4 March, 2018

ICT Training Strengthens Capacity of Court Staff to Improve Efficiency

Last Updated: 4 March 2018


On February 9-10, 2018, USAID’s Justice for All (JFA) Program, organized a training on Computer, Information and Communication Technology at the Computer Lab, Image Polytechnic and Textile Institute, Rangpur, in collaboration with the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. The objective of the training was to help court staff become more efficient and professional in performing their duties, including court reporting, case management, and administrative data recording. Twenty court staff from Rangpur’s District and Sessions Judge Court and Chief Judicial Magistrate Court participated in the training.


In his opening remarks, Judge Abdul Alim Al Razi, Additional District and Sessions Judge, encouraged participants, “to be sincere to make full use of this training.” During the training, facilitators provided guidelines on basic concepts of computer usage, hardware maintenance, installation and use of antivirus software, removable media, Microsoft Office Suite, internet and e-mail, PDF software, and use of computer networks.


In each session participants were actively engaged and frequently asked questions. Stenographer Md. Jalal Hossain, one of the participants, expressed that, “This training will be helpful for us in performing our official tasks efficiently.” 


Judge Alim Al Razi attended the closing session and distributed certificates to participants. In his closing remarks, he noted that, “ICT training is crucial for court staff to improve their capacity”. He also stated that “ICT training should be organized in a regular basis.”


The training is one of many events scheduled to enhance capacity of staff in Bangladeshi courts under objective 2 of USAID’s JFA Program in an effort to increase judicial self-governance to better serve the people.