Software designed by young UP IAS to be integrated with e-court system
Lucknow: In an attempt towards speedy disposal of criminal cases, Allahabad High Court on Saturday decided to integrate 'Saakshi' software, designed by young Uttar Pradesh IAS officer Shubhra Saxena, currently posted as District Magistrate of Hardoi, with the e-Court system.
Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court Dilip Babasaheb Bhosale asked for a presentation of new software 'summon management system' before its committee on IT where it received rave reviews.
The innovative software/App will effectively ascertain presence of witnesses, lack of which has largely been responsible for the delay in justice dispensation.
The ‘Saakshi’ Software/App will ensure the information about the witnesses, court name, police station and his/her residential address will reach the in-charge of police station through SMS and to district SP through email automatically and instantaneously. It will help presence of witnesses in the courts and avoid unnecessary adjournments in the court hearings.
Earlier, the modalities of the App were discussed during an elaborate presentation before then UP Chief Secretary Rahul Bhatnagar in the presence of Additional Director (Law), Prosecution DP Srivastava, Principal Secretary (Home) Arvind Kumar, Prosecution Officer Manmeet Suri and officers of National Informatics Centre (NIC), the agency which has been instrumental in the task.
Speaking about the proposed software, the official sources had informed newstrack.com that the Chief Secretary had directed the prosecution department to work out other modalities with NIC and preparing a statement of Purpose (SoP) before implementing it state-wide. Sanjiv Gehlot of UP NIC, though refusing to divulge further, had said that NIC would fine tune it before giving it a final shape.
It was presumed that the long-pending list of criminal cases will be pruned after this Software comes into practice. It will not only lessen the loads from the court but also take care of proven principle of jurisprudence ‘justice delayed is justice denied’. The absence of witnesses has been the single largest factor in delay of the trial while the inordinate delay often influences them.
It may be recalled that Shubhra Saxena was recipient of Election Commission’s commendation for innovating the deployment and movement of election duty parties during the elections. She said that she will make presentation at the top level so that it may be implemented in the entire state.