The Supreme Court has issued a circular cautioning Advocate on Record and parties in person against unauthorised sharing of Video Conferencing link/ screen without permission of the Court.
The circular states that it was noticed that the Advocates-on-Records are sharing the links, provided to them for video conferencing, with more than two advocates to appear before the Court during the course of proceeding, violating the standard operating procedure. Such unauthorised sharing creates hindrance in the proceedings of the Court, the court said in a circular.
"Advocates/parties-in-person appearing in violation of above mentioned Standard Operating Procedure shall not be allowed to address the Hon'ble Court, rather their audio and video access will be prohibited. Any breach or violation of above directions in future may invite adverse consequences against the Advocate-on-Record/party-in-person, or any other concerned person responsible for the above said violation", it said.
It is hereby reiterated to all the Advocates-on-Record, parties-in person, and all other concerned, that in future there should not be unauthorised sharing of link/ screen without permission of the Court, for the hearing of a matter through Video Conferencing mode in violation of the above mentioned Standard Operating Procedure dated 4th July, 2020, the circular reads.
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