CJI Ramana was referring to the ongoing spread of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 and the sudden surge in the number of Covid-19 cases which has resulted in the Supreme Court reverting to virtual hearings.
The debate between practical and theoretical aspects of legal education has been growing. In this context, the norms surrounding legal pedagogy and course curriculum, along with ensuring the ethical and moral development of the students, need to be re-emphasised.
While the CJI has made changes in the administrative side of the apex court, many challenges remain on the judicial side. These include the digital divide and adjudication of important constitutional cases.