Kathmandu: Chief Justice Bishowambhar Prasad Shrestha has officially introduced an automation system for case management in all high courts and benches. The launch took place at the Patan High Court during a program presided over by Chief Justice Shrestha.
Expressing his enthusiasm, CJ Shrestha remarked, “This is a happy moment. It gives simplicity in judicial administrative work, and everyone has faith in this.” The automation system is expected to bring efficiency and transparency to the case management process.
Prior to this automation, the bench appointments were determined by a lottery system. The need for a more streamlined approach was recognized by a study committee chaired by the then-Justice Harikrishna Karki. The committee recommended the introduction of an automatic court system to eliminate distortions and inconsistencies within the judicial system.
Chief Justice Shrestha had previously initiated the automatic scheduling of cases in the Supreme Court from August 28th. Encouraged by positive outcomes, he issued a circular to extend the implementation of this system to all high courts. The move represents a significant step towards modernizing and optimizing the judicial process, ensuring a more efficient and fair dispensation of justice.