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Towards E-Governance

Computerization of Legal Department
Computerization of Office of Charity Commissioner
Computerization of Law Officers at the High Court and District Courts
Computerization of Courts
Video Linkage System
Computerization of Legal Department
 

The Department of Science and Technology has taken up a Project called “Integrated Workflow and Document Management System” by appointing M/S TATA Consultancy Services. The IWDMS will link all the Departments of the Secretariat and almost all the tasks being carried out in the Departments are computerized by developing about 63 different Common Applications and Department Specific Applications. When the Project becomes fully functional, it will enable the Government to move towards “less paper office”, if not the “paper less office”. For the implementation of the IWDMS Project in Legal Department, 79 computers, network printer and high-end scanner for registry have been purchased Electrification work for installation of hardware at the desk of each employee of the Department is also completed. Training is provided to all employees/officers by the Project Developer and very soon the said project will be functional in the Legal Department and the files would be processed and sent electronically.

Computerization of Office of Charity Commissioner
All the offices have been provided with Computers and the printers, for the purpose of computerization of the Charity Organization. A Total Service Provider was appointed. For Network connection, all the offices of the Charity Organization have been connected through GSWAN and thus an interface has been created between the Legal Department and the Charity Organization.
 
Computerization of Law Officers at the High Court and District Courts
All the District Government Pleaders have been provided with computers, printers and the software developed by the Total Service Provider. Training to all to the law officers has been given. The process for GSWAN connectivity to all offices of the District Government Pleaders has been undertaken with Department of Science and Technology which will enable to have interface between the Legal Department and the DGP offices as well. In addition to this, GLHEL software has also been provided to all these offices to enable the Law Offices to have information of the judgments of the Supreme Court and the High Court.

Similarly, new computers and printers have been provided to the office of the Advocate General, High Court. Specific modules have been developed and uploaded by the Total Service Provider and the office has started parallel first run of software. The said office has also been provided with the GSWAN connectivity to have interface with the Legal Department. 

Computerization of Courts
As a part of E-Governance drive, the Government in Legal Department has tried to maximize the usage of technology in the judicial process at all levels and in all areas. Our High Court is one of the most modern court buildings in the country and is also computerized to a great extent. The Judges of the High Court have been provided with the laptops and desktop computers along with legal database for ready reference of judgments of High Courts and the Apex Court. The High Court has online filing facilities, generation of advocates’ personal boards, generation of orders and judgments on computers, display boards displaying on going cases and other relevant information.

The District Court computerization programme is at present going on, however, necessary hardware and software developed by the NIC are provided for the official use to the Judicial Officers of the District Courts and the Fast Track Courts.

Video Linkage System
All undertrial prisoners who are under judicial custody are required to be produced before the Court at least once in fifteen days. Large number of police escorting personnel and vehicles are required for this purpose and huge expenditure is incurred behind the same. Cases of escape of prisoners from police custody during transit and cases of unauthorized facilities by the prisoners including use of mobile phones etc. have been frequently reported. To solve these problems, Video Conferencing System was installed between Bhadra Court Complex and Ahmedabad Central Prison with effect from 1/1/04. State amendment in section 167(2) of the Code of Criminal Procedure has been carried out to empower the Jail authorities to produce undertrial prisoners for remand extension through Video Linkage over and above the physical production before the courts. Over and above this, in the second phase, the System is installed at Vadodara Central Prison, Rajkot, Bhavnagar, Junagadh District Jail and concerned court complexes as well as at Bhuj, and Gheekanta Court complex at Ahmedabad during the current year. The system is also being installed at Surat, Nadiad and Jamnagar District Jails. In the third phase, the system would be installed at Porbandar Special Prison and 11 Sub Jails.
Function on Electronic Video Linkage between Jail and Court

In addition to this, all the courts of the State are also proposed to be linked under this system with the High Court, District Courts and the Legal Department.

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