Working on a single platform and national model for live streaming in all courts: J. Chandrachud

Working on a single platform and national model for live streaming in all courts: J. Chandrachud

Justice Chandrachud, heading a bench with Justice Hima Kohli, said efforts are underway to set up a national infrastructure where proceedings in all courts, from subordinate courts to the High Court and Supreme Court, can be telecasted live from a single platform.

Justice Chandrachud, heading a bench with Justice Hima Kohli, said efforts are underway to set up a national infrastructure where proceedings in all courts, from subordinate courts to the High Court and Supreme Court, can be telecasted live from a single platform.

“The Supreme Court is working hard to institutionalize live streaming of court proceedings and create a uniform and national model,” Chief Justice of India-designate Justice DY Chandrachud said on November 3.

Justice Chandrachud, heading a bench with Justice Hima Kohli, said efforts are underway to set up a national infrastructure where proceedings in all courts, from subordinate courts to the High Court and Supreme Court, can be telecasted live from a single platform.

The bench heard a petition filed by advocate Mathews Nedumpara for live telecast of proceedings.

Justice Chandrachud also urged Mr. Nedumpara to consult domain experts and lawyers who are technically proficient to make cross-court live streaming a reality.

Will have its own platform to livestream proceedings: Supreme Court

“We need a uniform framework for courts across the country… This has to be done as a national model,” Justice Chandrachud said.

The judge, who is also the chairman of the apex court’s e-committee, said that the rules for live streaming have already been formulated and many high courts have already adopted them.

Justice Chandrachud said the High Courts of Orissa, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Patna have started live streaming their trials.

In September, the Supreme Court had started live streaming constitutional bench hearings. It had taken the court about four years to implement its own judgment in the Swapnil Tripathi case, which had upheld live streaming.

In that ruling, the court had said that live streaming would “practically speaking” extend the court beyond the four walls of the courtroom.

“Live streaming of court proceedings has the potential to provide the public with an opportunity to witness legal proceedings which they otherwise could not have due to logistical issues and infrastructural limitations,” the court said.

Justice Chandrachud, who sat on the bench that delivered the judgment in 2018, had observed that live streaming of court proceedings would be the true realization of the “open judicial system” where courts were accessible to all.

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