Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Kalam for adopting e-judiciary system

Former president Dr A P J Abdul Kalam said on Wednesday there was a need for adopting e-judiciary system in the country which will increase the efficiency of the various courts, ensure transparency and quicker disposal of cases. Kalam was speaking at the special convocation function of the National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) where he conferred honorary degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) on former supreme court judge V R Krishna Iyer. The Supreme court should transform the present system into e-judiciary system, he said. The proposed action for connecting all the 15,000 courts in the country from the district court to apex court through a wide area network will further enhance the efficiency of the judicial system, he said. "At any time the complainant should be able to find out what stage of the case is ? In which court and on what date? And which subject will be dealt with by the court during a particular hearing, enabling the parties to be fully prepared for the case," he said.
This would bring in total transparency and the judges can also see how the case had progressed, how many adjournments had been sought, whether the grounds were trivial or serious and many such information which will make the delivery of justice impartial, he said