The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has constituted a Committee to “audit” existing communications systems within the Court and suggest changes after it took suo motu cognizance over the poor connectivity of Courts on account of prevailing internet speed restrictions in the Union Territory.
The Court had summoned the Home Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir, Shaleen Kabra over the issue.On Thursday, Kabra listed possible reasons for poor internet connectivity issues being faced by the Court. The reasons cited include:
- Leaseline and bandwidth issues;
- Ineffective utilization of software;
- Sub-optimal distribution of bandwidth amongst different users;
- Misuse of the available bandwidth
the Bench of Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Sanjay Dhar has now constituted a Committee headed Mr Kabra to assess the issue further. The Committee members will include:
- Shaleen Kabra, Home Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir (Chairperson).
- Shahzad Azeem, Registrar (IT), J&K High Court.
- Abhay Kumar, SIO, NIC, J&K,
- Sanjeev Tyagi, Nodal Officer, BSNL, J&K and,
- Director, National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT), Jammu or an expert he nominates from NIELIT.
The Court has ordered that the Chairperson’s observations, as well as the report, be placed for the Court’s consideration when the case is next heard, in the presence of the Committee. The case will be taken up next on Wednesday, July 23, 2020.