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Computers To Link 900 Courts

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New Delhi, Jul 7 (UNI) Computerisation of 900 courts across the nation has been taken up in a bid to give Judges better access to legal and judicial databases and equip court clerks to improve record-keeping, it was announced today.

The Department of Justice has taken up the computerisation of courts in 29 State capitals and Union Territory headquarters, the Law and Justice Ministry said.

The fully centrally-sponsored scheme is being carried out in cooperation with the National Informatics Centre, the Ministry said in a statement.

The project will link all 900 courts by ''automated decision- making'' and support systems being developed and installed by the NIC, the statement said.

It said the move ''would help the judicial administration in strengthening its routine activities, reduce the pendency of cases by implementing appropriate automated process and provide an easy and transparent information access to the litigants.'' All computers will be equipped with Windows 2000 operating system and, depending on the size of a court complex, two to four high-end servers, desktop systems and printers provided, the statement said.

In each court two desk systems-- for stenographer and clerk-- will be installed for maintaining records, besides computer systems at filing and query counters and in administrative, cash and accounts sections, it said.

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