Supreme Court starts trial of CISCO WebEx stage for virtual hearing of the cases:

By Tanisha Pandey

The Supreme Court on Thursday utilised the Cisco WebEx stage interestingly to have a virtual court hearing. The top court has been utilising VIDYO stage since March 2020 when virtual hearings started after the spread of COVID-19 pandemic. The VIDYO stage is facilitated on the workers of National Data Center of National Informatics

The meeting through Cisco Webex on Thursday was restricted to Justice AM Khanwilkar’s court for the post lunch meeting and was a transitory measure since the consultation in the pre-lunch meeting was defaced by “noisy murmuring commotion” and unsettling influences. The advancement comes after a few senior attorneys and judges had refered to issues with the VIDYO stage and how the Cisco WebEx stage being utilised by Delhi High Court and other high courts were liberated from specialized errors. Justice DY Chandrachud during one of the hearings recently had remarked on how the e-council has finished tenders with stages to carry on the virtual court procedures.

Nonetheless, the Supreme Court judge had expressed that the Cisco WebEx stage couldn’t plan an entryway for the open court office of the top court. Prior passes judgment on like Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and resigned Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman had communicated reservations with respect to the VIDYO application because of incessant specialized errors. Overview on Virtual Court framework took on by Supreme Court shows legal advisors favor moving away from Vidyo App for Video Conferencing Around 75.7% of the 210 members in the overview said that they had confronted specialized errors in the video conferencing hearings by means of Vidyo App.

In a new overview directed on the virtual Court framework in Supreme Court, somewhat more than three-fourth of the legal advisors who partook said that they confronted specialized issues on the Vidyo App being utilised for video conferencing of hearings. The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) had additionally passed a consistent goal encouraging the ex Chief Justice of India, Justice SA Bobde, and other sitting Judges to drop the late spring get-away this year to make up for time lost because of Court’s confined working during the lockdown forced to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.