On the concluding day of the Second National Conference of Computer Committees of High Courts, Hon’ble Mr. Justice A.M. Khanwilkar, Judge Supreme Court of India, proposed for identifying and developing software to enhance ‘Artificial Intelligence’ for better Court management. At the same time, he also advocated that technology is not panacea for speedy justice and is only a facilitator or enabler, which can be used for value addition of the Court management activity.While highlighting the unique initiatives taken by High Court of Punjab and Haryana in leading e-Awareness campaign, Mr. Krishna Murari, Chief Justice of High Court of Punjab and Haryana, has made special mention of involving State Legal Services Authorities in spreading e-Awareness at grass root level through para-legal volunteers. In a unique initiative, High Court of Punjab and Haryana has also engaged Law Universities and Law Colleges in e-Awareness campaign. They have been requested to provide link of websites of Courts on their websites for the benefit of students.Hon’ble Judges representing various High Courts also shared best practices and use of software applications in their respective High Courts.
They also deliberated upon new initiatives being taken and future I.T. projects for the benefit of litigants, lawyers and other stakeholders in the justice delivery system. Challenges being faced by various High Courts in migration from C.I.S. 1.0 to C.I.S. 3.0 were also discussed.In the interactive Session, the participating Judges suggested for inviting experts from I.I.Ts and I.I.Ms for seeking solutions to the technical and management issues. There was also suggestion for inviting officials from government organizations like ISRO to discuss feasibility of making use of satellite technology in place of use of optical fibre for connectivity.While making the concluding remarks, Justice Dr. Ravi Ranjan, Chairman, Computer Committee, High Court of Punjab and Haryana, has stated that the Conference has achieved its initial purpose of bringing together all the stake holders in implementation of e-Courts Projects as the participants have been informed regarding developments being made by e-Committee, Supreme Court of India. At the same time, the e-Committee through its Members has been apprised of the challenges being faced by various High Courts in implementing e-Courts Projects.Justice Surinder Gupta, Member, Computer Committee, High Court of Punjab and Haryana extended vote of thanks to all the dignitaries.