Historic: Supreme Court Starts Live Streaming; Here’s How You Can Watch
For the very first time in its history, the Supreme Court, on September 27, 2022, started the live streaming of its constitution bench proceedings.
The concept of court’s live proceedings was first introduced on September 27, 2018, by the then Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra. He emphasized that it is the right of citizens to know how the judiciary decides the constitutional values of this country. Working on this proposal, Justice D Y Chandrachud colluded immensely with legal and tech experts to make this proposal a reality.
In September 2018, the then CJI Dipak Misra delivered the landmark judgement to allow the live telecast or webcast of the top court’s proceedings on matters of constitutional importance. The former CJI stated that “sunlight is the best disinfectant“, so the light of justice should reach all sections of society.
With the SC order of constitution bench’s live proceedings, people can now watch live streaming of Supreme court proceedings by visiting the official site of Supreme Court: https://main.sci.gov.in/display-board#
Supreme Court On Live Proceedings
Recently, on Monday, CJI Uday Umesh Lalit said that the top court would soon have its own platform to live stream the constitution bench proceedings. Until then, the proceedings will go live only on YouTube.
The unanimous decision to allow the live telecast of the court proceedings was taken at a full-court meeting hosted recently by the CJI. In the meeting, the judicial officers decided to start the live streaming from September 27, 2022. The date marks the fourth anniversary of the path-breaking announcement by Justice Misra.
With this order, sources mentioned that the live telecast would go live for a few days on YouTube, and after that, the proceedings would be carried out on Supreme Court servers.
Supreme Court First Live Proceeding
On August 26, the Supreme Court, for the first time, streamed the court proceedings of a ceremonial bench headed by the then Chief Justice of India, N V Ramana. The telecast of the ceremonial bench marked another achievement of Justice N V Ramana’s career, as he retired from the office of the top judicial post in the country.