Paperless Court: DSpace 7 at the High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh
Honourable High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh successfully went live on the DSpace 7-based paperless court solution to set a new benchmark in the Indian Judiciary by transforming the live case hearing process to digital form using the DSpace-based solution. On the other hand, DSpace has entered the league of mission-critical solutions by serving live court case hearing processes across multiple courtrooms.
Considering the importance and transformational change brought by the solution, Honourable Chief Justice of India, Dr. D Y Chandrachud launched the project in the august presence of dignitaries like:
- Mr. Arjun Ram Meghwal (State Law Minister)
- Mr. Manoj Sinha (Governor, Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir)
- Mr. N. Kotishwar Singh (Honourable Chief Justice of the High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh)
- The entire High Court family and key members of the Union territory
Salient features of the solution:
- Running the live court case proceedings across multiple courts and catering to 150 plus concurrent users. Court case hearing is one of the critical processes in the union territories/states considering their direct impact on democracy. Hence, no downtime is expected during court proceedings.
- The solution manages both disposed and fresh case records with the provision of incremental records addition.
- More than 150 concurrent users working on a million plus items sizing more than 20 Terrabytes and rapidly growing.
- DSpace is tightly integrated into the Judicial IT eco-system i.e
- Variety of integrations with Case Information System, a judicial ERP developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC), Government of India's IT arm,
- Integrated with production capture workflow and other IT applications for seamless data exchange.
- Specialized modules developed to manage live court case proceedings within DSpace.
- Advanced analytics are in place for various assessments.
The solution has directly benefited citizens by reducing the processing time from record submission to the hearing and added to the transparency & governance in the system.
Other courts serviced using DSpace for similar requirements by DSquare Technologies:
- Supreme Court of India - 1.5 million items/15 Terrabytes data
- High Court of Jharkhand
- Bombay High Court - anticipated to manage 350 million records
- Calcutta High Court - anticipated to manage 800 million records
- Orissa High Court (live cases)
- Orissa district courts
- Gujarat high court
- Tripura High court
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