The committee has also asked all the Principal District Judges, Principal Judge (City Civil Court, Chennai), Chief Judge (Court of Small Causes, Chennai), Chief Judge (Puducherry) to submit their suggestions in relation to the functioning of the lower courts by December 23.
The novel coronavirus has had a significant impact on the legal fraternity in India. Following the imposition of the 21-day lockdown in March, the key consideration was how to make the judicial system more effective during this time and ensure timely delivery of justice.
Each time the Prime Minister is scheduled to deliver a speech on television, I can sense the panic on social media. Ever since he announced demonetisation, every speech evokes a sense of panic and emojis of people with their hair standing on end has become fairly common.