Top
Top Stories

Congress MP Moves Bill For Audio & Video Recording Of SC Proceedings

Apoorva Mandhani
26 Sep 2017 2:55 AM GMT
Your free access to Live Law has expired
To read the article, get a premium account.
    Your Subscription Supports Independent Journalism
Subscription starts from
599+GST
(For 6 Months)
Premium account gives you:
  • Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.
  • Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.
Already a subscriber?

Congress MP Rajiv Satav has reportedly moved a private member’s bill proposing audio and video recording of Supreme Court proceedings and making the same available online to the public.

The Right to Access of Judicial Proceedings and Information Bill, 2016 proposes establishment of a ‘Supreme Court Secretariat’ by the Centre after consultation with the Chief Justice of India. The Secretariat would function under the supervision of the CJI, with officers appointed by the Government to ensure effective implementation of the provisions.

It further proposes creation of a database of the audio-visual archives within twenty-four hours of any hearing. This would entail regular updating of the name of the judge, parties involved, date of hearing, chamber number, case number and case type.

Next Story