Are you aware of the online streaming Supreme Court proceeding? It is the development which is shown in the judicial system that connects the public with the judiciary system of India. The intense coronavirus changed the world surrounding and made the world digitalized giving the idea of connecting with new technological tools.
Why are we surrounded with the offline basis of coaching and with the resources? We provide the civil judge judiciary coaching in hybrid mode classes which advance the preparation of the aspirants.
How is it possible to see live Supreme Court proceedings so, let’s go back to the time in 2018. That time one case changed the whole perspective or dimension of the judicial system. The technology focuses on paperless systems that can be used in the court.
We also focus on the paperless system that can make the preparation easy and not be surrounded by the heavy hard test series sets. We provide online test series that can be accessed through phones and laptops and these series can be accessed easily through the Pahuja Law Academy app which provides the online test series too.
A lawyer is known for their brief and they carry all over the court and wait for their call. Technological intervention gives new benefits to lawyers and judges to interact through online meetings and easily argue as well. This is the new advancement of the technology that is the hybrid mode hearing system got introduced.
Kerala high court became the first paperless court in India. Supreme Court justice D.Y. Chandrachud inaugurated the smart courtrooms on1st January 2022.
It is make the system easier especially in the hybrid mode hearing system. Orders and judgements will deliver in the e-mode system. Cases will be processed, verified and cured through e-mode.
Orissa High Court Chief Justice Dr Justice S. Muralidhar inaugurated 50 Paperless Courts covering 23 Districts of Odisha through virtual mode in the presence of Justice S. Talapatra, Chairman, Artificial Intelligence and Information Technology Committee of the High Court of Orissa.
Case law which changes the dimension of the justice system
Swapnil Tripathi v. Supreme Court of India (2018)
The Court held that the ability to view live broadcasts of the Supreme Court proceedings flowed from the right of access to justice in the Constitution. The Court said that this right should not be absolute. It provided a set of Model Guidelines which should govern the courts discretion on when such broadcast should be used.
Which types of cases cannot be streamed online?
Matrimonial matters, including transfer petitions.
Cases involving sensitive issues as the nature of sexual assault.
Children and juveniles are involved, like POCSO cases.
The Gujarat High Court became the first to livestream judicial proceedings on YouTube channel in 2020.
Some of the important tools used by the Supreme Court
e-Courts Portal: Online mechanisms (websites) are available for litigants, advocates, government agencies, and the police to track case status, view cause lists, judgments and daily orders. Data is available on the portal for disposed of and pending civil and criminal cases across the country. The portal also contains judgments and orders of the district judiciary.
NJDG (National Judicial Data Grid)
It is a portal that provides information regarding the pending and disposed of cases in the various districts and high courts in India. It is the online portal that is used by this address njdg.ecourts.gov. The World Bank acquiesces to the NJDG innovation. It serves as a national judicial data warehouse that may be used to shape legislative policy. It helps in the view of pending cases before the court by the citizens.
E SCR supreme court of India reportable judgments
This effort aims to make the Supreme Court rulings available in digital form. With no subscription fees or other costs to the user, E-SCR will make it easier to access Supreme Court rulings. The Supreme Court website, the Supreme Court mobile application, and the judgements portal of the e-court project all have access links or tabs for eSCR.
SUVAS (Supreme Court Vidhik Anuvaad Software)
A machine-assisted translation tool with artificial intelligence training is called SUVAS. This tool was created specifically for the judicial domain and can now translate orders, judgements, and other legal documents written in English into nine vernacular languages. This marks the beginning of artificial intelligence's entry into the judicial system.
SUPACE (Supreme Court Portal for Assistance in Court’s Efficiency)
In order to handle the volume of data received regarding the numerous cases, the Supreme Court aims to apply machine learning through this platform. It is a hybrid system that perfectly combines human intelligence with machine learning, which when combined with human intelligence, works marvels. The AI-controlled tool's sole purpose is to process information and provide judges with it for consideration.
NSTEP (national service and tracking of electronic processes)
It has been launched for technology-enabled process serving and issuing of summons. A GPS-enabled device is given to the Bailiff for the service of summons leading to greater transparency and speedy delivery of processes. It has been implemented in 28 states/UTs.
Why live streaming is beneficial to the judicial system?
- Live-streaming of courtroom proceedings will reduce the public’s reliance on second-hand narratives to obtain information about important judgments of the Court and the course of judicial hearings.
- Viewing court proceedings will also serve an educational purpose. Law students will be able to observe and learn from the interactions between the Bar and the Bench. The archives will constitute a rich source for aspiring advocates and academicians to study legal advocacy procedures, interpretation of the law, and oratory skills, among other things.
- Live-streaming will remove physical barriers to viewing court proceedings by enabling the public to view proceedings from outside courtroom premises.
- Live-streaming of court proceedings will enable members of the public to know of the causes of adjournments and the reasons why hearings are delayed.
So, when the judiciary of India is getting involved in technologies & taking hybrid mode, why can’t the judicial aspirant? And this is where Pahuja Law Academy plays a vital role in civil judge preparation by giving aspirant both online as well offline mode, so they can perform their best no matter what.