New Delhi, March 6
The Supreme Court, which is hearing cases through video-conferencing since March last year due to the pandemic, will commence hybrid physical hearing from March 15 for which it has issued the standard operating procedure. Several Bar bodies and lawyers have been demanding that physical hearings be resumed immediately.
“On an experimental basis, and as a pilot scheme, the final hearings/regular matters listed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays may be heard in the hybrid mode, as may be decided by the Bench, considering the number of parties in a matter as well as the limited capacity of courtrooms; all other matters, including those listed on Mondays and Fridays, shall continue to be heard through the video/tele-conferencing mode,” according to the SOP issued by the SC. — PTI