3 April, 2018

ICT Training Strengthens Capacity of Court Staff to Improve Efficiency

Last Updated: 3 April 2018

 

 

On March 5-7, 2018, USAID’s Justice for All (JFA) Program, in collaboration with Supreme Court of Bangladesh, organized a training on Computer, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at IT Vision Society, Mymensingh. 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 Mymensingh Judgeship and Magistracy participated in the training.

Dr. Mohammad Amir Uddin, District and Sessions Judge of Mymensingh attended as chief guest of the opening session of the training which was also joined by other senior judges of Mymensingh. The District Judge noted that the use of computers and communication technology has contributed in speeding up the judicial work and this training offers opportunities to court staff for developing their skills.

The participants received training on basic concepts of computer usage, hardware maintenance, installation and use of antivirus software, use of removable media, Microsoft Office Suite, internet and e-mail, PDF software, and the use of computer networks. In each session participants shared their problems and asked questions about day-to-day computer use.

Mr. Mojibur Rahman, one of the participants, expressed that, “This is my first ever training in 27 years of service. I have learned solutions to problems I face in my everyday works and received new skills and techniques to use computer and internet that will enable me to contribute more quickly in court functions.”

District Judge Dr. Mohammad Amir Uddin distributed certificates among the participants. He pointed out that, “Use of computer and modern communication technology has added acceleration and momentum in judicial works. Joint initiative of Bangladesh Supreme Court and USAID’s JFA Program to train the staff of subordinate courts is highly commendable.”  

The training is one of many events scheduled to enhance the 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.