORIENTED SERVICES Advocate-wise Cause List - having Information of cases which are notified before the various courts with Stage & Board Serial Number
ICT IN GUJARAT JUDICIARY ADVOCATE ORIENTED SERVICES Advocate-wise Registered Papers - having Information of papers filed by an advocate at nominal rate for the particular period
ICT IN GUJARAT JUDICIARY MONETARY EFFECT Revenue of Rs. 180 lacs collected through Ø Ø Ø Case Status Simple copy of orders/judgments Advocate-wise list of Registered papers Advocate-wise cause list Advocate-wise filing papers Soft copy of Reportable Judgments to Reporters
ICT IN GUJARAT JUDICIARY CLASSIFICATION Six Digit subject-wise Classification Code Bunching of cases filed before the High court, which helps in Ø Court Management & Case Management Ø Speedy disposal of cases Ø Roster Management OF CASES IN GUJARAT HIGH COURT
GUJARAT DISTRICT JUDICIARY
ICT IN GUJARAT JUDICIARY Features of newly developed Web based software Ø Standardized common codification for the entire State Ø Advocate entry by Advocate Registration number (Sanad number) Ø Advocate-wise Cause List Ø Single installation can serve more than one establishment Ø Supports § Bilingual § multiple advocate entry Ø Online Caveat matching Ø Role and time based user permission Ø Online Case Status and Orders/Judgments
ICT IN GUJARAT JUDICIARY Web Portal of Gujarat District Judiciary http: //gujcourts. guj. nic. in
ICT IN GUJARAT JUDICIARY case status on web by: Ø Case Number Ø Party Name Ø Advocate Name
ICT IN GUJARAT JUDICIARY Judgment in Local (Gujarati) language
ICT IN GUJARAT JUDICIARY Court Cause List on the web
ICT IN GUJARAT JUDICIARY Advocate wise Case List board
ICT IN GUJARAT JUDICIARY Classification Code Gujarat pioneered in Three Level 10 Digit Classification Code, which consists of 1) Act Code (in three characters all numeric) 2) Chapter Code (in three characters – two numeric and one alphanumeric) and 3) Section Code (in four characters three numeric and one alphanumeric) First Level relates to Act Code, Second Level relates to Chapter code and Third level related to Section code. Implemented in December 2008 in Gujarat District Judiciary
ICT IN GUJARAT JUDICIARY Classification Code (Cont. ) ACT CODE SUMMARY: • Central (Civil) • Central (Criminal) : 300 – 499 • State (Civil) : 500 – 899 • State (Criminal) : 900 – 999 : 001 – 299
ICT IN GUJARAT JUDICIARY video conferencing From Jail to Court and visa versa. Facilitated in Courts at: Ø Ø Ø City Civil & Sessions Court, Ahmedabad Rajkot Vadodara Surat Jamnagar Banaskantha at Palanpur Porbandar Junagadh Bhavnagar Mehsana Ahmedabad (Rural)
ICT IN GUJARAT JUDICIARY video conferencing (Cont. ) Benefits: Ø 23, 223 accused produced before the court of law Ø Police deployment for mobilising production reduced considerably Ø Savings on § escort charges Rs. 89, 34, 054/§ fuel charges Rs. 2, 02, 250/- Ø Instances of accused escaping from custody substantially reduced. (Source – Gujarat State Police Department)
ICT IN GUJARAT JUDICIARY REVAMPING • As a major of litigant centric module, on the 50 th year of establishment of Gujarat High Court, revamping work conceived and started in November, 2008 for physical verification of all pending cases with a view to provide correct information to the public, which involves: Ø Ø Updation of data in respective Register Accomplishment of backlog entry of cases filed before computerization Entering, Updating & Verification of data in computer Classification/Codification of cases • Advantages Ø Ø Ø Bunching of cases Roster Management for effective management Creating information for Court Management and Case Management Listing of old and unripe cases with advance notice to the advocates/litigants Enable monitoring output of Judicial Departments of High Court and District Court.
ICT IN GUJARAT JUDICIARY REVAMPING OF CASES IN GUJARAT HIGH COURT Outcome: • Revamped nearly 71, 971 cases by verifying the relevant register • Pendency brought from 122843 to 87255
ICT IN GUJARAT JUDICIARY REVAMPING OF CASES IN GUJARAT DISTRICT JUDICIARY Outcome: • Pendency brought from 24, 27, 020 to 23, 17, 592
ICT IN GUJARAT JUDICIARY E-LIBRARY For easy and instant access of leading legal databases for ascertaining the latest case law to enable the judges in deciding the cases. Personal computer with printer and legal databases like AIR, GLH has been provided to all District Courts and Family Courts.
ICT IN GUJARAT JUDICIARY e. Courts Mission Mode Project Monitored by Department of Justice, E-committee and NIC Ø work of setting up Computer Server Room & Judicial Service Centre at 246 sites reaching completion Ø Data feeding through CIS backlog module using Laptops distributed to Judicial Officers is also reaching completion
ICT IN GUJARAT JUDICIARY Model E-Court The objective of the project is to setup a tamperproof, Secure & Integrated Courtroom Recording & Video Conferencing system for digitally storing the courtroom proceedings and hearings along with the retrieval and A New Beginning authentication system for the original content.
ICT IN GUJARAT JUDICIARY Model E-Court Witness Protection (cont. ) “The State has a definite role to play in protecting the witnesses…. As a protector of its citizens it has to ensure that during a trial in Court the witness could safely depose truth without any fear of being haunted by those against whom he has deposed. ” Supreme Court of India in Zahira Habibulla v. State of Gujarat
ICT IN GUJARAT JUDICIARY Model E-Court (cont. ) Legal Basis India Cr. PC 167 as amended w. e. f 16/8/2003 Production of accused through medium electronic video linkage made possible by this amendment Cr. PC 273 Recording of evidence through video conferencing amounts to recording in “presence” of accused meets the requirement of Cr. PC 273 (AIR 2003 SC 2053 State of Maharashtra v. Praful V. Desai) Inter State Case Transfer The trial of the accused in interstate transfer case shall continue without his physical presence by the Court dispensing such presence and to the extent possible shall be conducted with the aid of video conferencing. (Kalyanchandra Sarkar v. Rajesh Ranjan a/s. Pappu Yadav AIR 2005 SC 972)
ICT IN GUJARAT JUDICIARY Model E-Court (cont. ) ` Features Courtroom with Tamperproof facilities of Audio Recording & Video Conferencing Video Recording Auto Digital Archiving
ICT IN GUJARAT JUDICIARY Model E-Court Features (cont. ) (contd. . ) Courtroom with Tamperproof facilities of Videoconferencing has allowed testimony to be used for individuals who are not able to attend the physical legal settings. In a military investigation in North Carolina, Afghan witnesses have testified using videoconferencing.
ICT IN GUJARAT JUDICIARY Model E-Court (cont. ) Project Partners DFS: Directorate of Forensics Sciences (Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India) & Vision of DFS GUJARAT: Directorate of Forensics Science, Gujarat ( Govt. of Gujarat) Funde d by TIFAC: Technology Information, Forecasting & Assessment Council (Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India) CDAC: Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (Under Department of Information Technology, MCIT, Govt. of India) End User Developed & Implemented by High Court of Gujarat, Sola (Govt. of Gujarat) and City Civil Court, Ahmedabad
ICT IN GUJARAT JUDICIARY Model E-Court (cont. ) Placement
ICT IN GUJARAT JUDICIARY Model E-Court (cont. ) Benefits v Playback live proceedings by court audience. v Allows judges to see recording of proceeding for review v Educate judicial officers & Train courtroom personnel by using live proceedings. v Playback statements of prosecutors & those of defendants’ when disputes arise. v For use by Judges to review pronouncement of sentence. v Case management tool for use by judge to replay why case was rescheduled last time. v For trial of perjury , to refresh a judge's recollection when witness turns hostile. v Use as a backup by court officers who missed a word or statement. v Allows successors to have a complete and holistic picture of recorded evidence. v Appellate forum to have a clear idea of trial.
ICT IN GUJARAT JUDICIARY Model E-Court (cont. ) Security v Tamperproof v Proprietary unique codec is incorporated v Watermarking on Video files v No Delete/cut/edit option v Secure v MD-5 encrypted password v SQL Server 2000 with full Security v Application mapped with Machine IDs like IP/MAC
ICT IN GUJARAT JUDICIARY Model E-Court (cont. ) Further Scope v 3 rd party audit of software v Biometric access control system for application login v Use of document visualiser v Option of conversion of deposition from speech to text v Integration of the system & database with NIC courtroom application v Keyboard for advocates in the courtroom to type their written submissions during the proceedings v Information Kiosk for litigants, advocates etc.
ICT IN GUJARAT JUDICIARY Roadmap Ahead v E-filing v Online Query for precedent, citation, statutes etc. v Online filing through community service center v Electronic issue of Notice / process using digital signature v E-learning v Web casting v Tracking of issuance of service of summons v Access to International Database v Feedback Reports v Legal Info Database v Digitization of old records v Kiosk v E-mail / SMS alerts for case status
ICT IN GUJARAT JUDICIARY “If I am authorized, I shall remove the word ‘Impossible’ from dictionary. ” -Wernher Von Braun Leading German American Rocket Physicist & Astronautics Engineer of 20 th Century
ICT IN GUJARAT JUDICIARY Sometimes you just have to take the leap, and build your wings on the way down ! - Kobi Yamada
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