In a giant leap towards digitisation, the Supreme Court has digitised a whopping one crore five lakh pages and records of civil appeals, ranging from the pre-independence era till 2002 as part of its recent reforms.
The digitisation of court records has been done as part of the document management system and would make the documents accessible with just a click of the mouse, the ‘Indian Judiciary Annual Report 2015-2016’, issued by the apex court, said.
The report said a new assembly line capable of producing 50,000 scanned pages per day was created in February last year which enabled digitisation of the voluminous documents.
“With a view to scan and digitise court records including pending and decided case files in order to activate document management system and to strengthen immediate accessibility with more impetus on transparency, a new assembly line capable of producing 50,000 scanned pages per day, in end to end processing, was created in February 2016,” the report said.
“As on date, all civil appeals pertaining to the period 1938 to 2002 have completely been scanned and are available on the Supreme Court’s D-space which may be accessed on internal network,” it said.
The report said that with a view to enhance digitisation of records, the process to enhance the output to one lakh papers per day was under way.
“A total of 1 crore 5 lakh pages have been digitised which are available just a click away. A process to enhance the output of digitized paper to one lakh per day is under way.”
The report also said that as part of ongoing initiatives to streamline and improvise the use of Information and Communication Technology in the apex court Registry, a number of software tools have been developed by computer (IT) cell during 2015-2016 and all these tools and applications were developed in-house using open source technology.