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The Supreme Court today held a trial run of holding hearings via video conferencing after the move was considered by the Apex Court to reduce crowd in Court owing to COVID19 outbtreak.
A Division bench of CJI SA Bobde and DY Chandrachud has taken up matters listed before it for hearing through video conferencing and facilities for the same are made in the Supreme Court premises.
The lawyers arguing these cases are required to address the Court from the designated room in the Old Registrar wing which is installed with Monitors, screens, microphones and cameras and a similar set up is installed in the Courtroom of the Chief Jsutice of India where the Bench has assembled.
Earlier today, the Bench headed by CJI SA Bobde, directed for urgent matters to be heard by the Court in the coming days via video conferencing. However, the Court said that the video conference for the same can be joined by the Counsel from their offices after a recommedation for the same was made by Senior Counsel Abhishek Manu Singhvi and backed by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta.
The Court had then said that Justice DY Chandtrachud who is the head of the E-Committee will assess the facilities and the Court will decide on the modalities for the same through the day. Decision on the same will be taken during the course of the day.