H.R. Bhardwaj, the Union Law Minister (Government of India) has said that the Centre had approved a scheme with an outlay of INR 450 crore for computerisation of around 15,000 district and subordinate courts in order to provide them with the benefits of information and communication technology (ICT).
The new scheme would network the district and subordinate courts with the highest court of the land and provide the judiciary with facilities and tools in order to enable them to discharge their functions more efficiently. Under the scheme, laptops will be provided to the judicial officers so as to enable them to access judgments from the archives by saving time. The Planning Commission and the Ministry of Finance had been requested to provide adequate financial outlay for the scheme. The Government of India has also considered the recommendation of the Law Commission so as to establish gram nyayalayas at intermediate panchayat levels to bring affordable justice to the countrymen.
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