CJI DY Chandrachud: Through technology, mission to take justice to every doorstep
He was addressing a gathering during the inauguration of the new Jharkhand High Court building
Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud has stated that the judiciary is committed to taking justice to every home through the use of technology. Stressing the need to live stream judicial proceedings, he added that justice could be stretched to villages across the country by translating orders into local languages.
Justice Chandrachud said, “Under E courts phase three, Rs.7,000 crores have been provided by the Government of India. Thus, through technology, judicial work can be linked with common life.”
While addressing a gathering during the inauguration of the new building of the Jharkhand High Court, the CJI said the judiciary could take justice to 6.4 lakh villages when court work was done in languages mentioned in the Constitution of India. He mentioned that 6,000 court orders were translated into Hindi.
The CJI remarked, “My journey in the Supreme Court has helped define the image of justice and injustice. For petty crimes, people are lodged in jail due to illiteracy.”
He reiterated that the presumption of innocence was the basis of the judicial system. And the delay in granting bail to the poor undertrial shook the faith of the people in the judicial system.
The Chief Justice also stressed the need for proper infrastructure in courts, pertinently, mentioning numerous courts, which do not have toilet facilities for women. Justice Chandrachud also pointed out that tribals did not have proper land-related documents. This requirement should be facilitated.