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Govt undertakes Tk 2,210crore project for ejudiciary

DHAKA, The Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Ministry has taken a Tk 2,210 crore project aiming to introduce ejudiciary in the country.

The money will be allotted to introduction of digital system to make the

justice system efficient and transparent, making the administrative and

justice system automated for judiciary, establishing ecourtroom, increasing

ICTrelated knowledge for judges, lawyers and concerned officials, an

official release said.

The project was approved at a recent meeting of the project evaluation

committee at the Planning Commission. The project is now waiting to get

approval of the Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC).

The main objectives of the project include the development of enterprise

architecture for the judiciary, development of enterprise resource planning

(ERP) software, establishment of virtual private network (VPN) for all the

offices under judicial system, upgradation of data centre of law and justice

division, upgradation of data centre of the Supreme Court and establishment

of network operation centre, transformation of a total of 1400 courtrooms

across 64 districts into ecourtrooms.

Under the project, 63 micro data centres will be set up in 63 districts,

interconnection between data centres of law and justice division and Supreme

Court will be established and 2,000 tabs or laptops will be distributed among

the judges.

The record rooms will be made automated, the old case records will be

digitised, records and verdicts of old cases will be preserved in digital

system and recording testimonies through videoconferencing system will be

introduced.

Officials at the Law Ministry said a total of 170 people will be

appointed to implement the project.

The government has already supplied computer or laptops along with

internet connections to all the courts or tribunals to ensure justice for

people in minimum time and at minimum cost.

It has also introduced Digital Display Board in the courts of 13

districts, including the Supreme Court.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)