Indian Govt. to fund for e-Courts in districts

The Government of Orissa, India, is planning to computerise courts of all districts with full support from the central government as a part of its e-Governance programme.

The central government has earmarked INR 385 million for comprehensive computerisation of district and sub-ordinate courts. According to the 2004-05 estimate, the state has 482 district and sub-ordinate courts. Once the Finance Department approves the proposal, the State government will assess the actual financial requirement. The computerisation programme of the courts would be completed within three years. The National Informatics Centre (NIC) will be the executing agency. The State Government is planning to extend the e-Governance programme to gram panchayats.