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CJI launches software for swift transmit of court orders

New Delhi, Mar 31 (PTI) Chief Justice N V Ramana on Thursday launched a software that will help in swift and secure transmission of court orders through the electronic mode.   CJI Ramana, along with justices A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and Hemant Gupta and chief justices and judges of high courts, was present at the online launch of the Fast and Secured Transmission of Electronic Records (FASTER) software.

“The FASTER system is developed on war footing by the Registry in collaboration with the NIC. To reach all districts of India through this system, so far 73 nodal officers have been nominated at various levels. All nodal officers have been connected through a specific judicial communication network JCN, by creating a secured pathway.

“A total of 1,887 e-mail IDs are created for this system across the country. The FASTER Cell has been established in the Registry of the Supreme Court. It will transmit a record of proceedings or orders related to bail and release passed by this court to the concerned nodal officers and duty holders through email,” Ramana said.

The CJI further said that for the purposes of authentication, all such orders or record of proceedings would bear digital signatures of authorised nodal officers of the Supreme Court as well as institutional digital signatures.

In this way, without loss of much time, such orders would be received by all concerned for necessary action at their end, he said.

The CJI lauded the efforts of senior advocate Dushyant Dave for his contribution in submitting modalities to implement FASTER system.  Speaking at the launch event, Ramana expressed hope that, in the near future, as part of the second phase of the project, the apex court will be able to transmit all the records through this system dispensing altogether with the need to share hard copies.

The CJI complimented the secretary general, registrars and officials of NIC for  making this happen in a very short time and also thanked the high courts and various other authorities for their cooperation.

FASTER comes into being after the bench headed by CJI Ramana took suo motu cognisance of delay in the release of convicts even after granting of bail on grounds such as non-receipt or non-verification of judicial orders.

In this modern era of technology, why are we still looking at the skies for pigeons to deliver our orders, he had observed earlier. PTI PKS ZMN

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