GUWAHATI, March 4 - Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court Justice Ajai Lamba released a short film and an advertisement film on e-Courts Services, at the Judges� Conference Hall of the High Court today.
The short film titled Ghare Ghare e-Courts of half-hour duration and a 58-second long advertisement film have been directed by documentary filmmaker Dip Bhuyan, produced by the Gauhati High Court and conceptualised by the Court�s ICT committee.
Chief Justice Lamba appreciated the initiative taken by all those who were instrumental in the production. �The purpose of the production made in Assamese with English subtitles was to popularise and publicise the utility of the e-Court Services among the common people and legal practitioners. The project is expected to generate awareness regarding the benefits of the e-Courts Services among the people,� he said.
�It is expected that this would make the court matters more transparent, easier, cost-effective as well as time-saving. This initiative is also expected to enhance digital literacy in legal areas and provide access to legal matters of the people living in remote and rural areas,� he added.
The short film is about the journey of a person from a remote area who was in a dilemma over his case-related information and had to frequently visit the court. Later, he was comforted by the e-Courts Services, and his smart daughter subsequently involved herself in campaigning for the services among villagers.
Mantu Saikia and Dr Sayanika Dutta have assisted in the production of the films, which have been edited by Simanta Sandilya Sarmah, Bikash Kumar Dutta and Dr Abhijit Barthakur as co-script writer with Bhuyan. Assamese actor Arun Hazarika, Mantu Saikia, Junu Nath, Pratibha Chowdhury along with some others have acted in the twin production.
Along with the Chief Justice, judges of the Gauhati High Court, the Advocate General of Assam, representatives of bar associations and High Court officials were present on the occasion.
The programme was hosted by Dr Suresh Kumar Nath, former Registrar of Gauhati�University, who was also associated with the production as script adviser.