Virtual Court launched easy disposal of petty traffic offences
With a view to dealing with the traffic offences in a better way Virtual Court Web Portal has been launched today in the state. The Chief Justice of Tripura High Court Indrajit Mohanti officially launched the portal for e-Challan from the auditorium of Tripura High Court today.
The Virtual Court Web Portal has been developed by the e-Committee of the Supreme Court of India. This project has been launched on a pilot basis in the jurisdiction of SP, West Tripura to facilitate online payment of fines arising out of traffic violations. The High Court of Tripura has designated the Court of the Judicial Magistrate First Class, Court No.1, Agartala, West Tripura as the ‘Virtual Court, informed by the Tripura High Court in a press release today.
The press release informs, Virtual Court is a concept aimed at eliminating the presence of litigant and lawyer in the court and for adjudication of cases on a virtual platform. The concept has been evolved to efficiently utilise court resources and to provide the litigants with an effective avenue to settle petty disputes. Virtual court is administered by a judge over a virtual electronic platform whose jurisdiction may extend to the entire State and function 24X7.
The digital challans generated through the eChallan application will be sent in digital form to the designated Virtual Court and all the challans for the given day will reflect in the dashboard of the Virtual Court Judge. The Court, as per Section 208 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 will issue summons to the traffic violator via SMS notification which will contain a web link to redirect the violator to the Virtual Court Web portal whereon the violator could make payment through Debit/Credit card, Internet banking, eWallet, UPI etc. or may opt to contest the challan as per law. The fine amount will be deposited in the e-Treasury through the EGRAS portal of the finance department. On this the violator will receive an acknowledgement indicting that the case registered is disposed. Citizens can access the portal on https://vcourts.gov.in/virtualcourt/
The Virtual Court launching programme was also attended by the registrar general Datamohan lamatia, judge of Tripura High Court Arindam Lodh, justice T. Amarnath Gour, justice S.G. Chattopadhyay, advocate general Siddhartha Shankar De, IGP VS Yadav, principal secretary L. Darlong, director of ICA Ratan Biswas and other top officials.