New Delhi: The Supreme Court will go digitial within six to seven months, Chief Justice J S Khehar said, after a senior advocate Indira Jaising, known for her ourtspoken views accused the court of being the country's biggest paper guzzler.
The assurance came after she filed a PIL seeking uniform guidelines on designating lawyers as a senior, sought expeditious disposal of her plea by a larger bench.
"We are talking about protecting the environment. But I am sorry to say the Supreme Court is the biggest guzzler of papers. I think we need to reduce the use of papers," the senior advocate told the CJI.
The Bench comprising the CJI and Justices D Y Chandrachud and justice Kaul said, "Within six to seven months you will not file any paper. We will electronically pick it up the trial court and high court records and there will be no need of case records being filed afresh in SC."
The court will soon dispense with the need of filing voluminous documents and paper books as it is in the process of digitilising the entire court records across the country.
Justic kheher said the apex court will collect all the records electronically from the lower courts and the high courts so that there is no need to file hard copies.
The court has set up a three-judge bench to hear petitions seeking framing of uniform guidelines for designating lawyers as senior by the apexn court and the high courts across the country.