CJI announced that a special facility would soon be available for lawyers; "This is a revolutionary initiative," stated the Solicitor General

CJI DY Chandrachud: CJI announced that WhatsApp messaging services will be launched to send information to advocates regarding filing listing of Supreme Court cases. The CJI said that this small initiative has the potential to make a big impact. CJI said that this will make the justice system easier which is especially needed now.

Apr 25, 2024 - 17:51
CJI announced that a special facility would soon be available for lawyers; "This is a revolutionary initiative," stated the Solicitor General

DY Chandrachud, the Chief Justice, made a significant announcement today. He claimed that attorneys would now enjoy greater convenience as the Supreme Court will shortly launch a WhatsApp messaging service to disseminate information regarding the filing, listing, and other aspects of different cases.

According to the CJI, there is a chance that this modest endeavor will have a significant effect. According to the CJI, WhatsApp Messenger has become a commonplace tool for communication and is an indispensable part of our everyday lives. He said that the Supreme Court had announced integrating WhatsApp with its IT services in order to increase transparency in the legal system and strengthen the right to access justice.

CJI also said that this facility and service will bring significant changes in daily work habits and will save the planet by reducing paperwork.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta also praised the announcement and called it another revolutionary initiative by the apex court.

The CJI made the announcement before a nine-judge bench headed by him began hearing a complex legal question arising out of the petitions.

"In its 75th year, the Supreme Court has taken the initiative to strengthen access to justice by integrating WhatsApp messages with the IT services of the Supreme Court," the CJI said.

The CJI said advocates will receive automated messages about filing of cases and Bar Council members will also get the cause lists on mobile phones, as and when they are published.

A cause list shows the cases to be heard by the court on a particular day.

The CJI also shared the top court's official WhatsApp number 876 876 76 and said no messages and calls will be received on it. Justice Chandrachud said, "This will bring a significant change in our working habits and will help a lot in saving papers."

Under the leadership of CJI Chandrachud, the apex court is taking steps to digitalize the functioning of the judiciary. He said the Center has sanctioned Rs 7,000 crore for the e-court project. The Solicitor General shared the views of the Central Government and said that it is committed to the digitization of the judiciary to increase access to common litigants and lawyers.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer