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Awareness camp on e-court services held in Lakhimpur

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LAKHIMPUR, May 5: Under the patronage of the District Judiciary, Lakhimpur, the inaugural function of awareness camp on e-court services was held in the judicial court campus in North Lakhimpur in a befitting manner on Saturday.
The camp was inaugurated by Ujjal Bhuyan, Judge of Gauhati High Court and chairperson of Information Communication Technology(ICT) Committee, and Prasanta Kumar Deka, Judge of Gauhati High Court and the Portfolio Judge of Lakhimpur district judiciary.
The e-court services are a mission-mode project to transform justice delivery by Information Communication Technology (ICT) enablement of courts. The project envisages providing efficient and time-bound citizen-centric service delivery, providing transparency of information and access to its stakeholders, enhancing judicial productivity, both qualitatively and quantitatively, making the justice delivery system affordable, accessible, cost effective and transparent. The project is comprised of three parts, – Case Information System (CIS), ecourts.gov.in and National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG).
CIS is a developed system using Open Short Technology to provide case status through SMS to litigants and advocates while ecourts.gov.in is a portal which provides services to citizens and lawyers and litigants about case status cause list and orders or judgements and case history. General citizens can avail the service of this portal by downloading from Google Play Store in their mobile phone. On the other hand, NJDG works as a monitoring tool to identify, manage and reduce pendency, provides timely inputs for making policy decision to reduce delay and arrears and promotes transparency and access of information for all the stakeholders.
The project covered 597 districts, 5632 district and taluka establishments, 8,05,11,262 cases and 4,39,42,664 judgements across the nation. In Assam, the project was launched first in Kamrup on March 8, then in Nalbari on April 7 and in Lakhimpur on Saturday.
The programme began with the lighting of ceremonial lamp. Lakhimpur District Session Judge MA Choudhury delivered the welcome address. DIO of NIC Lakhimpur, Mithun Mukharji, and president of Lakhimpur Bar Association, Dhebor Gohain Baruah also addressed the gathering.

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