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The promise and perils of digital justice delivery

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The e-Committee of the Supreme Court of India recently released its draft vision document for

Phase III of the e-Courts project. 

  1. Brief understanding of Phase I & Phase II of e-Courts project.
  2. Important highlights about Phase III e-Courts project.
  3. Certain concerns highlighted in the Article on the proposal of an “ecosystem approach” to justice delivery.

e-Courts Integrated Mission Mode Project

  • It is one of the national e-Governance projects being implemented in High Courts and district/subordinate Courts of the Country.
  • It conceptualized on the basis of the “National Policy and Action Plan for Implementation of Information and Communication Technology
  • It is basis in the Indian Judiciary-2005” by the e-Committee of the Supreme Court of India.
  • The e-Committee was formed in 2004 to draw up an action plan for the ICT enablement of the Judiciary
  • It includes with the Patron in Chief-cum-Adhoc Chairman as the Chief Justice of India.
  • The objective of the e-Courts project is to provide designated services to litigants, lawyers and the judiciary by universal computerization of district
  • It helps in subordinate courts in the country and enhancement of ICT enablement of the justice system.

e-Courts Phase-II

  • Phase II envisages enhanced ICT enablement of court through universal computerization, use of cloud computing, digitization of case records and enhanced availability of e-Services through e- filing, e-payment gateways and mobile payments.

The proposed initiatives are:

  • Enhancement of computer infrastructure in courts as compared to Phase I
  • Strengthening the system of serving notices and summons.
  • Integrating District Legal Service Authorities and Taluk Legal Service Committees with rest of the Court complex ICT infrastructure.
  • Providing a full-fledged Computer Lab to State Judicial Academies (SJA).
  • Development of Central Filing Centres with sufficient infrastructure.
  • Video-conferencing of all court rooms with prisons.
  • Systems for timely and regular updation of data by laying down protocols for updation and improving connectivity to expedite data updation to National Judicial Data Grid by all courts.
  • Facilitating court and case management through Management Information System (MIS).
  • The data available at NJDG will be used to generate different types of MIS reports so as to facilitate the judiciary in court and case management functions.

 Court record room management automation:

The digitized documents records pertaining to a particular court will be automatically generated in the court at the time of hearing.

Judicial Knowledge Management System

Provides for facilities such as Integrated Library Management Software for optimum use of resources available in various court libraries and as Digital Library accessible to beneficiaries online for easy access of Legal Research Documents, Committee/Commission Reports, Law Articles, Circulars, Orders, High Court Rules etc.

Phase III of the eCourts

It project envisions a judicial system that is more accessible, efficient and equitable for every individual who seeks justice, or is part of the delivery of justice, in India.

It seeks to adopt an ‘ECOSYSTEM’ APPROACH” where systems interact with each other.

Mains question

Describe the e digitalization process in Courts

Sources : https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/the-promise-and-perils-of-digital-justice-delivery/article34773168.ece

PRELIMS PUNCHERS

  1. 1. Kish is a resort island

It is in Bandar Lengeh County, Hormozgan Province off the southern coast of Iran in the Persian Gulf. It is located in the Persian Gulf, 19 km from mainland Iran, and has an area of approximately 91 km with an outer boundary of and a nearly elliptical shape. Along Kish’s coast are coral reefs and many other small islands.

Kish, like the other Persian Gulf Islands, especially the islands in the Strait of Hormuz, is located on a narrow strip of tropical vegetation in the Northern Hemisphere, with the Persian plateau to the north and the Arabian Peninsula to the south

Sources : https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Thiruvananthapuram/an-sos-call-from-kish-island-in-iran/article31085823.ece

  1. PM KUSUM

Ministry of New and Renewable launched the PM KUSUM. Purpose is to provide energy sufficiency and sustainable irrigation access to farmers. Installing grid-connected solar power plants each of capacity up to 2 MW in the rural areas. Installing off-grid solar water pumps to fulfill irrigation needs of farmers not connected to grid.

Solarizing existing grid-connected agriculture pumps to make farmers independent of grid supply and also enable them to sell surplus solar power generated to DISCOM and get extra income and Solarizing tube-wells and lift irrigation projects of Government sector. Opportunity to the farmers to sell the additional power generated through the solar plants

Sources : https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/first-farm-based-solar-power-plant-comes-up-in-rajasthan/article34226558.ece

  1. Galathea National Park

It is a National Park located in the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. It is located on the island of Galathea forms part of what has been designated as the Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve, which also includes the larger Campbell Bay National Park, separated from Galathea by a 12-km forest buffer zone. t Nicobar in the Nicobar Islands, which lie in the eastern Indian Ocean (Bay of Bengal).

Sources : https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/niti-aayog-vision-for-great-nicobar-ignores-tribal-ecological-concerns/article34120093.ece

  1. Campbell Bay National Park

It is a national park in India, located on the island of Great Nicobar, the largest of the Nicobar Islands in the eastern Indian Ocean some 190 km to the north of Sumatra. It was gazetted as a national park of India in 1992, and forms part of the Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve. The park has an approximate area of some 426 km², and is separated from the smaller Galathea National Park by a 12-km wide forest buffer zone

Source: https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/niti-aayog-vision-for-great-nicobar-ignores-tribal-ecological-concerns/article34120093.ece

PRELIMS QUESTIONS

  1. Consider the following
  2. Galathea Bay
  3. Campbell National park
  4. Galathea National park

Arrange the following from South to North

  1. A-B-C
  2. A-C-B
  3. A-B-C
  4. B-C-A

Answer : A-C-B

Galathea National Park is a National Park located in the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. It is located on the island of Galathea forms part of what has been designated as the Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve, which also includes the larger Campbell Bay National Park, separated from Galathea by a 12-km forest buffer zone. t Nicobar in the Nicobar Islands, which lie in the eastern Indian Ocean (Bay of Bengal).

Campbell Bay National Park is a national park in India, located on the island of Great Nicobar, the largest of the Nicobar Islands in the eastern Indian Ocean some 190 km to the north of Sumatra. It was gazetted as a national park of India in 1992, and forms part of the Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve. The park has an approximate area of some 426 km², and is separated from the smaller Galathea National Park by a 12-km wide forest buffer zone

  1. Consider the following statement regarding to PM KUSUM
  2. Ministry of Agriculture and farmers welfare launched the PM KUSUM.
  3. Installing capacity up to 5 MW in the rural areas

Select the correct statement using code given below.

(a). 1only                                 (b) 2 only

(c). Both of them                 (d). None of the above

Answer : D

Ministry of New and Renewable launched the PM KUSUM. Purpose is to provide energy sufficiency and sustainable irrigation access to farmers. Installing grid-connected solar power plants each of capacity up to 2 MW in the rural areas. Installing off-grid solar water pumps to fulfill irrigation needs of farmers not connected to grid.

Solarizing existing grid-connected agriculture pumps to make farmers independent of grid supply and also enable them to sell surplus solar power generated to DISCOM and get extra income and Solarizing tube-wells and lift irrigation projects of Government sector. Opportunity to the farmers to sell the additional power generated through the solar plants

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