Tuesday, May 8, 2012

E-Court Mission Mode Project

The e-Court Mission Mode project is being implemented as part of the National e-Governance plan. The project envisages computerization of 14,249 district and subordinate courts and upgradation of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure of the Supreme Court and the State High Courts in the country except Delhi High Court which was already enabled with updated hardware. Giving this information in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today, Shri Salman Khurshid, Minister of Law & Justice, said that the ICT infrastructure existing in Supreme Court and 20 High Courts has been upgraded through provision of computers, printers, scanners, servers, networking equipments, network cabling and uninterrupted power supply. Connectivity to the Supreme Court and High Courts has been upgraded by providing 4/8 mbps bandwidth through a leased line. Out of the total amount of Rs. 46 crore allocated, nearly Rs. 42 crore have been spent. Under the project High Courts of Jammu & Kashmir, Gauhati, Rajasthan and Calcutta have been provided with Video Conferencing facility (VC) on specific demand from these High Courts.