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ICT Initiatives – High Court of Telangana

Amendments of Rules for Implementation of NSTEP Mobile Application

The High Court for the State of Telangana is at the forefront of implementing NSTEP. The Civil Rules of Practice, 1990 were amended for this purpose, inserting Rule 82-A in Chapter VII, enabling the electronic Service of the Processes.

Providing Mobile devices to the Bailiffs/Process Servers

The High Court has provided smartphone devices to the Bailiffs/Process Servers working in the Subordinate Courts in the State of Telangana. The High Court has also prepared user manuals and a demo video on how to use the NSTEP Mobile Application in both English and Telugu Languages, to help the Bailiffs/Process Servers understand the nuances of using the app. The District and Subordinate Courts were requested to conduct training programs to the Bailiffs and Process Servers on the usage of the smartphones, NSTEP mobile application, etc.

Launching of Android Application: “Virtual Court Webcasting”

An Android application “Virtual Court Webcasting” for live webcasting of Virtual Court hearings of the High Court, enabling the journalists and media personnel to access the virtual benches without joining the virtual court hearings, so that they can report the orders and Judgments on important and public interest matters in the print/electronic/web media.

DDS Portal with integrated Undated Cases information

The High Court for the State of Telangana has reintroduced the “Daily Disposal Statistics” portal, the portal is used by the High Court to monitor the daily disposals of the Judicial Officers working in the State, especially the old pendency matters. The Portal is now integrated with Undated Cases information, so that the Judicial Officers can take cognizance of the Undated Cases and initiate steps to bring them down to zero or minimum possible level.

IT Device Policy

The Hon’ble Judges of the High Court, Registrars, Judicial Officers working across the State are provided with various IT devices like Laptops, Desktop Computers, Tablets, Mobile Phones, Printers, etc., these devices come with a limited shelf life and needs to be replaced after a particular period of time. The High Court for the State of Telangana came out with a device policy defining the rules as to the prescribed shelf life of these device after which these needs to be replaced, also the retention policy under which the Judges of the High Court and Judicial Officers can retain the devices by paying the depreciation value prescribed according to the age of the device. The High Court has also prescribed the devices and their quantity that has to be provided to the Hon’ble Judges, their PSs, Registrars of the High Court and Judicial Officers working in the State.

Mobile Video Conference facility

The first of its kind innovative idea of providing Mobile Video Conference facility to the Advocates lacking technical know-how and internet connectivity, with a theme of “Access to Justice at Door Step”, mobile vans with internet facility were made available in the Districts, where the Advocates can utilize the vans to attend the Virtual Courts through video conferencing, these were particularly helpful during the Pandemic of COVID-19.

ECT Training Programmes for the Advocates

Under the guidance and directions of the Hon’ble the Chief Justice, the High Court has conducted online Training (ECT) /awareness programmes for the learned Advocates during the pandemic period from January, 2021 to June 2021. The training programmes were conducted to equip the Advocates with using the e-filing Modules and other e-Courts Services.

State Judiciary dealing with the COVID-19 Pandemic

o The High Court has now entered into Hybrid Mode where Benches are being conducted in combination of Virtual and Physical Mode, with few of the Hon’ble Judges conducting Physical Courts on turn basis while other Hon’ble Judges conducting benches via Virtual Mode. o The District and Subordinate Judiciary is also conducting Courts using Video Conferencing, the High Court for the State of Telangana has provided the District and Subordinate Judiciary with the necessary technical tools and infrastructure. o The High Court has permitted all the Judicial Officers in the State to get separate internet connections at their offices and home offices exclusively for the purpose of Virtual Courts. They are requested to go with the ISP who provides the best connectivity in their region. o The High Court is also continuing the practice of providing Control Rooms for advocates, with all requisite amenities for the learned advocates to attend the virtual courts, especially for those advocates who do not have internet connectivity or for those who lack the technical know-how to attend these virtual courts.

Official website of the High Court has been made more accessible for the differently-abled persons

In line with the vision of the Hon’ble Supreme Court, the official website of the High Court for the State of Telangana has been updated to make it more accessible for the differently-abled persons. High Contrast mode, Audio Captchas, Alternative texts, etc. were added to the website for easy access.

Launching of Official Website for the Telangana State Judicial Academy

Hon’ble the Chief Justice Hima Kohli virtually launched the official website of the Telangana State Judicial Academy on 25.02.2021 in the august virtual presence of Hon’ble Sri Justice A. Rajasheker Reddy, President, TS Judicial Academy, Hon’ble Sri Justice T. Amarnath Goud. The website is developed by the in-house NIC team, High Court for the State of Telangana and will be hosting all the latest news, details of training programs and events of the Judicial Academy. The High Court and the TS Judicial Academy intends to make this into an online platform where the Judicial Officers and visitors can enlighten themselves on various aspects of law and judicial administration. The Telangana State Judicial Academy’s website can be found at the URL: T.S Judicial Academy

Source : e-Committee, Supreme Court of India



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