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Video conferencing facility: Calcutta HC seeks reviews from all district courts

The Calcutta High Court directed the High Court administration to get the reviews from all the district courts in recognizing the current video convention facility and the want and requirement of its in-addition enhancement and improvement.

The Division Bench of Chief Justice Prakash Shrivastava and Justice Rajarshi Bharadwaj heard a Public Interest Litigation filed via Mangal Sardar associated with placing up of the video conferencing services in exceptional district courts in the State of West Bengal.

Srikanta Dutta, information for the Petitioner has submitted that the video conferencing facility in the district courts and the jails are essential to keep away from useless costs touching on to the manufacturing of under-trials as additionally the examination of the professional witnesses.

He has submitted that this facility is required even if the bodily functioning of the courts has started.

S. N. Mookherjee, Advocate General has knowledgeable the High Court that so away as the central tribunals are concerned, in two central tribunals, video conferencing amenities are available.

For State tribunals/forums, Advocate General has submitted that the bodily look of the parties/advocates has started, however, they want for putting up the video conferencing facility can’t be denied.

While thinking about the submission of the Advocate General, the Court has granted time to appraise the High Court about the steps which are taken to set up video conferencing amenities in the tribunals and boards of the State.

It is pertinent to be aware that Calcutta High Court and district courts is functioning in digital mode from three January, barring some restrictions, following a new order issued on January 1.

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