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Supreme Court sets up Video-Conferencing Facility in Delhi Courts

Lawstreet Journal 16 Jun 2020 5:37pm

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With the ever-increasing number of COVID-19 infections in Delhi, the need to dispense justice has become more critical than ever. Issues like a breach in contracts of fundamental aspects of the lives of people remain unaddressed. From the clause of remuneration in employment contracts to the ‘force majeure’ clause in rental agreements, a lot of people are in an increased level of distress and seek legal resolution. 

Realizing this imminent need of functioning courts, the registry of the Supreme Court has set up a video conferencing medium in the district courts of Delhi. It has set up video-conferencing facilities in designated rooms in all seven district courts across Delhi, namely Rohini, Dwarka, Patiala House, Tis Hazari, Saket, Rouse Avenue, and Karkardooma. The circular providing information regarding this step was issued on 13th June 2020. 

The objective of this step is to facilitate advocates, parties in-person/litigants with video-call hearings.

The Circular stated:

"It is notified for the information of all concerned that in compliance with the directions of Hon'ble the Chief Justice of India, the Registry, in coordination with the Delhi High Court has set up Supreme Court Video Conferencing Facilitation Rooms [SCI VC Room] in Seven District Courts Complexes of Delhi mentioned below for facilitating learned Advocates and litigants to join hearing of their respective matters listed before the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India in Virtual Courts through video conferencing"

An e-mail ID and a helpline have been specifically created to deal with matters regarding hearings through video-conferencing. It was further mentioned that whoever wanted to… Continue Reading...


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