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July 7, 2020

Supreme Court issues Standard Operating Protocol for proceedings through video conferencing/tele-conferencing

The Supreme Court of India has issued Standard Operating Protocol for e-filing, mentioning, listing and hearing of matters through video conferencing/tele-conferencing mode. Some important points are:

  1. Video-conferencing will take place exclusively through the Vidyo Desktop/Mobile Application.
  2. Where the Advocate-on-Record requires a Senior Advocate or an arguing counsel to appear and conduct the hearing and/or a litigant to view the proceedings, he/she shall indicate the contact details of the Senior Advocate/Arguing Counsel and the litigant.
  3. In all matters involving urgency, the Advocate-on-Record/ Party in-person is first required to file the petition/miscellaneous application, preferably through the e-filing mode available on the Supreme Court website.

The notification can be accessed at – https://main.sci.gov.in/pdf/LU/04072020_153040.pdf.

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