Use software to clear cases: Karnataka High Court

On Monday, Karnataka High Court asked the state chief secretary to hold a meeting of the secretaries of the considerable number of offices in the matter of development of software for managing semi legal cases keeping pace with the software developed for the revenue department, Revenue Court Cases Monitoring System (RCCMS).

“As the cases filed before the quasi-judicial authorities are required to be decided by following summary procedure, the disposal of cases cannot be delayed on account of shortage of manpower. The finance department shall keep the said aspect in view and consider the proposal made for increasing the staff strength including the officers in various departments of the government which deal with quasi-judicial work,” Justice A.N. Venugopala Gowda has observed while coordinating the meeting be convened at an early date and also placing the proceedings of the said meeting on the next hearing date.

The court gave this direction after viewing a presentation on the RCCMS. The court was of the view that software developed gives off an impression of being easy to use both to the litigant public and the members of the bar. It was further noticed that if the data entry work is finished and the framework made completely operational, it would be of massive utilize to the gatherings to the procedures as well as to the office.

The court has taken up this issue in view of a petition filed by a resident from Tumakuru refering to defer in conclusion of his case before a nearby land tribunal.

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