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Senior Advocate Indira Jaising has moved an application seeking the implementation of the judgment on live streaming of Supreme Court proceedings.
While mentioning the application for listing before a three judge Bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde, Jaising stated that a schedule on how to go ahead with live streaming of proceedings was set out in the judgment.
In response, CJI Bobde said,
"Alright, we'll take it up."
In September 2018, a three Judge Bench of then Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud had allowed the live streaming of cases of Constitutional importance that take place in the Court of the Chief Justice of India.
The judgment came in a batch of petitions, one of which was filed by Swapnil Tripathi, and another by Indira Jaising.
In her petition, Jaising had sought live streaming and webcast of cases of national and Constitutional importance.
While agreeing to implement the scheme as a pilot project, the Court had stated that the entire project would have to be executed in phases. The first phase of the project was supposed to commence after the formulation of rules. The Court had held,
"...we allow these writ petitions and interventionists' applications with the aforementioned observations and hope that the relevant rules will be formulated expeditiously and the first phase project executed in right earnest by all concerned."
The rules would have to reflect the recommendations made by Attorney General KK Venugopal, the Court had held. Among these recommendations was that initially, only cases of constitutional and national importance being argued for final hearing before the Constitution Bench be live streamed as a pilot project.