New norms for judicial e-committee reconstitution: Cabinet

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New Delhi, Aug 8 (UNI) The Cabinet today gave its approval for modification of the eligibility criterion for appointment of Chairman of E-Committee with effect from February 1 this year by including the retired judges of Supreme Court along with the retired Chief Justices and retired Judges of any High Court.

The decision would give the Chief Justice of India a free hand in selection and appointment of Chairman and Members of the E-Committee, Science and Technilogy Minister Kapil Sibal told reporters.

An E-Committee was set up in December 2004 to assist the Chief Justice of India in formulating a national policy on computerisation of Indian judiciary and advise on technological, communication and management-related changes.

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