New Delhi,Rajya Sabha: The Government proposes to computerize the lower courts in future. A scheme for computerization of all the 13000 District and Subordinate Courts, prepared in accordance with the National Policy and Action Plan has been approved by the Government on 8th February, 2007 with National Informatics Centre (NIC) as the implementing agency. The coverage of the project includes Information and Communication Technology (ICT) enablement of all the District and Subordinate Courts and upgrading the ICT infrastructure of the Supreme Court and all the High Courts.
The project is to be implemented in three phases over a period of five years. The first phase, which is under implementation, is scheduled to be completed in two years.The first phase of the project is being implemented in all the States and Union Territories at an estimated cost of Rs. 442 crore. All the lower courts in the country including the courts in the States of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa and Uttar Pradesh have been taken up for computerization in the first phase.
This Information was given by Minister of Law & Justice, Shri H. R. Bhardwaj in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.