Gujarat High Court first on country to implement e-court project

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Ahmedabad, Feb.8, (ANI): The Gujarat High Court on Sunday became the first court in the country to implement a model e-court project to reduce existing bottlenecks in the system.

Chief Justice of India K. G. Balakrishnan inaugurated the pilot project.The project will provide tamper proof, authenticated audio-video recording of courtroom proceedings along with multipoint video conferencing facilities between the courtroom, central jail, the police commissioner's office and the forensic science laboratory.

"This is an initiative by the Central Government to make the judicial process more transparent, remove the bottlenecks and making the justice delivery speedier," a Gujarat High Court official said.

The initial cost for the pilot project is being estimated at about Rs. 82.50 lakh, with a recurring cost of Rs. 5.30 lakh per annum. The cost of replicating the project comes to around Rs. 24 lakh.

The project is likely to be implemented in the State's three largest districts of Rajkot, Vadodara and Surat during the second phase. (ANI)

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