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In its digital initiative, high court weeds out 206 tonnes of paper

In its initiative to digitalisation of records, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has weeded out 112 truckloads of case files and other records.

chandigarh Updated: Jul 24, 2015 15:00 IST
HT Correspondent

In its initiative to digitalisation of records, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has weeded out 112 truckloads of case files and other records.

The information was given during the inauguration of seven information and communication technology-enabled projects at the high court on Thursday acting chief justice Shiavax Jal Vazifdar was present.

Chairman, computer committee, justice Hemant Gupta said the high court scanned 22-lakh cases comprising 14-crore pages and 48-lakh interim and final orders. “The orders are now available online. In the process of digitalisation of court record, more than 206 tonnes (112 truckloads) of paper record has been weeded out,” Gupta said.

He further said that scanning of judicial record had streamlined the issuance of copies, inspection of files, facilitated paperless court and recordkeeping, resulting in decentralisation of control and availability of judicial record at the click of mouse. Soon computers would be installed in courtrooms for advocates to access e-files of cases fixed in courts, he stated.

Since January 2015, as many as 56,000 under-trials have been produced in the subordinate courts through video conferencing, saving transportation expenses as well as reducing the security risks. It was also informed that 17 touch screen kiosks with complete information regarding case, cause list, copy and inspection status were now available to litigants and advocates on the high court premises. On the occasion, high court judges, advocate generals of Punjab and Haryana and members of the Bar association were also present.