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Supreme Court Decided to Continue Online Hearings on Miscellaneous Days: CJI Ramana

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Khushi Doshi

Published on: April 24, 2022 at 10:40 IST

Hearing Cases Online is continuing in the spirit of offering accessibility to Attorneys Practicing across the Nation, and it should be strengthened in the future, according to Chief Justice of India (CJI) N V Ramana.

“In the spirit of accessibility, I have, in consultation with brother and sister Judges in the Supreme Court, continued with online hearing for miscellaneous days which we had started during the pandemic. On non-miscellaneous days, advocates can still seek the permission of the court to appear online,” the Chief Justice of India, who was speaking at the foundation stone laying ceremony of an administrative block at Madras High Court said.

“This (system of online hearing) is to enable advocates from all over the Country to continue their practice before the Supreme Court. I hope this practice continues and is further strengthened in the future,” he added.

Mondays and Fridays are referred to be “miscellaneous days,” when the Supreme Court hears new Cases.

Senior Counsel and MP P Wilson recently introduced a Private Member Bill in Parliament, proposing to establish Regional Benches of the Supreme Court in the same spirit of improving accessibility, according to Chief Justice of India Ramana.

“I’m not aware if the Indian Government has declared its position on this,” he remarked.