In this article, we will discuss Need for Digitisation of Judiciary. So, let’s get started.
Need for Digitisation of Judiciary
- Difficulty in Maintaining Physical Records: Not only a large space is required to store so many files, it is also quite difficult to manually preserve the decades-old documents.
- It has been observed that cases are adjourned simply because affidavits filed several years ago were not restored with the record or were not traceable.
- Acquittal of Convicts: Another purpose is to ensure that these files are traceable electronically as and when required. The consequences of missing court records are grave.
- In many old cases, criminal records are found to go missing thereby leading to the acquittal of the accused.
- In State of Uttar Pradesh v. Abhay Raj Singh, it was held by the Supreme Court that if court records go missing and re-construction is not possible, the courts are bound to set aside the conviction.
- Delays in Cases: The time consumed in summoning records from the lower courts to the appellate courts is one of the major factors that cause delays in cases.