All District Courts Connected to VC Remote Point | 11 Sep 2021

Why in News

  • On September 10, 2021, the judges of Bani Park Court, Jaipur and Ganganagar Court introduced the facility of recording the statements of witnesses in the court through video conference (VC).

Key Points

  • The rules were notified on August 2, 2021 regarding the statement to be made by the VC in the High Court. The state government has amended the CrPC for this.
  • In the first phase, all district courts have been made studios by connecting them with VC remote points and court staff have been appointed as coordinators on these studios.
  • VC's hardware has been installed in 1242 courts of the state. Microsoft Teams license and fiber internet connectivity provided.
  • In the second phase, VC remote points will be made in the taluka court. Government offices and hospitals will also be connected to it.
  • He said that after notifying the rules of the VC by the High Court:
    • The statement of the witness would be done in time.
    • Government expenditure and time will be saved and trials will also be possible soon.
    • By completing the entire process with transparency, the pendency of court cases will come down.