A good beginning has been made with the live streaming of three Constitution Benches on September 27. The decision to video-record the court proceedings was actually taken on September 27, 2018, by a bench headed by then Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra.
More than eight lakh people watched the live streaming of three Constitution Bench proceedings. The landmark decision to live stream will ensure judicial transparency and reveal the hard work of judges
The top court live streamed its proceedings for the first time to mark the then Chief Justice of India NV Ramana’s last day in office. Some states are also live streaming judicial proceedings, but it needs to become a more permanent feature
One way to further the right to information is to allow the people access to watch the functioning of the institutions that serve them, as only on the backs of an informed citizenry, a representative democracy survives and evolves.