Friday, April 19, 2024

CJI Ramana launches FASTER, software for secure transmission of court orders

The Chief Justice of India (CJI) Justice N V Ramana today launched ‘Fast and Secure Transmission of Electronic Records’ (FASTER), a software to transmit Court Orders swiftly, securely through electronic mode.

This system, will enable the undertrial prisoners (UTPs) and accused to get bail soon, as despite the Court’s granting of bail to accused and UTPs, the orders reach late, making their release late.

The CJI NV Ramana in his speech said ‘the purpose of faster is that orders by the Supreme Court are transmitted safely and without interference by any third parties”. He further added, that 73 nodal officers of high courts, jail authorities have been nominated,who have been connected to specific judicial communication networks. A total of 1887 email ids of all the nodal officers and other officers connected across the country.

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To begin with, faster shall transmit records of proceedings and orders relating to bail and other reliefs passed by this court to the concerned officers and duty holders. for the purpose of authentication, Record of proceedings will bear digital signatures of nodal officers of the Supreme Court as well as the issuance of digital signatures. In this way without loss of much time, such orders will be received by all concerned for necessary action at their end. With the communication restricted to the participants, duty holders, exclusively withing the secured email domain will ensure Confidentiality, safety and security. In future it can transmit all records instead of physical mode of sending the records .

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In 2021, September, in a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court had ordered to implement its system to ensure reaching its orders, to the jails, accused and UTPs, to immediately to make them know and act upon it.

The Judges of Supreme Court and Chief Justices and Judges of High Courts also joined the online launch event.


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