Supreme Court Continues Chiseling its Digital Avatar; Trains over 1.67 Lakh People During Pandemic
Under the guidance and directions of the Chairperson of e-committee Dr Justice Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud, Judge, the e-Committee formed by the Supreme Court of India reports conducting 19 online E-Committee Training(ECT) /awareness programs during the pandemic period from May 2020 to December 2020.
E-Courts Project Phase II is a mission mode project undertaken by the Department of Justice, Government of India. The Training and program are conducted under Change Management component of the e-Courts Project Phase II. The training program covered 167735 participants which includes Advocates, High Court Judges, Judges of District Judiciary, Court Staff, Master Trainers among Judges/DSAs, Technical Staff of High Court.
The highlights of the training program include the:
Nationwide Court staff training program:
The nationwide Court staff training program covering one staff from each court throughout the country and technical staff training covered ECT 11-2020, 12-2020,132020,14-2020 ,15-2020 which trained 69862. The entire court staff training was carried as per the e-committee training TOT module with the in-house DSA master trainers among staffs as the trainers.
Webinar for Advocates:
During the pandemic, four Webinars were conducted for the Advocates by the e-committee in coordination with the Bar associations of various states like Maharashtra, Delhi, Tamil Nadu which reached a total of 96775 views. In fact, the District wise Awareness training program which was conducted by the e-committee simultaneously throughout the country in every district center through the Judicial officer master trainers for Advocates was inaugurated by the Chairperson of e-committee Dr Justice Dhananjaya which alone got more than 40 thousand views .
(iii) Reaching out to the High court Judges
In addition to this the e-committee training program also reached out to the High court Judges through the workshop on NJDG as Court and case management tool for High court Judges in coordination with the Madhya Pradesh High court and Patna high court. And through the special program by e-committee on e-courts project through National Judicial academy.
The training program covered 167735 participants which includes Advocates, High Court Judges, Judges of District Judiciary, Court Staff, Master Trainers among Judges/DSAs, Technical Staff of High Court
(iv) Advocate Master trainer program in 5 phases for 2021
The member (Human resources) of e-Committee Ms.R Arulmozhiselvi stated that for 2021 as per the directions of the Chairperson of e-Committee nearly 5000 advocate Master trainers will be trained and through them the e-courts related training and awareness program is aimed to reach all the Advocates from High court bar association to the District and taluk Bar associations before May 2021. It will be a unique program where e-committee will be covering its important stakeholder advocates. She added that the training program is to appraise the advocates with the basis of e-courts services and it has quite a few interesting topics like electronic case management tools for Advocates, how to appear in VC, how to scan a document, making accessible Pdfs etc.
The digital enabling and empowering of the Bar and Bench is a sure bet to pave way for the digital enhancement of the Indian Judiciary.