New Delhi: Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana on Thursday introduced Faster software, emphasizing the importance of court judgments issued by the High Court and Supreme Court, which can be kept securely without being tampered with by outside parties. to be conveyed to the jail authorities.
The CJI said the Fast and Secure Transmission of Electronic Records (FASTER) program will send bail orders with the digital signatures of Supreme Court personnel, thereby ensuring confidentiality, safety, and security.
It has often been seen that the process gets delayed after the court order. Recently, the process could not be completed till 2 days after the order of release of the prisoner lodged in Agra Jail, in another case Aryan Khan was ordered to be released. Even after one more day had to be spent in jail, there are countless such cases,
This will prove to be a big step taken by the Supreme Court for the reform of FASTER premises. CJI NV Ramana explained how the software would work, adding that 73 nodal officers have been appointed at the high court level to oversee the process.
A judicial communication network has been set up, with 1,887 secure-route email IDs. These are the only ways through which communication will be possible.
There are 1,887 email addresses for nodal officers and other officers. The FASTER will circulate the bail orders and incorporate the digital signatures of SC officials for verification. Communication is limited to email address holders, ensuring privacy, security, and security.
CJI NV Ramana said, “We created this mechanism when we came to know that a person was not released from jail despite existing granted bail by the Supreme Court three days before as the order had not arrived.”
CJI NV Ramana, Justice Chandrachud, and Justice Khanvilkar have been major contributors to the launch of the FASTER app. The inaugural function was held online in which judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts participated.