Indian capital city courts to go computerised

The Department of Justice of India has taken up a major decision to computerise 29 capital city courts in cooperation with the National Informatics Centre (NIC).


The computerisation project of the capital city courts in the States and Union Territories is a scheme with 100 percent Central funding. Under the project all the 900 courts located in the State capitals and Union Territory headquarters will be linked by automated decision-making and support systems being developed, delivered, installed and implemented by the NIC. This would help the judicial administration in strengthening its routine activities, reduce the tendency of cases by implementing appropriate automated process and provide an easy and transparent information access to the litigants. The systems would also provide the judges better access to legal and judicial databases. The NIC is providing necessary computer hardware and software.