“The money will be allotted to introduction of digital system to make the justice system efficient and transparent, making the administrative and justice system automated for judiciary, establishing e-courtroom, increasing ICT-related knowledge for judges, lawyers and concerned officials,” an official release said.
The project was approved at a recent meeting of the project evaluation committee at the Planning Commission. The project is now waiting to get approval of the Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC).
The main objectives of the project include the development of enterprise architecture for the judiciary, development of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, establishment of virtual private network (VPN) for all the offices under judicial system, up gradation of data centre of law and justice division, up gradation of data centre of the Supreme Court and establishment of network operation centre, transformation of a total of 1400 courtrooms across 64 districts into e-courtrooms.
Under the project, 63 micro data centers will be set up in 63 districts, interconnection between data centers of law and justice division and Supreme Court will be established and 2,000 tabs or laptops will be distributed among the judges.
The record rooms will be made automated, the old case records will be digitized, records and verdicts of old cases will be preserved in digital system and recording testimonies through videoconferencing system will be introduced.
Officials at the Law Ministry said a total of 170 people will be appointed to implement the project.
The government has already supplied computer or laptops along with internet connections to all the courts or tribunals to ensure justice for people in minimum time and at minimum cost.
It has also introduced Digital Display Board in the courts of 13 districts, including the Supreme Court.