To address the grievances of the litigants, Punjab and Haryana High Court on Sunday launched information technology (IT) initiatives for ease of litigants and lawyers.

E-Payment of HC services, Android based mobile application, online grievance and feedback system, surety information management system, infrastructure web application, crystal reports software and e-notices are some of the major IT initiatives recently developed under the guidance of chairman, Computer Committee, Justice Rajesh Bindal.

As these applications were developed by the officials working in HC and district courts, the Chief Justice of HC, Justice Krishna Murari invited the officials concerned to press the launching button of their respective IT projects.

In collaboration with State Bank of India and for benefits of litigants, a payment gateway was launched for online transfer of money, wherever money is required to be deposited in Court for any services, through Multi Option Payment System (MOPS).

Facility will also be added for payment of other charges through Internet banking debit or credit cards. Special pre-paid cards shall also be issued by the bank for payment of any charges in the HC as well as district courts in Punjab and Haryana, such as copying, inspection etc.

An Android based Mobile Application has also been launched. Any person interested can download the same from Google play store. It will make easier for any person or litigant interested to have any information about a court case to access the same.

To identify persons who furnish surety in criminal or civil matters on the basis of fake documents or for consideration, Surety Information Management System has been developed, which will check the fake sureties and also the persons who are repeatedly furnishing sureties in different cases.

Through Infrastructure Web Application, status of Judicial Court Complexes and Residential Houses and its progress can be monitored.

Report generation in subordinate courts in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh through Case Information System 3.0, will get fillip due to introduction of Crystal Reports Software (CCR 3.0) developed by officials from district courts.

With the aforesaid module, a district judge will be able to monitor progress of cases more effectively.

With the launching of module for sending e-Notice through Saanjh Kendras in Punjab, speedy delivery of notices upto the concerned Police station level would be ensured.