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         Vision of a Visionary
“The vision of legal community for the 21st
century is to aid the dynamic development
process with a close interaction with
Science and Technology with an ethical
approach.”
                          Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
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We have a vision…
   to fulfill the dreams of litigants by making
    Judicial Delivery System
              Speedier
              Affordable
              Accessible
              Transparent and
              Accountable

   by enhancing judicial productivity     both
    qualitatively and quantitatively
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For Judiciary to fulfill this vision, it needs
to

     Re-engineering the process by synergizing Science and
      Technology

     Optimize use of Human resources

     Bring about change management by harnessing the
      potentiality of Information and Communication Technology
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The journey of Computerization began in 1995-96 of
Gujarat High Court as well as of District Courts in a phased
manner
      Beginning with Unixware(1.0) operating system on servers and
       dumb terminals at end user level


For handling voluminous data in an efficient and secured
  manner, option of stable platform is:
      Linux OS with Oracle RDBMS for High Court
       LAMP (Linux/ Apache/ Mysql/ PhP) technology for District Courts
       ( Total Cost of Ownership limited to Hardware)
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                     ADVANTAGES
   Retrieval and synchronization made easy and manageable by
    standardized coding
•   Usage of unique Advocate Code checks the legitimacy of
    practicing advocate.
•   Auto generated data for all prescribed Registers, processes and
    monitoring of service
•   Data updations, Daily Cause list and Orders & Judgments
    through web link on daily basis.
•   Grouping and bunching of cases for speedier disposal
•   Maintaining court dairy
GUJARAT HIGH COURT
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                PUBLIC ORIENTED SERVICES
Case Status
  having     full  Case
  Information at nominal
  charge per query at
  Inquiry Counter




 Case Status queried
   per day - 300
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               PUBLIC ORIENTED SERVICES

Simple   Copy   of
Orders/ Judgments
Issued to the public soon
after signed by the Hon‟ble
Judge at nominal charge per
page at Inquiry Counter

Average Nos. of Orders/
Judgments issued : 200


Revenue Collected during the
year 2008: Rs.15,77,038/-

Revenue Collected during the
year 2009: Rs.8,61,025/-
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           PUBLIC ORIENTED SERVICES
             SMS (Short Message Service)`


To know the Case Status on mobile
For High Court
   ghcs <Caseside> <Casetype> <CaseNumber>
     <Caseyear> to 56767
For City Civil Court, Ahmedabad
   cccs <Caseside> <Casetype> <CaseNumber>
     <Caseyear> to 56767
For District Court, Rajkot
   Raj rajd <Caseside> <Casetype>
     <CaseNumber> <Caseyear> to 56767
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      PUBLIC ORIENTED SERVICES


IVR System (Interactive Voice Response)
  For knowing Case Status through telephone
  IVR Nos.:
  (079) 27664463, 27664465, 27664468 and 27664473
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                  PUBLIC ORIENTED SERVICES
Certified Copy
  Litigants/Advocates get auto generated copy on the next working day after the order
  gets signed by the Hon’ble Judge (s)
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       PUBLIC ORIENTED SERVICES
Certified Copy
No. of Application received
  average per day   - 200
  In 2008           - 61402
No. of Application Disposed off
  average per day   - 234
  In 2008           - 75110
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                     PUBLIC ORIENTED SERVICES
Web service:
(gujarathighcourt.nic.in)
   Case Status
      Available in the late evening
       every office working day
   Orders/Judgments
      Once transferred, available in
       the late evening of the same
       day
   Free Text Search in
    Orders/Judgments
   Roster Management
   List of Classification Codes



 Average Hit per day: 6350
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                            ADVOCATE ORIENTED SERVICES


Advocate-wise Cause
  List -
  having Information of
  cases      which   are
  notified   before the
  various    courts with
  Stage &    Board Serial
  Number
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                      ADVOCATE ORIENTED SERVICES
Advocate-wise Registered Papers - having Information of papers filed by an advocate
   at nominal rate for the particular period
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                MONETARY EFFECT

Revenue of Rs.180 lacs
collected through
 Case Status
 Simple copy of orders/judgments
 Advocate-wise list of Registered papers
 Advocate-wise cause list
 Advocate-wise filing papers
 Soft copy of Reportable Judgments to
  Reporters
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 CLASSIFICATION               OF   CASES   IN   GUJARAT   HIGH   COURT

Six Digit subject-wise
Classification Code
Bunching of cases filed
before the High court,
which helps in
  Court Management &
   Case Management
  Speedy   disposal     of
   cases
  Roster Management
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Features of newly developed Web based software

       Standardized common codification for the entire State
       Advocate entry by Advocate Registration number (Sanad number)
       Advocate-wise Cause List
       Single installation can serve more than one establishment
       Supports
            Bilingual
            multiple advocate entry
       Online Caveat matching
       Role and time based user permission
       Online Case Status and Orders/Judgments
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Web Portal of Gujarat District Judiciary

                          http://gujcourts.guj.nic.in
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case status on
  web by:
   Case Number
   Party Name
   Advocate Name
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Judgment in
Local
(Gujarati)
language
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Court Cause List
on the web
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Advocate wise Case List board
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                 Classification Code
Gujarat pioneered in Three Level 10 Digit
Classification Code, which consists of
       1) Act Code (in three characters all numeric)
       2) Chapter Code (in three characters – two numeric and one
          alphanumeric) and
       3) Section Code (in four characters three numeric and one
          alphanumeric)

First Level relates to Act Code, Second Level relates to Chapter code
and Third level related to Section code.


Implemented in December 2008 in Gujarat District Judiciary
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                       Classification Code (Cont.)
ACT CODE SUMMARY:
•   Central (Civil)    : 001 – 299
•   Central (Criminal) : 300 – 499
•   State (Civil)      : 500 – 899

•   State (Criminal)   : 900 – 999
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          video conferencing
  From Jail to Court and visa versa. Facilitated in
  Courts at:
                  City Civil & Sessions Court, Ahmedabad
                  Rajkot
                  Vadodara
                  Surat
                  Jamnagar
                  Banaskantha at Palanpur
                  Porbandar
                  Junagadh
                  Bhavnagar
                  Mehsana
                  Ahmedabad (Rural)
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              video conferencing (Cont.)
Benefits:
     23,223 accused produced before the court of law
     Police deployment for mobilising production reduced considerably
     Savings on
                escort charges Rs.89,34,054/-
                fuel charges Rs.2,02,250/-
     Instances of accused escaping from custody substantially reduced.




                                                 (Source – Gujarat State Police Department)
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                          REVAMPING
• As a major of litigant centric module, on the 50th year of establishment of
  Gujarat High Court, revamping work conceived and started in November, 2008
  for physical verification of all pending cases with a view to provide correct
  information to the public, which involves:
       Updation of data in respective Register
       Accomplishment of backlog entry of cases filed before computerization
       Entering, Updating & Verification of data in computer
       Classification/Codification of cases


• Advantages
       Bunching of cases
       Roster Management for effective management
       Creating information for Court Management and Case Management
       Listing of old and unripe cases with advance notice to the advocates/litigants
       Enable monitoring output of Judicial Departments of High Court and District Court.
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            REVAMPING OF CASES
           IN GUJARAT HIGH COURT
Outcome:                                     REVAMPING WORK


• Revamped nearly 71,971
  cases by verifying the   140000
                           120000
  relevant register
                           100000
• Pendency brought from    80000
                                          122843
  122843 to 87255          60000
                                                              87255
                           40000
                           20000
                               0
                                    Before Revamping   After Revamping

                                           NO. OF PENDING CASES
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           REVAMPING OF CASES
       IN GUJARAT DISTRICT JUDICIARY


Outcome:                                          2440000
                                                  2420000




                           No. of Pending Cases
                                                  2400000
• Pendency brought from                           2380000
  24,27,020 to 23,17,592                          2360000        2427020
                                                  2340000
                                                  2320000
                                                  2300000                          2317592
                                                  2280000
                                                  2260000
                                                            Before Revamping After Revamping
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         E-LIBRARY
For easy and instant access of leading legal
databases for ascertaining the latest case law to
enable the judges in deciding the cases.
Personal computer with printer and legal
databases like AIR, GLR, GLH has been
provided to all District Courts and Family Courts.
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     eCourts Mission Mode Project
       Monitored by Department of Justice,
             E-committee and NIC



work of setting up Computer Server Room &
 Judicial Service Centre at 246 sites reaching
 completion
Data feeding through CIS backlog module using
 Laptops distributed to Judicial Officers is also
 reaching completion
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                           Model E-Court




                          A New Beginning




The objective of the project is to setup a tamperproof, Secure
& Integrated Courtroom Recording & Video Conferencing
system for digitally storing the courtroom proceedings and
hearings along with the retrieval and authentication system for
the original content.
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  Model E-Court
                      Witness Protection
     (cont.)

     “The State has a definite role to play in
protecting the witnesses…. As a protector of its
 citizens it has to ensure that during a trial in
  Court the witness could safely depose truth
  without any fear of being haunted by those
        against whom he has deposed.”
              Supreme Court of India
      in Zahira Habibulla v. State of Gujarat
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Model E-Court
                                    Legal Basis -
   (cont.)
                                         India
               CrPC 167 as amended w.e.f 16/8/2003
       Production of accused through medium electronic video
                linkage made possible by this amendment
                             CrPC 273
          Recording of evidence through video conferencing
             amounts to recording in “presence” of accused
            meets the requirement of CrPC 273 (AIR 2003 SC
            2053 State of Maharashtra v. Praful V. Desai)
                     Inter State Case Transfer
          The trial of the accused in interstate transfer case
           shall continue without his physical presence by the
            Court dispensing such presence and to the extent
            possible shall be conducted with the aid of video
            conferencing. (Kalyanchandra Sarkar v. Rajesh
              Ranjan a/s. Pappu Yadav AIR 2005 SC 972)
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                    (cont.)          Features
                                 `
 Courtroom with Tamperproof facilities
 of

     Audio Recording
                 & Video Conferencing

     Video Recording




Auto Digital Archiving
                 Model E-Court
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                                 (contd..)
 Courtroom with Tamperproof facilities
 of

Videoconferencing     has
allowed testimony to be
used for individuals who
are not able to attend
the     physical    legal
settings. In a military
investigation in North
Carolina,         Afghan
witnesses have testified
using videoconferencing.
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                                 (cont.)
                                                          Project
                                              Partners
             DFS: Directorate of Forensics Sciences
                   (Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India)      Vision of
                                      &
  DFS GUJARAT: Directorate of Forensics Science, Gujarat
                   ( Govt. of Gujarat)

  Funde      TIFAC: Technology Information, Forecasting & Assessment Council
   d by                       (Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India)


      CDAC: Centre for Development of Advanced                                 Developed &
                                                                               Implemented
                     Computing                                                      by
(Under Department of Information Technology, MCIT, Govt. of India)



                                           High Court of Gujarat, Sola
     End User                                       (Govt. of Gujarat)
                                                           and
                                             City Civil Court, Ahmedabad
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                    (cont.)
                                 Placement
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                         (cont.)               Benefits

     Playback live proceedings by court audience.
     Allows judges to see recording of proceeding for review
     Educate judicial officers & Train courtroom personnel by using live
      proceedings.
     Playback statements of prosecutors & those of defendants‟ when
      disputes arise.
     For use by Judges to review pronouncement of sentence.
     Case management tool for use by judge to replay why case was
      rescheduled last time.
     For trial of perjury ,to refresh a judge's recollection when witness turns
      hostile .
     Use as a backup by court officers who missed a word or statement.
     Allows successors to have a complete and holistic picture of recorded
      evidence.
     Appellate forum to have a clear idea of trial .
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                         (cont.)               Security



    Tamperproof
         Proprietary unique codec is incorporated
         Watermarking on Video files
         No Delete/cut/edit option
    Secure
         MD-5 encrypted password
         SQL Server 2000 with full Security
         Application mapped with Machine IDs like IP/MAC
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                       Further Scope

      3rd party audit of software
      Biometric access control system for application login
      Use of document visualiser
      Option of conversion of deposition from speech to text
      Integration of the system & database with NIC
       courtroom application
      Keyboard for advocates in the courtroom to type their
       written submissions during the proceedings
      Information Kiosk for litigants, advocates etc.
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                           Roadmap Ahead


 E-filing                             Tracking of issuance of
 Online Query for precedent,           service of summons
  citation, statutes etc.              Access to International
 Online       filing     through       Database
  community service center             Feedback Reports
 Electronic issue of Notice /         Legal Info Database
  process       using       digital    Digitization of old records
  signature                            Kiosk
 E-learning                           E-mail / SMS alerts for case
 Web casting                           status
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        “If I am authorized, I shall
        remove the word
        „Impossible‟ from dictionary.”

                    -Wernher Von Braun
              Leading German American Rocket
         Physicist & Astronautics Engineer of 20th
                                         Century
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  Sometimes you just
 have to take the leap,

and build your wings on
    the way down !

    - Kobi Yamada
Thank you
 HIGH COURT
 OF GUJARAT

								
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