New Delhi, Publish Date: Jul 9 2018
In a step aimed at bringing transparency and accountability, the Supreme Court on Monday said it was open to live-streaming its proceedings under “comprehensive and holistic guidelines.”
A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud said if they go for live-streaming then it would start off with one court as a pilot project and then be extended to the rest of its courts.
Venugopal told the court that the government would set up a dedicated channel on the lines of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha TVs if the court decided to go for live telecast of its proceedings.
Justice Chandrachud said the live-streaming of the top court proceedings would bring transparency and access to justice. He said litigants would know what transpired at the hearing of their cases.