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.