Registry, advocates as well as litigants in order to enable them to deal with the strain, fear and anxieties induced by the pandemic has been set up.
"...an interactive workshop "MIND MATTERS" is being organised in collaboration with the Director, Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences, Delhi on 15.09.2020 at 3.30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Hall, 'C' Block, Additional Building Complex, and Supreme Court of India," - Supreme Court (Public Relations Office)
The Press Note states that the Chief Justice of India has recognised the uncertainty triggered by the ongoing "unprecedented situation" has led to stress, fear and anxiety which His Lordship has visualised a "common response" to manage it.
In light of this, the note suggests that even though the Supreme Court administration has been focussing on physical aspect and ensuring the physical safety of all concerned from the contagion, studies have indicated long term psychological distress of the pandemic.
"In the wake of these stressful and testing times, the leaders in the administration need to lead from the front and ensure overall wellness of all the subordinates, besides keeping themselves mentally strong and well equipped to cope up with the stress and anxiety. While acknowledging this need, Hon'ble the Chief Justice of India has desired for an initiative to ensure overall wellness and to create awareness amongst the stakeholders ie officers and officials of the Registry, advocates as well as litigants to enable them to deal with the strain, fear and anxieties induced by the pandemic," the Press Note.
It is stated that all the officers of the rank of Registrars and Additional Registrars will join the workshop. "Learning from the experience of the workshop interactive programmes will be arranged for others staff members and stake-holders in future.
The Press Note also indicates that "Mental wellness Helpdesk" & "teleconsultation" is in contemplation for future in the Supreme Court of India.