Fast and Secure Transmission of Electronic Records (FASTER) – UPSC Prelims

  • It stands for ‘Fast and Secure Transmission of Electronic Records’.
  • It would enable the Supreme Court (SC) to instantly, directly, securely, and electronically transmit bail and other orders to jail authorities, district courts, and High Courts.
  • Need for the FASTER scheme:
    • People given bail have to wait for days before prison authorities release them.
    • Recently, 13 prisoners in Agra Jail were granted bail by the Supreme Court on July 8 but were released by the prison authorities after a delay of four days.
    • The prison authorities insist on receiving the “authentic” hard copy of the bail order, regardless of the fact that personal liberty and dignity are jeopardized due to delays.
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