New Delhi: The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) and the Supreme Court Advocates-on-Record Association (SCAORA) has informed that a seven-judge committee of the Supreme Court is seriously considering the resumption of physical functioning for at least 2-3 benches of the court.
Pursuant to a virtual meeting held on August 11 and attended by the SCBA, SCAORA and BCI, a communication was made to SCBA and SCAORA that physical hearing would commence at the earliest while taking adequate precautionary measures.
The information stating that physical functioning for at least 2-3 benches of the Supreme Court would resume soon was given individually both by SCBA President Dushyant Dave and SCAORA President Shivaji Jadhav.
It has, however, been clarified that physical courts, when reopened, would operate in addition to the virtual hearings that are currently taking place. Lawyers and litigants would have the option of joining the hearings through video conferencing.
A final decision will be taken by the seven-judge committee comprising of Justices NV Ramana, Arun Mishra, Rohinton Fali Nariman, UU Lalit, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud, and L Nageswara Rao.
– India Legal Bureau