Published On: September 25, 2021 at 15:51 IST
The Supreme Court ordered the National Informatics Centre (NIC) to remove the slogan “Sabka Saath, Saath, Sabka Vikas” with the picture of the Prime Minister from the official E-mail of the Supreme Court.
The NIC, which provides E-mail services to the Supreme Court, unintentionally used the slogan and picture of the Prime Minister in the footer of the Supreme Court’s official E-mails.
It was brought to the Notice of the Registry of the Supreme Court of India that the Official E-mail of the Supreme Court contains a picture of the Prime Minister in the form of a footer, which has nothing to do with the functioning of the Indian Judiciary.
The main concern was that it would damage perceptions about the “Independence of the Judiciary” from the Central Government.
Even some people have attempted to stir up a debate by making it a matter of controversy.
Later, the Hon’ble Court directed NIC to remove that image from the footer of E-mails originating from the Apex Court and replace it with a picture of the Supreme Court of India.
Since then, NIC has followed the directions of the Supreme Court.