Chief Justice of India inaugurates digitisation hubs in 10 districts of Odisha

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Chief Justice of India inaugurates digitisation hubs in 10 districts of Odisha

Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud on 12 December virtually inaugurated District Court Digitisation Hubs (DCDH) in 10 districts of Odisha. 

Important facts

  • The hubs at Angul, Bhadrak, Jharsuguda, Kalahandi, Keonjhar, Koraput, Malkangiri, Mayurbhanj, Nayagarh and Sonepur, will take care of digitisation work of all 30 districts of the state.

  • Each DCDH will be assigned the task of digitizing the surrounding districts.

  • The objective of the Hub would be to digitize the disposed case records of the nearby assigned districts.

  • Scanning work for the paperless courts of the nearby districts would also be taken up at the DCDH concerned.

  • Initially, four District Court Digitization Centres (DCDC) were set up on a pilot basis in Cuttack, Ganjam, Sambalpur and Balasore districts on April 30, 2021.

Importance of Digitization Centers

  • The digitization work done by the Orissa High Court has emerged as a model for all the High Courts in the country.

  • Digitisation is the most important step towards ensuring modernisation of the judiciary, especially trial courts. 

  • Digitization makes access to records easier for authorized persons and also ensures systematic information keeping, security of documents and records and reduction in the time taken to locate documents.

e-filing in courts

  • The CJI also emphasised that digitisation needs to be accompanied by e-filing otherwise it would be difficult to go on digitising everything that is filed in physical form in the long run. 

  • The facility of e-filing is now available to advocates or litigants even in remote areas of the State.

  • The high court has decided to provide touch screen laptops to every judicial officer of the state to ensure paperless work. 

Chief Justice Orissa High Court - S Muralidhar

Chief Minister of Odisha - Naveen Patnaik

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