New Delhi: The Delhi High Court disposed of 2,800 main cases and around 11,000 miscellaneous applications, through video conference hearings, between April 1 and July 31. The court had listed 13,000 matters before different benches. Around 196 PIL cases were instituted and 155 PIL cases were also disposed of. This is according to a press release issued by the court.
Talking about the introduction of virtual hearing during the pandemic the press release stated: “…all the judicial institutions rose to the occasion and came up with innovative ideas to ensure that all urgent matters are duly attended to provide access to justice to the citizens with the use of Information Technology tools. The Delhi High Court and subordinate courts carried on their judicial and administrative functions, albeit in a restricted manner, through video conferencing by using state of the art CISCO WebEx Platform.”
It further stated that, on the administrative part, various committees conducted around 300 meetings by way of video conferencing and also organized a virtual farewell for Justice I.S. Mehta and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal.
On the other hand, district courts in Delhi listed around 67,000 matters, taken up though video conferencing, pronounced judgment in 3,700 cases and disposed of more than 21,000 miscellaneous applications.
Read the press release here;DelhiHC-Press-Release
– India Legal Bureau