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Refresher prog (ECT-9-2024) held | 16 J&K courts paperless now: Justice Sanjeev Kumar

Entire records digitalised
01:23 AM Mar 17, 2024 IST | GK NEWS SERVICE
refresher prog  ect 9 2024  held   16 j k courts paperless now  justice sanjeev kumar
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Jammu, Mar 16: Justice Sanjeev Kumar, Chairman Governing Committee for Judicial Academy, today said that 16 courts in Jammu and Kashmir are paperless now wherein entire records have been digitalised.

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“But still we are facing difficulties because of certain issues faced by the staff in adapting to the new technology,”he said . Justice Sanjeev Kumar was addressing one day refresher programme (ECT-9-2024) for staff members of District Courts of twin UT's of J&K and Ladakh at J&K Judicial Academy, Janipur.

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“Under the patronage of Chief Justice, High court of J&K and Ladakh, Justice N Kotiswar Singh and guidance of Justice Sanjeev Kumar and other members of Governing Committee for Judicial Academy, the J&K Judicial Academy in collaboration with e-Committee, Supreme Court of India organised the refresher programme,” a press release said.

The training programme was inaugurated by Justice Sanjeev Kumar. In his inaugural address he observed that the technology has proved a great accelerant in almost all aspects of human lives including dispensation of justice. He noted that e-courts represent a more viable alternative to conventional courts, harnessing technology to expedite legal proceedings. Justice Sanjeev Kumar highlighted that Court staff forms the backbone “of our judicial system and any shortcoming at their part adversely impacts a judge’s ability to deliver justice.”

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He advised the participants to transform their mindset and switch over to the technology for larger benefit of the society. Justice Sanjeev Kumar was addressing.

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The Chairman further highlighted that e-Courts have the potential to revolutionise the administration of justice particularly for underprivileged and marginalised communities facing barriers to traditional court systems by reshaping access to justice and enhancing efficiency, transparency and fairness.

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Director, J&K Judicial Academy, Y P Bourney, while presenting welcome address, highlighted the core purpose and importance of the programme. He stated that e-Courts Project was conceptualised on the basis of “National Policy and Action Plan for Implementation of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the Indian Judiciary-2005” submitted by the e-Committee of the Supreme Court of India. The e-Courts National portal (ecourts.gov.in) was launched by the Chief Justice of India on 07th August, 2013 which provides case status, daily cause-list, cases filed, and cases registered through the CIS software. He emphasised the objectives, services and benefits of e-Courts. He stated that digitization has bridged the gap between the court and the litigant, ensuring justice not only at the door step of the citizens but at their fingertips.

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