The Supreme Court of India orders Surveillance and Recordings of Trials.
The Government complies by installing CCTVs of the Companies owned by the Chinese Government.
The Supreme Court of India ordered the installation of CCTV cameras in all states and union territories. So as to record proceedings in trial courts and tribunals across the country in a historic memorandum last August.
“Installation of CCTV cameras is useful to achieve objective of transparent judicial system,” said a bench of Justices Adarsh K Goel and Uday U Lalit.
Since Court observed that the Courts of India are Courts of Record. Hence every detail of proceedings should be recorded. And no one should have an issue with the same.
The Supreme Court of India asked all 24 High Court to begin the process of installing and maintaining CCTV inside the court premises and courtroom.
Eventually Hon’ble Supreme Court started the exercise on a trial basis. Although now it has given a go ahead to expand it to courts as well as to the tribunals in the country.
While the previous order stated only video recording; The bench elaborated that audio will also be recorded henceforth.
And the court remarked that third parties will not have any kind of access to such recordings. Also, these recordings should be available only for certain matter of time.