Technology to ease 'judge'ment

Plans underway to connect all the judges by laptops in next three years

Technology to ease 'judge'ment

He was speaking after dedicating guest house, auditorium (cauvery), Electronic Information Resource Centre, Law and other courses, at Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) premises in the city on Wednesday.

A road map is being prepared to adopt the technology and when implemented, the judges can argue by the click of laptops, said Bhardwaj, himself a legal luminary.

Earlier he dwelled about deploring quality of education, especially pertaining to law.

“Karnataka had once produced legal luminaries like Venkataramaiah, Venkatachalaiah, Shivaraj Patil among several others. When I assumed office as Governor of the State, it was a role reversal”, said Bhardwaj.

The Chief Justice was functioning from his home, as his colleagues were not allowing him to function from his office. Likewise, the quality of both bar and bench has declined, and ostensibly the legal education that has also come down, said Bhardwaj.

Most of the programmes, be it Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), mid-day meals scheme and several others bombarded. In the later days International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) came forward to take over the responsibility of mid-day meals and the organisation has implemented it in several states, he added.

On the open universities, the Governor said if they are embedded with the best of the technology the varsities can create revolution. ‘If the talks of experts are published online, the outsiders can also access it’, said Bhardwaj.

The Governor was sorry to note that most of the foreign universities thrive on Indian students offering courses in subsidised rate. Is is not a tragedy for India? he questioned. Referring to the University of Mysore, the Governor said it has produced finest of talented personalities and why not now? The Governor regretted that affluent people are not concerned about giving back to the society.

Barring Azim Premji who had approached me with his plans to open an university,  not many rich are interested in creating excellence in education, said Governor.

Before summing up his address, the Governor said the moment he entered KSOU campus, he smelled a whiff of fresh air and said ‘distance education is a key to spread knowledge’.

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