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Virtual Court System Unsatisfactory In Supreme Court; No Such Problems In Delhi High Court Next Door : Supreme Court

Radhika Roy
5 Jan 2021 3:47 PM GMT
Virtual Court System Unsatisfactory In Supreme Court; No Such Problems In Delhi High Court Next Door : Supreme Court
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"Very difficult to continue with proceedings in the virtual courts in an appropriate manner", stated the Supreme Court on Tuesday and directed the Secretary General to look into the issue of dissatisfactory working of the virtual hearings at the Apex Court. A Bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Dinesh Maheshwari and Hrishikesh Roy, while presiding over a matter, noted...

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"Very difficult to continue with proceedings in the virtual courts in an appropriate manner", stated the Supreme Court on Tuesday and directed the Secretary General to look into the issue of dissatisfactory working of the virtual hearings at the Apex Court.

A Bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Dinesh Maheshwari and Hrishikesh Roy, while presiding over a matter, noted with exasperation the failing connection of the virtual Court system.

"We at the inception must note our exasperation at the inability of the virtual Court system to work satisfactorily in the Supreme Court while there is no such problems in the Delhi High Court next door!", the Order records.

The Delhi High Court, which is situated near the Supreme Court, uses the facilities of Cisco Webex to conduct virtual court proceedings and the Supreme Court uses Vidyo application for conducting the proceedings.

The Order goes on to state that the even when there is a single person arguing, there is a resonance of voices and it is difficult to understand why the same is taking place.

"We have been since yesterday trying to cope with the problem of disconnections, resonance of voices, even when there is single person arguing. It is difficult to understand this despite more licences stated to have been taken. The only voice we hear is the resonance of our own voices!"

In light of the above, expressing that it has become difficult to conduct proceedings in the virtual courts in an appropriate manner, the Top Court has directed the Secretary General to look into the issue.

Click here to read/download the order




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