September 22, 2022 By Vaseline

SC decides to live stream Constitution Bench hearings

For now, the Supreme Court would stream its hearings on YouTube with technical assistance from the National Informatics Centre. In the long term, the court plans to set up a special platform for live streaming hearings.

For now, the Supreme Court would stream its hearings on YouTube with technical assistance from the National Informatics Centre. In the long term, the court plans to set up a special platform for live streaming hearings.

A full court session of Supreme Court justices has decided to live-stream the Constitution Bench hearings.

For now, the Supreme Court would stream its hearings on YouTube with technical assistance from the National Informatics Centre. In the long term, the court plans to set up a special platform for live streaming hearings.

Live streaming can start from September 27th. Judge DY Chandrachud, the chairman of the court’s e-committee, said throughout the court session that the technology for live streaming was already in place.

The announcement comes after a recent letter from senior attorney Indira Jaising requesting live streaming of key hearings at hearings, particularly those heard by Constitution Benches.

The Chief Justice of India, UU Lalit, called a meeting of all judges on September 20 and submitted the letter to them for consideration. The judges had approved the proposal to go ahead.

On August 26, the court broadcast live the solemn bench hearing of outgoing Chief Justice NV Ramana.

The September 2018 judgment of the Swapnil Tripathi court had upheld the request for live streaming of his trial. In that ruling, the court had said live streaming would “virtually” expand 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 live court proceedings that they otherwise could not have due to logistical problems and infrastructural limitations,” the court had said.

Judge Chandrachud, sitting on the bench, had stated that live streaming of proceedings would be the true realization of the “open court system” where courts are accessible to all.

The court had issued several conditions in the 2018 ruling, mostly in line with those handed down by Attorney General KK Venugopal.