In a landmark initiative to reduce the Supreme Court's carbon footprint, Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud this evening laid down a policy mandating internal communication within the Registry through email..Sources aware of the development confirmed to Bar & Bench that from now on, all official communication among the Supreme Court Registry members will be strictly through online mode. .The Supreme Court has also decided to adopt an e-office system, where every file will be moved online through the internal network only. Previously, the mode of communication was through paper, where staff used to prepare office notes and move files physically. "That will be done online now. The entire office process will be done electronically now. It will take some time since re-engineering any process has its own challenges," a source in the apex court clarified..The office of each Registrar receives 300-400 email communications daily, which used to be printed out and marked hierarchy wise.By adopting paperless policy, 300 to 400 papers will be saved daily solely by the office of one of the Registrars..The offices of apex court judges will also go online in the second phase, after the Registry gets to grips with the new initiative, Bar & Bench has learnt..The Supreme Court had recently introduced online appearance for lawyers, which had eliminated the need to file physical appearance slips..Approximately 72,000 online appearances have been marked till date, which has led to a total saving of 72,000 sheets of paper."Numbers are growing everyday and more and more people are marking their appearances online," the source said.