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Delhi HC Issues Order for Digitization of Courts Within 2 Weeks [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 4 Jul 2020 1:54am

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The High Court of Delhi has called out the administration on its casual approach towards the problem faced by the system of dispensing justice through courts. It directed the Delhi Government to clear pending urgent proposals regarding the digitization of district courts in Delhi. 

A few weeks ago, the Supreme Court passed an order to ensure that all 7 district courts within the National Capital Territory get digitized and start functioning online.

The division bench comprising of Justice H Kohli and Justice Subramonium Prasad adjudicated the matter. While hearing, the courtmade the following observations-

“We are compelled to take note of the casual approach adopted by the Delhi Government in clearing matters of such urgency, particularly when restricted court hearings through video-conferencing are continuing due to the COVID-19 pandemic which has worsened in Delhi. The Delhi Government is directed to act with alacrity and clear the aforesaid two urgent proposals within two weeks from today.”

The order came in a plea that sought directions to be issued to the district court to start recording evidence in pending cases through video conferencing. It was filed by petitioners Ankush Satija, Ankur Mahindro, and Sanjoli Mehrotra. 

Delhi government submitted its compliance report on four urgent matters related to digitization of courts which were identified during the previous hearing. In the report, the government stated that –

“...only the first proposal relating to grant of permission to initiate e-tender process for AMC of local area network installed in the Delhi District Courts, has been sanctioned. As for the second proposal,… Continue Reading...

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