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India should formulate a similar scheme for setting up Fast Track Courts of Magistrates in each State, as recommended by the previous Conference of Chief Ministers and Chief Justices held on 11.03.2006. Similar views were expressed by Hon’ble Mr. Justice B. N. Agrawal, Judge, Supreme Court of India, on 01.08.2007 at the Lecture Series organized by the Supreme Court Bar Association.48 Recently speaking at a function, the Chief Justice of India suggested setting up of separate courts to deal with dishonour of cheque case under section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act to improve liquidity.49

5.3 In which is

this era of globalization and affecting almost all economies

rapid technological developments, and presenting new challenges and

opportunities, judiciary cannot afford to lag behind and has to be fully prepared to meet the challenges of the age. It is heartening to note that use of information and communication technology in judiciary is growing despite various constraints. Day-to-day management of courts at all levels

can be simplified and improved through availability of case-law and meeting Congestion in court complex can also be electronic dissemination of information. The

use of technology including administrative requirements. substantially reduced through objectives that can be achieved

through

use

of

technology

include

transparency

of

information,

streamlining

of judicial administration and reduction of cost.50

48

(2007) 6 SCC J-1.

49

Supra note 4.

50

Supra note 47.

5.4

Increase in the number of judicial officers will have to be

rooms. The the existing

accompanied by proportionate increase in the number of existing court buildings are grossly inadequate to meet

court even

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