Telangana adopts digital mode to deliver justice to common man

Vastavam web: In a first in the country, an Interoperable Criminal Justice System has been launched in Telangana enabling live exchange of data between courts and police which would eventually expedite the process of delivering justice to the common man. Justice Madan B Lokur, Chairman of the Interoperable Criminal Justice System (ICJS) and Judge-In-Charge Committee, Supreme Court, launched the project in Warangal district through video conference on December 15, an official release said.

As a part of ICJS, the project on pilot basis was started in the Subedari Police Station of Warangal Police Commissionerate. This would enable paperless and electronic data transfer to bring accountability and transparency. Justice Lokur said the convergence of information between police, courts, prisons, forensics and prosecutions would eventually speed up the process of the criminal justice system. The status of each case and its monitoring becomes easier for the police and judicial officers, he said.

The electronic transfer of data would reduce burden on courts significantly, he said. Telangana State Police has made tremendous progress in Information Technology and hence the project was being launched on pilot basis in Warangal district, he said. Justice department secretary Alok Srivastava said this integration of data would automate exchange of information from police to courts in a seamless manner. Telangana Director General of Police M Mahendar Reddy said this would eliminate redundant data entry, bring transparency and accountability in police, prosecution and judicial system.

He said police-citizen interface would undergo a major shift with the implementation of the project. According to the release, as part of Integration of eCourts(Case Information System – CIS) with the Crime and Criminals Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS), Warangal district has been selected as pilot in Telangana and completed the integration process.