Govt plans ATM-like kiosks for easy access to court papers


15 Heroes of the post-independence eraIn a move that will revolutionise the way people procure court documents, the government proposes to install ATM-style touchscreen kiosks in court premises from where case status and daily orders can be procured in days ahead. The initiative is set to help litigants get easy access to case documents cutting down lengthy procedures.

The Department of Justice under the Law Ministry has also proposed setting up video conferencing facility in all courts of the country and prisons for remand of under-trials and recording of evidences, where required. The move will considerably reduce the movement of under-trials from prisons to court and help speed up disposal of their cases. There are nearly 15,000 courts in the country.

According to a proposal placed before the Expenditure Finance Committee for Phase II of the ambitious e-Courts project, the Department of Justice plans installation of ATM type touchscreen information kiosks and printers at court complexes.The e-Courts project seeks to provide efficient and time-bound citizen centric service delivery.

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