Supreme Court likely to resume physical hearings next week

New Delhi: A committee of seven Supreme Court judges has reportedly recommended holding physical hearings in at least two or three of the 15 benches in the apex court as early as next week with some additional safety measures.

Since the last week of March, the top court has been holding hearings through video conferencing due to a nationwide lockdown to check the spread of Covid-19. And, even after the restrictions were relaxed, it has decided to continue with the practice.

Shivaji M Jadhav, president of the Supreme Court Advocates on Record Association (SCAORA), said that the judges committe met Bar leaders on Tuesday and “is seriously considering to start at least 2-3 physical courts from the next week”.

Jadhav said in the meantime, the apex court’s registry would take necessary steps to prepare the courts for physical functioning.

 

NT Bureau