Use of IT in courts can bring changes: Justice Bhalla
SENIOR HIGH Court judge, Justice Jagdish Bhalla said the use of information technology in courts could bring about structural changes in the criminal justice system. He, however, stressed the need for development of the required infrastructure like electricity for successful use of information technology.india Updated: Apr 15, 2006 01:35 IST
SENIOR HIGH Court judge, Justice Jagdish Bhalla said the use of information technology in courts could bring about structural changes in the criminal justice system. He, however, stressed the need for development of the required infrastructure like electricity for successful use of information technology.
He was the chief guest at Justice TS Mishra Memorial seminar on ‘Use of Information Technology in Criminal Justice,’ organised by Akhil Bhartiya Nyalaya Sangh here today.
Seaking about Justice TS Mishra, Bhalla said he was an embodiment of discipline.
He advised, “Be Indian and be disciplined.” He added Justice Mishra’s career exemplified the importantance discipline was in one’s life.
Speaking on the occasion, former advocate general, Rajya Sabha member and son of late Justice TS Mishra, Satish Chandra Mishra also said that his father always led a disciplined life. Coming to the topic of the seminar, Mishra made a strong case for use of information technology in the justice delivery system. He said use of video-conferencing for recording of witnesses’ statements would make the witnesses feel secure and comfortable and would prevent them from turning hostile.
DM, Faizabad, Amod Kumar gave a visual presentation on how the information technology could make things easy for all, especially, the litigants. To substantiate his point, he gave an example of Sitapur district where as DM he liberally used information technology to the benefits of the villagers. The State government, had last year issued a GO for extending the Sitapur system to other districts as well, he said.
Convenor of seminar, additional district judge, Lucknow Pradeep Kumar said various departments related to the judicial system, like courts, police, prosecution, jails and hospitals should be interconnected through Internet and other techniques of IT.