Demand for electronic transmission of court judgements

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New Delhi, Dec 4 (UNI) Congress member Shantaram Laxman Naik today made a strong demand in the Rajya Sabha for electronic transmission of court judgements and orders to meet the ends of justice and uphold individual liberties as enshrined in the Constitution.

Raising the issue as Special Mention during Zero Hour, Mr Naik said all jails in the country should have computer system and fax facility to receive electronic mails.

He said there had been instances of convicts not getting copies of court judgements on time, forcing them to remain in jail for longer period for not being able to file appeals and seek bail.

''It has also been seen that even after obtaining bail, convicts remain in jail on account of non-communication of release orders to jail authorities,'' he said.

At a time when the government was according top priority to e-governance and judiciary was using Internet for networking of courts, ''it would be fit and proper that court judgements and orders, where liberty of individuals is concerned, are also delivered through e-mails,'' he said.

Mr Brij Bhusan Tiwari (SP) expressed concern over irregularities in the Sahitya Akademi.

He said the current President of the Akademi was trying to secure a second term for himself by resorting to all types of measures, and the government should intervene in the matter.

Mr Lalit Kishore Chaturvedi (BJP) demanded increase in employment from 100 days to 300 days under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme for tribals.

Ms Anusuiya Uikey (BJP) urged the government to remove anomalies in the admission of those students who clear the supplementary examinations of homoeopathic colleges.

Mr Janardhan Poojary (Cong) expressed concern over the poor condition of Shirodi Ghat National Highway connecting Bangalore with Mangalore.

Mr Motilal Vora (Cong) expressed concern over shortage of iron ore for Bhilai steel plant and delay over environmental clearance to its mining activities.

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