PANAJI: Chief Justice of India S A Bobde on Saturday mentioned that courtrooms and courtroom complexes would turn out to be smaller in future on account of technological interventions.
He additionally mentioned that though the coronavirus pandemic has posed challenges in entry to justice, it has paved the best way for modernising courtrooms.
The CJI was addressing a gathering after inaugurating a brand new constructing for the Goa Bench of Bombay Excessive Court docket at Porvorim close to right here.
Union Regulation and Justice, Communications, Electronics and Data Know-how Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and others had been additionally current on the event.
“I see a development of getting smaller courtrooms sooner or later due to Ravi Shankar Prasad’s ministry. The e-filing and information which may be contained goes to remove the necessity for a lot of storage rooms and lots of rooms that are mandatory for storing papers. The SC has finished its bit on problems with courtroom infrastructure. It has devised benchmarks and frameworks for minimal requirements,” he mentioned in his speech.
The CJI mentioned that the dialogue on infrastructure has largely been on the quantitative half, that’s on constructing extra courtrooms.
“Although constructing extra courtrooms is critical and necessary, there was little or no emphasis on modernising the present courtrooms. Although the pandemic has posed a number of issues to entry to justice, it has paved the best way for modernising the courtroom,” he mentioned.
The CJI additionally harassed the necessity to have a brand new constructing for the Bombay Excessive Court docket in Mumbai.
“Bombay (Excessive Court docket) additionally wants a brand new constructing. The Bombay constructing was constructed for seven judges. It’s now housing greater than 40. It’s not possible,” he mentioned.
On the judiciary in Goa, an erstwhile Portuguese colony, the CJI mentioned that thelegacy of justice in Goa spans greater than four-and-a-half centuries.
“I’m together with the interval earlier than the liberation opposite to many different areas. Although it was not a part of Indian union, there was well-established system of administration or justice,” the CJP mentioned.
The CJI had additionally presided over as a decide on the Goa bench of the excessive courtroom earlier than being promoted to the apex courtroom.
“I’m the one decide or one in all thee few judges who sat so usually at Goa. I heard remarks that Justice Bobde is a Goa decide. I’m blissful when I’m described like this as a result of that is once I admired Goa, its tradition, pure habitat, its music and even soccer,” he mentioned.