The Supreme Court e-committee has recently put out its September 2021 issue. The highlight of the September newsletter is the inauguration of several digitization measures at the Orissa High Court — e-filing station, paperless bench, digitization of record rooms and hands-on training.
Supreme Court e-committee chairperson Justice D.Y. Chandrachud virtually inaugurated the event in the presence of Justice S. Muralidhar, Chief Justice of Orissa High Court. The e-filing station in the Orissa High Court will assist and facilitate e-filing usage among advocates of the High Court bar association.
Justice Chandrachud also inaugurated the first paperless courts of Orissa, the court of the Chief Justice of Orissa. The high court’s record room digitization center will facilitate record preservation, digitization, archival, and retrieval all under one roof.
The e-committee chairperson also virtually inaugurated the hands-on training for the Judicial officers on conducting virtual court proceedings.
The hands-on training at Orissa Judicial Academy, Cuttack was presided by Delhi High Court judge Justice Talwant Singh, Supreme Court‘s e-committee member R. Arulmozhiselvi. During the hands-on training session, 21 judicial officers were divided into four groups and all of them were given hands-on training on the various aspects of conducting video conferencing hearings and recording evidence through VC. They were instructed on: How to schedule a video conferencing meeting; How to conduct the video conferencing meeting from court point with remote point; Live recording of evidence of police officers from remote police stations; Live examination of a doctor witness from a remote hospital point, Marking exhibits and signature
using Document Visualizer, among others.
On September 13, the newly established eSewa Kendra and video conferencing cabin at the court complex of district and sessions Judge, West Tripura, Agartala were inaugurated by Justice Akil Kureshi, then Chief Justice, Tripura High Court.
The help desk at civil court, Bhagalpur, has been established and is equipped with the required technology and will go a long way in bridging the technological divide by providing access to eCourt services to the litigants.
The full newsletter is given below2021121476