The Supreme Court (SC), for the first time, is going to host a ‘hackathon’ event, to involve the public and the youth of the country to bring innovations to make the justice delivery system more efficient.
About the event:
Aim: To focus the court’s efforts to find an independent and exclusive online platform to Livestream proceedings of courts around the country for public consumption.
Need: The Supreme Court lacks the technical and infrastructural expertise to independently host live streaming of apex court hearings and was constrained to depend on third-party apps and solutions.
The court is currently live-streaming its Constitution Bench hearings through the National Informatics Centre (NIC) webcast on YouTube.
The hackathon event would be organized under the supervision of Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul.
Presentations of 18 of the best ideas would be made before the Chief Justice, apex court judges, and others.
Suggestions made by the participants should be within the ambit of the provisions of the Supreme Court Rules, 2013.
The objective of the SC:
To move from paper to online mode for justice delivery
Taking Digital inclusion forward
To improve its system for filing of cases and an automated system for listing them before various Benches with minimum human interface.
Presently, the court has lawyers joining in for hearings both physically and virtually.
There is an app for registered lawyers and journalists on the Supreme Court website.
Virtual links on WebEx are also shared with lawyers and litigants who appear in person for their cases.