Shimla:With the launch of a Himachal High Court website (http:/hphighcourt.nic.in) today, all district courts in the state stand connected with the High Court, marking a leap in using information technology for enabling public, litigants and advocates in accessing case listing relating information.
Speaking after launching the website, Justice RB Mishra, acting chief justice HP High Court said, â€œwith launch of the website, first phase of towards building e-judiciary was complete.â€
Subordinate courts had been provided computers while judicial officers had been given laptops and training had been imparted to officers as well as the staff, he said.
The website would enable the litigant public and advocates to globally access the cause list of each court and every judicial officer in the district headquarters of the state.
The judge said that the court was trying to put on the website, status of each case precise zimini orders from the date of filing and the recording of the statements through video conferencing till its final judgment, electronically.
He said that with the introduction of the digital signatures, the people would be able to get the copies of judgments and orders anywhere and at any place.
He added that efforts were being made to start e-Courts where the plaint, written statement and evidence shall be submitted and recorded through electronic media and the parties would get the e-judgments.
He said that by the implementation of information and technology and skills, the courts propose to control the mounting arrears of cases and long delays and the people would get justice at their door step in shortest possible time.
Besides the acting chief justice, other judges of the high court including Deepak Gupta, Surjit Singh, Dev Darshan Sud, V.K. Ahuja, Surinder Singh, Sanjay Karol, Kuldip Singh and Rajiv Sharma were present in inaugural ceremony.