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New Delhi : Supreme Court orders installation of CCTV cameras in District courts, but without audio

Supreme Court has ordered High Courts across the India to install CCTV cameras in some of the courts under their jurisdiction.

The telegraph reported : The facilities of video recording will be installed initially in at least two districts of each state and union territory.

Court has given time period of three months to complete the installation work of the cameras.

The video recordings will notably not be followed  by corresponding audio and nor they will be made available to general Public under the express directives of the respective High courts.

The video footage will not be available under RTI Act.

As per the report  : Two judge bench of Justice AK Goel and UU Lalit delivered the order after the indication of the Centre that they were in favor of CCTVs in courtrooms to increase the transparency and to keep the electronic records of court cases.

 

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The Supreme Court order has come after many rounds of discussions between the executive and the judiciary.

As per the sources : Since August 2013, union law ministers have written three times to the respective chief justices of India for the allowing the installation of cameras with video and audio recordings of judicial proceedings.

The Supreme Court  stated that it would take the matter forward for further proceedings by High Court to get the implementation done.

 

 

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