e-Courts Project Pune
The Indian Judiciary has played a major role towards enhancing the Nation building process, with contributions in mobilizing the society to deliver its best to the Nation. As on date, Litigations have risen in large numbers, thereby making it extremely difficult to manage them manually. ICT based Judicial Services like computerizing all the back office activities, enabling Judicial Management to track the Pendency and provide an online query interface for Citizens, Judges, Advocates and Lawyers was achieved with the use of new technology at a marginal cost. The eCourts application provides Citizen Interfaces like Touch Screen Kiosk, Display Screen, SMS based Case Status, Internet based Dissemination for the common man and the Lawyers on ecourts.gov.in/services.
The application is successfully implemented at 567 districts in 4993 establishments across the country. Currently, the total number of cases about which the information is available online, is 64086936 and the total orders that are uploaded is 26739779. Each of the location is equipped with one or more than one server and one or more clients, depending on the number of courts. Each location also has a Virtual Machine (VM) at Delhi.
Open Source technology ie. LAPP (Ubuntu Linux-OS, Apache-Web Server, PostgreSQL-RDBMS, and PHP-Scripting Language) is used in the development of the eCourts application. Ubuntu Desktops have been used as clients. Open Office is used as office productivity tool. The application also provides local language support through the use of UNICODE.
eCourts Impact on Society (G2C):-
Services like Case Status, Cause List, and Orders/Judgments from the courts in the country are available to the citizens on the web portal http://ecourts.gov.in/services/. Government stake holders can also search the cases by Police Station, FIR Number, and Case Type etc. The application has made the Orders and Judgments available online.
eCourts Impact on the Judiciary (G2G):-
It has become easier for the Court Staff to handle the routine work and speed up their functioning. The tedious task of searching the records to resolve various queries manually which would otherwise require considerable amount of time, is completely eliminated. The High Court and Supreme Court can also monitor the pendency of remote district courts through NJDG (National Judicial Data Grid).
National Informatics Centre (Software Development Unit),Pune
Ganeshkhind Road, Pune-411007 (Maharashtra)