Bengaluru: After introducing series of hi-tech facilities for lawyers and the litigants, the Karnataka High Court has added yet another first to its credit in the Indian judiciary. It is all set to introduce Wi-Fi, local area wireless technology on its premises. Recently it had introduced two mobile applications on trial basis for android phones, which can be downloaded through the official website of the high court, aimed at enabling users to get instant access to some links of the official website.
Following various such hi-tech facilities including computer touch screen kiosk systems installed on the high court premises, which allows to check the current status of various ongoing judicial proceedings, the state judiciary had also introduced online display board system for netizens to keep themselves updated over the cases status of all the court halls, both at Principal Bench in Bengaluru and also at the two circuit benches.
The advocates’ association had requested the Chief Justice for the Wi-Fi facilities on the high court premises, who after placing it before a committee headed by him had forwarded it to the Registrar General. The state government was later pressed for taking it forward. The e-department of the state government, which has already examined the case, initiated the process for e-tendering to install Wi-Fi system at the high court. According to the advocates’ association, the entire process is expected to be completed in not more than six to seven months.
Recently, all the court halls in the high court have been fully air-conditioned to beat the summer heat....