15 Nov 2023 4:16 AM GMT
The Kerala High Court is set to launch various IT Applications and e-Initiatives today (November 15, 2023), at 4:40 P.M. at the Banquet Hall of the Court. The E-initiatives, along with a short video on 'Evolution and Progress of the Case Management System (CMS)' shall be released by the Kerala High Court Chief Justice A.J. Desai.The following Software Applications are set to be...
The Kerala High Court is set to launch various IT Applications and e-Initiatives today (November 15, 2023), at 4:40 P.M. at the Banquet Hall of the Court.
The E-initiatives, along with a short video on 'Evolution and Progress of the Case Management System (CMS)' shall be released by the Kerala High Court Chief Justice A.J. Desai.
The following Software Applications are set to be launched tomorrow:
1. Mobile App for e-filing and Mobile App for Judges Dashboard
The first e-filing application of its kind to be developed in the country, the App brings forth Main Case Filing, Petition Filing, Counter/Document Filing, Comprehensive Case Viewing, Certified Copy Requests, Urgent Memo Submissions, Case Status Check, Cause List Search, Today's Cases, Handover Application, Daily Order Search, and Case Display (real-time status of court-wise calling) to users.
The Judge's Dashboard Mobile App aims to provide Judges with efficient and convenient access to the web-application e-services, including case file management, document review, office communications, Certified for Reporting (CR) judgment search, access to law journals, and reports and graphs of pendency and disposed cases.
2. Former Judges Dashboard
This platform enables former judges to submit various grievances related to their post-retirement benefits, medical reimbursements, pension-related issues, police protection, and other administrative matters. It facilitates effective communication and service for retired judges.
3. Machine Scrutiny of Writ Appeal Filing
The machine scrutiny for writ appeal filing builds on the automated scrutiny system that had already been implemented in respect of bail applications, and which had been successful. It reduces the need for human intervention, resulting in faster case registration.
4. Vigilance Court Website
In its continuous endeavor to modernize and enhance accessibility within the judicial system, the Kerala High Court has taken a significant step by developing a dedicated website for all vigilance courts.
The website serves as a comprehensive and dynamic platform tailored specifically for the needs of vigilance court proceedings with a centralized information hub; access to essential legal resources, including relevant laws, regulations, and legal precedents; vigilance court cases status tracking; efficient communication between the vigilance courts, including updates on case schedules; and so on.
5. E-filing,e-payment for Vigilance Courts and Vigilance FIR Integration
This application helps streamline the traditionally pre-intensive processes associated with filing and payment for cases in vigilance courts. It has also integrated the vigilance court FIR system with the vigilance case management system in order to expedite the transfer of FIRs to vigilance courts.
6. District Court Case Disposal Monitoring and Reporting System
The District Court Case Disposal Monitoring and Reporting System is a module developed to monitor and manage the case disposal rates of district court establishments. It replaces the manual method of transferring reports and allows concerned officers to track and access district court disposal reports through the High Court's case management system.
It meticulously collects, compiles, and provides real-time updates on case disposal rates. It reduces the possibility of human error, and ensures transparency and accountability in every aspect of case management. The system also serves as a centralized data repository.
The E-Initiatives that are set to be introduced include:
1. Prisoners Database Integration with High Court and District Court System
This Database helps track accused individuals in custody and link prison details with case parties. It allows prison officials to input prisoner data, making it easier to identify and prioritize cases involving accused individuals in custody.
2. FIR integration with KELSA and DLSA for Victim Compensation Scheme
In pursuance of its earlier decision, the Kerala State Police Chief had been directed to integrate the Kerala State Police IT system with the Kerala Legal Services Authority (KeLSA) to enable the seamless sharing of soft copies of FIRs immediately upon registration with KeLSA or the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), in a bid to enhance efficiency and coordination of legal services and law enforcement in the State.
This Dashboard shall serve as a user-friendly platform through which FIRs will be automatically accessible to DLSA secretaries immediately after their registration with the police.
3. Digital monitoring system for issue and service of process in criminal courts
This platform enables Courts to send Summons, Notices, and Warrants to police officers and receive compliance reports from police department, in order to to facilitate communication between courts in district judiciary and police department.
4. Voice to Text Judgment Drafting
The feature, which was initially introduced for interim orders and judge notes, has now been extended to all judgment drafting and digital signing processes, in an effort to enhance efficiency and accuracy.
5. Customized Anuvadhini voice recording tool for recording deposition
This tool has been developed for real-time transcription during depositions. It converts spoken language into text instantly, ensuring accurate and immediate transcription during depositions. It also transcribes both Malayalam and English, offering a versatile solution for multilingual proceedings.
6. Implementation of Case Management System for LSG Tribunal
The Local Self Government (LSG) Tribunal is entrusted with the responsibility of reviewing, considering, and adjudicating appeals and revisions against the decisions made by local bodies. CMS for LSG Tribunal is intended to streamline and enhance the efficiency of these processes.
Some of the key features of this platform include: Online Case Filing; Tribunal Secretariat Scrutiny; Automated Cause Listing; Court Proceeding Menu; Judgment Upload Provision; Integration with High Court Case Management System; and Case Status Module for Public Access.
7. Third Phase-Implementation of eOffice in the District Judiciary
This system aims to enable a paperless office by scanning, registering and routing the inward correspondences along with creation of file, noting, referencing, correspondence, attachment, draft for approvals and finally movement and tracking of files as well as receipt.
e-Office was introduced for the District Judiciary in a phased manner, after the successful implementation of the same for the High Court.
The first Phase of eOffice was implemented in the Courts in the Judicial Districts of Thodupuzha and Kasargod with effect from 01.11.2022. The second phase of eOffice project was implemented in the judicial districts of Pathanamthitta & Manjeri with effect from September 4, 2023.
The third phase of eOffice will now be implemented in Thiruvananthapuram district with effect from Novemeber 15, 2023. All communications between the Courts in the Judicial districts of Thodupuzha, Kasargod, Pathanamthitta, Manjeri and Thiruvananthapuram to the High Court regarding administrative matters shall be through eOffice mode, except under exceptional circumstances.