Inauguration of Virtual Courts 2.0 at Delhi
The Delhi Virtual courts 2.0 was inaugurated by the Chairperson of e-Committee Dr. Justice D.Y. Chandrachud on 13th May 2020 in a function attended by Mr. Justice D.N. Patel, the Chief Justice, High Court of Delhi along with the Delhi High Court Computer Committee members and the invitees. The Virtual Courts are set up for online settling of challans for traffic violations captured through cameras installed across Delhi. The Virtual court cases come from the Cameras positioned at 389 places by the Delhi traffic police to digitally capture traffic violations, including over speeding and red light-jumping. The digital challans captured by the cameras are sent in a digital form to the virtual courts, which is manned by a Metropolitan Magistrate. The Virtual court Magistrate will generate digital summons and issue it to the traffic violator’s mobile. Mr. Justice Rajiv Shakdher, Chairman, Delhi High Court Computer Committee informed that as of 7th May 2020, the Virtual Courts in Delhi have been able to dispose of 7,30,789 challans and have collected fine amounting to Rs 89,41,67,812/-. So successful was the launch that within 15 minutes of the inauguration, challans for Rs 95,000/- were paid online. The virtual court reduced the workload from twenty judicial officers to one judge.