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First phase of e-court project rolled out for 12000 courts
E-court project plans to provide ICT enablers such as computer hardware, LAN, and crucial software to ensure efficient citizen centric services in 14,249 courts in India. The first phase is planned to be implemented in 12,000 courts by 2012.

The first phase of e-Court Project is planned to be implemented in 12,000 district and subordinate courts of the country by 2012.

The second phase of this project would be implemented in 2,249 courts by March, 2014. Chairman of Parliamentary Consultative Committee of Ministry of Law and Justice M Veerappa Moily said.

e-Courts project— a Mission Mode Project for ICT enablement in courts— is being implemented at a cost of Rs 935 crore.

The scope of the Project covers 14,249 courts across the country to be provided computer hardware, LAN, power backup, WAN through SWAN/ NICNET, deployment of software to provide services for automation of case management, citizen centric services such as case filing certified copies of orders and creating National Judicial Data Grid.

The hardware and software installation is in progress in various High Courts and the Registrar Generals have been monitoring backlog data entry and deploying of technical manpower.

Initially full computerisation is targeted for 5 high readiness States including Punjab & Haryana, J&K, West Bengal, Kerala and Himachal Pradesh by May-June, 2011.

Source: iGovernment

Theme : [e-Governance]