In 2018, the Supreme Court declared live telecast of court proceedings was part of the right to access justice under Article 21 of the Constitution. The court said that the judiciary needed to move apace with technology to promote a greater degree of confidence in the judicial process.
Supreme Court’s e-Committee later came out with model guidelines to regulate live-streaming of court proceedings in India.
In August 2022, the Supreme Court live-streamed its first proceedings confined to that of a ceremonial bench that bid adieu to then Chief Justice of India NV Ramana.
A month later it was decided to live-stream constitution bench proceedings regularly with the e-Committee leading the move. Currently, all constitution bench proceedings are live-streamed.
Live Streaming of video conferencing of proceedings has been started in High Courts of Gujarat, Orissa, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Patna and Madhya Pradesh and the Supreme Court of India thus allowing media and other interested persons to join the proceedings.
Under the guidance of eCommittee, Supreme Court of India, a sub-committee was constituted for framing Model Rules for Live Streaming.
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