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    e-Initiatives of the High Court

    • eSewa Kendra:- In view of the guidelines of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, eSewa Kendras are being established in Patna High Court and Patna Civil Court as a Pilot Project. The eSewa Kendra at Patna High Court has been established in a permanent structure with all requisite facilities including kiosk and video-wall. Once the eSewa Kendra project is successfully commenced at Pilot locations, it may be extended to other Judgeships of Bihar. We have also identified Masaurhi Gram Panchayat of Patna District for opening eSewa Kendra.
    • e-filing:-
      • High Court– The efiling portal, provided by Hon’ble eCommittee, Supreme Court of India, at efiling.ecourts.gov.in has been made functional. Presently, more than 2700 Ld. Advocates have registered and about 18,000 cases have already been filed on the aforesaid portal. An e-filing tab has been created on the official website of Patna High Court so that stake holders may be made aware about the requirements of the e-filing registration process as well as the step-by-step procedure required for filing a case through electronic mode. A video tutorial in the regional language, demonstrating the step-by-step procedure for registering on the e-filing portal, has also been developed in-house for the said purpose. Apart from the aforesaid portal-based facility of electronic filing, counsel for the petitioner/respondent or party appearing in person may file applications/ petitions by way of scanned/soft copies, through email on Email ID “efiling.phc-bih@gov.in”, for such cases where prior permission has been obtained.
      • District Court– Sub-Ordinates Courts are accepting e-filing through email at present.
    • e-Payment:- Integration and testing of e-Payment gateway with O-GRAS is complete.
    • Virtual Court:- As per the prevalent practice in Bihar, traffic challans are not deposited in the Court rather they are deposited with the executive authorities. Hence, in the light of suggestion of Hon’ble eCommittee, Supreme Court, in this regard, the feasibility of establishing Virtual Court for cases involving imposition of fines for minor regulatory violations where statistics indicate that plea of guilt is entered on first date, is under consideration.
    • ICJS (Integrated Criminal Justice System):- We are in process to roll out ICJS. All the Courts have been integrated with ICJS. Thirty six (36) Public Prosecution offices are connected to ICJS through e-prosecution software. One (1) State FSL unit and two (2) regional FSL units are also connected with ICJS through e-FSL software. More than 513 Police Stations in phase-I of CCTNS are also ready for integration with ICJS. All 59 Prisons are connected to ICJS through e-Prison software.
    • CIS case connectivity with National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG):- All the 37 Districtsand 42 sub-divisional Courts (79 locations) and High Court have been connected with NJDG and their data are being regularly replicated on NJDG.
    • Cloud CIS:- All due process for migration of data of Gaya District Court (Pilot District) to cloud has been completed. Testing of the CIS application and SMS module has been done.
    • National Service and Tracking of Electronic Processes (NSTEP):- We have successfully tested NSTEP module and its services at 5 Pilot locations.
    • Softwares and Website (s): 60 (Sixty) softwares have been developed in-house, for various Judicial and administrative need in the march towards paperless Court. The brief details and functionality of these softwares are as follows:
      • File Movement & Tracking System (E-Karyalay):- This software provides for paperless functioning on administrative side. In this software each and every file along with the notes and orders move digitally.  The highlights of this software are as under:-
        • All the “Notings” will move
        • Each and every Administrative file is computer
        • Keeps track of time consumed by every individual in performing the
        • Contains a digital seal of each and every user, thus making the signature legible and identifying the person who has prepared/made notes/minutes.
        • Obviates the need of digitization of administrative files .
        • Contains dashboard for Registry Officers which shows which employee has done how much work on daily
        • Helps enormously in efficient use of resource & manpower management.
      • Judicial File Tracking System: – Many a times, it happens that a file is not traceable and the dealing assistant is busy in search of that particular This software can keep track of every movement of Judicial Files. It also maintains the history of when and where the file has actually moved. Hence, any Judicial File can be located on a single button click, thus, saving time and manpower.
      • E-Meeting: The calendar of meetings of various committees of Patna High Court can be seen through this software from anywhere inside the premises of Patna High Court. Provision for digital storage of all the agenda and its compliance as well preparation and Storage of minutes has also been made so as to keep a digital copy of all the meetings held in High Court. The features of the software are as follows:-
        • Centralized booking of meeting, hence, minimizing the possibility of multiple meetings being fixed for same member, time and
        • Paperless meetings can be held where the respective sections upload agenda, additional agenda if any and minutes for any specific
        • Progress of steps taken by the registry in respect of specific minutes can be
        • Search for agenda or minutes possible by single
      • Patna High Court Employee Management System: – This is a web based application which contains the details of all the employees of Patna High Court viz. their:-
        • Personal Details
        • Professional background
        • Family details
        • Leave details
        • Annual Career Progression
        • Increment details
        • Pay slips
        • Annual confidential reports
        • Permanent confidential reports
        • Allegations & proceedings, if any
        • Promotion Details
        • Transfer & Postings
        • Chronological memo issued
        • Terminal benefits, etc.
      • E-HR: – This is a LAN based application of Patna High Court which provides for facilities as mentioned below:-
        • All the employees can mark their attendance
        • Can keep track of time spent by an employee in Patna High Court premises.
        • Can mark their auto generated application for leave request online.
        • Auto forwarding / rejection of leave applications at different levels.
        • Auto generation of report of Daily, Weekly and Monthly working hours of each and every
        • Dashboard for Registry Officers by which sitting in their chambers, they can see which employee is present in which department and the time of marking attendance and can analyze their working which may assist them to a great level in maintaining discipline at work with regard to timely presence in office and ensure presence during working
        • Eliminates the use of manual attendance registers and leave applications. Hence, an effort towards paperless
      • Comprehensive Budget Management & Information System: – This software is one stop solution of all the budget related information of Patna High Court. This software has various features like :-
        • Auto generated centralized bill number
        • High Court expense passbook which can contain all the details of expenses, head details, money credited for High Court budget, etc. in Patna High Court, just as in
        • Auto pay bill generation for pay
        • Travelling allowance details claimed by various
        • Conveyance allowance details.
        • GPF details.
        • LTC
        • Leave Salary.
        • Office expense
        • Liveries expense.
        • Electric charges expense.
        • Sumptuary expense, etc.
      • Comprehensive Section Management & Information System: – This software provides  for inter-departmental  communication system with various other features to cater the needs of various departments of Patna High Court:-
        • Inter department mailing facility
        • Centralized Index Register
        • Roaster details of all the employees
        • Duty Chart of employees
        • On-going works/projects, etc.
      • Vigilance Automation System:- We were facing problem of duplicity, as many complaints/allegations received were exactly the same leading to wastage of time and We made a software which keeps track of all the pending and disposed allegations against a particular officer and reflects as to whether any similar allegation has been filed against the said officer or not and if yes, then its current status. Hence, saving time and manpower. It also helps in instant generation of vigilance report against a particular officer as and when required.

       

      • Daily Progress report of Physical Verification: – This software can be used to monitor the daily progress of Physical Verification in District Courts of Bihar. The entries are made at the District Courts and are reflected at the dashboard of Patna High Court.

       

      • District Court Infrastructure Management System:- This is a software which keeps track of all the relevant details of District Court Infrastructure:-
        • Condition of Court Buildings
        • Condition of Court Rooms
        • Condition of Toilets
        • Condition of Drinking Water Facility
        • Condition of Litigant Shed
        • Franking Machine
        • Server Room
        • Information Center
        • Filing Center
        • Ramp for Handicapped
        • Lifts/Canteen,
        • Availability of Land
        • Availability of Canteen
        • Condition of Quarters, etc

       

      • Automated Quarter allocation system: – This software can contain the details of each and every quarter under High Court Pool viz. its occupancy This also reflects un-occupied quarters as well as the quarters which are going to fall vacant in near future. Also, contains complete waitlist for the candidates and the waitlisted applicants may tentatively know the prospective quarter which may be allotted to them.

       

      • Protocol Automation: – Protocol department deals with the travel of all the Hon’ble Judges and Registry members. This software helps maintain the log and all particular travelling This software contains the features of auto generation of letters to be communicated to various authorities with respect to travel of Hon’ble Judges and Registry members. Also capable of tracking complete history of travel.

       

      • E-Statistics: – This is a web based software having facilities of auto generation of graphical statistics of High Court. Various kinds of report generation viz. filing, pendency, disposal, old cases, etc. on various parameters Nature wise, Subject wise, Time Period wise, Hon’ble Judge wise, etc.

       

      • Online display board: – This software helps people know especially sitting in the outside world which case is currently being taken up in which

       

      • Android Application for Online Display Board:- Using this software, the Court’s Progress, Causelist and case status can be viewed on mobile phone.

       

      • Online Visitor Pass: – With the increasing use of internet, we introduced the concept of Online Visitor Pass whereby, the person/litigant willing to visit the Court for the hearing of his/her case, he/she can apply for the same online and a counter is reserved in the Court where he/she comes only for having photography and collect the Pass thus saving time and  manpower as well as time of the

       

      • Advocate & their Clerks MIS: – This software is capable of containing all the particulars of the Advocates including their mobile number and e-mail address via which various communications are made and the registered clerks associated to them. Also, with the help of this software, identity cards are issued to the registered advocate clerks and it automatically flashes the list of advocates without clerks and the details of the clerks whose registration has expired or is going to expire in near

       

      • Patna High Court Online Recruitment Management System: – This is a comprehensive recruitment management system where by the recruitment process is completely automated. Each and  every stage of recruitment is fully computerized:-
        • Publication of Advertisement.
        • Online filling up of
        • Online Payment of application
        • Online Scrutiny of
        • Auto generation of selected and rejected list after
        • SMS & E-mail of every step to respective
        • Auto generation of Admit
        • Auto & Random generation of Roll
        • Auto allocation of Examination
        • Auto generation of attendance
        • Final Publication of

       

      • Online Typing Test: – This is a web based application and by using this, we have successfully conducted many examinations. This application not only logs the data typed by the candidate, but also gets locked itself at the end of timeline provided and generates instant result on the screen of the candidate so that he/she gets to know his performance as soon as he/she ends the examination, bringing complete transparency in the recruitment system. Also, we are using this software to give training to our already recruited stenographers and data entry operators.

       

      • Online Objective Test: – This is web based software. We have successfully conducted examinations through this Examination containing objective type questions can be conducted. The questions get randomly generated on each Computer Screen. After the end of examination, the software is capable of auto generation of Results, Merit List, etc.

       

      • KOHA (Provided by E-Committee, New Delhi): – This software as recommended by E-Committee, New Delhi is in use in Patna High Court for the Integrated Library Management System. All the cataloguing of books is being currently done in the software.

       

      • E-Court Monitoring System for E-Committee, New Delhi: – Hon’ble E-Committee Supreme Court of India requires quarterly progress data of the E-Court Project in the state of For that they had provided a format which comprises of 55 Columns in the excel Sheet. That Excel Sheet was communicated to each and every district and every district used to send their report and at High Court the excel sheet was again consolidated and sent to Hon’ble E-Committee, Supreme Court of India. To save time and manpower and having records, we developed software via which the district Courts can feed the data online which will be consolidated automatically and can be downloaded in the specified format. We can also share the view only right with Hon’ble E-Committee for viewing the same online.

       

      • SMS Log System:- This is the module via which we can keep track of the number of SMSs sent from different District Courts of Bihar which will help us in payment of the said SMSs as well as the quatum of progress in spreading information through SMS.

       

      • Quarterly Transmission to Supreme Court: – This is a software which keeps track of all the relevant details of District Court Infrastructure:
        • Details of Owned Court Halls
        • Details of Court Halls on Rent
        • Details of Court Halls under Construction
        • Details of owned Court Complexes
        • Details of Court Complexes on Rent
        • Details of Court Complexes under Construction
        • Details regarding up gradation of Court Complexes
        • Details of Owned Residential Accommodation for Judicial Officers
        • Details of Residential Accommodation on Rent
        • Details of Residential Accommodation under Construction
        • Details of Funds Allocated for Infrastructure
        • Details Regarding Monitoring of Infrastructure Creation.

       

      • Vacancy Monitoring in Subordinate Courts: – This software provides for keeping  track of all the relevant vacancy details of District

       

      • Judicial Officers Database Management System: – This application keeps comprehensive details of all the Judicial Officers of the state Judiciary. Following information are available for all the Judicial Officers:-
        • Judicial Officers of Bihar Judiciary
        • Personal Details
        • Professional background
        • Trainings Undergone
        • Transfer & Posting History
        • Allegations, if any
        • Proceedings, if any
        • Awards & Recognitions, if an
        • Leave details
        • Auto generated list of Judicial Officers due for
      • Patna High Court Payroll Management System: – Payroll software facilitates preparation of salary, generation of salary slips for Hon’ble Judges, Officers of registry and employees of Patna High It incorporates all the 7th Pay Commission guidelines into Payroll software for employees of Patna High Court. The features of the software are as follows :-
        • Auto generated computerized pay
        • Auto calculation of
        • Complete details of loans or advance of
        • Auto deduction of
        • Auto calculation of income tax.,

       

      • Centralized Letter Receiving System: – This is a single window portal for all the communications for instance, letter, case diary, received in Patna High Court by any means, viz. Post, Fax, E-mail, Special Messenger, etc. Each any every communication to and from the Hon’ble Court is traceable electronically. This has helped enormously in reducing the delay especially in Judicial departments as any judicial communication like lower Court record, case diary, etc. is immediately flashed on the dashboard of dealing assistant and is reflected on the website as well for information to lawyers and litigants as and  when it is received in the High Court.

       

      • On Window Automated Certified Copying System: – This software instantly delivers the certified copies of all the judgments and orders since computerization, on window on a nominal payment on per page basis. This software automatically calculates the amount to be paid for each judgment or order, hence, eliminating manual calculation. This has got a great response and has enormously saved the time and effort of Courts manpower and

       

      • Computerized Decree Management System:- All the decree prepared in Patna High Court are now computerized and are easily available on LAN and can be integrated on public  portal for public

       

      • Automated file allocation system for Stamp Reporting: – This is an application which runs in the backend and allocates the files randomly to stamp reporters, hence bringing transparency in the Court’s

       

      • Automated E-mail of Judgment & Order: – All the Judgment & Orders are communicated to lower Courts with the help of automated As soon as the Order is uploaded, with a single button click it is communicated to lower Courts via e-mail with computerized signature of attesting authorities, thus eliminating the delay in communication and saving time and manpower .

       

      • Auto generated Computerized Order Sheets: – Initially there was a traditional practice where by the Ordersheets were printed and then the case particulars were written in We eliminated this manual intervention and now the Ordersheet is directly printed containing all the relevant case particulars with the notes, seal and computerized signature of the dealing assistant.

       

      • Auto Generated Computerized Case File Stickers– As per traditional practice, files were printed and on the top of the file case particulars were written in hand. We eliminated this manual intervention by introduction of stickers and a module which prints all the relevant particulars and same gets pasted on the top of the case file .

       

      • Centralized Memo Management System: – With the help of this software, all the memos/letters issued are electronically generated with a unique centralized number on Hence, any issued memo or letter can be viewed any time with a single click and the same is displayed on the dashboard of Issue section who delivers the same as per the generated particulars as well as is visible on the dashboard of respective departments.

       

      • Fax Section Information Management System :- The special features of this module are as follows:-
        • Capturing of fee receipt details
        • Capturing of additional fee receipt details (if any)
        • Generation of list for additional fax fee holders
        • Ready List of cases ( to be sent through fax)
        • Defective List of cases (fee + disposal date / order date mismatch )
        • Printing of Judgments / Orders ( to be sent through fax)
        • Acknowledgement of ready cases sent through fax
        • Generation of List of Judgments / Orders already sent through fax
        • Defective List of cases (Unpronounced judgments / orders )
        • Update facility for fee receipt information
        • Query Facility
        • Message to Concerned Secretaries / PA’s for pronouncements of Judgments/ Orders which are yet to be pronounced.

       

      • Online Requisition of Stationary Items: – This is software hosted on LAN of Patna High It facilitates all the Hon’ble Judges, Officers of Registry and Staffs of Patna High Court to make online requisition for stationary items and the same is reflected on the dashboard of Purchase Cell which in turn provides the  stationary to all the concerned against the requisition.

       

      • Automated Visitor Pass System: – All the litigants who come to the Court for hearing of their cases now get visitor pass which includes photograph, for entering into the

       

      • Automated E-mail of respective Causelist to AOR’s::- This software is used to send daily causelist to O.R.’s of this Court only for their cases listed with respect to them .

       

      • E-mail of Reminders to District Courts:- This software automatically generates reminders and express reminders in the prescribed format and is automatically sent through e-mail to the respective District Courts for non-receipt of various Recently, e-mail ids of ADC, DM and SP has also been incorporated in the said software.

       

      • Computer and Peripheral Inventory Management Software for High Court & District Courts:- This software can keep track of all the computer hardware and peripherals purchased in Patna High Court or supplied to the district Courts with details such as date of issue, to whom issued, serial number, date of return, if any, availability of stock,

       

      • Judgment Writing and Information System:- This software mainly aims to enable PA’s / Stenographers to write the Judgments and orders dictated to them by Hon’ble the Judges, to type the judgments and orders so dictated in the prescribed format as specified by the Hon’ble Court, mail it to respective district Court and upload the same on the website of Hon’ble Patna High

       

      • Case Indexing and File Movement: – This software enables the departments to index the Judicial Files and keep track of the files which are being sent to the Digitization department from Record rooms so that the files don’t get misplaced and a proper record can be

       

      • Writ Disposal Automated System: – This software is designed to ease work of the staffs of Writ Disposal Department so as to eliminate manual redundant work and save their

       

      • Patna High Court Official Mobile Application: – With the growing usage of mobile phones and need for mobile app, a dedicated mobile app exclusively for Patna High Court has been developed with limited features for advocates and litigants so that they are not be required to go over again and again on the website for information but can get it from a resident app in their own mobile phones.

       

      • E-Court Project Monitoring System: – This is software developed for pin pointed monitoring of E-Courts project software that contains the details of each and every aspect of E-Courts implementation, issues arising and its resolution thereof with graphical analysis of the overall progress.

       

      • Online JWIMS: – With the outbreak of global pandemic, it was getting difficult for PA’s / Secretaries to come to the Court premises and upload Judgements and Orders. Therefore, we developed a system through which PA’s / Secretaries are uploading the Judgments and Orders directly from their home on to the website of Patna High Court.

       

      • Library Information System: – This is software which provides for  data of the books, journals, etc. available in the district

       

      • Queue Management System:- This software is developed to manage the load for physical filing in Patna High Court. This software generate tokens and is allocated between the counters in order to balance the load of the counters. This software also provides facility for online generation of tokens for physical filing i.e. advocates and their clerks can generate token from there respective place  and can come exactly on time for physical filing in order to save time.

       

        • E-Diary: – This software is developed to facilitate the advocates for maintaining the digital register for their cases. This software automatically reflects on the dashboard of respective advocate about their latest case updates viz. scrutiny / listing / orders passed / etc.

       

        • Software for viewing e-filed cases: – This software has been developed to facilitate Hon’ble Judges, Court Masters, P.A./Secretary to view the efiled documents in their respective login over cloud so that they can view the document from wherever they are present.

       

        • Online Questionnaire module: – Many a times it happens that we need to seek different types of data from Judicial Officers of the State. This software enables online data fetching from judicial officers to reflect onto the dashboard of respective department.

       

        • Criminal Appeal Module: – Earlier various types of forms were sent manually to the district Courts relating to release from jail, etc. This software enables auto generation of various forms related to criminal appeal department for needful.

       

        • POCSO Module: – This software has been developed to facilitate Juvenile Justice Boards across the State to submit online data related to pendency, disposal, etc. for submitting before Patna High Court.

       

        • Interactive Digitized Register:- This software was developed to facilitate maintenance of digital Register in the district courts for data regarding details of accused against whom warrants have been issued or who are absconding.

       

        • Patna High Court Website: – The Official Website of Patna High Court has already moved to the portal of gov.in i.e. patnahighcourt.gov.in. The website is hosted at State Data We are providing many services to lawyers and litigants through this including free text search in Judgments and Orders, e-diary and android application, etc.

       

        • Website of Bihar State Legal Services Authority (BSLSA): – New and dynamic website of BSLSA has been developed and is hosted on url patnahighcourt.gov.in/bslsa.

       

      • Website of Bihar Judicial Academy (BJA): There was a need of dynamic website where by Judicial Academy can upload their contents so that it can be used for educational purposes of Judicial Officers. Accordingly, a new website was developed and is accessible on url patnahighcourt.gov.in/bja.

       

      • Website of High Court Legal Services Committee, Patna (HCLSC): New and dynamic website of High Court Legal Services Committee, Patna has been developed and hosted on url patnahighcourt.gov.in/ hclsc.

       

      • Website of Juvenile Justice Secretariat (JJS): New and dynamic website of Juvenile Justice Secretariat has been developed and hosted on url patnahighcourt.gov.in/jjs.