lmost after a year, the Competent Authority of the Supreme Court in a meeting with the executive committee of the Supreme Court Advocates-On-Record Association and Supreme Court Bar Association on Saturday has decided to start physical hearings in a hybrid manner soon.
Justice Arun Mishra, on his last day as a Supreme Court judge, sat with Chief Justice S.A. Bobde today in Court 1. This is a tradition. Attorney General K.K. Venugopal and Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said Justice Mishra will be missed dearly.
In the wake of Covid-19, all courts have remained shut for nearly five months and have been holding hearings through video conferencing. Although lockdown restrictions were eased from June onwards, courts have continued to hold only virtual hearings.
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.
The Supreme Court today (July 17) dismissed a plea filed by Supreme Court Bar Clerks Association seeking a monthly payment of Rs 15,000 to its members during closure of courts amid the COVID 19 lockdown.
SCAORA has passed a resolution unanimously calling upon the competent authority to immediately hold a time-bound enquiry against the erring officers, SC Security & Govt dispensary on account of failure which has cost a precious life of Advocate, Mr S. K. Dhingra.
The Supreme Court Advocates-On-Record Association (SCAORA) through its honorary Secretary Joseph Aristotle S. has written a letter addressed to the Secretary General of the Supreme Court requesting to set up Video Conferencing facility in the Supreme Court premises.
The President of Supreme Court Advocates on Record Association (SCAORA) on Tuesday has written a letter to the Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde requesting resumption of working of the Courts in a physical setting from July 2020.