Supreme Court starts live streaming of its proceedings

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The Supreme Court has started the live proceedings of its proceedings on YouTube from 27 September 2022. At present only the proceedings of the constitutional bench are being live streamed. 

However this was not the first live streaming of Supreme Court proceedings. On 26 August 2022 the proceedings of the ceremonial bench headed by the then Chief Justice N.V, Ramana with the present Chief Justice of India U.U. Lalit and Justice Hima Kohli was live streamed on the National Informatics Centre (NIC) webcast portal.

This was a customary bench which was constituted to give a farewell to CJI Ramana who retired on that day.

Instances of Live Proceedings of Court 

In the Swapnil Tripathi Vs Supreme Court of India 2018 case the Supreme Court had authorized live streaming of court proceedings.

The Supreme Court set up an e-committee headed by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud to work out the modalities for live streaming of the Supreme Court proceedings.

Gujarat High Court the first Court to allow live streaming 

The Gujarat High Court became the first court in India to allow live streaming of its proceedings. It started streaming on YouTube on 26 October 2020.

Since then, high courts of Orissa, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Patna, and Madhya Pradesh have also set up their own YouTube channels to live stream proceedings. 


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