Free Internet access to Orissa High Court records

by Jatindra Dash, India Abroad News Service

Bhubaneswar, Apr 1 - Litigants fighting cases in the Orissa High Court will now have free Internet access to case records following the inauguration of two Web sites by state Chief Justice N.Y. Hanumanthappa.

S.F. Ahmed, the judicial registrar of the high court, said Sunday that the case records would now be available to litigants and the general public on the Web sites and The National Informatics Center (NIC) has developed both the sites.

The Orissa High Court is the fourth high court in the country to make case records available on the Net, Ahmed said. Initially head notes of more than 7,000 judgments delivered between 1985-2001 will be available on the  Web site, he said, adding that efforts are on to put more case records on the net. Daily case lists of the court would be available on the Web site, he added.

A litigant can easily find out in which court his case is appearing and its listing. Besides, the search engines of the Web site will help a litigant or the general public to find details related to a particular case, Ahmed told.


--India Abroad News Service