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Stimulus package for e-courts

Since the Budget season is coming soon, the central and state governments must consider the new costs of virtual courts

M J Antony

The traditionally conformist judiciary has been forced to take a quantum leap into the virtual world by a tiny virus. For eight months, the Supreme Court e-committee has been grappling with the challenges faced during the lockdown period. Now the Supreme Court is said to be ready with a comprehensive scheme for live-streaming proceedings in all courts in the country. Though the Supreme Court had delivered a judgment two years ago, agreeing in principle to live-streaming of proceedings, little was done to follow it up due to lethargy in judicial administration. The Gujarat High ...