e-Sewa Kendra launched at GHC Kohima bench
Kohima, July 6 (EMN): Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court, High Court of Assam, Nagaland, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh, Justice Rashmin Manharbhai Chhaya, launched the e-Sewa Kendra at Gauhati High Court, Kohima bench, on Wednesday.
The facility was inaugurated in the presence of Justice Lanusungkum Jamir and Justice Kakheto Sema, both judges of Gauhati High Court.
Atoka Achumi, joint registrar and central project coordinator of e-courts project at Gauhati High Court, Kohima Bench, informed that e-Sewa Kendra is primarily a one-stop centre for rendering services to the litigants. It would enable litigants and lawyers, interested public to obtain information with respect to case status and to obtain copies of judgments and orders in paperless format, he said.
He also informed that those centres would extend assistance in e-filing of cases and guide people on how to avail free legal services and added that those Kendras represent a significant step for the common man and his right to access to justice for all.
Following the inauguration, Justice Rashmin Manharbhai Chhaya inspected the facilities.
Amento Assumi, programmer at Gauhati High Court, Kohima Bench, informed that the e-Sewa Kendras would initially roll out following services for litigants and lawyers with services such as handling inquiries about case status, next date of hearing and other details; Facilitate online applications for certified copies; Facilitate e-filing of petitions right from the scanning of hard copy petitions, appending e-signatures, uploading them onto CIS and generation of filing number.
He added that the facility would also assist in online purchase of e-stamp papers/ e-payments; help in applying and obtaining Aadhaar based digital signatures; publicise and assist in downloading the mobile app of e-courts for Android and iOS.
It was informed that e-Sewa Kendra would facilitate the booking of e-Mulakat appointments for meeting relatives in jail; handling queries about judges on leave; Guide people on how to avail free legal services from the district legal service authority, high court legal service committee and Supreme Court legal service committee. It would also facilitate disposal of traffic challan in virtual courts as well as online compounding of traffic challans and other petty offences.
Assumi also stated that the Kendras would explain the method of arranging and holding a video conference court hearing, provide soft copies of judicial orders/ judgments via e-mail, whatsapp or any other available mode and all other queries and assistance in respect of facilities, which are digitally available under e-courts project. He further informed that the e-Sewa Kendras are integrated with various portals including the national judicial authority e-court services (https://ecourts.gov.in/) , Gauhati High Court websites (https://kohimahighcourt.gov.in/) and others.