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The Journey of The Supreme Court Towards Hearing Through Video Conferencing

Lawstreet Journal 22 May 2020 12:23am

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First on March 13, 2020, the SC had notified that it will only take up urgent matters and nobody was to be allowed except arguing lawyers. Then on March 23, the SC had notified that matters involving extreme urgency would be heard via video conferencing. on April 15 again through notification, Standard Operating Procedure for Advocate/Party-in-person for Mentioning, e-Filing, and Video Conference hearing was laid down. 

The same notification also laid down the direction of the constitution of benches for hearing matters involving extreme urgency, to be decided by the Hon’ble Presiding Judge of such Bench(es) on the basis of prayer made by Advocate-on-Record/Party-in-person by way of a signed and verified mentioning application containing a synopsis of extreme urgency not exceeding one page, similar to the urgency affidavit filed during Court Vacation periods. 

By April 18 notification was addressed to the Advocates-on-Record appearing for the Parties and Party-in-Person to notify that Curative Petitions and Review Petitions, which are ready for hearing, will be listed by Circulation in-Chambers. On the same day, through another notification, it was notified that short category matters, Death penalty matters and matters related to family law, which are ready, maybe listed for hearing through video conferencing mode subject to availability of the concerned Bench & prior approval of Hon’ble The Chief Justice of India. 

It was also directed that the parties desirous of taking up such matters for hearing through video conferencing, were required to furnish their joint consent along with particulars of the matter(s) at the earliest, latest… Continue Reading...

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