A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph, which had taken cognizance on its own the delay in disposal of civil cases in Delhi High Court, was informed that fresh rules for civil cases have been approved and would come in force from November 1.
Senior advocate Harish Salve, who is assisting the court as amicus curiae, said the new measures can be allowed to operate for three months to ascertain the efficacy and then corrective measures if needed, can be taken.
"We accept the suggestion of the amicus curiae and fix the matter in the second week of January 2019 for further consideration," the bench said.
Salve submitted that to expedite recording of evidence, particularly, in commercial matters, the system referred to as "Live Transcription" may be experimented and the effectiveness may be assessed later and if it was found effective, then it can be implemented.
"We also request all concerned to make available the details of the aforesaid technology including its actual working, as recorded in a pen drive, to be filed before the Registry well in time to be laid before the Members of the Bench," the bench said and fixed the plea for hearing in the second week of January, 2019.
(With inputs from agencies.)