Team Blitz India
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court directed all 25 High Courts in the country to have video-conferencing (VC) facility in two weeks to conduct their hearings, and reminded judges that their aversion to the use of technology cannot retrograde the digital push in the judiciary.
“Every judge in India must adapt to technology like a person needs a licence to drive a car,” the Supreme Court said on October 6. “The question is not whether a particular judge is tech friendly or not. If you want to be a judge in this country, you have to be tech friendly…know technology.
“There is no choice. It’s like you cannot say as a judge that I don’t know what a res judicata is or what interpretation of statutes mean. It’s like if you have to drive a car on the road, you have to have a licence,” a bench, led by Chief Justice of India Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud, said.